A greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range. Greenhouse gases cause the greenhouse effect. The primary greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere are water vapor (H 2 O), carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), methane (CH 4 ), nitrous oxide (N 2 O), and ozone (O 3 ). Without greenhouse gases, the average temperature of Earth's surface would be about -18 °C, rather than the present average of 15 °C. The atmospheres of Venus, Mars and Titan also contain greenhouse gases.
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TimeTime MagazineTime'' magazine
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City. It was founded in 1923 and for many years it was run by its influential co-founder Henry Luce. A European edition (Time Europe, formerly known as Time Atlantic) is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition (Time Asia) is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. In December 2008, Time discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition.
Environmental Protection AgencyEPAU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. President Richard Nixon proposed the establishment of EPA on July 9, 1970 and it began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current Administrator is former Deputy Administrator Andrew R. Wheeler, who had been acting administrator since July 2018.
Heroes of the Environment
Al Gore. Janine Benyus. Tommy Remengesau. José Goldemberg. Prince Charles. James Lovelock. Robert Redford. David Suzuki. Barnabas Suebu. Angela Merkel. Frederic Hauge. Wang Canfa. Olga Tsepilova. Von Hernandez. Wangari Maathai. Christine Loh. Benjamin Kahn. Karl Ammann. Hammer Simwinga. Toyota Prius Design Team. Tim Flannery. Theo Colborn. Chip Giller. James E. Hansen. D.P. Dobhal. Norman Myers. Paul Crutzen. Abul Hussam. George Schaller. Tulsi Tanti. Kazutoshi Sakurai and Takeshi Kobayashi. Jeffrey Immelt. Amory B. Lovins. Ray Anderson. Richard Sandor. William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Shi Zhengrong. Richard Branson. Kristine Pearson and Rory Stear of Lifeline Energy.
20002000 presidential electionPresident
Lockbox/Rainy Day fund: Gore's description of what he would do with the federal budget surplus. Al Gore invented the Internet: an interpretation of a quote by Al Gore in which he said that he "took the initiative in creating the Internet", to say that he was on the committee that funded the research which led to the formation of the Internet.
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Transcript of Al Gore's speech at the Sierra Summit, September 9, 2005. (archived from the original on 2006-02-10). The Digital Earth: Understanding our planet in the 21st Century, by Vice President Al Gore, Given at the California Science Center, Los Angeles, California, on January 31, 1998. Vice President Al Gore's introduction to Earthwatch: 24 Hours In Cyberspace. February 8, 1996. 24 Hours in Cyberspace''. " Understanding Earth: Retrospectives and Visions post conferences report." GeoJournal, Volume 37, Number 3 / November 1995. " Introduction. In Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. 1994. New York : Houghton-Mifflin. The Climate Change Action Plan.
1992 presidential campaignBill Clinton presidential campaign, 1992presidential campaign
Clinton then made what even his opponents acknowledged was a master stroke by choosing Al Gore, a Senator from Tennessee, as his running mate. This choice blunted a major strategy of the Bush campaign to paint Clinton and Gore as 'Northern liberals' in the mold of previous candidates George McGovern, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, and, to a lesser extent, Hubert Humphrey. Additionally, Gore's prior military record removed a lot of the criticism Clinton had received earlier. Besides Gore, several names were rumored to be in contention for the second spot, including Florida Senator and former Governor of Florida Bob Graham, Indiana Congressman Lee H.
Current TV makes its move -Gore promotes new network to overseas markets. Variety, March 12, 2007. Current TV's V-CAMs (Viewer Created Ad Messages) – Adweek. Current TV Tops 50 MM Subs – Multichannel News, March 12, 2007. Al Gore's Low Voltage Network, November 12, 2007. Interview with Robin Sloan, New Media Director at Current, Intruders tv Video, April 2009. Al Gore and Time Warner Cable Global Online Town Hall Meeting on Education About the Global Online Town Hall organized by Time Warner Cable and Michael Franzini in partnership with Current TV. |Newsworld International final signoff and conversion to Current TV. |Current Final Sign off and conversion to Al Jazeera America.
BushPresident BushPresident George W. Bush
During his campaign, Bush criticized his Democratic opponent, incumbent Vice President Al Gore, over gun control and taxation. When the election returns were tallied on November 7, Bush had won 29 states, including Florida. The closeness of the Florida outcome led to a recount. The initial recount also went to Bush, but the outcome was tied up in lower courts for a month until eventually reaching the U.S. Supreme Court. On December 9, in the controversial Bush v.
Generation IM Climate Solutions Fund
It was co-founded by former US Vice President Al Gore and Goldman Sachs' Asset Management head David Blood Generation has offices in both London and San Francisco and employs 87 people. Generation Investment Management LLP is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK. Generation has built a global research platform to integrate sustainability research into fundamental equity analysis. The firm’s advisory board, chaired by Al Gore, meets twice a year. The board consists of business leaders, industry experts, and other luminaries. The board helps establish a macro framework of trends and ideas.
Inconvenient TruthA Convenient Causea film starring himself
Gore's book of the same title was published concurrently with the theatrical release of the documentary. The book contains additional information, scientific analysis, and Gore's commentary on the issues presented in the documentary. A 2007 documentary entitled An Update with Former Vice President Al Gore features Gore discussing additional information that came to light after the film was completed, such as Hurricane Katrina, coral reef depletion, glacial earthquake activity on the Greenland ice sheet, wildfires, and trapped methane gas release associated with permafrost melting.
Albert Gore, Sr.Al Gore, Sr.Albert A. Gore Sr.
Albert Arnold Gore Sr. (December 26, 1907 – December 5, 1998), known to some as Al Gore before the fame of his son, was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator for the Democratic Party from Tennessee. He was the father of Albert A. Gore Jr., the 45th Vice President of the United States (1993–2001). Gore was born in Granville, Tennessee, the third of five children of Margie Bettie (née Denny) and Allen Arnold Gore. Gore's ancestors include Scots-Irish immigrants who first settled in Virginia in the mid-18th century and moved to Tennessee after the Revolutionary War.
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)International Panel on Climate Change
Vice-President Al Gore for his work on climate change and the documentary An Inconvenient Truth. There is widespread support for the IPCC in the scientific community, which is reflected in publications by other scientific bodies and experts. However, criticisms of the IPCC have been made. Since 2010 the IPCC has come under yet unparalleled public and political scrutiny. The global IPCC consensus approach has been challenged internally and externally, for example, during the 2009 Climatic Research Unit email controversy ("Climategate"). It is contested by some as an information monopoly with results for both the quality and the impact of the IPCC work as such.
2000 election controversydisputed vote counts5-4 decision
In each alternative way of recounting the rejected ballots, the number of additional votes for Gore was smaller than the 537-vote lead that state election officials ultimately awarded Bush. Under the strategy that Al Gore pursued at the beginning of the Florida recount — filing suit to force hand recounts in four predominantly Democratic counties — Bush would have kept his lead, according to the ballot review conducted by the consortium.
Democrats, most notably former Vice President Al Gore, have pressed for stern regulation of greenhouse gases. On October 15, 2007, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to build greater knowledge about man-made climate change and laying the foundations for the measures needed to counteract these changes asserting that "the climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity". Democrats have supported increased domestic renewable energy development, including wind and solar power farms, in an effort to reduce carbon pollution.
TipperMary "Tipper" GoreMary Elizabeth "Tipper" Aitcheson
Joined at the Heart: The Transformation of the American Family, 2002, ISBN: 0-8050-7450-3, (with Al Gore). The Spirit of Family, 2002, ISBN: 5-550-15167-7 (with Al Gore). The Way Home: Ending Homelessness in America, 2000, ISBN: 0-886-7505-8X. From the Bottom of Our Hearts, 2002, ISBN: 1-931718-32-6 (Foreword). Tipper Gore Photography. Official White House homepage (archived). Early version of official White House homepage, 1994. Warm and personable wins points with public - Tipper Gore (1996). Biography—Frontline. Biography. "Tipper Gore and Family Values"—NPR. Tipper Gore speaks at the Democratic National Convention, 1996. The Women Who Made Al Gore.
Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
Richard Sandor, creator of the Sustainable Performance Group, founded the exchange and has been a spokesman for it. The exchange traded in emissions of six gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, perfluorocarbons, and hydrofluorocarbons. CCX started trading in October 2003, prior to the commencement of trading in the European Union through the ETS system. IntercontinentalExchange (nyse: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced in April 2010 that it had agreed on terms to acquire Climate Exchange plc.
KristinKristin Carlson Gore
Kristin Carlson Gore (born June 5, 1977) is an American author and screenwriter. She is the second daughter of Al and Tipper Gore and the sister of Karenna Gore Schiff, Sarah and Albert III. Gore was raised in Washington, D.C., graduated from National Cathedral School in 1995 and from Harvard University in 1999. While at Harvard, she was an editor for Harvard Lampoon. Until her senior year at Harvard, she was the only woman on the literary board of Harvard Lampoon: "I didn't know its reputation at all", she says. "It was just that the funniest people I knew at Harvard were on the Lampoon, so I looked into it and it ended up being one of the best things I did."
Pauline (LaFon) GorePauline LaFon
. * The Women Who Made Al Gore. Pauline Gore, Mother of Former VP Dies. Pauline Gore receives degree from Union Univ. at age 87. Transcript of Al Gore's speech on presentation of honorary degree by Union College to Pauline LaFon Gore. Information on Pauline LaFon Gore scholarship. Governor Bredesen's statement on the death of Pauline LaFon Gore. Governor Bredesen's statement on the death of Pauline LaFon Gore.
CarthageCarthage, TNSmith County High School
It is likely best known as the hometown of former Vice President and Senator Al Gore of the Democratic Party and his father, Senator Albert Gore, Sr. The younger Gore announced his 1988 and 2000 presidential bids, as well as his 1992 vice-presidential bid, from the steps of the Smith County Courthouse. The earliest known European-American settler in what is now Carthage was William Walton (1760–1816), who arrived in the late 1780s after the United States achieved independence in the American Revolutionary War. Circa 1800, Walton directed the construction of the Walton Road (Cumberland Turnpike), an early stagecoach route connecting the Knoxville area in the east with Middle Tennessee.
Webby AwardWebby Awards2007
Webby Lifetime Achievement Award: Former Vice President Al Gore in recognition of the role he played in the development of the Internet over the past three decades. Webby Person of the Year: Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist. Webby Artist of the Year: The Kleptones. Webby Breakout of the Year: Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, the founders of Flickr. Webby Breakout of the Year: MySpace.com and its founders Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe. Webby Artist of the Year: Gorillaz. Webby Entrepreneur of the Year: Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and HDNet.
ClintonPresident ClintonPresident Bill Clinton
According to David Mixner, Clinton's support for the compromise led to a heated dispute with Vice President Al Gore, who felt that "the President should lift the ban ... even though [his executive order] was sure to be overridden by the Congress". Some gay-rights advocates criticized Clinton for not going far enough and accused him of making his campaign promise to get votes and contributions. Their position was that Clinton should have integrated the military by executive order, noting that President Harry S. Truman used executive order to racially desegregate the armed forces.
The field of Environmental Finance was first defined by Richard L. Sandor, American economist and entrepreneur, when he taught the first ever Environmental Finance course at Columbia University in the fall of 1992. Dr. Gretchen Daily, of Stanford University has written a book, The New Economy of Nature that addresses the issue of financing ecosystem services. Dr. Jürg P. Blum, defined the term environmental finance (Dissertation: Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Corporate Economic Performance..... 1994 at USIU) as a fairly new field, "concerned mainly with finance and investment regarding the ecological environment.
Tom Lee Jones
He was the roommate of future Vice President Al Gore. As an upperclassman, he stayed in Dunster House with roommates Gore and Bob Somerby, who later became editor of the media criticism site the Daily Howler. Jones graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1969; his senior thesis was on "the mechanics of Catholicism" in the works of Flannery O'Connor. Jones played guard on Harvard's undefeated 1968 football team. He was named as a first-team All-Ivy League selection, and played in the 1968 Game. The game featured a memorable and literally last-minute Harvard 16-point comeback to tie Yale.
After Clinton was impeached Gore continued to defend him stating, "I've defined my job in exactly the same way for six years now ... to do everything I can to help him be the best president possible." However, by the beginning stages of the 2000 Presidential election, Gore gradually distanced himself from Clinton. Clinton was not a part of Gore's campaign, a move also signaled by the choice of Joe Lieberman as a running mate, as Lieberman had been highly critical of Clinton's conduct. Official VP website with initiatives. Albert A. Gore, Jr., 45th Vice President (1993-2001). Biography of the Honorable Al Gore.