Al Gore, a singular politician
May 8, 2012 § Leave a comment
Al Gore: former politician, now turned activist
Why does Al Gore inspire us? Is it because he was the 45th Vice President of the United States? Is it because he was nearly the President of the most powerful country in the world after losing controversial elections against George W. Bush? None of those are the reasons.
Al Gore inspires us because though being a politician at the highest level, he is dedicated to campaigning for immediate action for tackling climate change; unfortunately an unusual and surprising occupation for a man of his influence. He realised climate change is the greatest threat to the future of our planet and since then he has been travelling tirelessly all around the world holding conferences and showing the dangers and solutions of climate change to the world.
Thanks to the 2006 multi-award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth which focuses on these travels and conferences, climate change went from being something unknown for most of the people to becoming widely discussed and a mainstream subject. In other words, this documentary pushed the climate change debate to forefront of many people’s consciousness.
Al Gore continues working hard to tackle climate change through The Climate Realty Project. On September 14th 2011 Al Gore and The Climate Realty Project launched with great success a campaign called 24 hours of reality. During each hour of that day 24 well-trained speakers held a talk one after another in different parts of world to raise awareness.
Video explaining what ‘24 hours of reality’ is.
Al Gore, as public figure, has his critics but for us the effort he is making to help unite people to prepare for climate change is undeiniable. We would like to finish this recognition of his work with one of Al Gore’s quotes we like most: “My fellow Americans, people all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis, it’s not a political issue, it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act, that’s a renewable resource, let’s renew it”.
To learn more about Al Gore and his work to tackle climate change visit his official website: algore.com