Al Gore

Born: March 31, 1948

Occupation: Former Vice President of the United States

Quotes of Al Gore

Al Gore

We have to abandon the conceit that isolated personal actions are going to solve this crisis. Our policies have to shift.

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Al Gore

The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton.

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Al Gore

I didn't realize I was in a Buddhist temple.

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I drive a hybrid. Tipper and I got a Lexus hybrid. And we have a couple of Priuses in the family with our children. And I encourage people to make environmentally conscious choices because we all have...

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The moral imperative to make big changes is inescapable...that what we take for granted may not be here for our children

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Fifteen per cent of the population believe the moon landing was actually staged in a movie lot in Arizona and somewhat fewer still believe the Earth is flat. I think they all get together with the global...

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The era of procrastination...is coming to a close...we are entering a period of consequences - Winston Churchill (warning about the danger of appeasement

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Al Gore

All I have to do is be the best Al I can be, because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and, doggone it, people like me.

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The Pacific Yew can be cut down and processed to produce a potent chemical, taxol, which offers some promise of curing certain forms of lung, breast and ovarian cancer in patients who would otherwise quickly...

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The symbolism - and the substantive significance - of planting a tree has universal power in every culture and every society on Earth, and it is a way for individual men, women and children to participate...

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Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather.

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Clouds of a different sort signal an environmental holocaust without precedent. Once again, world leaders waffle, hoping the danger will dissipate. Yet today the evidence is as clear as the sounds of glass...

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Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.

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As many know, the Chinese expression for "crisis" consists of two characters side by side. The first is the symbol for "danger," the second the symbol for "opportunity."

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Global warming, along with the cutting and burning of forests and other critical habitats, is causing the loss of living species at a level comparable to the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs...

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Al Gore

Take it from me, every vote counts.

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Al Gore

In a time of darkness, you don't curse the darkness, you light a candle.

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You know there's an old african proverb that i made up. if you want to go quickly, go alone. if you want to go far, go together. we need to go far, quickly

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We sometimes emphasize the danger in a crisis without focusing on the opportunities that are there.

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The key.. will be a new public awareness of how serious is the threat to the global environment. Those who have a vested interest in the status quo will probably continue to be able to stifle any meaningful...

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Global warming pollution, indeed all pollution, is now described by economists as an "externality." This absurd label means, in essence: we don't to keep track of this stuff so let's pretend it doesn't...

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Al Gore

The wind and the sun are free.

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Al Gore

We have arrived at a moment of decision. Our home-Earth-is in danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, of course, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings.

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Al Gore

...it is appropriate to have an over representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is...

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Our insatiable drive to rummage deep beneath the surface of the earth is a willful expansion of our dysfunctional civilization into Nature.

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Al Gore

We the human species, are confronting a planetary emergency-a threat to the survival of our civilization that is gathering ominous and destructive potential...the earth has a fever. And the fever is rising...Indeed,...

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...unless we act boldly and quickly to deal with the underlying causes of global warming, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes...

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...it ought to be possible to establish a coordinated global program to accomplish the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine over, say, a twenty-five-year period.

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Al Gore

The Himalayan Glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau have been among the most affected by global warming. The Himalayas...provide more than half of the drinking water for 40% of the world's population...Within...

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Al Gore

...the debate among the scientists if over. There is no more debate. We face a planetary emergency. There is no more scientific debate among serious people who've looked at the science...Well, I guess...

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Al Gore

The misconception that there is serious disagreement among scientists about global warming is actually an illusion that has been deliberately fostered by a relatively small but extremely well-funded cadre...

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The ten hottest years in the atmospheric record, going back only 160 years, have been in the last eleven years.

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...2009 saw the eighth 'ten-year flood' of Fargo, North Dakota, since 1989. In Iowa, Cedar Rapids was hit last year by a flood that exceeded the 500-year flood plain. All-time flood records are being broken...

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Al Gore

As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting...

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What changed in the United States with Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences.

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Al Gore

Take it from me-elections matter.

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Al Gore

A leapord never changes his stripes.

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We sometimes emphasize the danger in a crisis without focusing on the opportunities that are there. We should feel a great sense of urgency because it is the most dangerous crisis we have ever faced, by...

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Al Gore

The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels... If we succeed, we create booming new industries, wealth, clean secure energy and maybe we prevent the greatest disaster so far in human history,...

