Al Gore Offers Audience, Students Hopes and Fears in Fighting Climate Change
Hilary Rizzo (SFS’20) said it was “amazing” to be able to ask former Vice President Al Gore a question face-to-face yesterday about what individual actions students can take to combat climate change.
Prior to giving a keynote address on “The Climate Crisis and its Solutions” in Gaston Hall, Gore met with faculty and students who are part of Georgetown’s new Core Pathway on Climate Change.
The pathway, which about 100 students began in 2017, allows them to fulfill core and elective requirements in science, theology, history and philosophy through a wide range of interdisciplinary courses addressing climate change.
“Telling us that as students that we have the power to effect change through voting was really meaningful because that’s something we can all do as individuals who are of age to vote here in the U.S.,” said Rizzo, of Bronxville, New York, “and it just gives me a lot of hope for the future.”