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Al Gore Back With a Plan

Former Vice President and presidential hopeful Al Gore seized upon the “change” theme that Barack Obama so successfully rode to victory in this year’s election to remind readers of Sunday’s New York Times that there’s one kind of change we don’t need: climate change.

Posted on Nov 8, 2008 READ MORE


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Gore Going to the Opera

Al Gore has had no shortage of accolades since his rebirth as front man for the environment, but, true to form, Italy’s La Scala opera house is determined to take “An Inconvenient Truth” over the top. An opera of the award-winning book and movie is set to premiere in 2011, and because it’s hard to make a character out of carbon emissions, it’s very possible the production will center on a certain former vice president.

Posted on May 29, 2008 READ MORE


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Gore: Change Laws and Lightbulbs

After “An Inconvenient Truth” hit theaters, Al Gore may have won a couple of trophies for his work in fighting climate change, but the former vice president doesn’t believe enough has changed where it counts—in national and international laws

Posted on Apr 21, 2008 READ MORE


Supreme Court Gives Gore’s Oscar to Bush

The satirist reports that the justices have applied their electoral wisdom to the Academy Awards.

Posted on Mar 4, 2007 READ MORE


Fox’s Take on the Oscars

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Posted on Feb 28, 2007 READ MORE


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And the Oscar Goes to ... Al Gore

“An Inconvenient Truth” took home two Academy Awards on Sunday, one for best documentary and the other for Melissa Etheridge’s “I Need to Wake Up” (best song). In case you missed it, here’s a video summary of Al Gore’s night at the Oscars.

Posted on Feb 25, 2007 READ MORE


Has ‘Inconvenient Truth’ Reached ‘Tipping Point’ Status?

It looks as though “inconvenient truth” is set to join “perfect storm” and “tipping point” in the ranks of superstar catch-phrases. The latest iteration: George Lakoff’s column on the Huffington Post, “Occupation: The Inconvenient Truth About Iraq.”
Are there other instances? Send ‘em in via the comments box….

Posted on Jul 5, 2006 READ MORE



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Lawrence Bender: The Truthdig Interview

Bender, the producer of every Quentin Tarantino movie, describes how he produced the Al Gore global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Check out:

  • Why he thought a guy nicknamed “The Robot” would a compelling documentary subject
  • His take on Gore’s inability to capitalize on global warming when he was in office
  • Bender’s recognition that climate change barely registers on most voters’ minds

  • Posted on May 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Gore at a DNC fundraiser
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    Gore Revs Up Global Warming Campaign

    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.
    Check out an early review of the movie.

    Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


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