July 20, 2008 |
Last year it was about the candidates. This year it's the climate. Former Vice President Al Gore made a surprise appearance Saturday at the Netroots Nation conference, a gathering of nearly 2,000 left-leaning bloggers and political organizers. He urged the activists to mobilize for global climate protection, amplifying his call to generate all the nation's electricity from renewable sources like wind, solar and geothermal energy in 10 years.
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.
November 13, 2007 |
Al Gore is trying to bring more green to green technologies. Venture capital dollars are pouring into the business of fighting climate change, and Gore will get to invest millions as a partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a prominent Silicon Valley venture firm. The Menlo Park firm, which was an early investor in Google Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc.
October 13, 2007 |
washington -- Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize set the political world abuzz Friday with speculation that he might finally join the 2008 race for president. All signs suggest otherwise. The former vice president made no comment on whether the Nobel had sparked his interest anew in a campaign for the White House. But Gore, 59, has laid no groundwork to build the vast organization needed to run for president. He has repeatedly said he has no plans to run for public office again.