December 11, 2007 |
Al Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize with a call for humanity to rise up against a looming climate crisis and stop waging war on the environment. The United States and China, the world's leading emitters of greenhouse gases, will stand accountable before history if they don't take the lead in that global challenge, the former vice president said. "Without realizing it, we have begun to wage war on the Earth itself," Gore said in his acceptance speech.
November 27, 2007 |
Seven years ago, this could not have been how Al Gore envisaged his time in the Oval Office: as a winner and, at the same time, as a guest. In one of those life-can-be-awkward moments, Gore, who was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming, spent 40 minutes with President Bush on Monday before attending a ceremony honoring the American winners of the Nobel Prize.
May 25, 2007 |
Like an actor polished by constant interviews on a marathon movie junket, vice president turned Hollywood darling Al Gore has mastered the art of (not) answering the most obvious question: Is he running for president in 2008? "I'm not trying to be coy or glib in any way," he says coyly during an interview this week in Beverly Hills. "I have no plans or intentions or expectations of running." Really? Are you sure? You mean you'll never run again?
April 30, 2007 |
Al Gore said Canada's new plan to reduce greenhouse gases was "a complete and total fraud." Gore said the plan, announced Thursday, did not specify how Canada would achieve a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. He said it also allows industries that are increasing production to pollute more if they use emissions-cutting technologies.
July 13, 2006 |
Bentonville, Ark., seemed like an Emerald City of sorts Wednesday as hometown giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. put on display its latest efforts to go green. The company hosted former Vice President Al Gore's talk on global warming, welcomed an environmental group's plan to locate an office in the corporate neighborhood and talked about the progress it was making to improve the global effects of its worldwide operations. Not everyone was buying it.
May 22, 2006 |
Former Vice President Al Gore, who arrived for the Cannes International Film Festival promoting his new documentary on global warming called "An Inconvenient Truth," was asked at a news conference Saturday how he should be addressed. "Your Adequacy," he deadpanned, causing the room filled with international entertainment reporters to erupt in laughter. But he quickly got down to the topic of global warming, which he views as a looming disaster that could spell the end of human civilization.