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Gore Finally Practices what he Preaches

14Dec07

People have long been lashing out at Al Gore for widely proclaiming the need for action (in the face of the climate crisis), while personally having a massive carbon footprint. Fortunately, as AP reports, Gore has now finally shunned his critics by turning his Nashville mansion into a much more environmentally friendly place.

The former vice […]

Top meteorologist ‘refutes’ Gore’s claims

19Oct07

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that one of the world’s top meteorologists ‘has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize “ridiculous” and the product of “people who don’t understand how the atmosphere works”.’
Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, told a […]

Gore wants Prize to spur urgency

13Oct07

As the BBC reports, Al Gore said while speaking in Palo Alto, California, that he wants to figure out the best way to use the honour and recognition that comes with his recent Nobel Peace Prize as a “way of speeding up the change in awareness, and the change in urgency” related to Global Warming. […]

Gore/IPCC share Nobel Peace Prize

13Oct07

It has been widely reported by the media: Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for “their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”

National Geographic reports:
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In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.

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