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  • Al Gore says Trump driving, not weakening, climate change momentum

    08/11/2017 12:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 11, 2017 | by Sarah Mills
    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said on Friday that President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate change agreement was fueling, rather than weakening, momentum among environmental activists. "The entire world the next day re-doubled their commitments to the Paris agreement and in the U.S, the governors of our largest states and hundreds of mayors, thousands of business leaders all stood up to fill the gap and said 'We are still in the Paris agreement,'" Gore told Reuters. "I do think that the reaction to Donald Trump is actually driving much more momentum in the climate movement," he added.
  • 'This Was Not Supposed To Happen’: Gore’s Sequel Comes In Dismal 15th At Box Office

    08/07/2017 12:41:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 08/07/17 | Marc Morano
    Former Vice President Al Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel”, came in a dismal 15th this weekend at U.S. theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. Gore’s defenders have been quick to blame Paramount Pictures for the dismal performance of Gore’s sequel. “Al Gore Gets Ripped Off Again,” screamed the headline of D.R. Tucker in Washington Monthly.View post “This was not supposed to happen,” Tucker wrote, adding, “he should have demanded a recount.” “Sadly, the box-office under-performance of An Inconvenient Sequel will be seized upon by climate-change deniers as ‘proof’ that Americans don’t really care about this issue,” Tucker wrote. The...
  • Gore Blames Political Unrest In Europe On Global Warming

    08/02/2017 6:41:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 2, 2017 | by Tim Pearce
    Environmentalist and film producer Al Gore claimed “drought stricken refugees” are causing political unrest in Europe during a CNN town hall Tuesday night with Anderson Cooper. “The number of people that are becoming climate refugees already is beginning to create some political unrest and challenge to the governance of some countries that have a tough time, even in the best of seasons,” Gore said. “These refugees from the drought stricken areas, also climate refugees, are beginning to create instability in parts of Europe and this is just the beginning.” This line of reasoning isn’t new for Gore. He has previously...
  • Al Gore shuns Band-Aid solutions to climate change at TED in Vancouver

    04/27/2017 8:26:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 26, 2017 | by MICHAEL RUFFOLO
    Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore is warning against massive geoengineering experiments that attempt to reverse climate change, arguing instead that the focus must remain on cutting emissions that are warming the planet. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Mr. Gore told the TED Conference in Vancouver. Mr. Gore said such Band-Aids aren’t the solution. “We have to stop the pattern of behaviour that is creating this crisis,” said Mr. Gore, who was not on the TED program, but was called up from the audience. “There is a collision between human civilization as it’s presently organized, and the surprisingly fragile...
  • Al Gore Wants to Spend $15 trillion to fight "global warming"

    04/25/2017 11:20:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/25/2017 | Michael Bastach
    A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment. The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement. ETC is made up of energy executives, activist leaders and investment bankers, including former Vice President Al Gore, who would no doubt...
  • Climate change helped cause Brexit, says Al Gore

    03/23/2017 11:49:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Independent | March 23, 2017 | by Ian Johnston
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  • Donald Trump Meets With Climate Advocate Al Gore

    12/05/2016 1:29:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jordyn Phelps
    Former Vice President and climate advocate Al Gore met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City today. Gore said he had a "lengthy and very productive session" with the president-elect, who has previously called climate change a "hoax." "I found it an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued and I’m just going to leave it at that," Gore told reporters of the meeting with the president-elect "... It was a sincere search for areas of common ground." Gore also met with Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump. The meetings with the two Trumps came against the backdrop of...
  • Donald Trump meets with Al Gore, who says they sought ‘common ground’ on climate change

    12/05/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 81 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/05/2016 | S.A. Miller
    President-elect Donald Trump met Monday with former Vice President Al Gore and discussed climate change, as the two men with opposing views of the issue sought common ground. After the meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan, Mr. Gore gave an upbeat assessment of the powwow. "I had a lengthy and very productive session with the president-elect. It was a sincere search for areas of common ground," he told reporters in the lobby. The high-profile meeting raised eyebrows because President-elect Donald Trump has been an outspoken skeptic of climate change and Mr. Gore is one of the world's most prominent advocates...
  • Gore: We Should Abolish Electoral College, Popular Vote Would ‘Stimulate Public Participation’

    11/30/2016 4:26:05 PM PST · by kevcol · 111 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    During a statement on Tuesday, former Vice President Al Gore argued that the Electoral College should be abolished in favor of a popular vote system. Gore said he supported keeping the Electoral College even after the 2000 election, because it tied the states together, but now he has changed his mind and thinks the Electoral College should be eliminated.
  • Al Gore, With Hillary Clinton, Stresses Voting and Climate

    10/11/2016 7:06:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    MIAMI—Former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday returned to the campaign trail in Florida, where his 537-vote loss cost him the White House in 2000, presenting himself as “exhibit A” on the importance of voting. “Please take it from me: Every single vote counts,” he told 1,600 people at a rally here with Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. Mr. Gore reminded younger people in the audience that his loss to Republican George W. Bush was “very close”—so close that many Democrats believe the outcome would have been different if the Supreme Court hadn’t halted a recount of ballots.
  • Clinton brings in Gore as closer on climate change

    10/11/2016 5:54:37 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 10/11/16 | Kathleen Hennessey and Catherine Lucey
    Al Gore laid out the environmental stakes of the presidential race in stark terms during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton Tuesday, arguing that electing her opponent would lead to “climate catastrophe.”
  • Al Gore to appear in hurricane-battered Florida to rally millennials for Clinton

