Good lord. Nothing like giving a guy a Nobel prize to make him start taking himself too seriously:
The United States should be making all of its electricity with renewable and carbon-free energy in 10 years, former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday.
The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk," Gore said.
In a speech at Washington's Constitution Hall, Gore touched on an array of the nation's current woes, saying the economic, environmental and national security crises are all related.
"I don't remember a time in our country when so many things seemed to be going so wrong simultaneously," Gore said.
To begin to fix all the problems, Gore said, "the answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels."
The country as we know it is at risk? More things going wrong simultaneously than at any time in our history? More than during the Civil War or the Great Depression? Barack Obama promises a role for Gore in his administration, which would be one of the strongest reasons to vote against him, except that John McCain is just a sentence or two behind them on the same page.
UPDATE: Steven Den Beste on the "alternate energy