One of the heroes of the environmental movement has been NASA's James Hansen. Now, Hansen is involved with the 2010 Imperative, an effort by the American Institute of Architects and the NY Academy of Sciences to educate the public about global warming. This is a web cast "teach in" that takes place tomorrow. It should be worth viewing.
The very way that the ask their primary question "Are you being trained for the world you will inherit?" would indicate that they answer is "no' and that they have an alternative.