The crises that I'm seeing in this country are three: there's a social and economic crisis, with these young people not having jobs and opportunity; there's this big ecological crisis, with the global warming and all the threats to our planetary survival; and there's a spiritual crisis, and a loss of hope. What if we said, 'we don't have any throw away species, or throw away energy sources, and we don't have any throw away children either, and we've forgotten that it's all precious and it's all sacred.
We can come together and we can fix these problems. In an age of ecological peril, there can be no ideology that says 'let people sink or swim.' We need a world view that says 'we're all in this together, we're not going to leave anybody behind.' And I'm telling you, it's not too late. I don't care what the facts look like, what the circumstances look like, it's not too late.