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  • Milken Conference: Al Gore Rocks Crowd With Global Warming Speech

    05/01/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 30, 2013 | Paul Bond
    But he was most animated, his voice pitching higher and lower and the volume steadily increasing, when he spoke of global warming. "This is for real. It is not made up. The scientists are not in a conspiracy to lie to us," Gore nearly shouted. "The generation of people alive today will be held accountable," he said. "Our children and grandchildren ... if they exist in a world that has been devastated by these consequences that have been predicted and are beginning to unfold -- they would be well justified in asking of us: 'What in the hell were you...
  • Al Gore dodges question about inaccuracies in An Inconvenient Truth

    10/12/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 63 replies · 4,464+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/12/2009 | Michael Krebs
    At a conference for environmental journalists in Wisconsin, Al Gore dodged questions on the many identified errors in his global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "We're very close to that political tipping point," Gore said. "Never before in human history has a single generation been asked to make such difficult and consequential decisions." While the audience of environmental journalists were largely in agreement with Mr. Gore's presentation and his positions, one Irish journalist and filmmaker asked Gore about the many scientific errors that were found in Gore's global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "A judge in the British High Court,...
  • Palin Asked About Censoring Books With Wasilla Librarian

    09/04/2008 1:39:26 PM PDT · by steve-b · 104 replies · 363+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/4/08 | Rindi White
    WASILLA -- Back in 1996, when she first became mayor, Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she be asked to do so. According to news coverage at the time, the librarian said she would definitely not be all right with it. A few months later, the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, got a letter from Palin telling her she was going to be fired. The censorship issue was not mentioned as a reason for the firing. The letter just said the new mayor felt Emmons didn’t fully support her and...
  • Caption Al Gore

    04/09/2008 7:19:10 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 38 replies · 50+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 4/7/08 | staff
    "U.S. Vice President Al Gore, left, looks at a book held by Faeroe Islands Prime Minister Joannes Eidesgaard, right, at Tinganes, Faeroe Islands, Monday, April 7, 2008. An airline official says a plane carrying former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and dozens of other passengers was forced to abandon takeoff because of an engine failure in Denmark. Atlantic Airways Chief Financial Officer Marius Davidsen says the jet was taxiing toward the runway at Copenhagen airport on Sunday evening when the cockpit equipment indicated a problem with one of the engines. He says Monday all 85 passengers, including Gore, were...
  • Wanted: Global Warming information for grade school

    11/19/2007 2:08:21 PM PST · by Joe Republc · 68 replies · 66+ views
    Hey folks, My kids in grade school are getting hit with global warming, including viewing Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" movie. Can anyone offer some very concise info from a source that won't get too-quickly-dismissed-out-of-hand? The teacher is convinced man-made global warming is a fact, backed by "scientific consensus". Again, this is for grade school, so KISS please! Thanks, -- Joe
  • To Understand The Left, Read The Current Issue Of Rolling Stone (Dennis Prager On The Left Alert)

    11/12/2007 9:37:25 PM PST · by goldstategop · 75 replies · 124+ views ^ | 11/13/2007 | Dennis Prager
    The current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, its special 40th anniversary issue, reveals almost all one needs to know about the current state of the cultural Left. The issue features interviews with people Rolling Stone considers to be America's leading cultural and political figures -- such as Al Gore, Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Cornel West, Paul Krugman, Kanye West, Bill Maher and George Clooney, among many others. It brings me no pleasure to say that, with few exceptions, the interviews reveal a superficiality and contempt for cultural norms (as evidenced by the ubiquity of curse words) that should scare anyone...
  • Al Gore and the Gaffe Wars (megabarf alert)

