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Interdisciplinary Seminars - Al Gore's new thinking on the climate crisis (2008)

Seminar 7 - Al Gore's new thinking on the climate crisis (2008)

In this talk in 2008, Al Gore presents evidence that the pace of climate change may be even worse than scientists recently predicted. He challenges us to act.

Once the US Vice President, then star of An Inconvenient Truth, now Nobel Peace Prize winner, Al Gore found a way to focus the world's attention on climate change. In doing so, he has invented a new medium -- the Keynote movie -- and reinvented himself.

Unlike some in public office, Al Gore always intended to get something done, and since leaving Washington, DC -- following the tumultuous 2000 election -- he's still at it. In fact, his campaign for alerting the world to the dangers of climate change has only gained momentum. His Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth is the third most successful documentary ever released at the box office. Gore's famed PowerPoint presentation has drawn in a reluctant public, with its meticulously researched content and lucid style.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."

Al Gore
Al Gore's new thinking on the climate crisis (2008)
Date accessed: 2009-10-05
License: Creative commons BY-NC-ND

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