TED Talk. Al Gore: The case for optimism on climate change


Former US Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore presents drastic examples on how man-made forces are gradually destroying our planet. „After World War II, the emission rates started really accelerating. And the accumulated amount of man-made, global warming pollution that is up in the atmosphere now traps as much extra heat energy as would be released by 400,000 Hiroshima-class atomic bombs exploding every 24 hours, 365 days a year – a fact-checked over and over again.“

Still Al Gore is optimistic that climate change can be tackled. But how?

Al Gore is chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a not-for-profit organisation, has authored bestsellers such as Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, and The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.

His documentary An Inconvenient Truth was awarded an Oscar and – together with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – became co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007.

On January 20, 1993, Al Gore was inaugurated as the 45th Vice President of the United States, post he held for eight years.

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