People Who Are Protecting Our Environment Today
While one must not detract from the
conservationists of the past which have helped to shape the modern
environmental movement, it is important to recognise some of the
present-day champions which have ushered in a new era of awareness
through their campaigns. It proves wise to briefly take a look at
some of the most well-known of these individuals and examine what
impacts they have brought about.
Al Gore is one of the current personalities that have increased
worldwide awareness of some of the most dire threats humanity faces;
in particular the drastic impact global warming may have on future
generations. Using the power of the internet in the age of
multimedia he has penned literature on the subject as well as
produced numerous films which examine the potential catastrophic
conditions should humanity not change its current course. Using his
political experience and numerous connections to increase public
awareness, he is considered one of the most famous present day
While the political arena has been used for such activism in modern
times, the entertainment industry has also spawned numerous
environmentally conscious individuals. Robert Redford in particular
is widely known for taking a proactive stance and has promoted
numerous campaigns which reflect this position. Moat notably, he has
been referred to as an admirer of the late Edward Abbey who was a
proponent of conservation of the United States deserts in the
southwest. While originally a supporter of president Obama, he has
lately criticised his lack of follow through on environmental
policies which were outlined in the beginning of his administration.
The circle of environmental advocates would not be complete without
mentioning many musicians who actively support saving our natural
resources. One of the most prominent figures to date who has been
involved in such advocacy for the past few decades is Carole King.
After having become a supporter in the late 1970īs, she has been
campaigning for the preservation of the Rocky Mountains and has
testified before congress in efforts to pass an environmental
protection act specifically designed to protect this ecosystem which
can still be considered pristine by many standards.
These individuals represent but a handful of those who are currently
involved in environmental concerns during these modern times. Due to
the increased ease of global communications, it may be argued that
the scope and the reach of these campaigns is more effective than
that of past activists.