December 10, 2007

Nobel for Gore

Today, Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in environmentalism. It's a long time coming for something like this in the environmental field, and I think that it's absolutely fantastic that things that I've studied and learned about from a very early age are finally getting some validation.
I do have to wonder though, about what this all means. I was listening to VPR earlier today on the way in to work, and they were talking about a number of different, relatively unrelated environmental concerns that now HAVE to be related to Global Warming in order to get any attention at all. In addition to that, I have my own doubts about how everything has become a buzz word : green this, green that, carbon, carbon footprint, no-impact, etc, the list goes on and on.

I Need to Wake Up
- Melissa Etheridge