By Shawn Thomas


SXSW is usually known for its wave of tech innovations, music and films, but this year, Al Gore’s presence pushes the focus of the interactive portion of the festival to something more globally conscious.

Former Vice President Al Gore will return to SXSW to speak at SXSW Interactive on March 13 in a session titled: The Climate Crisis: Challenge & Opportunity.

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It’s speculated that Gore, the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, will discuss solutions to climate change, something he and many believe is something that should be at the forefront of humanity’s priorities. For Gore, it’s not too late to reverse the effects of climate change.

With this in mind, there are a range of things Gore could talk about, but there’s a good number of things he definitely won’t.

But it’s always fun to speculate.

So, here are few things Gore probably WON’T say:

1) “Winter storms and snow prove that climate change isn’t happening.”

2) “The emergence of natural gas means there’s no need to seek cleaner renewable energy.”

3) “Solutions to climate change should continue focusing on living with the phenomenon instead of solving it.”

4) “President Obama should not have vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline.”

5) “Fracking is the best technique for establishing energy independence in the U.S.”

6) “Last year’s and this year’s floods, droughts, and winter storms have absolutely nothing to do with climate change. Nothing at all.”

 

Shawn Thomas writes Lifestyle content for CBS Local. Follow him on Twitter.