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Al Gore

Global warming is real and human activity is the main cause. The consequences are mainly negative and headed toward catastrophic, unless we act. However, the good news is that we can meet this challenge....

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Al Gore

The scientific evidence of how serious this climate crisis is becoming continues to amass week after week after week.

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Researchers at the Naval Postgraduate School have told us that the entire Arctic ice cap may totally disappear in summer in as little as five years if nothing is done to curb emissions of greenhouse gas...

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Some of the most intriguing new research is in the area of extreme weather events and rainfall. A recent study by German scientists published in Climatic Change projects that extreme precipitation will...

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Al Gore

A lot of people go straight from denial to despair without pausing in the middle and doing something about it.

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Al Gore

Science is warning us that if we do not quickly reduce the global warming pollution that is trapping so much of the heat our planet normally radiates back out of the atmosphere, we are in danger of creating...

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Al Gore

The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say 'I read a science fiction novel that says it's not a problem.' You take...

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Al Gore

The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time. We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences.

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The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need, more are being developed.... But we should not wait, we cannot wait,...

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Al Gore

Adopting a central organizing principle means embarking on an all-out effort to use every policy and program, every law and institution, to halt the destruction of the environment.

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We are close to a time when all of humankind will envision a global agenda that encompasses a kind of Global Marshall Plan to address the causes of poverty and suffering and environmental destruction all...

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Al Gore

The fate of mankind, as well as religion, depends on the emergence of a new faith in the future. Armed with such a faith, we might find it possible to resanctify the earth.

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Al Gore

Third world nations are producing too many children too fast...it is time to ignore the controversy over family planning and cut out-of-control population growth...

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Al Gore

It's as if we think the laws of physics are subject to debate and amendment and political contributions can sway the laws of physics.

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Al Gore

The climate crisis requires a bottom-up, grassroots demand for solutions because the elites in many parts of the world are under the influence of old industry.

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Al Gore

We can't negotiate the facts. We can't negotiate the truth about the situation. And for those who are too fearful to finish, it can be done and must be done. Make sure we succeed, . . . It is wrong for...

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Al Gore

Today I challenge our nation to commit to producing 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly clean carbon-free sources within 10 years.

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Al Gore

What's at risk [in 100 years] if we do not take action, truly is the survival of civilization as we know it... Literally that is the case. We have seen global warming so far of just a little bit less than...

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Al Gore

The debate's over. The people who dispute the international consensus on global warming are in the same category now with the people who think the moon landing was staged on a movie lot in Arizona.

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Al Gore

I don't really consider this a political issue, I consider it to be a moral issue.

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Al Gore

Two thousand scientists, in a hundred countries, engaged in the most elaborate, well organized scientific collaboration in the history of humankind, have produced long-since a consensus that we will face...

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Al Gore

The climate crisis is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. From not only the warming of the earth with higher global temperatures, but also from strengthening storms and expanding droughts to...

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The insistence on complete certainty about the full details of global warming-the most serious threat we have ever faced-is actually an effort to avoid facing the awful, uncomfortable truth: that we must...

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Al Gore

You see that pale, blue dot? That's us. Everything that has ever happened in all of human history, has happened on that pixel. All the triumphs and all the tragedies, all the wars all the famines, all...

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Al Gore

Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, "What were our parents thinking? Why didn't they wake up when they had a chance?" We have to hear that question from them, now.

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Al Gore

Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution [to climate change]

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Al Gore

We're putting 70 million tonnes of pollution into the atmosphere every day, trapping an enormous amount of extra heat from the sun inside the earth's atmosphere. It's threatening to push the planet past...

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Our new technologies, combined with our numbers, have made us, collectively, a force of nature

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Al Gore

Unless we stop dumping 70 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every 24 hours, which we are doing right now ... the continued acceleration of this pollution would destroy the future...

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Al Gore

David Agus is one of America's great doctors and medical researchers, a man dedicated to improving the health of as many people as he can. Written in a style and format that will truly engage readers,...

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Al Gore

I'm a big fan of Bitcoin ... Regulation of money supply needs to be depoliticized.

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Al Gore

I smoked pot in college and in the Army...

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Al Gore

We are monumentally distracted by a pervasive technological culture that appears to have a life of its own, one that insists on our full attention, continually seducing us and pulling us away from the...

