I met Bush rather briefly when he was governor of Texas and found him to be intelligent and funny -- though he certainly turned out somewhat differently than I anticipated.
It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.
The level of inequality in the U.S. is already worse than in Egypt or Tunisia, two nations rocked in recent years by popular uprisings that overthrew national governments during the Arab Spring.
I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.
While it doesn't have the headline-grabbing power of a big global treaty or act of Congress, the fact is that we are living in the midst of massive, decentralized, grassroots-up problem solving on climate.
While I would love for the company to raise its dividend or buy back more stock, Apple needs to show that it can pioneer, envision and make manifest what we do not know that we want but once it exists we cannot live without.
Are there, in short, social inventions that would allow us to dis-identify from a dysfunctional pattern and to identify instead with ways that will work?
Many folks assume that Billy Graham is a right-wing ideologue because he shares many of the most literal interpretations of the Bible espoused by Christian fundamentalists. But as an evangelical, his beliefs are more nuanced.
The sale of Current TV by Al Gore and his partner Joel Hyatt to Al Jazeera which is owned by a billionaire sheik of Saudi Arabia is troubling to many ...
In the real world, economic growth means more economic activity, more population × consumption, more GDP. It means more greenhouse gas emissions, less biodiversity, and a growing ecological footprint.
Is it so radical to believe that smoking--like junk food snarfing, motorcycle riding, sky diving, mountain climbing, promiscuous sex, and running with scissors--is a matter of individual choice, otherwise known as freedom?
Speeches are just words on a page. The president was more inspirational when it came to his call for gun control. But he has clearly laid down a marker that he intends to act to reduce climate change over the next four years.
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke about his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, with Charlie Rose here at 92y last week. In this cl...
You've had a tough week or two, haven't you? You're doing the talk show rounds to promote your new book, but all the interviewers want to talk about is the degree of hypocrisy with which you sold out to Big Oil, when you sold Current TV to Aljazeera. You need to come out swinging.
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke with Charlie Rose about his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, at 92Y on January 29, 2013. After...
Have you ever noticed that people who are really certain have little room for other opinions? We have to be careful here: I'm not talking about not having a strong and considered belief, or an opinion embraced after real struggle to find the truth.