As conventional fields decline, the Arctic is the last frontier of the oil era, containing more than 20% of the world’s undiscovered, recoverable oil and gas. But after the BP oil disaster five years ago, the risks of offshore oil drilling are all too clear – and Arctic drilling should not go ahead, Gore said. “I think the Deepwater Horizon spill was warning enough. The conditions are so hostile for human activity there. I think it’s a mistake to drill for oil in the Arctic. I think that ought to be banned,” Gore said.
“The cool thing about the training is that I will be able to give presentations for the rest of my life,” Vitoff added... “Ultimately it's about getting our society to become more scientifically literate.*... “This is like kind of a turning point in history,” Vitoff added. “We're either going to choose to make meaningful action and we'll be on the path to a sustainable future or we won't, and it will go downhill from there.”
'In 2011, the Climate Reality Project had 3,500 volunteers, 95 employees, and just over $19 million in revenue, according to tax records. Two years later in 2013, the tally had dropped to 2,148 volunteers, 60 employees, and roughly $6 million in total revenue. The group attributes this transformation to a shift in priorities.'