By: Debra Lynne Katz www.debrakatz.com
I’d like to highlight the work of Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States. Gore has done more than just about anyone else to raise awareness in the United States and everywhere else, of the approaching cataclysm brought on by what, not too long ago, was an approaching global warming crisis and now appears to be upon us. He serves as a role model who is doing his part, despite defeat, controversy, and challenges to do what he can for ourselves and for future generations. He has done this by using his own skills, strengths, and privileged position to get the message out in every way he can.
Al Gore has been one of the most public and effective champions of the environment since his first documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth” came out in 1991. His second film , “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” (2016) shows the changes that he predicted in the first film. His assertions that the newly constructed foundation of the One World Trade Center would flood due to global warming were highly criticized and disregarded as being ridiculous, and yet this is exactly what happened, less than a decade later.