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  • Al Gore To Write [new] Book On Climate Change

    03/24/2009 1:01:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies · 872+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2009 | by Michelle Levi
    Environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore plans to release a new book, “Our Choice,” in November of 2009. The book will “answer the call” for “urgent action” on a “comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis,” according to a press release. Gore hopes that the book will “unquestionably inspire and rally those ready to fight for solutions that were deemed impossible only a short time ago.” He plans to lay out the conclusions he has reached after attending a number of “Solutions Summits” focused on the climate attended by policy experts, scientists and engineers. In keeping...
  • Gore Pulls Slide of Disaster Trends

    02/24/2009 11:22:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,039+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 23, 2009 | Andrew C. Revkin
    Former Vice President Al Gore is pulling a dramatic slide from his ever-evolving global warming presentation. When Mr. Gore addressed a packed, cheering hall at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago earlier this month, his climate slide show contained a startling graph showing a ceiling-high spike in disasters in recent years. The data came from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (also called CRED) at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels. The graph, which was added to his talk last year, came just after a sequence of images...
  • Gore Pulls Slide of Disaster Trends

    02/23/2009 3:02:50 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 837+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 23, 2009 | By Andrew C. Revkin
    Former Vice President Al Gore is pulling a dramatic slide from his ever-evolving global warming presentation. When Mr. Gore addressed a packed, cheering hall at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago earlier this month, his climate slide show contained a startling graph showing a ceiling-high spike in disasters in recent years. The data came from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (also called CRED) at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels. [snip] Now Mr. Gore is dropping the graph, his office said today. Here’s why. Two days after...
  • Al Gore urges scientists to be political to face a threat to 'the entirety of human civilization'

    02/20/2009 6:35:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies · 757+ views
    Denver Weather Examiner ^ | February 19, 2009 | by Tony Hake
    Speaking this past Friday at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, former Vice President Al Gore urged scientists to get involved politically to push the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory. Touting the need for swift and immediate action to avert what he believes is a climate crisis, Gore urged scientists to use what he feels is a changing political environment to push the agenda of those that believe man is on the brink of destruction. During his 50 minute presentation, the self-appointed head of the AGW movement spoke to a “rapt” audience describing a scary...
  • Hunger Activists Want Al Gore to Make Another Movie [auto-barf]

    02/13/2009 11:34:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 413+ views
    TIME ^ | February 13, 1999 | By Lisa Abend / Madrid
    From a distance, it looks like an ordinary movie poster. Pasted to a bus shelter wall along Madrid's central Calle Segovia, it depicts a thin child, looking upward toward credits printed in that look-at-me font that film publicity posters always seem to use. It's only when you get close enough to read the title credits that you realize something is amiss. "'Ask Al Gore,"" one passerby queried his companion. "That's the name of a movie?" Not exactly. It's the name of an advertising campaign designed to get Al Gore to make a movie — only not about what you think....
  • NAACP Honoree: Al Gore

    02/12/2009 10:19:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 576+ views
    Variety ^ | February 12, 2009 | By ANNA STEWART
    There is urgency in the unmistakable voice. "There are new scientific studies coming out every week now. All of them point in the same direction," says Al Gore. "Global warming is occurring far more rapidly than anyone thought. The damage being done to the integrity of the Earth's ecological system is quite severe. It is a true planetary emergency. [snip] Gore brightens up a bit when asked about the impact of Hollywood in raising the alarm on the urgency of the issue. "I'm very impressed with how many men and women in the entertainment industry have taken action to spread...
  • Inhofe Calls Gore's Climate Message 'Desperate'

    01/28/2009 4:47:53 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 26 replies · 909+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 28, 2009 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate's Environment & Public Works Committee, had sharp criticism for former Vice President Al Gore's testimony Wednesday before the Foreign Relations Committee. Gore, a former Tennessee senator and Nobel Peace Prize winner, spoke on the dangers of global warming, urging senators to pursue a treaty to lower carbon emissions at a United Nations conference in Copenhagen in December. Inhofe called Gore's message "desperate," and noted the irony of it being delivered on such an icy day in D.C. "They almost had to cancel it because of freezing weather, and last year they...
  • Gore Sings Same Old Song to Sympathetic Senate