    10/10/2016 6:27:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 9, 2016 | Juliet Eilperin
    Can former vice president Al Gore, who hasn’t been on the ballot in a decade and a half, persuade young voters to back Hillary Clinton by appearing in hurricane-battered South Florida? He and the Democratic presidential nominee will start testing this proposition Tuesday afternoon, when the two appear together at Miami Dade College. The location has plenty of symbolic importance — the area has not only just been battered by Hurricane Matthew, it is also a part of the country most vulnerable to sea-level rise and in the state where Green Party candidate Ralph Nader helped derail Gore’s 2000 presidential...
  • Meet the man who's going to get millennials to vote for Hillary - Al Gore, 68, will hit the

    10/05/2016 1:02:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 86 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/5/16 | By Francesca Chambers
    full title.....Meet the man who's going to get millennials to vote for Hillary - Al Gore, 68, will hit the trail to woo voters who will barely remember him in office...................... Her husband's vice president, Al Gore, Democrats' nominee for president in 2000, will hit the trail for her this month They appear to be putting aside bad blood from their White House days to beat Donald Trump Many millennials were just small tots when Gore ran faced off against George W. Bush in 2000 - they wouldn’t have been alive in '92 His failed White House bid serves as...
  • Al Gore urges world leaders to sign Paris climate deal

    03/17/2016 12:45:18 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 17, 2016
    World leaders must show their commitment to tackling global warming by signing the Paris climate agreement at a ceremony in April at the United Nations, climate change activist and former US vice president Al Gore said. "There is an overwhelming amount of hope that the Paris climate agreement could be a turning point towards a more resilient, low-carbon future," Gore told Reuters. "While the deal is not enough by itself, it is a major step forward." The key is for countries to switch to renewable energy, Gore said. "With the Paris agreement, we send a signal to the business community...
  • It’s time to draft Al Gore

    07/17/2015 5:45:49 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 41 replies
    Salon.com ^ | 7/17/15 | Sean Illing
    The presidential election is still sixteen months away, but this much is clear: Hillary Clinton is a vulnerable candidate. Since announcing her candidacy in April, Clinton’s stature has steadily slipped. Things got even worse this week. We learned, first, that Bernie Sanders eclipsed Clinton in small, individual donations, which is an indicator of popular support among likely voters. Second, and more problematic, the newest AP poll revealed significant weaknesses among Democrats on a host of issues, including trust, character, and compassion for average Americans. These numbers are alarming heading into the general election, especially for Democrats. Bernie Sanders is running...
  • Ex-Nazis got $20.2 million in Social Security

    06/01/2015 5:42:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-1-15 | Richard Lardner, David Rising and Randy Herschaft
    WASHINGTON -- Elfriede Rinkel's past as a Nazi concentration camp guard didn't keep her from collecting nearly $120,000 in U.S. Social Security benefits. Rinkel admitted to being stationed at the Ravensbrueck camp during World War II, where she worked with an attack dog trained by the SS, according to U.S. Justice Department records. She immigrated to California and married a German-born Jew whose parents had been killed in the Holocaust. She agreed to leave the U.S. in 2006 and remains the only woman the Justice Department's Nazi-hunting unit ever initiated deportation proceedings against. Yet after Rinkel departed, the Social Security...
  • Al Jazeera America Sues Former VP Gore

    09/19/2014 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 19, 2014
    Al Jazeera America is suing former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, the former owners of the TV network that became Al Jazeera America. The parties are fighting over money that is being held in escrow. The former vice president and Hyatt, the founder of Hyatt Legal Services, sued the network last month saying that it was improperly withholding tens of millions of dollars placed in escrow when Al Jazeera bought Current TV for $500 million. Al Jazeera America says it is entitled to the money because Gore and Hyatt agreed to indemnify the network for claims made against...
  • Irony alert: Al Gore sues Al Jazeera for fraud

    08/16/2014 3:05:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/16/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Honesty, it’s difficult to know where to begin tracking the irony in this story. Al Gore launched Current TV in large part on the financial and political basis of his global-warming crusade and entrepreneurship, which predictably went nowhere even with high-profile headliners like Keith Olbermann. Gore then improbably convinced Al Jazeera — which is owned by the royal family of the oil-pumping emirate of Qatar — that the channel was worth a half-billion dollars on the basis of its penetration into cable and satellite-TV systems in the US. That deal, by the way, got cinched only after Gore began...
  • Gore Calls Obama’s EPA Rules ‘Really Good News’

    06/02/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2014 | By Alina Kleineidam
    In his keynote address at Princeton University’s class day today, former vice president — and environmental crusader — Al Gore lauded President Obama’s proposal for new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would require the reduction of carbon emissions from coal plants by 30 percent by 2030. “That’s really good news. It’s particularly important not because of the actual reduction that will come from this country alone,” but because it can serve as an effort to “secure a global agreement wherein all nations will agree to take the kinds of steps that our nation agreed to take today,” Gore told his...
  • Al Gore Won’t Rule Out 2016 Run for President

    04/30/2014 1:59:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 196 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Dave Blount
    If you think Washington is scary now, consider this: Al Gore is not ruling out a 2016 run for president. Al Gore 2000 was awful, proving himself willing to divide the country and put it through hell during his attempt to sue his way into the White House. Al Gore 2016 would be many times worse. He would be a single-issue president, and that issue would be the total destruction of the economy in the name of the debunked global warming hoax.