    10/17/2007 2:35:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 73+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | October 17, 2007 | Paul Waldman
    Gore's Nobel Prize win was a well-deserved honor for one of our finest politicians. It's also a stark reminder of how far into trivia the race to the presidency has fallen. When Al Gore finished his brief statement to the press upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize last Friday, he walked from the lectern, ignoring the shouted questions from reporters about whether he would now make another run at the White House. Given how he was treated by the press eight years ago, it would be shocking if Gore had the stomach for another run. What the press has been...
  • Al Gore (and the IPCC) Win Nobel Peace Prize

    10/12/2007 2:01:31 AM PDT · by NinoFan · 345 replies · 10,558+ views
    Nobel Prize Homepage ^ | October 12th, 2007 | Nobel Prize Committee
    Al Gore and the IPCC have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • `Live Earth' Concerts No Big TV Draw - (They told us 2 billion watched)

    07/11/2007 8:09:58 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 30 replies · 673+ views
    KAALTV ^ | 7/11/07 | David Bauder - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Given a choice among the Police, John Mayer and Madonna on television or a summer's night out, millions of Americans chose the latter. The Live Earth concert, Al Gore's sprawling worldwide effort to raise environmental awareness, wasn't a big television draw. NBC's Saturday-night highlights show was seen by 2.75 million people, according to Nielsen Media Research, or fewer people than watched the soccer match between Argentina and Peru that night on Univision.
  • Al Gore And NBC: Birds Of A Feather

    07/11/2007 7:08:14 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 832+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 11 July 2007 | Staff
    Politics: Was what Al Gore called "the largest global entertainment event in all of human history" also the largest in-kind political contribution? And where's the Fairness Doctrine when you need it? Considering that here in the U.S. the Peacock Network's three-hour Gore infomercial on global warming lost out in the ratings to "Cops" and "America's Funniest Home Videos," Gore's claim may be open to question. Live Earth, in fact, may have been America's funniest home video. Ever. But thanks in large part to the 75 hours of free airtime that NBC gave Gore on its various stations, starting with NBC...
  • Diana ratings dwarf Live Earth

    07/09/2007 1:08:57 PM PDT · by malamute · 10 replies · 858+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 9 July 2007, 17:42 GMT 18:42 UK | The Beeb Diana ratings dwarf Live Earth The British TV audience for the Live Earth concerts was less than a third of that for last week's Concert for Diana. BBC One's average ratings between 2000 and 2200 BST on Saturday were 3.1 million, compared with 11.4 million for the Diana gig on the previous Sunday. Bad language by stars attracted more than 130 complaints to the BBC - but more than 400 complained about rock band Metallica's set being cut short. The BBC said the ratings were "good" for "a Saturday night in July". "The audience for Live Earth peaked at...

    07/09/2007 5:54:26 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 43 replies · 1,337+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 9, 2007 | JIM DeROGATIS Pop Music Critic
    Twenty-four hours, seven continents, 150 bands and 2 billion viewers. Global warming is a big problem that needs big solutions. Live Earth was the big concert intended to raise awareness. But is pop music really a solution? Skeptics doubt it. Said one: "Everybody's known about that problem for years. ... I would only organize this if I could get onstage and announce concrete environmental measures from the American presidential candidates, Congress or major corporations. They haven't got those guarantees. So it's just an enormous pop concert." The source of that quote: Bob Geldof, organizer of Live Aid and Live 8....
  • Live Earth gigs send eco-warning

    07/08/2007 9:02:46 AM PDT · by ricks_place · 24 replies · 2,032+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/8/07
    The Live Earth concerts have drawn to a close, with the curtain going down in New Jersey in the US, after a finale performance from The Police.... But critics have said it was hypocritical for performers who fly around the world on tours to push the message of cutting down on carbon emissions. George Marshall of the Climate Outreach Information Network told the BBC: "Having the richest people in the world saying, 'Hey! We all need to cut back a bit!' is, let's face it, absurd." Madonna brought London's Live Earth concert to a close, playing a song she had...
  • Live Earth is promoting green to save the planet - what planet are they on?

