By Nina Wu
UH Lab School student Chris Pascua, 11, was among the youngest attendees at this week's North American Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in San Francisco.
The program — as well as The Climate Reality Project — was developed by former U.S. vice president and Nobel Peace prize winner Al Gore. Chris was one of about 1,000 participants selected from throughout the globe to participate in the three-day training session this week.
He was nominated by the Blue Planet Foundation, which helped sponsor his trip. Blue Planet was impressed by Chris's remarkable ability to engage an audience when he spoke at a youth energy rally at the state Capitol last year.
Attendees are trained to help spread the call to action on climate change as well as help communities understand the reality of the climate crisis with the most current information.
Pascua met Gore and shared what he learned via Skype on Wednesday with Hawaii News Now.