Skip to comments.Gore training 1,000 volunteers to spread global warming message
Posted on 09/21/2006 1:00:28 PM PDT by SmithL
NASHVILLE Former vice-president Al Gore, the unexpected film star of a documentary derived from a slide show, is about to begin training 1,000 "Climate Project" volunteers to help spread his global-warming message around the globe.
Gore has been promoting his documentary and book "An Inconvenient Truth" and encouraging volunteers to apply for his training sessions to learn how to give a shorter version of his PowerPoint-style presentations.
<A TARGET="_blank" HREF="http://adsremote.scripps.com/event.ng/Type=click&FlightID=2035536&AdID=2044432&TargetID=2019127&Targets=2011020,2003385,2020041,2011361,2022424,2011448,2019991,2017830,2011669,2019127&RawValues=&Redirect=http:%2f%2fwww.advertisersite.com"><IMG SRC="http://images.scripps.com/1x1.gif" WIDTH=336 HEIGHT=280 BORDER=0></A> Several thousand have already applied to be among the 1,000 volunteers Gore expects to train within the next six months, said spokeswoman Kalee Kreider. The first session with about 50 volunteers begins this weekend in Nashville, Gore's hometown.
Gore, a Democrat who lost the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, has criticized the lack of action on global warming by politicians across the ideological spectrum.
Gore's film has become one of the highest-grossing documentaries, while a companion book on the topic has become a national best-seller.
The wave of publicity about his initiative has raised questions about whether Gore will run for president again in 2008. Gore has said he has no plans to become a candidate, but he hasn't ruled it out either.
Gore plans to participate in the instruction at the sessions but will also have scientists and other experts help train the activists, Kreider said. There are no plans to hold any sessions outside Nashville.
Activists will have to pay their own airfare and accommodations, but the training sessions which are expected to run Sundays through Tuesdays are free. Scholarships will be available for some participants, Kreider said.
Kreider said there are no immediate plans to release the names of the volunteers, and the first session will not be open to the media.
"People need to be able to ask all these questions about basic science ... and we really want people to feel comfortable to ask any questions they need to ask," Kreider said.
Annapolis, Md., Mayor Ellen O. Moyer is among the initial group of activists heading to Nashville.
"I'm honored to be a part of this first training program," she told The (Baltimore) Sun. "There comes a point in time when we have to say, 'Enough is enough.'"
man-bear-pig, watch out.
More terrorist fascists?
ManBearPig troop. Onward we go.
Oh, I would love to watch that.
"Stand up straighter and stiffer. You want them to think you're really a tree. Hey, stop using inflection in your voice. And I think I saw you cracking a facial expression. Double your botox injections if you have to. Your face must be totally bland...
"Gore training 1,000 volunteers to spread global warming hysteria."
Just think of all the hot air they will be spewing.
Will they all be driving SUVs like he does?
The blind leading the blinder. Goofball dork alert.
Manbearpig rapid response brigades.
Well, I guess this gives old Al something to do. *snicker*
Fly, my Goremonkeys! FLY! Spread the word! Make the world MINE!........
I guess al-Gore's 1000 useful idiots we learned about THREE MONTHS AGO on these threads didn't work out.
Global Warming for DUmmies alert.
WTF? This is a joke, right?
Will they wear saffron robes, shave their heads (save for a ponytail) and collect alms in tamborines???