Al Gore: Empowering Women is Key to Fighting Climate Change (Video)

Yesterday, I had the privilege of covering the Games for Change 2011 festival in New York City — an event that seeks to improve the way we develop and use games to inspire social progress. The keynote speaker was Al Gore, who recently released ‘Our Choice’, his latest work on climate change, as both a book and an interactive app for the iPhone and iPad.

He touched on a few climate-related topics, and aside from much of his usual (and still right-on) spiel, he had a few interesting thoughts on the role of women in combating climate change — and why empowering women and girls is a key to stabilizing the global climate system.

Apologies for the shaky video — it’s tough to keep that little Flip Cam still after a while …

At the event, I also spoke with game developers, producers, and organizers who are doing some truly groundbreaking work at the intersection of gaming and social innovation — and I’ll have video of some of the debuting games up soon as well. Stay tuned.

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About Brian Merchant

Brian Merchant is a founding editor of the Utopianist.. When he's not helming the Utopianist, he is TreeHugger's politics writer, contributes the Getting Samy Out of Burma column to, and freelances for the likes of Salon and Paste. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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