Thursday, December 13, 2007

Al Gores Historic Speech at the UN Conference

"In a speech likely to go down in history as an oratorical milestone in the fight against global warming, Al Gore, former US vice-president and co-winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, electrified the December 3-14 UN conference on climate change on its penultimate evening on Thursday at Bali."(Al Gore's oratory electrifies Bali summit)
Al Gore a prominent environmental activist and Noble Prize winner for his documentary on global warming The Inconvenient Truth has just sparked a lot of enthusiasm for his very emotional stand about global warming to nearly 1100 delegates from 187 countries. He shows that it's isn't just going to affect future generations but it's already happening to us, now do we really want that to happen?
Al Gore used many previous quotes in history to give a lot of meaning to his oratory. Such example are when he states the Nazi era ." First they came for the Jews and I did not do anything; then they came for the gypsies and I did not do anything; then they came for the neighbors and I did not do anything; when they came for me there was nobody to do anything for me." Or It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," Gore quoted from the opening lines of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. "Now it is a tale of two planets," he said. “Earth and Venus.”.
This is really important he was able to really touch to all these people of different countries so that they contribute. Instead of it seeming like the same old story "oh global warming is bad and all we have to help " he connects with everyone and really shows them that this is not going away its like a fever and if it worsens , we are all doomed.
We have to treat this "fever" now before its too late, our lives and life as we know it will seize to exist if we don't prevail now.


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