July 17, 2008 Al Gore gave a speech to challenge USA to deal with the major problem facing the nation. Economic, Environmental and dependence upon Foreign natural resources.
He compared the challenge to the time when America decided to put a man on the moon within ten years. The challenge today is to produce 100% of its electricity from renewable resources within ten years.
Now this clearly is a vision. And USA has show us before that they can accomplish things once they get a goal and starts moving towards it. They put a man on the moon. And it was done after eight years.
What are we doing in Sweden? It is not that we don’t have the knowledge. It is not that we don’t know the answer. It is not that we can’t understand the opportunities…
We are waiting for a leader to step forward. And if we can’t find the leader among our own 9 million inhabitants, or none of them understand that he or she is a leader, we will still be waiting while somebody else takes the initiative.
No, I’m not going to spend to much time criticizing the lack of Swedish true initiatives and leadership. I salute the initiative and leadership and vision shown by Al Gore.
See the short video at YouTube (5 minutes).
Or the total speech at Wecansolveit.org (27 minutes).