EXCLUSIVE: Al Gore on the US elections
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 7:00p.m.
The US election is less than four weeks away and it’s close.
The would-be vice-presidents debated today in a testy affair where Republican candidate Paul Ryan attacked, and Democratic candidate Joe Biden laughed in his face.
In New Zealand today was a man who's been there himself - Al Gore – who was vice-president twice, under Bill Clinton.
He then ran for president himself against George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election and despite getting half a million more votes, he lost - somewhat controversially and somewhat infamously.
Mr Gore is in Auckland tonight to speak about leadership, innovation, sustainability, reinvention and the challenges facing global economies and businesses.
Watch the video to see John Campbell’s interview.
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8/11/2012 12:12:56 p.m.
We all have solutions but the problem is getting people to apply them.
If you can't get at least 2/3 of the population to change there ways you have a lost cause, and a change can be a hard process for some people. So the only solution can never be seen in our life time and maybe not in our children's life time. Change is as history has shown us, a very long process. If you have values that can change the world GOOD, but will they be lost in you. Will you hand them to the next generation so that they can grow it in they heart for the next generation to take over nurture and grow. We all have lost something over time if you can sacrifice your hope in yourself believe in the next generation to carry on thing from here there will no dealt be a change sometime in the future.
16/10/2012 7:44:50 p.m.
@Susan, what are you debating this for, is it going to be bad for the planet if we stop polluting it? Is it going to harm fauna and flora if we stop its destruction? Is it going to be bad for future generations if we start using alternatives to oil / carbon consumption? Are you saying that we should continue to pollute the earth just because you don't believe it is warming due to us? Your argument makes no sense at all, or is this because you don't live in a sustainable and want to justify your position? I am sustainable and proud of it, how about trying it, you might actually feel better for it and help the earth as well. We live on a tiny blue dot somewhere in this massive universe, there is no other 'earth' within sight or reach so we are here for the long haul, might as well make it a nice place to live? So ditch the SUV and plant a garden, do your grand kids and their kids a favour. As for Al Gore, his message is for a better planet for all so its not really a bad message is it, either way?
16/10/2012 6:24:22 p.m.
In all the analysis of Gore's 2000 election loss, we must also consider that he did not carry his own home state of Tennessee in the electoral count. In US presidential elections, this is unheard of. In his resounding 1980 defeat, Jimmy Carter carried Georgia. Barry Goldwater carried Arizona in 1964. In an even bigger loss, Walter Mondale at least had a single state to his credit, his home state of Minnesota in 1984.
15/10/2012 8:02:26 a.m.
Gore Effect wrote:
Snow in Australia in October, Warming stopped 16 years ago (Uk Met Service). Should visit more often just after PM pronounces his version of the truth.
14/10/2012 12:56:01 p.m.
sounds like new world order to me..when has the big wigs ever put people first?Greed and control has always been first.Wake up everyone..
14/10/2012 12:16:04 p.m.
Nice try on the Cosmic Ray theory. It is accurate to say there is some evidence of Cosmic rays having an influence on clouds and up to about 1970 the pattern was reasonable as it was with solar activity. Unfortunately the correlation ends since then....Temp should have gone down based on Cosmic ray and solar activity....it went up considerably...something else caused that and there is no doubt that the dominant factor is man made Greenhouse gases ...97% of actual climate science research say it is "us" Sorry on that one as well...Stop believing the Climate change denial rubbish and check your facts fully. Little doubt cosmic ray impacts are worthy of research, but they are not the cause of Global warming
13/10/2012 8:24:53 p.m.
"Carl Wunsch, professor of Physical Oceanography at MIT, is featured in the Channel 4 version of the programme. Afterwards he said that he was "completely misrepresented" in the film and had been "totally misled" when he agreed to be interviewed. He called the film "grossly distorted" and "as close to pure propaganda as anything since World War Two", and he lodged a complaint with Ofcom. He particularly objected to how his interview material was used:"
That “the Cloud Mystery” sounds like a nice piece of work.
13/10/2012 8:06:03 p.m.
Im more inclined to believe its a half truth and a half lie, that is our atmospheric is effected by cosmic rays and also our actions on this planet.
A quick google seems to suggest the cloud mystery hasn't been wholly embraced by a majority of scientists as responsible for global warming, its still out there on the fringe, im sure special interests push hard for people to believe its responsible tho.
13/10/2012 4:26:57 p.m.
Al Gore the multi billionaire through his Climate Scam. He is just another ex jughead politician, but the sheeple follow him.
13/10/2012 10:56:39 a.m.
@ Susan Fraser, Right on, Lady!!!!
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