Source: Al Gore from the 2006 DVD Documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
Notes: This quote from former Vice President Al Gore is his response to a dangerous misconception that climate change. It is the harmful misconception of some people that climate change is too huge of a threat for us to solve.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), environmentalist and defender of the Florida Everglades, once said, "When it comes to saving the Everglades (and the planet from human caused environmental destruction), it is not a matter of being optimistic or pessimistic. It is something that just has to be done."
Think climate change is real and a serious threat? Then the next logical step is to take action. An Inconvenient Truth documentary offered lots of solutions, such as: installing solar panels on your home and business, greening your roof, driving a hybrid car, fuel-cell hybrid buses, electric utilities using geothermal power and wind turbines, planting trees, etc.
The key is to take action.
Environmental Activist Julia Butterfly Hill lived in a 180 foot Redwood tree, called Luna, for 738 days, December 1997 to December 1999. She successfully did this protest to prevent loggers from cutting Luna and neigboring trees down. She remarked:
"Eternal optimism followed by loving action is the most powerful tool that I own."
Never give in to despair.
Self improvement author Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) observed,
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
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