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  • South Africa's Desmond Tutu and Al Gore urge end to fossil fuels

    01/08/2020 2:08:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 7, 2020 | by Tim Cocks
    JOHANNESBURG - Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, joined former U.S. vice president Al Gore on Tuesday to call on nations and companies to ditch fossil fuels to head off climate change. Tutu, who is 88 and has been in hospital over the past few years owing to ill health, met Gore in Cape Town on Tuesday. “Any organisation committed to operating responsibly in this new decade has a moral imperative to stop participating in financing the destruction of human civilization’s future,” the pair said in a statement. “Corporations, governments and...
  • INTERVIEW - Leaders 'criminally negligent' if they ignore climate science, says Al Gore

    12/10/2019 12:46:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | December 10, 2019 | By Megan Rowling
    MADRID - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore urged governments negotiating at U.N. talks in Madrid this week to ramp up their efforts to tackle climate change, saying humanity's future was at stake. "It is criminally negligent for the generation of leaders in power today to stick their heads in the sand and ignore what the scientists are telling us in ever more dire terms," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "We have to stop using the sky as an open sewer for heat-trapping pollution. It threatens the future of human civilisation," said Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize...
  • Al Gore Op Ed: The Climate Crisis Is the Battle of Our Time, and We Can Win

    09/23/2019 12:47:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/23/2019 | Al Gore
    Things take longer to happen than you think they will, but then they happen much faster than you thought they could. The destructive impacts of the climate crisis are now following the trajectory of that economics maxim as horrors long predicted by scientists are becoming realities. More destructive Category 5 hurricanes are developing, monster fires ignite and burn on every continent but Antarctica, ice is melting in large amounts there and in Greenland, and accelerating sea-level rise now threatens low-lying cities and island nations. Tropical diseases are spreading to higher latitudes. Cities face drinking-water shortages. The ocean is becoming warmer...
  • Gore’s mission at UNLV: Inform and inspire action on climate change

    05/01/2019 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 1, 2019 | by Sun Staff
    If you think it’s hot in Las Vegas now, Al Gore says, just be glad it’s not the year 2100. Gore told an audience at UNLV today that if global warming continues at its current rate, the number of days above 95 degrees in the valley will increase more than 50 percent by that year - from 75 now to 132 then. And despite the claims of deniers who say such changes are merely the result of natural shifts in the weather, Gore said the cause was undeniably the greenhouse gases that are causing earth to absorb an amount of...
  • Al Gore claims climate change is responsible for migrant caravans

    02/25/2019 9:07:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 24, 2019 | by Stephen Proctor
    Former Vice President Al Gore appeared on The Circus Sunday night and reiterated his belief that climate change is responsible for the migrant caravans from Central America heading to the U.S. To prove his point Gore showed an area, spanning several countries, that is known as the Dry Corridor, part of which is so dry it’s gone an entire year without a harvest. This, according to Gore, is where the journey begins for many migrants. “The drought becomes unbearable, so they pick up stakes and they say, ‘We can’t live here,’” Gore said. “First of all, they leave their farms...
  • Al Gore to address wine and climate change conference

    01/15/2019 7:56:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Decanter Magazine ^ | January 15, 2019 | by Panos Kakaviatos
    Ex-US vice president Al Gore is to address a high-level wine and climate change conference in Porto this year, designed to help wineries and academics share knowledge. Leading academics and wine industry figures will attend a ‘climate change leadership’ conference, in a follow up to the July 2018 ‘Porto Protocol’ – a non-profit initiative uniting the international wine sector to counter the effects of climate change. Barack Obama spoke at the 2018 conference and this year’s symposium will see former US vice-president and Nobel Laureate Al Gore address guests. ‘We are shifting from discussing climate change to sharing solutions,’ said...
  • US, Saudi, Russia 'insulted' key global warming report: Al Gore

    12/11/2018 11:00:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | December 11, 2018 | by AFP
    Former US vice president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore on Tuesday slammed the world's top oil producers -- his own country, Saudi Arabia and Russia -- for "insulting" a key and alarming report on climate change. A bloc of 44 small island nations -- many facing an existential threat from storm surges engorged by rising seas -- had called on the UN climate body to "welcome" a UN report on limiting global warming. But the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia blocked the critical word change in the negotiating text of the COP24 summit in Poland. The text...
  • Al Gore to Trump: 'My only message would be resign'

    08/30/2018 1:41:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/18 | Michael Burke
    Former Vice President Al Gore on Wednesday reiterated his call that President Trump should resign. “My only message would be resign,” Gore, an environmental activist, told Fox 11 Los Angeles during an interview about climate change. Gore's remarks came in response to a question about what he would say to the president. “I think everyone knows to discount what this current Administration is doing and saying. They’ve made the EPA the CPA — the Coal Production Agency — instead of protecting the environment," he said. The comments come a little more than a year after Gore told LADbible that, if...
  • Former Vice President Al Gore Expresses Optimism for Reversing Climate Change

    04/25/2018 6:07:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Georgetown University - The Hoya ^ | April 25, 2018 | by Deepika Jonnalagadda
    The United States is at the brink of a widespread environmental revolution, former Vice President and environmental advocate Al Gore said at an event Monday afternoon in Gaston Hall. “We are now in the beginning stages of a global sustainability revolution,” Gore said. “It has the magnitude of the industrial revolution but the speed of the digital revolution.” Gore attributed the prospect of a high speed environmental revolution to increased technological capabilities. “It’s powered by new digital tools like the Internet of Things and machine learning and artificial intelligence that are giving CEOs and executive teams the ability to manage...
  • 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 at Cannes: 'Trump cannot stop the solutions to the climate crisis'

    05/23/2017 8:56:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 22, 2017 | by Gwilym Mumford
    Al Gore believes that Donald Trump will not halt the momentum of the climate movement even if he withdraws the US from the Paris agreement. The environmental activist said that he was confident Trump would commit to the historic climate change agreement, but that even if he did not, it would still not be enough to reverse the move towards renewable energy in many American cities. “I think there’s an excellent chance that he will surprise many by deciding to stay in the Paris agreement,” Gore said. “The Paris agreement has an historic significance of its own,” he said. “And...
  • 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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  • Al Gore Sells Half of Apple Stock, Generates More Than $37 Million

    02/27/2017 12:48:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 26, 2017 | By Solange Reyner
    Former Vice President Al Gore sold more than $37 million in Apple stock in February, or about half of his holdings, CNBC reports. Gore, who sits on Apple's board of directors, made $29 million from his most recent transaction last Wednesday. He now owns 230,137 shares of Apple stock worth about $31.5 million. Gore acquired the shares about four years ago after exercising stock options he received as an Apple director, a role he took on in 2003.
  • 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.