Somebody really should take Mr. Gore aside and explain the imagery this name and the “personal blessing” by Gore conjures up. Newsbusters has a story on the creation of this group back in 2008, with the backstory on the connections of the people involved.
The Climate Project Will Invite Five Teenagers to be Trained Personally by Gore
Inconvenient Youth Will Build Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
For immediate release: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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Washington, D.C. and Nashville, TN — Teens who want to make a real difference in the fight against climate change will now have a place to share their pledges, actions and ideas. Inconvenient Youth (www.inconvenientyouth.org), the new teen climate education initiative of The Climate Project, a program of the Alliance for Climate Protection, will launch on Earth Day, April 22. Inconvenient Youth will also enable five teens to participate in The Climate Project’s upcoming Our Choice Training with Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore, to be held in June. The initiative dovetails with the Alliance’s Repower America “youth surge” campaign to organize students on college campuses across the country.
“Inconvenient Youth is built on the belief that teens can help lead efforts to solve the climate crisis. It will give this generation – which has a unique stake in this issue – a chance to organize and exchange ideas with other young people who want to do their part to address the climate crisis. Perhaps most importantly, this initiative was inspired by youth and shaped by youth with their unique viewpoint guiding it forward,” said Gore.
more here: http://www.inconvenientyouth.org/blog/?p=81
Here is a video trailer, note the laptop. Mr. Gore is on the board of Apple. The VW says “powered by vegetable oil”. Only one problem, it still produces CO2 when the oil is burned. Since Mr. Gore’s focus is on CO2 and not NOx or Soot, or SO2, you’d think they would have labeled the VW as “electric”.
The other problem with vegetable oil is that it is a finite resource. There is only so much used vegetable oil in a city available, so it really isn’t a “sustainable” concept beyond just a few vehicles.
NOTE: I know there will be a temptation to draw parallels with a another “youth” name, please commenters, don’t go there as all such comments will be snipped.- Anthony
h/t to CTM