Well, just to show that I know how idiotic my last post is in the real world (though I hold out for science fiction), Al Gore is an old, rich, white, straight, christian man who is doing good work on a global level. Generalizations always bite people in the butt. Always.
Al Gore is again lifting me up with hope, if not joy. He makes smart and committed seem like something worthwhile again.
TED is the Technology Entertainment and Design group that has been around since 1984. Their website is worth browsing.