“We’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet”
Thus spaketh Al Gore when he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.
Love him or loathe him, no one can deny that Al Gore brought the issue of climate change front and center and helped amazing people like Dr. James Hansen finally be heard and heeded rather than ridiculed.
According to Al’s testimony, he told the senators the first step in addressing America’s woes starts with an economic recovery plan with an emphasis on putting Americans back to work based on building a clean and renewable energy focused economy.
Gore’s speech is certainly worth listening to:
As I sit here and bake in temperatures that have exceeded 40 degrees celcius (105F) at least 10 times this month with more of the same on the way; as I picked up a magpie that died yesterday from the heat and watched another stumbling around like a drunk – soon to join its expired mate – I’m reminded that this heatwave may not be an aberration.. but the new normal for summer in this part of Australia.
I hope I don’t live to witness the trees here turn to dust.