Al Gore was the 45th Vice-President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. He is also known for his work on environmental issues. Al Gore or Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., was born in Washington DC on March 31, 1948. His father, Albert Gore, Sr. was a prominent Democratic politician from Tennessee at that time.
His father served in the United States Senate from 1953-1971 and was a vice-presidential candidate in 1956 and 1960. Al Gore’s mother Pauline LaFon Gore was one of the first women to graduate from Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, TN, USA.
The childhood of Al Gore is spent living at the Fairfax Hotel at the Embassy Row Section in Washington DC during his school year and the family farm in Carthage, Tennessee, in the summer.
Al Gore studied at Harvard University, where he lives with actor Tommy Lee Jones. He earned a high honors degree in government in June 1969 after writing a thesis entitled “The Impact of Television on Presidential Behavior in 1947-1969.”
He had missed an offer as nominee for the Democratic presidential nomination with Michael Dukakis in 1988, but he finally succeeded as vice president with President Bill Clinton’s in 1992 and repeated this success in 1996.
Al Gore has been heavily involved with environmental issues since 1976 when he was still a member of the Congress. On that time, Al Gore held the first congressional hearing on climate change as well as on toxic waste and global warming.
His work as an environmental activist continued throughout the 1980s by actively participating as a speaker in the environmental mission. He is known as one of Atari’s Democratic Party, which is then called the “Green Democrats” who are politicians who look at issues such as clean air, clean water, and global warming as a key to the future victory for their party.
His activities on climate change ultimately gave him the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 2007. Upon receiving the Nobel Prize, Al Gore urged the world’s largest carbon emitters which are United Staes and China to make the move to stand accountable before the history that they make is a failure.
The prize was given in conjunction with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007 to further alert people to global warming and together contemplate and contribute to how to counter it. The book he wrote entitled “An Inconvenient Truth” and in the documentary managed to win two Oscars and Grammy.
In his speech at the gala ceremony in Oslo, he said that “We, the human species, are facing a planetary emergency – a threat to the survival of our civilization that gathers dangerous and destructive potential even as we gather here.”
He donated the entire $ 1.6 million prize to environmental organizations, now known as the Climate Reality Project, which aims to take action on climate change issues.
In 2013, Gore published his latest book, The Future: The Six Movers of Global and Earth Change in the Balance Sheet: Forge a New Common Goal. Al Gore sees his work for many years beginning to make an impact in 2015 with the launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, dubbed DSCOVR. DSCOVR has a special camera that can monitor certain wavelengths that can warn the scientists about the presence of certain materials such as aerosols, volcanic ash, and ozone.
In 2016, Al Gore became a speaker at the TED conference in Vancouver, Canada, and his lecture is about “Optimism on Climate Change.” He asserted that the decline in costs associated with renewable energy and the recent agreements reached at the 2015 Climate Change Conference of 2015 as a reason for a more positive outlook for the foreseeable future.
In August 2017 during an interview with LAD Bible, Al Gore continues to show his high support in the fight against climate change. He was saying that young people have a vital role in change and movement in protecting the environment. All of Al Gore activity and the spirit of loving the environment and his dedication still going on up to now and is a good example for all of us to follow.