We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.

— Al Gore

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As I have said for many years throughout this land, we're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the future of human civilization. Every bit of that has to change.

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A zebra can not change it's spots.

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Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.

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Iraq does pose a serious threat to the stability of the Persian Gulf and we should organize an international coalition to eliminate his access to weapons of mass destruction. Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to completely deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.

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We are running out of time, we must have a planetary solution to a planetary crisis.

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The message from Wal-Mart today to the rest of the business community is there need not be any conflict between the environment and the economy. We will find the way not only to reconcile (those), but to find new profits and new opportunities as we do the right thing.

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Once the renewable infrastructure is built, the fuel is free forever.

Unlike carbon-based fuels, the wind and the sun and the earth itself provide fuel that is free, in amounts that are effectively limitless.

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The warnings about global warming have been extremely clear for a long time.

We are facing a global climate crisis. It is deepening. We are entering a period of consequences.

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Believe in the power of your own voice.

The more noise you make, the more accountability you demand from your leaders, the more our world will change for the better.

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George Bush taking credit for the wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising.

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When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts.

When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.

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The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk.

And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake.

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About Al Gore

Quotes 355 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Vice President
Birthday October 16

Future generations may well have occasion to ask themselves, "What were our parents thinking? Why didn't they wake up when they had a chance?" We have to hear that question from them, now.

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Here is the truth: The Earth is round;

Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.

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What we take for granted might not be here for our children.

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We all know the leopard can't change his stripes.

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The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'

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Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.

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I think the cost of energy will come down when we make this transition to renewable energy.

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Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.

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The way to bring gas prices down is to end our dependence on oil and use the renewable sources that can give us the equivalent of $1 per gallon gasoline.

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During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.

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What changed in the United States with Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences.

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Tobacco addiction sinks its claws in deeply, it's just as powerful of [sic] an addiction as heroin or crack cocaine.

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All I have to do is be the best Al I can be, because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough and, doggone it, people like me.

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The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need, more are being developed.... But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait.

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The consensus is clear. We need an immediate and determined shift to a clean, renewable economy. The continued mass burning of fossil fuels is inconsistent with a healthy, prosperous future for our civilization.

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Clouds of a different sort signal an environmental holocaust without precedent.

Once again, world leaders waffle, hoping the danger will dissipate. Yet today the evidence is as clear as the sounds of glass shattering in Berlin.

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Two thousand scientists, in a hundred countries, engaged in the most elaborate, well organized scientific collaboration in the history of humankind, have produced long-since a consensus that we will face a string of terrible catastrophes unless we act to prepare ourselves and deal with the underlying causes of global warming.

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The day I made that statement, about the inventing the internet, I was tired because I'd been up all night inventing the Camcorder.

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The choice to 'do nothing' in response to the mounting evidence is actually a choice to continue and even accelerate the reckless environmental destruction that is creating the catastrophe at hand.

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We can believe in the future and work to achieve it and preserve it, or we can whirl blindly on, behaving as if one day there will be no children to inherit our legacy. The choice is ours; the earth is in balance.

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...it is appropriate to have an over representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.

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When fear displaces reason, the result is often irrational hatred and division.

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The catastrophe now threatening us is unprecedented - and we often confuse the unprecedented with the improbable.

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...it ought to be possible to establish a coordinated global program to accomplish the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine over, say, a twenty-five-year period.

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I don't really consider this a political issue, I consider it to be a moral issue.

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The planet is in distress and all of the attention is on Paris Hilton.

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One tragic example of the loss of forests and then water is found in Ethiopia.

The amount of its forested land has decreased from 40 to 1 percent in the last four decades. Concurrently, the amount of rainfall has declined to the point where the country is rapidly becoming a wasteland.

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Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.

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As many know, the Chinese expression for "crisis" consists of two characters side by side. The first is the symbol for "danger," the second the symbol for "opportunity."

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The key.. will be a new public awareness of how serious is the threat to the global environment. Those who have a vested interest in the status quo will probably continue to be able to stifle any meaningful change until enough citizens.. are willing to speak out.

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For me, the most disturbing aspect of the Republican political culture is how it puts its unquenchable thirst for power, domination and a radical ideology above facts, reason and the truth.

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If you look at the way all of the new reform movements dedicated to the public interest are living and thriving on the Internet, I do think there is still some considerable hope that the full participation of individuals in that conversation of democracy can once again restore the integrity of the way our democracy works.

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The presidency is more than a popularity contest.

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Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come.

We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather.

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We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.

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I think George W. Bush has a warm, engaging personality. But, you know, the presidency is more than just a popularity contest.

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I doubt nuclear power will play a much larger role than it does now.

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