    01/28/2009 2:44:57 PM PST · by Delacon · 12 replies · 504+ views
    American Thinker Blog ^ | January 28, 2009 | Marc Sheppard
    Al Gore addressed a friendly Senate Foreign Relations Committee today to help sell both Obama's cap-and-trade plans and American commitment to the pending Copenhagen emissions reduction treaty.  Of course, he also retold a number of his formula apocalyptic "tipping-point" horror-stories in an effort to sell himself as still relevant while catapulting his hysterical plans to the top of the national agenda.  He's even come up with a new slogan to help him along the way: "We're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet.  Every bit of that's...
  • Gore Pushes for Climate Change Commitment ("The science is screaming at us" - Kerry)

    01/28/2009 2:46:26 PM PST · by Shermy · 34 replies · 772+ views
    ABC ^ | January 28, 2009 | Z. Biron Wolf, Teri Fineman
    ...Gore showed up on Capitol Hill with an updated version of his 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," including time-lapsed photos of melting glaciers.. He also urged Congress to consider a cap-and-trade system for carbon dioxide emissions, whereby the government caps the amount of carbon that can be emitted by businesses. Those that produce less carbon earn credits that can be sold to businesses that produce more carbon. Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican who holds the Tennessee Senate seat once held by Gore, suggested that a carbon tax, refunded to companies that produce less carbon, would be a better avenue. Gore...
  • Shivering Gore: Stimulus package will help curb climate change

    01/28/2009 1:33:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2009 | By Eoin O'Carroll
    Former Vice President Al Gore urged Congress to back President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package, calling it an important step toward solving the climate crisis. In his prepared testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Gore said that climate change, the economic crisis, and the threat of Islamic militancy are “linked by a common thread – our dangerous overreliance on carbon-based fuels.” “We’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that’s got to change,” he said. Gore dismissed concerns that efforts to limit...
  • Gore Calls On Lawmakers To Curb Carbon Emissions, Support Fiscal Stimulus

    01/28/2009 11:05:06 AM PST · by shielagolden · 22 replies · 778+ views
    rttnews.com/ ^ | 1/28/2009 | rttnews.com/
    Gore Calls On Lawmakers To Curb Carbon Emissions, Support Fiscal Stimulus 1/28/2009 1:03 PM ET Gore Calls On Lawmakers To Curb Carbon Emissions, Support Fiscal Stimulus (RTTNews) - Always willing to speak up on the issue of global warming, Nobel Prize winner Al Gore testified before former Senate colleagues Wednesday, urging action on carbon emissions. The former Vice President told lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that actions must be taken "this year" to cut down on carbon emissions. Gore expressed his concern that efforts to fight global warming could take a backseat in light of the severe recession...
  • Gore to make climate change case to US Senate

    01/22/2009 9:36:44 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 898+ views
    Gore to make climate change case to US Senate Jan 22 01:11 PM US/Eastern Former US vice president and Nobel prize winner Al Gore will testify on climate change to the US Senate next week ahead of a critical December UN meeting, a leading lawmakers said Thursday. Democratic Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John Kerry said in a statement that Gore, who also won an Oscar for his green documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," would come before his panel on January 28. "Al Gore has been sounding the alarm on climate change for over three decades, and he understands the urgent...
  • Al Gore ice sculpture unveiled in Fairbanks

    01/19/2009 2:35:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 3,217+ views
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, AK ^ | January 19, 2009 | By Christopher Eshleman
    FAIRBANKS — Al Gore can thank the Nobel Committee for honoring him with last winter’s Nobel Peace Prize. He can also thank Fairbanks businessman Craig Compeau for what could be the farthest-north likeness of the former vice president: A 5-ton ice sculpture of a “shivering” Gore, created during a recent spell of bitterly cold weather in Alaska and aimed at confronting global-warming theories. Compeau described himself as a "moderate" critic of those who "rabidly" believe that man-made emissions are contributing to a rise in global temperatures. Gore won his Nobel for raising awareness of global warming as one of the...
  • Schwab Offers Six Tips For 401(k) Investing in Today's Volatile Market (#6 treat it like a lockbox?)

