Gore: We must choose a future for which our children and grandchildren will thank us

March 21, 2007
Today, the Honorable Al Gore testified before Congress saying, "I promise you a day will come when our children and grandchildren will look back and they'll ask one of two questions. Either they will ask, 'What in God's name were they doing? Didn't they see the evidence? ... Or, they'll ask another question. They may look back and they'll say, 'How did they find the uncommon moral courage to rise above politics and redeem the promise of American democracy?'" Watch former Vice President Al Gore's opening statement in three parts:

Al Gore Part 1:

"We in the United States of America and you in the Congress are the repository of the hopes and dreams of people all across this earth."

Al Gore Part 2:

"This problem is burning a hole at the top of the world in the ice cover."

Al Gore Part 3:

"An 'electronet'...We ought to have a law that allows homeowners and small business people to put up photovoltaic generators and small windmills and any other new sources of widely distributed generation that they can come up with, and allow them to sell that electricity into the grid without any artificial caps."

To read his opening statement as prepared, click here >>