Al Gore Issues Environmental Challenge to America

Posted on July 19, 2008

In a major speech, Al Gore issued a challenge to the U.S.: to provide 100% of our electricity from renewable, clean sources in ten years. That means no more fossil fuels. Gore says that all three of America's seemingly intractable challenges: national security, economic and environmental all have at their core a dangerous over-reliance on carbon-based fuels. "We're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that has to change." Take a look: