George W. Bush

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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.

Greenhouse gas

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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.

Time (magazine)

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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.

Fortune 500

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The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks 500 of the largest United States corporations by total revenue for their respective fiscal years. The list includes publicly held companies, along with privately held companies for which revenues are publicly available. The concept of the Fortune 500 was created by Edgar P. Smith, a Fortune editor, and the first list was published in 1955. The Fortune 500 is more commonly used than its subset Fortune 100 or superset Fortune 1000.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is a private university associated with the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Tracing its history to an art students' cooperative founded in 1866, which grew into the museum and school, SAIC has been accredited since 1936 by the Higher Learning Commission, by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1944 (charter member), and by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) since the associations founding in 1991. Additionally it is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

Smithsonian Institution

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The Smithsonian Institution, also known simply as the Smithsonian, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. It was founded on August 10, 1846, "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge". The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. It was originally organized as the "United States National Museum", but that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967.

Brooklyn College

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Brooklyn College is a public college in Brooklyn, New York City. It is part of the City University of New York.

International Center of Photography

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The International Center of Photography (ICP) in Manhattan, New York City, consists of a museum for photography and visual culture at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey, and a photography school in Midtown Manhattan. It was founded in 1974.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

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.


State of IsraelIsraeliISR
Israel, also known as the State of Israel, is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. The country contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's economic and technological center is Tel Aviv, while its seat of government and proclaimed capital is Jerusalem, although the state's sovereignty over Jerusalem has only partial recognition.

Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington; D.C.; or the district, is the capital of the United States. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father. As the seat of the United States federal government and several international organizations, Washington is an important world political capital. The city, located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually.


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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, ) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

Independent politician

An independent or nonpartisan politician is a politician not affiliated with any political party. There are numerous reasons why someone may stand for office as an independent. * Independents may support policies which are different from those of the major political parties. * Independents may support a party's platform, but choose to stand as an independent because they don't feel the party adequately follows their platform. * In some parts of the world, electors may have a tradition of electing independents, so standing for a political party is a disadvantage.

Republican Party (United States)

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Bush were colored red and states won by Democratic nominee Al Gore were colored blue. Due to the weeks-long dispute over the election results, these color associations became firmly ingrained, persisting in subsequent years. Although the assignment of colors to political parties is unofficial and informal, the media has come to represent the respective political parties using these colors. The party and its candidates have also come to embrace the color red. Republicans believe that free markets and individual achievement are the primary factors behind economic prosperity.

Barack Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African American to be elected to the presidency. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Gene Siskel Film Center

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Not to be confused with the Film Center Building in New York City''

Art Institute of Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Recognized for its curatorial efforts and popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million people annually. Its collection, stewarded by 11 curatorial departments, is encyclopedic, and includes iconic works such as Georges Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Pablo Picasso's The Old Guitarist, Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, and Grant Wood's American Gothic.

Heroes of the Environment (2007)

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.

List of Brooklyn College alumni

Ellen R. Sandor (B.A. 1963), new media artist and photography collector; proponent of PHSColograms, art that combines photography, holography, sculpture, and computer graphics. Kristina "Tina" Satter (M.F.A. 2008), playwright and director. Sapphire (M.F.A. 1995), author and performance poet, author of the novel Push (1996). Millicent Selsam (B.A. 1932), children's author. Irwin Shaw (B.A. 1934), playwright, screenwriter, and short-story author and novelist (The Young Lions, Rich Man, Poor Man); winner of two O. Henry Awards.

2000 United States presidential election

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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.

Environmental activism of Al Gore

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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.

Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign

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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

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.

Generation Investment Management

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.

An Inconvenient Truth

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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.