Albert Gore, Jr.
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. served as Vice President of the United States with President Bill Clinton. On October 13, 2007 he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work sounding the alarm on global warming and climate change.  Al Gore’s investment firm, Generation Investment Management, has led a $51.7 million investment in Harvest Power Inc.
- 1 Affiliations
- 2 Gore Tells Bush's War Cabinet to Resign
- 3 The Internet
- 4 Controversy
- 5 Speeches
- 6 Related SourceWatch Resources
- 7 External links
- Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 
- Director, Alliance for Climate Protection 
- Director, World Resources Institute
- Director, Climate Reality Project
- Former President (1990-93), Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment
- Chairman, Generation Investment Management
- International Advisory Council, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice 
- Winner of a 2007 UNEP: Champions of the Earth Award
- Recipient of the 2005 Center for Health and the Global Environment Global Environmental Citizen Award
- Judge, Virgin Earth Challenge
- Global Advisory Committee, Earth Day Network 
Gore Tells Bush's War Cabinet to Resign
On May 27, 2004, the Washington Post's Mike Allen reported on former Vice President Al Gore's May 26, 2004, speech "sponsored by MoveOn PAC, linking the Abu Ghraib prison abuses to deep flaws in President George W. Bush's Iraq policy and calling for the resignation of 6 members of the Bush Administration team responsible for the failed policy and abuse of prisoners in Iraq." 
"The speech, at New York University, was the highest-profile appearance by Gore since he endorsed former Vermont governor Howard Dean for the Democratic presidential nomination. Yesterday, Gore included an endorsement of Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.), the presumptive nominee," Allen writes.
- "'Our nation's best interest lies in having a new president who can turn a new page, sweep clean with a new broom,' Gore said. He said Kerry 'should not tie his own hands by offering overly specific, detailed proposals concerning a situation that is rapidly changing and, unfortunately, rapidly deteriorating, but should rather preserve his, and our country's, options, to retrieve our national honor as soon as this long national nightmare is over," Allen writes.
At the first World Telecommunication Development Conference held in March 1994 at Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vice President Al Gore "introduced the U.S. vision for the Global Information Infrastructure (GII)": 
- "Let us build a global community in which the people of neighboring countries view each other not as potential enemies, but as potential partners, as members of the same family in the vast, increasingly interconnected human family."
Democrats the Progressive Movement
- John Stauber, The Progressive Movement is a PR Front for Rich Democrats, March 15, 2013, CounterPunch.
Gore has been criticized on the grounds that his choice of lifestyle has resulted in him having a large 'carbon footprint'; for example his home uses 20 times the power of the average American home . Gore offsets that carbon use by purchasing carbon credits through the company Generation Investment Management, of which he is the chairman - a practice that has prompted further criticism .
During his campaign for president in 1999 and 2000, he was the target of repeated propaganda attacks by Republicans, who ironically accused him of fabricating myths about his life even while doing that themselves. Some of the most famous of those claims are:
- "Gore said he invented the Internet."
- "Gore said that he and his wife Tipper were the inspiration for Erich Segal's novel, Love Story."
- "Gore said that he grew up doing chores on his father's farm."
Phil Agre, a professor of communications at the University of California, Los Angeles, has written a detailed essay showing how Wired magazine, Republican politicians and media pundits have distorted the facts regarding these claims. Agre's essay is titled, "Who Invented 'Invented'?: Tracing the Real Story of the 'Al Gore Invented the Internet' Hoax." 
- Al Gore, Remarks to MoveOn, New York University, August 7, 2003.
- Al Gore, Remarks on "Freedom and Security", American Constitution Society, November 9, 2003.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- William M. Daley
- Al Gore: U.S. Presidential Campaign 2008
- "An Inconvenient Truth"
- Bush administration smear campaigns
- Clinton administration
- global warming
- Gore Aviation Safety and Security Report
- Operation Iraqi Freedom: Military and Political Dissent
- U.S. presidential election, 2004
- U.S. presidential election, 2008
- Ann Davlin - environmental advisor
- The Gore Factor Blogspot.
