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Guest Al Gore

When it comes to global warming, no voice is more powerful than Al Gore. Of course, everyone knows his documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth.' It made forty million dollars worldwide - the fifth highest grossing documentary ever. Plus, it won the Oscar for 'best documentary' and helped Gore win the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

With all that, it's easy to forget, Gore spent twenty-four years in politics, most famously as vice president under Bill Clinton. And of course, in 2000, he nearly became President, winning the popular vote, but losing the battle for Florida and the White House to George W. Bush.

Now, back in his younger days, Gore served as an army reporter in Vietnam. Then, in 1976, he ran for office at 28 years old. He won a seat in Congress and eventually held the first congressional meetings on climate change. Then in 1990, as a US Senator, Gore worked to help developing nations build their economies while protecting the environment.

So, as you can see, he's no 'Johnny come lately.' Now, Al Gore has a new book. It's called 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.' And it's printed on one hundred per cent recycled paper.

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