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Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple, Inc.'s board of directors.

Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit devoted to solving the Climate Crisis.

Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1982 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. During the Administration, Gore was a central member of President Clinton's economic team. He served as President of the Senate, a Cabinet member, a member of the National Security Council and as the leader of a wide range of Administration initiatives.

He is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, and Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. Gore's newest book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, was released in January 2013. He is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary and is the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."

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The Costs of Carbon Pollution Are Clear

(148) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 9:57 AM

The new report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- the world's preeminent group of climate scientists -- represents even more definitive evidence of the growing urgency to immediately reduce the spewing of global warming pollution. The atmosphere can no longer be used as an open...

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Statement Regarding Anwar Ibrahim

(5) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 9:18 AM

It is extremely disturbing that the government of Malaysia -- by continuing to press this case beyond the bounds of reason, let alone the bounds of justice -- has used the courts to short-circuit the political process.

The entire world understands with clarity that Anwar Ibrahim was at the verge...

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The Passing of President Nelson Mandela

(12) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 12:01 AM

Today marks the passing of one of the greatest leaders and visionaries in the history of our world, Nelson Mandela. President Mandela has already been immortalized as an enduring symbol of compassion and courage. I had the honor of working with Madiba often during my time as co-chairman of the...

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New Regulations Announced by the Environmental Protection Agency

(31) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 9:46 AM

Today's announcement by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is an important step forward for our nation and our planet. From now on, future coal- and gas-fired power plants must take responsibility for their global warming pollution by reducing or capturing their overall emissions.

This is a critical achievement for President Barack...

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Is There a Nielsen-veto of Inconvenient Truths?

(253) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 6:42 PM

Our planet's climate is rapidly changing and threatening the future of our civilization, yet mainstream media outlets and many conservatives continue to ignore the problem. Why?

Is it because they dial-group their news coverage? Have entertainment values corrupted the honored role of news in our democracy?

Do aggrieved, self-polarizing reactionaries...

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Le meilleur discours présidentiel jamais prononcé sur le changement climatique

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 10:34 AM

C'était un discours formidable et historique, de loin le meilleur jamais prononcé par un président.

J'applaudis les nouvelles mesures annoncées par le président Barack Obama hier après-midi dans le but d'aider à résoudre la crise climatique -- tout particulièrement la décision de limiter la pollution provenant...

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The Best Presidential Address on Climate Change Ever

(890) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 4:06 PM

This was a terrific and historic speech, by far the best address on climate by any president ever.

I applaud the new measures announced by President Barack Obama this afternoon to help solve the climate crisis -- particularly the decision to limit global warming pollution from existing as well as...

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Senator Frank Lautenberg

(5) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 10:58 AM

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It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my dear friend Senator Frank Lautenberg. A stalwart of the Senate, Frank's dedication to his country and his constituents was unparalleled. Frank was a champion of the middle class, a relentless warrior...

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400 PPM

(1363) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 12:04 PM

Yesterday, for the first time in human history, concentrations of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming pollutant, hit 400 parts per million in our planet's atmosphere. This number is a reminder that for the last 150 years -- and especially over the last several decades -- we have been recklessly...

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Worsening Income Inequality

(1762) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 9:26 AM

In my new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, I highlight the problem of increasing income inequality that is plaguing the societies of almost every industrialized country in the world. Despite being the richest country in the world, the United States also suffers from one of...

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New Cabinet Nominees

(112) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 8:26 PM

President Obama today announced his choices to lead the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Office of Management and Budget.

I congratulate both Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy on their nominations to head the DOE and EPA, respectively. I know and highly respect both and I wish...

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Tea Party: la spontanéité simulée

(13) Comments | Posted February 16, 2013 | 6:29 AM

Ce billet a été initialement publié sur Le HuffPost Green

Une nouvelle étude de l'Institut national du cancer a révélé que la formation du Tea Party (mouvement politique opposé à toute forme d'impôts qui serait apparu spontanément après la crise de 2008, ndlr) était...

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False Spontaneity of the Tea Party

(1865) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 3:36 PM

A new study funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health reveals that the Tea Party Movement was planned over a decade ago by groups with ties to the tobacco and fossil fuel industries. The movement was not a spontaneous populist uprising, but rather...

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The State of the Union

(320) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 3:58 PM

Tonight's State of the Union Address represents an excellent opportunity for President Obama to build upon his actions in his first term to solve the climate crisis and reclaim American leadership on this most crucial challenge. During his first four years, President Obama oversaw unprecedented investments in clean energy, improved...

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The Future

(407) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 1:43 PM

Almost a decade ago, someone asked me a question, "What are the drivers of global change?" I've spent a lot of time over the last eight years thinking about it, and have dedicated much of the last two years to researching, writing and refining my conclusions. The result is my...

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Worrisome Change to the New York Times' Ability to Cover Climate

(108) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 8:21 AM

This past week, the New York Times announced the closure of their environmental desk. Along with many, I am sorry to see this team disbanded; over the last several years they have consistently provided high-quality reporting on critical environmental issues, especially the climate crisis. Newspapers generally are under economic stress,...

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On Hurricane Sandy

(798) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 3:46 PM

This week, our nation has anxiously watched as Hurricane Sandy lashed the East Coast and caused widespread damage -- affecting millions. Now more than ever, our neighbors need our help. Please consider donating or volunteering for your local aid organizations.

The images of Sandy's flooding brought back memories of a...

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Win the Conversation

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 8:26 PM

Today's media environment is a challenging one. Between blogs, social media, 24-hour cable news and endless propaganda campaigns from political organizations, making your message stand out is difficult. In his fascinating new book, Language Intelligence, Joe Romm from Climate Progress lays out the keys to persuasive writing, and speaking.

"In...
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Meet Paul Ryan

(710) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 10:51 PM

Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's new running mate, has a history of anti-climate science statements and votes, according to Brad Johnson:

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney's vice-presidential pick, is a virulent denier of climate science, with a voting record to match.

A favorite of the Koch brothers,...
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Extreme Weather Disaster Area: This Is What the Climate Crisis Looks Like

(1361) Comments | Posted July 15, 2012 | 9:20 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named over 1,000 counties in 26 states as disaster areas -- the largest declaration in history -- as a result of the recent drought, wildfires and other extreme weather events threatening agriculture and many other industries across the entire country. As scientists have told...

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