February 17, 2007

Al Gore presents...

From a link on Harold Jarche's blog, I discovered Garr Reynold's blog in which he recently analyzed some presentations given at the TED 2006 conference.

Well, today in my Google Reader was a link to Jay Cross' Google Reader Shared Items page, and no 2 was Al Gore's presentation at TED 2006.

I have yet to see An Inconvenient Truth, but I'm already one of the converted (have been since I was about 16 when I did my own research after reading Rachel Carson's Silent Spring), and I strongly agree with Gore:
"The climate crisis will only be stopped by an unprecedented and sustained global movement", Gore said
and the Internet is one way this global movement can happen at the speed it needs to happen and reaching the critical mass of people it needs to reach.

I didn't get much of an impression of Gore while he was Vice-President, but I recently saw him on Japanese TV, interviewed by a gaijin TV "talento" who revealed in the interview that he was a graduate of Al Gore's alma mater. Al Gore had obviously done his homework on the program that was interviewing him; not only that but he also talked about the Japanese kanji for "crisis" and how it includes a character that means opportunity (the second of the compound character "kiki" meaning crisis - 危機), whereas the English word "crisis" only suggests something negative. A smart guy. I was impressed. Check out the video.

And Garr Reynolds is presenting on presenting at the Apple Store in Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Japan on Feb 25th.

1 comment:

Pissed Off said...

First, thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Now about the movie--while I agree with everything Gore presented, I think he missed the boat in presentation. He didn't back up his ideas with solid proof. He went for the emotions, instead. A topic as serious as this one needs a more solid approach.