Al Gore continues to focus the world's attention on the global climate crisis.

Why you should listen

Former Vice President Al Gore is the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis, a founding partner and chairman of Generation Investment Management and a cofounder of Climate TRACE. He is also a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a member of Apple’s board of directors and a member of the World Economic Forum’s board of trustees. Gore is the author of numerous books on the climate crisis and our collective future and the subject of the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, released in 2017.
Gore was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 1976, to the US Senate in 1984 and became vice president in 1992. In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."

Al Gore’s TED talks

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Live from TED Countdown Summit 2023

Compass: Notes from Session 1 of TED Countdown Summit 2023

July 12, 2023

TED Countdown Summit 2023 kicked off in Detroit, Michigan, with a wide-ranging, solution-filled session of TED Talks and performances meant to inspire action on the world’s toughest challenge: climate change. Over the course of four days, the Summit seeks to change the conversation on climate change and tell a new, true story about how a […]

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Regeneration: Notes from Session 8 of TED2022

April 13, 2022

Session 8 of TED2022 focused on tackling climate change — in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adapting to the evolving conditions on Earth and regenerating what we’ve already lost. The session was also linked to TED’s climate project, Countdown, launched in 2020 with the goal of championing and accelerating solutions to the climate crisis. […]

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Rethinking: Notes from Session 5 of Countdown Summit

October 15, 2021

Follow Countdown on Twitter and Instagram • Subscribe to the Countdown newsletter To take on the climate crisis, we’re in for some big rethinking — in how we live, work, eat and move forward with solutions that make livelihoods more equitable for everyone, no matter their location or background. The speakers of Countdown Summit Session […]

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