September 26, 2008

Wow! American chat show hosts who make sense?

Since when!?

I have no idea who/what the Voice of God is, but the short video segment from the Letterman show below highlights four important points.

  • We need leadership. From the White House, Downing Street, we need more people to stand up and be bold. Letterman talks about JFK’s skill at this. As soon as nuclear warfare became a possibility, the whole country had their anti-radiation gear ready!
  • Action on climate change will be a win/win situation. Solving the problem of increasing global temperatures, but also creating new green jobs, rebuilding communities, and better transport facilities. The space race gave America pride and knowledge, so can action on climate change.
  • People are afraid of vested interests like Big Oil. We don’t want them to be the bad guy – because we all know someone (and usually like them) who is involved with the dirty energy sector. And yet the audience whooped when Letterman said we need renewables – so we know what we need to do, but we’re scared.
  • We make lame excuses. Reuse cocktail sticks? Come on?! A big problem means we need a big solution! We’ve changed lightbulbs, now we need to change laws.

But he’s wrong about it being too late. Yes, we will see changes which we can no longer avoid – but it is up to us how much we lose.

Don’t do nothing, because you can’t do everything.


One Response to “Letterman”

  1. Fiona said

    Don’t do nothing because you can’t do everything.

    Spot on, Casper.


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