    07/06/2007 5:24:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,073+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2007
    As Madonna bounds on to the huge Wembley stage to save the planet, how the assembled Greenies will cheer. The superstar is today fronting the massive Live Earth event, with nine concerts played over 24 hours across seven continents before an audience of two billion. The much-hyped bid to save the world is being masterminded by former U.S. vice president Al Gore - who helped focus attention on the environmental movement with his Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth - and features artists including The Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, UB40 and Metallica. No doubt to rapturous applause, Madonna will call...
  • Live Earth Adds DC Show to Global Event (Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Headline)

    07/06/2007 11:48:43 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 54 replies · 1,849+ views
    Drudge/breitbart ^ | 07/06/07 | ERIK SCHELZIG
    Al Gore announced Friday a surprise Live Earth concert in Washington, foiling Senate Republicans who blocked Gore's attempt to bring his global warming extravaganza to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. The former vice president said the all-day "Mother Earth" concert would be held on the National Mall at the National Museum of the American Indian—about two blocks from the Capitol—as part of Saturday's concert series focused on climate change. The headliners are Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
  • Spinal Tap reunite 'to save the world from global warming'

    04/25/2007 8:31:00 AM PDT · by keepitreal · 71 replies · 2,142+ views ^ | April 25, 2007 | John Land, Publisher
    Best global warming headline ever! Fake rock band reunites to save us all from the fake global crisis!
  • Rio Live Earth show to go on

    07/06/2007 3:38:50 AM PDT · by gridlock · 20 replies · 1,060+ views
    TVNZ - New Zealand Television Website ^ | 7/6/07 | Staff - Reuters
    The Live Earth concert in Rio de Janeiro was expected to go ahead after organizers overcame security concerns and a judge lifted a ban on the climate change awareness event on Thursday. "The show is on again. The prosecutor's office asked the judge to reconsider and she revoked the suspension," a spokeswoman for the Rio Justice Tribunal said. Rio is the last concert in Saturday's Live Earth global series - partly organized by former US Vice President Al Gore - with events also due in London, Sydney, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hamburg and East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Rio prosecutor's office...
  • Gore’s Live Earth Short on Substance

    07/06/2007 5:18:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,353+ views ^ | July 5, 2007 | Lisa De Pasquale
    This Saturday, thousands around the world will gather for an in-depth discussion led by Al Gore on global warming and other environmental issues. The discussion will broadcast from seven major cities around the world. Just kidding! The only way Gore can get thousands of college kids to pay attention to him is to get a bunch of entertainers and bands to put on a concert together. Gore is literally the dorky kid in the neighborhood that people hang out with only because his house has a pool. Gore’s son, Albert III, decided to help his father’s cause by combining the...
  • 'Rock star' Al Gore takes center stage at Live Earth concert [Barf 'Al'ert!]

    07/05/2007 12:34:14 PM PDT · by melt · 55 replies · 1,270+ views
    AFP via YahooNews!.com ^ | 7/04/07 | Rob Woollard
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Al Gore's image as a rock-star eco-warrior gets another high-voltage jolt of celebrity endorsement Saturday when the music world gathers to raise awareness for global warming at Live Earth. But despite a growing clamour for the beaten 2000 presidential election candidate to enter next year's race for the White House, the chances of Gore running for office again remain remote, analysts say. Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever", Gore has consistently stated he has no interest in launching a 2008 election bid, while stopping short of unequivocally ruling himself out. "I haven't...
  • Gore on Libby, son’s arrest, and '08 election (The hypocrisy never ends)

    07/05/2007 10:34:06 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 34 replies · 1,804+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/5/2007 | John Springer
    Al Gore was determined to talk about Live Earth, a series of concerts around the world this weekend to raise climate change awareness, in an interview on TODAY. But the show’s host, Meredith Vieira, was able to get him to address his son’s recent arrest, Bush’s controversial commutation of Scooter Libby’s sentence, and his own aspirations for the White House