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.
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.
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 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.
“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.”
Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning
Action Step – Provide multiple avenues for students and staff to lead, advocate, and serve within the school and community