Global warming in popular culture

Climate change in popular cultureClimate change in literature
An Inconvenient Truth is an American documentary film made in 2006 directed by Davis Guggenheim which covers former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign related to raising awareness about global warming. The 11th Hour (2007), created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. The Age of Stupid (2009), drama-documentary-animation hybrid starring Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, watching archive footage from 2008 and asking "Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?". Earth 2100 (2009), predictions of possible attempts at adaptation to and mitigation of the effects of continuing global warming.


The NGO, for example, seeks to attract world conscience to the problems associated with elevation in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. The microcredit initiatives of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus have been described as inspiring a "war on poverty that blends social conscience and business savvy".

Richard Branson

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The Virgin Earth Challenge was to award $25 million to the individual or group who are able to demonstrate a commercially viable design that will result in the net removal of anthropogenic, atmospheric greenhouse gases each year for at least ten years without countervailing harmful effects. This removal must have long-term effects and contribute materially to the stability of the Earth's climate. Branson also announced that he would be joined in the adjudication of the prize by a panel of five judges, all world authorities in their respective fields: Al Gore, Sir Crispin Tickell, Tim Flannery, James E. Hansen, and James Lovelock.

List of climate change books

This is a list of climate change books that describe, as a major theme, the effects of human activity on climate change.


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(Kerry, from neighboring Massachusetts, also became the first Northern Democrat ever to carry Vermont; Johnson was from Texas, Clinton from Arkansas and Al Gore, triumphant in the Green Mountain State in 2000, from Tennessee.) Essex County in the state's northeastern section was the only county to vote for Bush. Vermont is the only state that did not receive a visit from George W. Bush during his tenure as President of the United States. Indeed, George W. Bush and Donald Trump are the only Republicans to win the White House without carrying Vermont.

New York (state)

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Bush and Al Gore. The state of New York has the distinction of being the home state for both major-party nominees in three presidential elections. The 1904 presidential election saw former New York Governor and incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt face Alton B. Parker, chief judge of the New York Court of Appeals. The 1944 presidential election had Franklin D. Roosevelt, following in his cousin Theodore's footsteps as former New York Governor and incumbent president running for re-election against then-current New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey.

Michel Gelobter

He served on the board of trustees of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and was a member of the advisory board of Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection. He has been a guest speaker at Singularity University, and spoke at the 2016 The Lean Startup Conference. He also lectures at the University of California, Berkeley. Gelobter has urged others to start businesses in the clean technology sector, in order to create, develop, and validate successful business models.

William Moomaw

In 2007 the Nobel Peace Prize was jointly awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC and Vice President Al Gore. Moomaw was a lead author for chapters of several IPCC reports, including the 2007 report. * Video New Energy & Environmental Agenda The second speech of the conference was entitled Growth & the Environment: Defusing the Population Bomb. Transboundary Environmental Negotiation: New Approaches to Global Cooperation(co-editor) (2002). People and Their Planet: Searching for Balance (co-editor) (1999). Innovations in International Environmental Negotiation (co-editor) (1999).

Jaime Correa (architect)

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He is also the recipient of the Miami Training Mentorship Recognition Award from the Climate Reality Corps under the tutelage of Former Vice-President Al Gore. He received the bi-annual 2014 Charles A. Barrett Memorial Award has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the South Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his work as an Urban Designer; he was named a "Sustainability Icon" by Climate Culture International; he received a Point of Light Award from the State of Florida for his reconstruction work with Team Punta Gorda in the City of Punta Gorda, Florida.

Americans for Prosperity

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AFP raised a balloon in Phoenix, Arizona, in fall 2008 and also over Al Gore's house in Tennessee. AFP described cap and trade as "the largest excise tax in history." AFP sponsored a Regulation Reality Tour to foment opposition to climate change legislation and federal regulation of carbon emissions. The tour involved fake "carbon cops" with badges in green Smart cars with flashing lights who wrote citations for "carbon crimes" like running a lawn mower. In 2011, AFP launched a Running on Empty website and national tour featuring a 14-foot inflatable gas pump intended to link rising gas prices to the Obama administration's environmental regulations and to promote offshore drilling for oil.

Timeline of history of environmentalism

Timeline of the history of environmentalism
operation against "Eco-Radicals.". 2005 — Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma cause widespread destruction and environmental harm to coastal communities in the US Gulf Coast region. — The Kyoto Protocol came into force on February 16 following ratification by Russia on November 18, 2004. 2006 — Former U.S. vice president Al Gore releases An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary that describes global warming.

Rampal Power Station (Proposed)

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On 18 January 2017 in the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos of Switzerland, former Vice-President of the United States, Al Gore has urged Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina to stop building the coal powered plant close to the largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans. At least 10 activists from various organisations have been admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, when police used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the Anti-Rampal protests in the Dhaka University area on 26 January 2017. Electricity sector in Bangladesh. Environmental impact of development in the Sundarbans. List of power stations in Bangladesh.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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In 2005, Schwarzenegger issued an executive order calling to reduce greenhouse gases to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Schwarzenegger signed another executive order on October 17, 2006, allowing California to work with the Northeast's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. They plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by issuing a limited amount of carbon credits to each power plant in participating states. Any power plants that exceed emissions for the number of carbon credits will have to purchase more credits to cover the difference. The plan took effect in 2009.

