Nobel Laureate Al Gore focused the world's attention on the global climate crisis.

Why you should listen

Former Vice President Al Gore is cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple, Inc.'s board of directors.

Gore is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the BalanceAn Inconvenient TruthThe Assault on ReasonOur Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change and most recently, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. He is the subject of the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won two Oscars in 2006, and a second documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which was released in 2017. He is the corecipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."

Gore was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1982 and to the US Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993 and served eight years.

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Live from TED2020

Conversations on capitalism and climate change: Week 6 of TED2020

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Live from TED2017

Planet, Protection: The talks of Session 6 of TED2017

April 26, 2017

Polar ice doesn’t care who’s in the White House. It just melts. In the sixth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson, we hear blunt talk on climate change — taking a 30,000-foot view from the clouds and examining some market-based solutions for cleaning the planet. Below, recaps of the talks from Session 6, in […]

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