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Al Gore

Pollution should never be the price of prosperity.

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Al Gore

The struggle to save the global environment is in one way much more difficult than the struggle to vanquish Hitler, for this time the war is with ourselves. We are the enemy, just as we have only ourselves...

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Al Gore

As important as it is to change the light bulbs, its more important to change the laws

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Al Gore

The scientists are virtually screaming from the rooftops now. The debate is over! There's no longer any debate in the scientific community about this. But the political systems around the world have held...

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Al Gore

If we did not take action to solve this crisis, it could indeed threaten the future of human civilization. That sounds shrill. It sounds hard to accept. I believe it's deadly accurate. But again, we can...

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Al Gore

For a long time, the scientists have been telling us global warming increases the temperature of the top layer in the ocean, and that causes the average hurricane to become a lot stronger. So, the fact...

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Al Gore

Mother Nature does not do bailouts.

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Al Gore

There are many who still do not believe that global warming is a problem at all. And it's no wonder: because they are the targets of a massive and well-organized campaign of disinformation lavishly funded...

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Al Gore

A zebra can not change it's spots.

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Al Gore

The Founders of the U.S. gave the senators a term of office three times longer than that of a representative precisely to encourage a reflective frame of mind, a distance from the passions of the voters,...

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Al Gore

As long as the government's actions are secret, it cannot be held accountable. A government for the people and by the people should be transparent to the people.

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Al Gore

When fear displaces reason, the result is often irrational hatred and division.

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Al Gore

It is my deep personal conviction that abortion is wrong. I hope that some day we will see the current outrageously large number of abortions drop sharply...let me assure you that I share youR belief that...

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As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going...

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Al Gore

The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.

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The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'

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Al Gore

The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it's mentioned.

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I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.

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Al Gore

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage, the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors, he is a moral coward.

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Al Gore

As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that...

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There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.

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Al Gore

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.

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Al Gore

When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.

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Al Gore

A president who breaks the law is a threat to the very structure of our government.

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Al Gore

A zebra does not change its spots.

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Al Gore

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.

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Al Gore

Hey, you know what, I've gotta go on that 'Letterman' show. That show is so lame.

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Al Gore

A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.

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Al Gore

Consider what kind of car you get. Buy cars and other products that have the least impact environmentally.

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Al Gore

George Bush taking credit for the wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising.

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Al Gore

I take no pleasure in the fact that the scientific predictions I've relayed to popular audiences turn out to be true.

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Al Gore

I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.

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Al Gore

The presidency is more than a popularity contest.

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Al Gore

There are skeptics who do not come to their view because they have a source of income from carbon polluters.

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Al Gore

If you want your energy bills to go up, you should support an ever greater dependence on foreign oil, because the rate of new discoveries is declining as demand in China and India is growing, and the price...

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Al Gore

Today we're dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming...

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Al Gore

America's political system has evolved over the last 50 years in ways that have enhanced the power of business lobbies.

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Al Gore

Consider a clock thermostat, and set it so that you're not using energy when you don't need it, when you're out of your house.

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Al Gore

How could this Y2K be a problem in a country where we have Intel and Microsoft?

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Al Gore

I am Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States of America.

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Al Gore

I flew on Air Force Two for eight years, and now I have to take off my shoes to get on an aeroplane.

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Al Gore

I have absolutely no plans and no expectations of ever being a candidate again.

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Al Gore

I have always been fascinated with those who try to look over the horizon and see things that are coming at us.

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Al Gore

I pledge to you today that as president, in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase in special education ever.

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Al Gore

I see myself in the mold of Rin Tin Tin. It didn't go to his head either.

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Al Gore

I wrote newspaper articles professionally for seven years, and I love newspapers.

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Al Gore

I'm naturally an optimist, but my basis for hope is rooted in my understanding of human nature.

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Al Gore

I'm old enough to know that a red carpet's just a rug, and I've been able to enjoy the pageantry without letting it go to my head.

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Al Gore

In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?

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Al Gore

It's a blessing to have work that feels fulfilling.

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Al Gore

It's not unusual to find big political shifts that take place beneath the surface before they're visible above the surface.

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Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination.

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The golden thread of reason that used to be stretched taut to mark the boundary between the known and the unknown is now routinely disrespected.

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There are many who would much prefer that the word 'climate' never be mentioned and that the issue be eliminated from our national conversation.

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Al Gore

We need to remake the Democratic party. We need to remake America.

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You know the old saying: you win some, you lose some... and then there's that little-known third category.

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CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally... Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past.

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I think it's harder for people than it should be. But as more and more of us become carbon neutral and change the patterns in our lives to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem, we are...

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Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political...

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The heart of the security agenda is protecting lives - and we now know that the number of people who will die of AIDS in the first decade of the 21st Century will rival the number that died in all the...

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The signs that the world is spinning out of kilter are increasingly difficult to misinterpret. The question is how to convince enough people to join a critical mass of urgent opinion, in the U.S. and the...

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Al Gore

Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play.

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For a free country to continue thriving, there have to be regular reforms, because any society, any economy that stays in place, you're going to see repeated attempts to exploit the openings for twisting...

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I did very extensive diligence on Al Jazeera English, the network from which Al Jazeera America is going to be derived, and it's really very clear that they have long since established a reputation for...

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Al Gore

I do genuinely believe that the political system is not linear. When it reaches a tipping point fashioned by a critical mass of opinion, the slow pace of change we're used to will no longer be the norm....

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Al Gore

I drive a hybrid, and we've changed our light bulbs and windows and installed solar panels and geothermal ground source heat pumps and most everything else.

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Al Gore

I think that more diversity is a good thing, and fresh points of view articulated by people who are committed to excellence in journalism is a beneficial change in the American media landscape.

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Al Gore

I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.

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Al Gore

I was in elective politics for 24 years. I've made four national races, two for President, two for Vice President. I have found there are other ways to serve, and I'm enjoying them.

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Al Gore

Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.

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Population growth is straining the Earth's resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic...

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Science has a culture that is inherently cautious and that is normally not a bad thing. You could even say conservative, because of the peer review process and because the scientific method prizes uncertainty...

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Surveillance technologies now available - including the monitoring of virtually all digital information - have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police state is already in...

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The ability of big money to shape perceptions - where you have four anti-climate lobbyists for every single member of the House and Senate - is a big factor.

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The Congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests who are most affected by the proposal.

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Al Gore

The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains.

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Al Gore

The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our very eyes. It's been the size of the continental United States for the last 3 million years and now 40 percent is gone and the rest of it is going.

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The science linking the increased frequency and severity of extreme weather to the climate crisis has matured tremendously in the last couple of years.

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Al Gore

The struggle against poverty in the world and the challenge of cutting wealthy country emissions all has a single, very simple solution... Here it is: Put a price on carbon.

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Al Gore

When people flirt with despair about the future, they are less likely to take the actions necessary to safeguard it, focusing instead on the short-term.

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Al Gore

Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.

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Al Gore

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.

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Al Gore

I'm a big fan of #‎ Bitcoin

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Al Gore

The rule of reason is the true sovereign in the American system.

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Al Gore

We can believe in the future and work to achieve it and preserve it, or we can whirl blindly on, behaving as if one day there will be no children to inherit our legacy. The choice is ours; the earth is...

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Al Gore

The 'well-informed citizenry is in danger of becoming the 'well-amused audience'.

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Al Gore

As many of you know, I was very instrumental in the founding of the Internet

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Al Gore

I am concerned about the economy. I was the first one laid off.

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Al Gore

I think I may have a future as a disembodied head.

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Al Gore

I put all my sighs in a lockbox

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Al Gore

Remember America, I gave you the Internet and I can take it away.

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Al Gore

We have a planetary emergency. We have to find a way to create, in the generation of those alive today, a sense of generational mission.

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Al Gore

The interior of the earth is extremely hot – several million degrees.

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We ought to approach this challenge [of global warming] with a sense of profound joy and gratitude: that we are the generation about which, a thousand years from now, philharmonic orchestras and poets...

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Al Gore

The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake.

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Al Gore

Tobacco addiction sinks its claws in deeply, it's just as powerful of [sic] an addiction as heroin or crack cocaine...

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Al Gore

Incredibly, while these 18 to 20 year-olds cannot legally buy a beer, cannot purchase a bottle of wine and cannot order a drink in a bar, right now they can walk into any gun shop, any pawn shop, any gun...

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Al Gore

There was never any doubt in our minds that men and women were equal, if not more so.

