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Al Gore address at Stanford climate change rally to draw thousands

Afternoon event to take place at White Memorial Plaza

Former Vice President Al Gore will join students at Stanford University this afternoon for a rally addressing climate change.

The 4 p.m. event at the university's White Memorial Plaza is expected to draw more than 1,000 people, according to a Facebook post by Students for a Sustainable Stanford.

The rally is part of today's day of action on climate change for the Know Tomorrow campaign, a national student-led effort taking place at more than 50 schools and in partnership with Gore's Climate Reality Project.

"The impacts of climate change are severe, and they are being felt right now. Around the world -- including the Bay Area -- frontline communities are battling the effects of heat, drought, wildfire, sea level rise, and other effects of climate change," according to a Facebook post for the event.

The rally is being held two months before the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference in Paris, where world leaders are expected to negotiate and adopt a new universal climate change agreement.

The event will also feature representatives from Fossil Free Stanford, Stanford American Indian Organization and Communities for a Better Environment.

— Bay City News Service

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17 people like this
Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Nayeli is a registered user.

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4 people like this
Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Hmmm is a registered user.

Well, ironically your irony isn't ironic.


13 people like this
Posted by Surprised
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 2, 2015 at 2:09 pm

I am actually pleasantly surprised by this news, since I thought Stanford too shallow to listen to anything Al Gore has to say.

Aren't a majority of the faculty and students at Stanford Republican?


4 people like this
Posted by amy vegan
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm

where is the audio recording of the speech ? please publish!


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Posted by Chris Zaharias
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on Oct 3, 2015 at 8:37 am

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Posted by @Chris Zaharias
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on Oct 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm

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