Al Gores tale ved overrækkelsen af Nobels fredspris

2. marts 2008

I december 2007 fik Al Gore sammen med Rajendra Pachauri fra FNs klimapanel IPCC overrakt Nobels fredspris. I den forbindelse holdt Al Gore en tale, som er en indtrængende opfordring til hele verden om at forstå alvoren i klimatruslen og at handle nu: “We must act.”

Kloden har feber. Vi står overfor at skabe en permanent “carbon summer”. Det er tid for at slutte fred med planeten, siger Gore i sin tale: “The pace of our response must be accelerated to match the accelerating pace of the crisis itself.”

“We must quickly mobilize our civilization with the urgency and resolve that has previously been seen only when nations mobilized for war. These prior struggles for survival were won when leaders found words at the 11th hour that released a mighty surge of courage, hope and readiness to sacrifice for a protracted and mortal challenge.”

“Now comes the threat of climate crisis – a threat that is real, rising, imminent, and universal. Once again, it is the 11th hour. The penalties for ignoring this challenge are immense and growing, and at some near point would be unsustainable and unrecoverable. For now we still have the power to choose our fate, and the remaining question is only this: Have we the will to act vigorously and in time, or will we remain imprisoned by a dangerous illusion?”

“We must abandon the conceit that individual, isolated, private actions are the answer. They can and do help. But they will not take us far enough without collective action. At the same time, we must ensure that in mobilizing globally, we do not invite the establishment of ideological conformity and a new lock-step ‘ism.'”

“That means adopting principles, values, laws, and treaties that release creativity and initiative at every level of society in multifold responses originating concurrently and spontaneously.”

“We have everything we need to get started, save perhaps political will, but political will is a renewable resource.”


Gores tale er tilgængelig som video nedenfor.


Al Gore Accepts Nobel Peace Prize – 21:47 min. (læs Al Gores tale).

indlæg oprettet af Jens Hvass

Se tidligere blog-indlæg: Al Gore: 15 ways to avert a climate crisis.