Ninth TED translation

After losing to George Bush Jr, Albert Arnold Gore Jr. was not the type to have easily given up his battles. Al Gore made environmental advocacy popular, and in 2007, he won a Nobel Prize together with the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change).

Skeptics of climate change abound, and I have some personal criticisms myself to the kind of fanaticism generated by organizations like Green Peace, for example, against the judicious use of GMOs. I just think the proper term should be conservation. Environmental preservation is very different and quite ignorant, in my opinion, compared to sustainable management.

Nonetheless, we all live in the same planet, and either preservation or management will have good and bad consequences. In the end, it's probably a good thing that there are people like Al Gore who remind us occasionally that our time here on Earth is limited, and we have to decide fast.

Al Gore warns on latest climate trends
TED2009; Filmed Feb 2009; Posted May 2009
Translated into Filipino by Philip Rentillo
Reviewed by Schubert Malbas