By Ben Geman, The Hill
Al Gore told young green energy advocates Friday that progress on global warming must come from a strong grassroots movement that can counter the oil and coal lobbies, which he alleged have â€œparalyzedâ€ governments.
Gore â€“ who compared action on global warming to the Civil Rights movement â€“ was the keynote speaker at Power Shift 2011, a Washington, D.C. conference attended largely by college students.
â€œItâ€™s true that governments by and large have been politically paralyzed because the energy companies, the coal companies, the oil companies, the coal-burning utilities, they have spent enormous amounts of money and they have succeeded in many countries in paralyzing the political process,â€ the former vice president said.
â€œThere are four anti-climate lobbyists on Capitol Hill in this city for every single member of the House and every single member of the Senate,â€ Gore said Friday night at the opening of the April 15-18 conference.
â€œWhat is the answer for this?” Gore asked. “It has to come from you. It has to come at the grassroots level. It has to come from young people, and I believe that you are up to it and that you can do it.â€
He lauded the work of the young advocates but said they need to build a more powerful political movement, which is largely the aim of the conference, which includes scores of workshops and training events.
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