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TED on Sunday: Al Gore

April 26, 2009

Congressman, senator, 45th vice president of the United States, presidential candidate, award-winning author, husband and father -- Al Gore has filled his sixty-one years on earth with enough achievement and success to last three lifetimes. But it is as a tireless advocate for the environment that he is most likely to be remembered by future generations. In this TED talk from 2008 -- a followup to his June 2006 talk ("15 Ways to Avert a Climate Crisis") -- Gore argues that we are facing a planetary emergency that requires a new generation of heroes to rise above our culture of distraction and create a sense of urgency around the climate crisis. The science is indisputable; the time for talk is over. What we need now is decisive, coordinated action on a global scale. (Filmed: March 2008. Running Time: 27:54.)

-- Mitch Nauffts

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Indeed. Gore is so strong and sure of his beliefs, he uses strong-arm tactics to prevent dissenting voices from speaking at the venue when he testifies or makes a "presentation" somewhere.

Hardly the actions of one who believes the "science is indisputable"

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