Former vice president and environmental campaigner Al Gore has urged young people to protest against new coal-fired power plants that don't use carbon capture and storage technology.Yes, kids, go get arrested and damage your future prospects! Miss time with family and friends, I will be supporting you from home!
Speaking at the opening plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, Gore said: "If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration."
Nevermind that the new plants will use more efficient technologies that will create less pollution than the old plants they are replacing!
Nevermind that new and more efficient technologies will result in lower consumer prices! Consumers love paying higher energy prices!
Nevermind that more efficient and lower pollution technologies reduce the need for capture and sequestration in the first place!
Don't bother looking into any of those possibilities, just get out there and protest!