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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:09 AM
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Gore to Receive Sierra Club's Highest Award
Gore to Receive Sierra Club's Highest Award

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 24, 2007 (ENS) - Former Vice President Al Gore, who has spent 30 years making the world aware of the dangers of global warming, will receive the Sierra Club's top award this year, the environmental group announced today.

Between his earliest political career in 1976 as a representative of Tennessee's Fourth District, and his two-term vice presidency beginning in 1993, Gore helped set the political and popular stages for prime-time environmentalism, the Sierra Club said today.

He was one of the first politicians to grasp the seriousness of climate change and to call for a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. He held the first congressional hearings on the subject in the late 1970s.

Since then, he has presented the science behind global warming and its predicted catastrophic effects more than 1,000 times. His message reached the general public with the 2006 documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth." The film has won numerous awards, including two Academy Awards. His paperback book of the same name reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list.

On July 7, 2007, Gore reached a global audience with his Live Earth Concerts, when he orchestrated 24 hours of concerts on seven continents asking for each person watching to make a pledge to take action for the environment. He has been nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change.

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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:14 AM
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1. Hooray for Al Gore and the Sierra Club!
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 08:37 AM
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2. He was also the first politician to grasp the importance of the Internet
or the internets, as the evil monkey calls it.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-25-07 10:52 AM
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