Gore Revs Up Global Warming Campaign
Posted on Apr 19, 2006
The former vice president is going high profile with his climate-change film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Speculation is rife that he is using the issue as a stalking horse for the White House in 2008.
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By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer
Tue Apr 18, 9:44 PM ET
Al Gore has a major campaign under way—to change policies on global warming.
The 2000 Democratic presidential nominee has hired longtime political associate Roy Neel to aid in his effort to raise awareness about global warming, a problem Gore calls “a planetary emergency.”
Gore’s movie and book about the issue, both called “An Inconvenient Truth,” are set for widespread release in May.
“He’s taking an increasingly high-profile role in working on the climate change issue,” Gore spokesman Michael Feldman said.
Gore repeatedly has brushed aside talk of another presidential bid, telling a Tennessee audience last month, “I’m not planning to be a candidate again. I haven’t reached a stage in my life where I’m willing to say I will never consider something like this.”
AP / John Marshall Mantel
Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at a Democratic National Committee fundraising dinner in New York, Monday, April 10.