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Al Gore
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."

Entries by Al Gore

Navigating Sustainability and Your Fiduciary Duty

(22) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 8:03 AM

A teacher, pressing a student to explain why he was late to class, was puzzled by his response "I simply followed the sign." When the teacher asked what the sign said, the student answered "School Ahead, Go Slow."

Misinterpreting signals to make them consistent with a pre-determined outcome is, psychologists...

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The Dark Side of the Moon and the Light Side of the Earth, Seen Together in Full Light for the First Time Ever

(27) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 9:46 PM

Over the past several weeks we have received the first of the breath-taking images taken from the DSCOVR satellite positioned a million miles from Earth, at the Lagrangian 1, or "L1 point," where the gravitational pull of the Earth and the Sun cancel each other out. As a result, the...

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A Signal of Groundbreaking Progress

(102) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 9:07 PM

This week's joint announcement by President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping to reduce their nations' carbon emissions is a major step forward in the global effort to solve the climate crisis. Much more will be required -- including a global agreement from all nations -- but these actions...

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Die Zukunft: Sechs Kräfte, die unsere Welt verändern

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2014 | 12:09 PM

Wie viele interessante Reisen begann dieses Buch nicht mit Antworten, sondern mit einer Frage. Auf einer Vortragstour vor acht Jahren wollte jemand von mir wissen: "Was treibt eigentlich den globalen Wandel voran?" Ich zählte mehrere der üblichen Verdächtigen auf und beließ es zunächst dabei.

Doch am nächsten Morgen kam...

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O passo mais importante já dado no combate à mudança climática na história dos EUA

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:28 PM

O anúncio feito ontem (3/6) pelo governo Obama de reduzir a poluição das usinas de energia de nosso país, que provoca o aquecimento global, é o passo mais importante já dado para combater a crise climática na história de nosso país.

Simplesmente não podemos continuar usando a atmosfera como um...

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Il passo più importante mai intrapreso nella storia del nostro paese per combattere il mutamento climatico

(4) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 7:00 AM

La decisione annunciata dall'amministrazione Obama di ridurre, sul territorio nazionale, le emissioni di gas inquinanti degli impianti energetici che contribuiscono al riscaldamento globale è il passo più importante mai intrapreso nella storia del nostro paese per combattere l'emergenza climatica.

È ovvio che non possiamo continuare a usare...

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The Most Important Step Taken to Combat Climate Change in Our Country's History

(14) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 12:25 AM

Today's announcement by the Obama administration to reduce our nation's global warming pollution from power plants is the most important step taken to combat the climate crisis in our country's history.

We simply cannot continue to use the atmosphere as an open sewer for dirty and dangerous global warming pollution...

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The Powerful, Courageous Maya Angelou

(6) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 5:01 PM

Today marks the passing of Maya Angelou, whose passionate and timeless voice for empathy, passion and humanity touched millions. Throughout her life, Dr. Angelou eloquently presented a powerful and unique expression of what we can become and what we must leave behind.

I had the pleasure and honor of calling...

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The National Climate Assessment: No Time to Waste

(66) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 9:10 AM

The latest National Climate Assessment provides clear evidence of what many Americans are already experiencing in their daily lives: the growing impact of extreme weather events linked to global warming.

When Pensacola, Florida, gets two feet of rain in 26 hours, that is exactly the kind of extreme and destructive...

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The Costs of Carbon Pollution Are Clear

(144) 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

(886) 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

(1358) 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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