As the 2000 Democratic Presidential candidate, Al Gore, Vice President of the United States during the Clinton administration, lost the race to George W. Bush. But since then, his popularity has skyrocketed as he focuses on the main issue that stirs his conscience: global warming. In 2007, Gore, along with the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, won the Nobel Peace Prize, driven by his 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Academy Award for its discussion of global warming and climate change. Gore remains passionate about environmental issues, but has also concentrated on his career as a businessman. He is president of Current TV and a director on the board of Apple, Inc., among other positions.
Gore grew up sharing time between Washington, D.C., and Tennessee. He graduated from Harvard with honors and enlisted in the army during the Vietnam War, which he opposed but felt compelled to serve in. He served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate for Tennessee. Gore married Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson in 1970, and the couple has four children.
The official site of Al Gore, this resource offers a wealth of info on Gore the man, the politician and the activist. Includes Gore's personal blog.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2007 Watch a 22-minute video of Gore's Nobel Lecture, delivered on Dec. 10, 2007, at the Oslo City Hall, Norway, or skim the transcript. Curious about Gore's reaction to the award? See what Gore had to say to Time about the experience, his plans in the coming years and the future of the planet.
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An ever-expanding center archiving news and facts about Gore as they unfold.