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Gore urges Stanford students to save the environment

The industrialized world is on a collision course with nature, according to former Vice President Al Gore, who passionately urged Stanford students to take action to save the environment during a talk last week at Kresge Auditorium. Speaking before an audience of mostly Graduate School of Business students, Gore presented a series of slides and statistics that showed global temperatures skyrocketing over the last 50 years. "How do we get the message across so that people go, 'Whoa, wait a minute, we've got to do something about this'?" Gore said. "The proper reaction ought to be mass marches, with people saying this is nuts for us to allow all of this global pollution to continue in a way that threatens the sustainability of civilization as we know it."

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