The innovators who will devise a new way to harness the sun's energy for pennies or invent an engine that's carbon negative may live in Lagos or Mumbai or Montevideo. The Gore-monger. For now we still have the power to choose our fate, and the remaining question is only this: Have we the will to act vigorously and in time, or will we remain imprisoned by a dangerous illusion? Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Honorable members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen. Following is the text of the concession speech delivered by Al Gore on Wednesday: Good evening. For this purpose we will rise, and we will act.". On Oscar night, if Al Gore has slimmed down 25 or 30 pounds, Lord knows.'" And a fourth. It's quiet; it's peaceful. Seven years ago tomorrow, I read my own political obituary in a judgment that seemed to me harsh and mistaken - if not premature. But they will not take us far enough without collective action. In the words of the Spanish poet, Antonio Machado, "Pathwalker, there is no path. Al Gore Says âWe Have the Solutions We Need to Solve the Climate Crisisâ on Earth Day 2020 this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. --Jon Stewart "Congratulations to Al Gore. And still, we have remained largely oblivious to the impact of our cumulative actions. In the last few months, it has been harder and harder to misinterpret the signs that our world is spinning out of kilter. As these problems are linked, so too must be their solutions. The generation that defeated fascism throughout the world in the 1940s found, in rising to meet their awesome challenge, that they had gained the moral authority and long-term vision to launch the Marshall Plan, the United Nations, and a new level of global cooperation and foresight that unified Europe and facilitated the emergence of democracy and prosperity in Germany, Japan, Italy and much of the world. Máº¹ cá»§a Gore là Pauline LaFon Gore, má»t trong nhá»¯ng phá»¥ ná»¯ Äáº§u tiên tá»t nghiá»p TrÆ°á»ng Luáºt Äáº¡i há»c Vanderbilt. We are recklessly burning and clearing our forests and driving more and more species into extinction. Transcript: Al Gore's Speech Al Gore said in his convention speech the world is facing a "planetary emergency" â and Obama is the person to help solve it. We need to go far, quickly. In every land, the truth - once known - has the power to set us free. â¦ These were not comforting and misleading assurances that the threat was not real or imminent; that it would affect others but not ourselves; that ordinary life might be lived even in the presence of extraordinary threat; that Providence could be trusted to do for us what we would not do for ourselves. Moreover, the catastrophe now threatening us is unprecedented - and we often confuse the unprecedented with the improbable. And when large truths are genuinely inconvenient, whole societies can, at least for a time, ignore them. Al Gore Official portrait, 1994 45th Vice President of the United States In office January 20, 1993 â January 20, 2001 President Bill Clinton Preceded by Dan Quayle Succeeded by Dick Cheney United States Senator from Tennessee In office January 3, 1985 â January 2, 1993 Preceded by Howard Baker Succeeded by Harlan Mathews Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee In â¦ Last September 21, as the Northern Hemisphere tilted away from the sun, scientists reported with unprecedented distress that the North Polar ice cap is "falling off a cliff." Sometimes, without warning, the future knocks on our door with a precious and painful vision of what might be. OSLO, NORWAY . But there is hopeful news as well: we have the ability to solve this crisis and avoid the worst - though not all - of its consequences, if we act boldly, decisively and quickly. Even in Nobel's time, there were a few warnings of the likely consequences. Now, we and the earth's climate are locked in a relationship familiar to war planners: "Mutually assured destruction.". As temperature extremes have increased, tens of thousands have lost their lives. Unexpectedly, that quest has brought me here. The very web of life on which we depend is being ripped and frayed. He had hoped his invention would promote human progress. We are standing at the most fateful fork in that path. And tomorrow, we will dump a slightly larger amount, with the cumulative concentrations now trapping more and more heat from the sun. These prior struggles for survival were won when leaders found words at the 11th hour that released a mighty surge of courage, hope and readiness to sacrifice for a protracted and mortal challenge. They can and do help. Heads of state should meet early next year to review what was accomplished in Bali and take personal responsibility for addressing this crisis. It is a purpose I have tried to serve for many years. These are the last few years of decision, but they can be the first years of a bright and hopeful future if we do what we must. Another new study, to be presented by U.S. Navy researchers later this week, warns it could happen in as little as 7 years. I accept the finality of this outcome.â I accept the finality of this outcome.