Q: Does that mean you applaud the spirit behind the Green New Deal, without necessarily approving its specifics?
Gore: "Absolutely. Absolutely, that’s right. I know you’ve been critical about it and others have as well. But I am strongly in favor of what's described as the Green New Deal. When you peel back the first layer and look at the specifics, sure: You're going to find some things that you disagree with, or I disagree with."
“They’ve had enough. And no wonder – it’s their future on the line. So if adults aren’t going to act on their own, young people will make them,” said Climate Reality Project in a statement...
“We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change,” said the platform posted online. “With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people.”