Planet Of The Year: What Is Wrong With Us?

A Senator's impassioned call for action

If the steps needed to save the environment are well known and feasible, then why are they not taken? In a speech at the conference, Senator Albert Gore of Tennessee, one of the most ardent environmentalists in Congress, explored this crucial question. Excerpts from his remarks:

When I announced I was running for President, I said the greenhouse effect, the depletion of the ozone layer and the global ecological crisis will, by the end of this election year, be recognized as the most serious issue facing this country and the world. Three days later, a George Will column ridiculed the naivete...

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