â This week, I will urge the delegates in Bali to adopt a bold mandate for a treaty that establishes a universal global cap on emissions and uses the market in emissions trading to efficiently allocate resources to the most effective opportunities for speedy reductions. Peoples in the frozen Arctic and on low-lying Pacific islands are planning evacuations of places they have long called home. Fifteen years ago, I made that case at the "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro. 2017 awards and honors. DECEMBER 10, 2007. In the Kanji characters used in both Chinese and Japanese, "crisis" is written with two symbols, the first meaning "danger," the second "opportunity." You must make the path as you walk.". Let us acknowledge that if we wish to redeem squandered time and speak again with moral authority, then these are the hard truths: The way ahead is difficult. Gore was the son of a Democratic congressman and senator from Tennessee.He graduated from Harvard University in 1969 and enlisted in the army, serving in the Vietnam War as a military reporter from 1969 through 1971. Vice President Al Gore delivered his acceptance speech to delegates at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. I heard you and I will not forget.â You hear the birds; you hear the tree frogs. We have everything we need to get started, save perhaps political will, but political will is a renewable resource. Either they will ask: "What were you thinking; why didn't you act? Gore-magnificent. Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" lacks the shock and awe of its urgent, articulate and motivational 2006 Oscar-winning original documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." "An Inconvenient Truth," the big-screen adaptation of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's slide-show lecture about the perils of global warming, won Academy Awards on â¦ I haven't fallen in love yet. Al Gore has been the Cassandra of the climate crisis seemingly since the times of Cassandra. We, the human species, are confronting a planetary emergency - a threat to the survival of our civilization that is gathering ominous and destructive potential even as we gather here. If you want to go far, go together." No, these were calls to come to the defense of the common future. Climate refugees have migrated into areas already inhabited by people with different cultures, religions, and traditions, increasing the potential for conflict. *This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning. Ten years ago, I presented it in Kyoto. He was an inspiration and hero to my own father, who followed Hull in the Congress and the U.S. Senate and in his commitment to world peace and global cooperation. Both countries should stop using the other's behavior as an excuse for stalemate and instead develop an agenda for mutual survival in a shared global environment. Following is the text of Vice President Al Gore's concession speech Wednesday night, from the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, as recorded by The New York Timesâ¦ ... Al Gore announced last night that for the first time, the Academy Awards had a green theme. It is time to make peace with the planet. So today, we dumped another 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, as if it were an open sewer. Seven years later, Alfred Nobel created this prize and the others that bear his name. Mahatma Gandhi awakened the largest democracy on earth and forged a shared resolve with what he called "Satyagraha" - or "truth force.". Part of HuffPost Politics. Today is National Voter Registration Day! The outer boundary of what we currently believe is feasible is still far short of what we actually must do. We asked for a second opinion. Shaken by this condemnation, the inventor made a fateful choice to serve the cause of peace. I have over a thousand of these." Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1982 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. Today it got reversed by the Supreme Court. Millions have been displaced by massive flooding in South Asia, Mexico, and 18 countries in Africa. Eight weeks ago, when you announced this prize, the deepest emotion I felt was when I saw the headline in my hometown paper that simply noted I had won the same prize that Cordell Hull had won. 2017 Honorary Doctorate, University of Melbourne. As a result, the earth has a fever. One hundred and nineteen years ago, a wealthy inventor read his own obituary, mistakenly published years before his death. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore took center stage at the Oscars as the big-screen adaptation of his slide-show lecture â¦ Wrongly believing the inventor had just died, a newspaper printed a harsh judgment of his life's work, unfairly labeling him "The Merchant of Death" because of his invention - dynamite. Gore-Mary Abraham. Even though I fear my words cannot match this moment, I pray what I am feeling in my heart will be communicated clearly enough that those who hear me will say, "We must act. After performing 10,000 equations by hand, Svante Arrhenius calculated that the earth's average temperature would increase by many degrees if we doubled the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Report Video Issue At the same time, we must ensure that in mobilizing globally, we do not invite the establishment of ideological conformity and a new lock-step "ism.". You feel the grass. There is an African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. You notice the leaves rustling with the wind. Al Gore has received a number of important awards and honors. Gore-stradmus. Just as Hull's generation found moral authority in rising to solve the world crisis caused by fascism, so too can we find our greatest opportunity in rising to solve the climate crisis. I have a purpose here today. During the award ceremony, Gore and actor Leonardo DiCaprio shared the stage to speak about the "greening" of the ceremony itself. Stronger storms in the Pacific and Atlantic have threatened whole cities. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys STARmeter Awards San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events Al Gore: You look at that river gently flowing by.