As an outsider watching the current US election campaign (are we there yet?) and a keen supporter of Al Gore's We Can Solve It initiative, I can't help but really wonder how different our world would be if Al Gore had won the election eight years ago, and George W and his cronies in Florida had not perverted the course of history.
ABC refused to air the Al Gore 'Repower America' advert (so much for freedom of speech!) and we've chosen to commence taking our produce to families and homes in Sydney! And I spent a week or so 'under canvas' in the World Heritage listed Werrikimbe National Park, walking through some awesome cool temperate Antarctic Beech rainforests. Very inspiring and humbling stuff.
We're facing such huge challenges and all you hear through the media are demagogic chants like "drill, drill, drill." Skyrocketing energy prices. The climate crisis. Unraveling financial markets. Wars that just happen to be in places with a lot of oil. These are all just different faces of exactly the same thing. As I've said in the past, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. And every bit of that has to change. We all know what we have to do.