June 17, 2008 |
Former Vice President Al Gore stepped forward to endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president on Monday night -- an attention-grabbing event that came as no surprise but renewed the speculation about whether they might form a joint ticket. Obama's first campaign appearance with Gore, at the Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit, came after Gore announced his support in a blog item on his website, AlGore.com.
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.
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July 6, 2007 |
Former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday that he was glad his son was safe and getting treatment a day after the 24-year-old was arrested in Orange County on suspicion of illegally possessing marijuana and prescription drugs. "We love him very much," Gore told NBC's "Today" show, adding, "We are going to leave it as a private matter." Gore, who appeared on NBC to publicize this weekend's Live Earth concerts, also briefly discussed politics.
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.