Blog Action Day!
As I think about the one issue that is being raised by all bloggers today, I wonder what each of our countries is doing vis-a-vis the Environment.
It is all very well for Americans to be celebrating Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize for “An Inconvenient Truth”, for the Pakistanis and Indians to be celebrating the fact that their scientists are on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that shares the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 with Al Gore and “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”.
However, although we certainly do appreciate what these individuals have done, let us not forget that change on the ground has been very slow. We only have to drive down our city roads to see the smog and the smoke, to realize that politically no-one is prepared to take on the challenge of protecting the environment and subsequently the health of the people that live in these cities. Too many business interests (both big and small) get in the way. God help us and the coming generations if we cannot change these attitudes!
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