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, the media company founded by Al Gore after the 2000 election, has picked up the kinds of in depth long form journalism being rapidly dropped by major networks, but has been tantalizingly unavailable for those without cable; until now. They have been putting their Vanguard episodes up on their website and on YouTube. [more inside]
At TED this past March, Al Gore once again presented the Mother of all Power Point Shows.
This time around, there is a renewed sense of urgency, with updated slides about Arctic sea ice loss, among other things. More so than in the past, Gore specifically focuses on the necessity for laws to change, and how before that can happen, politics, especially American politics, must change as well. Another theme of Gore's latest TED appearance is how climate change is also a tremendous opportunity for a new heroic generation, to be remembered as the ones who solved the greatest crisis of human civilization.
Climate change a 'questionable truth'.
Margaret Wente looks beyond the hysteria surrounding the climate change debate. Hysteria her own newspaper has been contributing to
An Inconvenient Truth, but an unavoidable one, too.
In a recent AP poll, the nation's top climate scientists are giving Al Gore's documentary on global warming five stars for accuracy.
This comes on the heels of an intensifying effort to trash the science of the movie by The Wall Street Journal
and The National Review
However, the overwhelming consensus
of over a thousand climate scientists in 120 countries, as well as the US' own National Academy of Sciences
, is firmly in Gore's camp. With an undeniable agreement among the world's scientists and oil industry hackishness
coming to light, is the US about to turn the corner on it's conventional wisdom about man-made global warming?
The Campaign Gore Can't Lose.
Al Gore makes the case for global warming. (Trailer)
Even the hard-bitten conservatives at the National Review are impressed.
Can Al Gore lead the way to a new environmental majority?