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Al Gore

I tell you that Michael Jackson is unbelievable, isn't he? He's just unbelievable!

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Al Gore

Humanity is sitting on a time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet's climate system into...

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Al Gore

The spiritual sense of our place in nature... can be traced to the origins of human civilization... The last vestige of organized goddess worship was eliminated by Christianity.

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Al Gore

The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift Global Consciousness to a higher level.

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Al Gore

As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.

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Al Gore

I strongly believe in the separation of church and state. But freedom of religion does not mean freedom from religion, there is a better way.

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Al Gore

Speaking from my own religious tradition in this Christmas season, 2,000 years ago a homeless woman gave birth to a homeless child in a manger because the inn was full.

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Al Gore

In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions...

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Al Gore

In a time of social fragmentation, vulgarity becomes a way of life. To be shocking becomes more important - and often more profitable - than to be civil or creative or truly original.

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Al Gore

The global environment crisis is, as we say in Tennessee, real as rain, and I cannot stand the thought of leaving my children with a degraded earth and a diminished future.

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Al Gore

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.

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Al Gore

I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.

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Al Gore

A day will come when our children and grandchildren will look back and they'll ask one of two questions. Either they will ask: "what in God's name were they doing?" or they may look back and say: "how...

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Al Gore

Our planet has a rising fever. If the crib catches fire you don't say: 'Hmmm, how fast is that crib going to burn? Has it ever burned before? Is my baby flame retardant?'

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The catastrophe now threatening us is unprecedented - and we often confuse the unprecedented with the improbable.

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Al Gore

There's no such thing as clean coal. It's non-existent. Theoretically, it might be possible, many years from now, to come up with a way to clean it as it's burnt. But there's not a single demonstration...

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Al Gore

We must quickly mobilize our civilization with the urgency and resolve that has previously been seen only when nations mobilized for war. These prior struggles for survival were won when leaders found...

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Al Gore

We're operating this planet like a business in liquidation.

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Al Gore

You need to really scrub your investment portfolios, because I guarantee you, many of you are going to find them chock-full of subprime carbon assets.

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Al Gore

Well-established theories collapse under the weight of new facts and observations which cannot be explained, and then accumulate to the point where the once useful theory is clearly obsolete.

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It should be lifted above partisanship because it's a question of survival. It's a moral issue.

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Al Gore

Americans have the right to have their medical decisions made by them and their doctors, and not by those bureaucrats sitting behind a computer screen hundreds of miles away.

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Al Gore

Plant trees, Lots of trees

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Al Gore

There is an old African proverb that says if you want to go quickly, go alone, if you want to go far, go together. We have to go far, quickly, and that means we have to quickly find a way to change the...

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Al Gore

you can't be value free when it comes to marriage

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Al Gore

Most people in politics draw energy from backslapping and shaking hands and all that. I draw energy from discussing ideas.

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Al Gore

One tragic example of the loss of forests and then water is found in Ethiopia. The amount of its forested land has decreased from 40 to 1 percent in the last four decades. Concurrently, the amount of rainfall...

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Al Gore

The choice to 'do nothing' in response to the mounting evidence is actually a choice to continue and even accelerate the reckless environmental destruction that is creating the catastrophe at hand.

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Al Gore

In a free society, there comes a time when the truth - however hard it may be to hear, however impolitic it may seem to say - must be told.

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We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.

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Al Gore

Feb. 9, 1999 Dear Friend, Without your previous support, Bill Clinton and I would not have won our victories for the American people in 1992 and 1996. ... And to win in 2000, I need you by my side.

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Al Gore

It seems an easy choice - sacrifice the tree for a human life - until one learns that three trees must be destroyed for each patient treated. Suddenly we must confront some tough questions. How important...

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Al Gore

Throughout most of my life, I raised tobacco. I want you to know that my own hands, all of my life, I put in the plant beds and transferred it! I hoed it! I've dug in it! I've sprayed it! I've chopped...

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Al Gore

We all know the leopard can't change his stripes.

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Al Gore

I doubt nuclear power will play a much larger role than it does now.

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Al Gore

When energy prices go up, the difficulty of projecting demand also goes up - uncertainty goes up.

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Al Gore

The will to act is a renewable resource.

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Al Gore

The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is there need not be any conflict between the environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to reconcile (those), but...

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