- Compare where Al Gore stands to other 2008 presidential candidates - whereIstand.com
Articles & Commentary
- Al Gore's Skeleton Closet, RealChange.org. Includes links to primary source documents.
- Karin Miller, "Gore calls Bush a divider, says he uses fear as a political tool," commercialappeal.com, November 26, 2003.
- "Gore Says Bush Using Fear as Political Tool," WATE.com, November 25, 2003: "Former Vice President Al Gore told college students Tuesday night in Murfreesboro that the Bush administration is using fear as a political tool."
- David Bauder, "Al Gore Debuting TV for Web Generation," Associated Press, July 31, 2005: "Much of the talk around Al Gore's new Current TV network has been broadly philosophical, like the former vice president's statement that 'we want to be the television home page for the Internet generation.' With its debut Monday, Current TV will be judged by the same mundane standards as other networks — on whether its programming can hold a viewer's interest."
- Carolyn Sayre, "Al Gore's Foot Soldiers," TIME Magazine/CNN, January 31, 2007.
- John Acher, "Al Gore, Inuit activist gain Nobel Peace Prize nod," Reuters (National Post (Canada)), February 1, 2007.
- William Booth, "Al Gore, Rock Star. Oscar Hopeful May Be America's Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever," Washington Post, February 25, 2007.
- Robert Parry, "Gore's Other Global Warning: Iraq War," Consortiumnews, February 25, 2007: "... it’s worth remembering that in fall 2002 Gore sought to warn the American people about another 'inconvenient truth,' the folly of invading Iraq."
- Jake Tapper, "Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? -- A $30,000 Utility Bill," ABC News, February 26, 2007. re Tennessee Center for Policy Research
- "Gore Responds To Drudge’s Latest Hysterics," Think Progress, February 26, 2007. re Matt Drudge and the Drudge Report
- Joan, "Gore evacuated 270 Katrina patients in September 2005 - AP," Political Cortex, February 26, 2007.
- John Amato, "Smearing Gore," Crooks and Liars, February 27, 2007.
- Carpetbagger, "Conservative smear machine targets Gore (again)," The Carpetbagger Report, February 27, 2007.
- Anne Paine, "Group questions level of energy use at Gore home. High electric billing records show 'green power' also was purchased," Tennessean.com, February 27, 2007.
- "Olbermann Gets Out His Whiteboard And Explains...," Hoffmania! Blog, February 27, 2007.
- "Glenn Beck, Politico's Allen tag-teamed to mock Gore's appearance," Media Matters for America, February 27, 2007.
- SilentPatriot, "Olbermann on Gore's Energy Use: Setting the Record Straight," Crooks and Liars, February 28, 2007.
- SilentPatriot, "Colbert Exposes More Al Gore Hypocrisy," Crooks and Liars, February 28, 2007.
- Chris Cillizza and Matthew Mosk, "War on Warming Begins at (Al Gore's) Home," Washington Post, March 1, 2007.
- "Chuck Green column in Chieftain misleadingly attacked Gore's energy usage," Colorado Media Matters, March 1, 2007.
- Tim Shipman, "Gore campaign team assembles in secret," Telegraph (UK), April 21, 2007.
- The Daily Start-Up: Al Gore Takes Money Out Of The Lockbox, The Wall Street Journal, Accessed June 16, 2011.
- Team, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, accessed December 2, 2011.
- Board of Directors, Alliance for Climate Protection, accessed October 20, 2007.
- History, Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment, accessed September 12, 2007.
- "Generation: About Us", accessed December 2007.
- Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice International Advisory Counci, organizational web page, accessed June 19, 2012.
- Earth Day Network Global Advisory Committee, organizational web page, accessed December 21, 2013.