Super grid

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Al Gore advocates the Unified Smart Grid which has comprehensive super grid capabilities. Gore and other advocates such as James E. Hansen believe super grids are essential for the eventual complete replacement of the greenhouse gas producing fossil fuel use that feeds global warming. Large amounts of land would be required for the electricity transmission corridors used by the new transmission lines of a super grid. There can be significant opposition to the siting of power lines out of concerns about visual impact, anxiety over perceived health issues, and environmental concerns.

List of common misconceptions

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Al Gore never said that he "invented" the Internet. What Gore actually said was, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet", in reference to his political work towards developing the Internet for widespread public use. Gore was the original drafter of the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991, which provided significant funding for supercomputing centers, and this in turn led to upgrades of a major part of the already-existing early 1990s Internet backbone, the NSFNet, and development of NCSA Mosaic, the browser that popularized the World Wide Web. (See also Al Gore and information technology.).

Are We Changing Planet Earth?

The Truth about Climate Change
An Inconvenient Truth: a film that showcases Al Gore's presentation on global warming, arguing that humans are the cause of climate change. The 11th Hour: a 2007 documentary film, created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, on the state of the natural environment.

Sékou Touré (Ivory Coast)

Touré received recognition for his contribution to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (Nobel Peace Prize received by IPCC and Former US Vice President Al Gore Jr. in December 2007). Sékou Touré was one of the lead authors on the IPCC Special Report on the Regional Impacts of Climate Change and Assessment on vulnerability (He is the co-author of chapter 2: Africa). He also collaborated with IPCC to develop methodologies to estimate greenhouse gas emissions. His contribution to the work of IPCC date back to when he was a professor in Ivory Coast. 1989 - Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire. 1985 - M.Sc.


He nevertheless wrongly claims that eco-socialists endorse "the Malthusian view of the relationship between man and nature", and states that Al Gore, a former Democratic Party Vice President of the United States and now a climate change campaigner, is an eco-socialist, despite the fact that Gore has never used this term and is not recognised as a such by other followers of either Green politics or socialism. Some environmentalists and conservationists have criticised eco-socialism from within the Green movement. In a review of Joel Kovel's The Enemy of Nature, David M.

Arlington County, Virginia

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Notable individuals who were born in and/or have lived in Arlington include: The Doors frontman Jim Morrison; Former vice president Al Gore; Confederate general Robert E. Lee; U.S. Army general George S. Patton, Jr.; astronaut John Glenn; actors Warren Beatty, Sandra Bullock, and Shirley MacLaine; journalist Katie Couric; musicians Roberta Flack and Zac Hanson; physician and social activist Patch Adams; and scientist Grace Hopper. Jim Morrison: Al Gore: Robert E. Lee: George S. Patton, Jr.: John Glenn: Warren Beatty: Sandra Bullock: Shirley MacLaine: Katie Couric: Roberta Flack: Zac Hanson: Patch Adams: Grace Hopper: * Aurora Highlands. Ballston. Barcroft. Broyhill Heights. Clarendon.

20th-century events

Thanks to efforts from Al Gore, the Internet grew beyond its military role when universities and commercial businesses were permitted to connect their networks to it. The main impetus for this was electronic mail, a far faster and convenient form of communication than a conventional letter and memo distribution, and the File Transfer Protocol (FTP). However, the Internet remained largely unknown to the general public, who were used to Bulletin Boards and services like Compuserve and America Online. This changed when Tim Berners-Lee devised a simpler form of Vannevar Bush's hypertext, which he dubbed the World Wide Web.

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.

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.

Water vapor

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It is less clear how cloudiness would respond to a warming climate; depending on the nature of the response, clouds could either further amplify or partly mitigate warming from long-lived greenhouse gases. In the absence of other greenhouse gases, Earth's water vapor would condense to the surface; this has likely happened, possibly more than once. Scientists thus distinguish between non-condensable (driving) and condensable (driven) greenhouse gases, i.e., the above water vapor feedback. Fog and clouds form through condensation around cloud condensation nuclei. In the absence of nuclei, condensation will only occur at much lower temperatures.


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Methane is an important greenhouse gas with a global warming potential of 34 compared to CO 2 (potential of 1) over a 100-year period, and 72 over a 20-year period. The Earth's atmospheric methane concentration has increased by about 150% since 1750, and it accounts for 20% of the total radiative forcing from all of the long-lived and globally mixed greenhouse gases (these gases don't include water vapor which is by far the largest component of the greenhouse effect). From 2015 to 2019 sharp rises in levels of atmospheric methane have been recorded.