Free tickets offered for Gore's An Inconvenient Truth

Two free showings of former vice president Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Truth, will be held for Paly students and staff at 4:40 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, at the Palo Alto Square CineArts theatre. The 11th Hour Project, an organization that seeks to find solutions to global warming, is sponsoring the showings.

Gore’s film aims at educating viewers on the immediate dangers of Global Warming and showing how urgent it is to take action. Voice reporters were present at Gore’s global warming presentation at Stanford University on December 6, and, according to Gore, the documentary is a wake up call to anyone not previously informed of the subject.

"At this point, it’s a question of the survival of humanity," said Amy Rao, Chief Executive Offer (CEO) of Integrated Archive Systems and sponsor of the 11th Hour Project. "This is the greatest problem that humankind has ever faced."

In the wake of a string of some of worst storms America has experienced, the issue of global warming becomes a critical issue to battle with, Gore claimed in his presentation. Many high school students do not realize that this impending danger has a real affect on their life.

"It has become the responsibility of this generation to reinvent the way the world lives to develop a healthier planet," Rao said.
The 11th hour project has begun targeting and educating high school students on the threat Global Warming poses on humanity.

"High school students are much more adaptable to change than older generations who can be stuck in their old way of living," Rao said. "I hope the realization that global warming affects them will be motivating."

The 11th Hour Project’s goal is to raise awareness about global warming and inspire students to take action in their community. According to Rao, the notion that danger is real will presumably prompt students to take interest in fighting the worldwide problem. There are a variety of ways students can help ease the stress of greenhouse gas emissions, from turning out the lights in your house to writing to local senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein.

"Everyone on the planet needs to change their way of life," Rao said.

Visit http://www.climatecrisis.net/takeaction/ to view a list of 34 ways you can reduce your impact on the climate crisis. If you are interested in reading more about Global Warming, visit http://www.climatecrisis.net. To learn more about the 11th Hour project, visit http://www.11thhourproject.com.

Paly students and staff interested in attending the free showing can pick up their free ticket on the Quad during lunch this week. Eight hundred tickets are available and students interested in receiving extra credit for attending the movie should ask their science teachers.