Young people have the most to gain from solving the climate crisis -- and the sooner the better.
They didn't cause the issue, but they'll have to live with it for decades. And for far too long, they and their interests have been ignored by leaders who refuse to protect the planet.
On September 23, this is going to change when exceptional young people get a chance to put their questions to the world's decision-makers -- to speak for their generation at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York City. Today, we begin searching for the people who will ask their leaders the tough questions about global warming. We're collecting videos of young people ages 13-21 posing tough Why? or Why not? questions about the climate crisis. We'll choose the best to attend the Summit and demand serious answers from the world's leaders. If you're between the ages of 13 and 21, submit a video. If not, encourage someone you know to submit a video of their own.
Why do we continue burning fossil fuels that cause climate change? Why not switch to clean, renewable energy?
The answers are out there, but we won't get them unless we stand together and demand them -- and refuse to be ignored.
Thanks for your continued support,
Al Gore Founder and Chairman