GLENN: Now let’s go to Al Gore, who would like you to take to the streets because our government has failed us entirely.
PAT: Yeah. Well, we heard that last week from him that the government has failed us entirely? You remember that?
GORE: I want to call you to action, but I have to begin by telling you what you know. In all candor the United States government in its entirety, largely because of the opposition in the United States Senate to taking action on clean energy and a solution to the climate crisis, has failed us. America is capable of great things. We always have been and we still are. We have a history of great leadership from our earliest days. The United States Senate has failed to meet the challenge of the climate crisis.
PAT: And, of course, the government has failed in its entirety. So on his blog post he linked the Australian wire service report that tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets across Australia to protest on climate change and then he said, across the world, when politicians fail to take action to solve the climate crisis, people are taking action. He added, after excerpting the news reports, it is my hope we see activism like this here in the United States.
GLENN: I wish I could do that. (more…)