    11/07/2008 5:41:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,204+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/07/08 | Mark W. Riepe
    Schwab Offers Six Tips For 401(k) Investing in Today's Volatile MarketFriday November 7, 3:13 pm ET 6. Treat your account like a lockbox This year has been tough for many working families. In times like this, it's tempting to tap into your retirement savings accounts but the penalties and taxes will cost you in the short and long term. Treat your retirement accounts as a lockbox, only to be opened when you reach retirement. Every one of us encounters unexpected financial difficulties at one point or another during our lives, including unexpected medical bills. In order to build sufficient wealth...
  • Al Gore Warns That 2000 Could Repeat Itself

    10/28/2008 1:34:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 839+ views
    Al Gore Warns That 2000 Could Repeat Itself @ 4:11 pm by Chris Good Former Vice President Al Gore today warned that Democrats could see another candidate fall just short of the White House if supporters do not work hard to push Barack Obama toward victory between now and Nov. 4 Gore sent an e-mail to MoveOn.org supporters this afternoon, urging them to volunteer for Obama's campaign and using 2000 as a cautionary tale. "Barack Obama is rising up to unite America behind his vision of progressive change. Yet we know from 2000 that progress is not inevitable. Victory can...
  • Gore endorses Obama

    06/16/2008 12:21:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 110 replies · 145+ views
    Gore endorses Obama By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 14 minutes ago Al Gore says he is backing Barack Obama and will do whatever he can to help him get to the White House. In a letter to be e-mailed to Obama supporters, Gore says Obama has united a movement over the past year and a half.
  • Recount: New Docudrama Could Influence Election

    05/08/2008 4:22:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 86+ views
    TIME ^ | May 8, 2008 | By JAMES PONIEWOZIK
    After George W. Bush won Florida in 2000--O.K., I apologize to my Democrat readers for legitimizing Bush by using the word won. Also, I apologize to the Republicans for delegitimizing Bush by apologizing to the Democrats ... This is what Florida has done to us. Nearly eight years after Bush--um, "became President"? Can we agree on that?--the Florida recount still grips our politics, down to its semantics. To choose a verb is to take sides. Florida is not just a state but a state of mind: the widely held attitude that the game is rigged (by the courts, the media,...
  • Gore speaks on Democratic race

    05/06/2008 1:35:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 117+ views
    Boston.com ^ | May 6, 2008 | Foon Rhee
    Al Gore did not rule out an endorsement in the Democratic presidential race, but all but ruled out a speculative scenario some have spun out as the battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama goes on and on -- namely, that he would emerge as a compromise nominee with either Clinton or Obama as his running mate. In an interview today on National Public Radio, Gore at first laughed and was somewhat at a loss for words when he was asked about the scenario. "In a year of remote contingencies, that's about as remote as you could possibly imagine," he...
  • Al Gore: 'Assault on Reason' Endangers Democracy

    05/06/2008 10:25:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies · 121+ views
    NPR ^ | May 6, 2008 | Terry Gross
    Al Gore, who galvanized public opinion with his advocacy on global warming, sees danger in another poisoned environment, this one metaphorical: In his book The Assault on Reason, just published in paperback, he argues that what used to be called civil discourse is threatened by a combination of public apathy and political cynicism. In our infotainment-mad culture, Gore writes, the public attention span is short, the media are easily distracted, and a politics driven by fear and uninterested in facts has undermined the essential functions of democracy. "When evidence that any reasonable person can see and understand is completely ignored...
  • Gore calls for quick action on warming

    05/05/2008 12:04:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies · 115+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 5, 2008 | JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS
    Last night, Al Gore preached to the choir. The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate, droughts are dragging on, floods are getting stronger and today alone, an additional 170 million tons of carbon dioxide has been dumped into the Earth's atmosphere, he told a crowd of believers at Value City Arena. "The planet has a fever," he said. It needs to be saved, to be fixed immediately. "This is our home. We don't have another planet to go to. Don't let anybody tell you we're going to get on rocket ships and go to a new planet....