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Biden will honor politicians, activists, athletes, and more

(Newser) - Clarence B. Jones says he thought a prankster was on the line when he answered the phone and heard the caller say they were from the White House. "I said, 'Is this a joke or is this serious?'" Jones recalled. The caller swore that President Biden wanted...

Al Gore: 'We Can Reclaim Control of Our Destiny'

Former VP says technology to reverse climate change exists, calls for grassroots pressure

(Newser) - Al Gore sounded a familiar theme in an end-of-year interview with CNN—the climate change situation is "dire." But the former VP also sounded a distinct note of optimism about the ability to fix it. "The good news is we can reclaim control of our destiny,"...

Al Gore Has Fighting Words at UN Climate Summit

Says conference host is head of 'one of the largest and one of the dirtiest ... oil companies in the world'

(Newser) - Don't trust the oil and gas industry to report their actual carbon pollution, says former US Vice President Al Gore, who adds that the man leading the United Nations climate talks runs one of the "dirtiest" oil companies out there. "They're much better at capturing politicians...

Accepting Election Loss Wasn't Heroic: Gore

Former Trump aide called 2000 decision a model for democracy in Jan. 6 hearing

(Newser) - Praised by a witness during a nationally televised House hearing last week for his democracy-preserving handling of the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore said Sunday he did "nothing really extraordinary." The disputed results of the Florida vote that year led to recounts and a Supreme Court case. When...

Report Identifies Biggest Contributors to Plastic Problem

Al Gore joins foundation's warnings about dangers to climate and health

(Newser) - More than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world is generated by just 20 companies, an analysis has found. And tops on the list of 20 is ExxonMobil, which is responsible for 5.9% of the total, the Guardian reports, followed by Dow at 5.6%. The...

Gore Endorses Biden Against 'Face of Climate Denial'

'This is not rocket science,' he says

(Newser) - Democratic former vice presidents including Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, and Al Gore haven't had much success running for president—but Gore hopes Joe Biden will be able to break the streak. Gore tweeted his endorsement of Biden ahead of an Earth Day event Wednesday, the New York Times reports....

Al Gore Has Big Issue With Trump Administration's Timing

He's bothered a major climate change report was issued on Black Friday

(Newser) - Al Gore has an issue with the Trump administration's timing. In a statement released Friday, he swung at the White House for releasing a major government report on climate change when it did. "Unbelievably deadly and tragic wildfires rage in the west, hurricanes batter our coasts—and the...

Al Gore Is the First Citizen of the 'Trash Isles'

Activists want garbage patch to be new country

(Newser) - Campaigners want a vast area of floating garbage in the ocean to be the world's newest country—and they've already got more would-be citizens than some real countries. Al Gore is on board as the first honorary citizen of the "Trash Isles," which is what activists...

Australia Stands to Lose $42B With Great Barrier Reef's Ruin

Al Gore warns of 'profound impacts' globally

(Newser) - A new report finds the Great Barrier Reef is too "critical" to fail—which is a problem since it's already failing . The report from Deloitte Access Economics notes the reef—with a "total asset value" of $42 billion, almost half of which comes from tourism—is the...

Gore on Trump's Tweets: It's Not 'Time to Be Divisive'
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Gore Accuses Trump of Being 'Divisive' With London Tweets

Trump criticized and misquoted London mayor in tweet

(Newser) - Al Gore appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to take President Trump to task for criticizing and misquoting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tweet while the latter attempts to deal with the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack. “I don’t think that a major...

Trump Gives Gore's Film a New Ending

Withdrawal from Paris accord will be added to An Inconvenient Sequel

(Newser) - Al Gore's latest climate change documentary hits theaters next month, but filmmakers have some new editing to do. That's because the final cut of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power will include President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, reports the Wrap . Mike Allen...

Climate Marchers on Trump's 100th Day: 'There's no Planet B'

Tens of thousands joined what organizers say were 300 events in US

(Newser) - Thousands of people across the US marched Saturday on President Trump's 100th day in office to demand action on climate change, the AP reports. At the marquee event, the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC, tens of thousands of demonstrators made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in sweltering heat....

Al Gore Is Back With An Inconvenient Sequel

His new climate change documentary premiered Thursday at Sundance

(Newser) - Al Gore is back. Variety reports 11 years after the former vice president's Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth first warned about the dangers of climate change, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power premiered during the opening night of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The new film takes an even...

Al Gore Meets Trump for 'Interesting Conversation'

'It was a sincere search for areas of common ground'

(Newser) - Yet another surprise move by Donald Trump: The president-elect, who has described climate change as a Chinese hoax, met with Al Gore on Monday for a talk that the former vice president described as "extremely interesting," NBC News reports. A transition team spokesman says the meeting was originally...

Al Gore Changes His Mind About Electoral College

Get rid of it, he says

(Newser) - The man who would have been the 43rd president if the Electoral College weren't in place thinks it's time to ditch it. Al Gore, who won the popular vote but lost the presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, tells NBC News that he's changed his mind...

Scarborough Cites Gore, Slams Critics of Trump

Drop the 'holier-than-thou' attitude about accepting results, says MSNBC host

(Newser) - Democrats outraged about Donald Trump's potential refusal to acknowledge the results of an election are forgetting the 2000 election, Joe Scarborough argued on MSNBC Thursday. Scarborough accused the media of "bath[ing] in hypocrisy" and pummelling Trump with an unfair, "holier-than-thou" attitude, reports the Hill . The same people...

Gore Daughter Rejects Plea Deal in Trespass Case

She says she won't stay away from Boston pipeline protest

(Newser) - Karenna Gore isn't backing down from Boston's fracking pipeline protests. Al Gore's daughter, who was arrested after blocking pipeline construction during a protest last month, has rejected a plea deal on trespassing charges that would have required her to stay away from the natural gas pipeline site...

Al Gore's Daughter Arrested in Boston Protest

Karenna Gore is facing charges of resisting arrest, trespassing, disturbing the peace

(Newser) - Karenna Gore, the oldest daughter of Al Gore, was arrested along with 22 other activists during a protest Wednesday in Boston, Grist reports. The group was protesting a pipeline being built by Spectra Energy that will move fracked gas through a Boston neighborhood. According to WCVB , Gore, a mother of...

Al Gore Changes His Tune on the Environment

He's apparently the 'preacher of doom and gloom' no more

(Newser) - The 1997 Kyoto climate treaty he helped negotiate didn't end up controlling climate change, but Al Gore says this month's conference in Paris will be different. "We're going to win this," he tells the AP . "We need to win it faster because a lot...

Al Gore Declines to Endorse Clinton

'It's still too early,' Bill Clinton's former VP says

(Newser) - Bill Clinton's former VP says he won't endorse Hillary Clinton—at least not yet. "It's still too early, in my opinion, to endorse a candidate or pick a candidate," Gore tells People in an interview to kick off his 24-hour climate-change telethon Friday. "Everybody...

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