Gore stated in an interview for the New York Times that his interest in environmentalism began when he was a teenager:
- As I was entering high school, my mother was reading Silent Spring and the dinner table conversation was about pesticides and the environment The year I graduated from college the momentum was building for Earth Day. After Vietnam, as I was entering divinity school, the Club of Rome report came out and the limits to growth was a main issue.
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“[Children] do not yet lie to themselves and therefore have not entered upon that important tacit agreement which marks admission into the adult world, to wit, that I will respect your lies if you will agree to let mine alone. That unwritten contract is one of the clear dividing lines between the world of childhood and the world of adulthood.”
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