BFA High School Students Attend Talk by Al Gore at the University of Vermont

Members of Mr. Lane’s HS Climate Change class had the opportunity, after an early morning wait in line enabled them to secure tickets, to attend a talk on Climate Change by former Vice President Al Gore at the Ira Allen Chapel on UVM campus October 6th

BFA HS students, left to right Lana Goodrich, Chris Campbell, David Legris (seated), Binny Singh, Hudson Elledge (behind) and Zach Minor wait in line at 6am at UVM on October 1st for tickets to Al Gore’s talk.

BFA HS students, left to right Lana Goodrich, Chris Campbell, David Legris (seated), Binny Singh, Hudson Elledge (behind) and Zach Minor wait in line at 6am at UVM on October 1st for tickets to Al Gore’s talk.

The Al Gore Lecture: The Climate Crisis and The Case for Hope was organized by the UVM Environmental Program and hosted by Seventh Generation and The Energy Action Seminar/Clean Energy Fund at the University of Vermont.

Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle and Al Gore former Vice President greet each other in front of a picture of the earth from space at Ira Allen Chapel UVM campus.

Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle and Al Gore former Vice President greet each other in front of a picture of the earth from space at Ira Allen Chapel UVM campus.

Al Gore a former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner has dedicated a large portion of his time since losing the presidential election in 2000 to bringing climate change to national and international attention.  His documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth” based on his original Keynote presentation has been seen by millions of people worldwide. His current talk is more optimistic.

BFA students, left to right, Austen Emmons, Zach Minor, Edward McKenna, Lana Goodrich and Paraprofessional Linda Haines seated in Ira Allen Chapel waiting for the Al Gore talk on Climate Change.

BFA students, left to right, Austen Emmons, Zach Minor, Edward McKenna, Lana Goodrich and Paraprofessional Linda Haines seated in Ira Allen Chapel waiting for the Al Gore talk on Climate Change.

BFA students liked his up-to-date information. Binny Singh, “He related the current flooding in South Carolina to increased evaporation due to higher atmospheric temperatures.” and, Hudson Elledge, “The unrest in the middle east is partially due to desertification caused by increased temperatures and subsequent movement of populations from rural to urban areas.

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at UVM on the Climate Crisis and the Case for Hope. (Photo courtesy, Sally McCay)

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at UVM on the Climate Crisis and the Case for Hope. (Photo courtesy, Sally McCay)

“Students are really leading the way all over the world,” Gore said. “Every great social movement has had an over-representation of young people who have this clear view of what’s at stake.”


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