Washington D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) — On Thursday, former Vice President and Nobel laureate, Al Gore seemed to echo John F. Kennedy as he made a public plea urging Americans to shift to renewable sources of energy from the use of fossil fuels in the next decade. He challenged the nation to produce 100% electricity from renewable sources and clean the carbonless sources in the next 10 years. Thousands of men and women gathered in a conference room near the White House to support and listen to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner. He said that the future of human civilization is facing a dire risk.
The main obstacle in achieving 100% use of renewable sources in a decade was the dysfunctional U.s.political system which panders for special interests. Gore served as the democratic vice president in the 1990s for 2 terms under Bill Clinton. In the rally arranged by an environmental activist group, Gore said that during recent years, U.S. politics have moved towards incremental proposals that include small policies which have been designed to avoid offending special interest groups.
Researchers and scientists applauded the leadership of Gore and urged Americans to pay attention to his plan of moving rapidly over to the renewable sources of energy. Alden Hayden from the Concerned Scientists Union said that responding to the climatic changes requires full engagement from state, local and national public officials, community and religious leaders, business executives and each and every citizen. He said that by uniting together for this purpose, mobilizing the ingenuity of America and the can-do spirit, this challenge can be won. The economy can be revitalized, energy security can be increased and pollution global warming can be cut apart by mutual participation.
To a standing ovation and rousing cheer, Gore called all Americans to take concrete steps in halting climatic changes.
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