Posted on 01 June 2010
After 40 years of marriage, former high school sweethearts Al and Tipper Gore are calling it quits.
According to the Associated Press, the An Inconvenient Truth author and his wife said that the split is “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”
Al Gore and Tipper met in 1965 at a high school dance. They married in 1970 and supported each other during Al’s political career when he was a congressman as well as Vice President of the U.S. Tipper served as Al’s guide and political advisor throughout his career, which included his famous Nobel Peace Prize win.
The couple, who have four grown children, sent the news in an email to friends and supporters. Gore, 61, and his wife, 62, gave no details as to why they were parting ways.
“We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate,” the email said. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”
Posted on 29 October 2009
Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will be appearing on David Letterman to talk about his new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.
The book written as a follow-up to his 2006 book “An Inconvenient Truth.”
“An Inconvenient Truth” was written to draw attention to the massive environmental problems our planet faces whereas “Choice” explores the solutions to repair the damage we have done.
“[This book] is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action—not only on an individual basis but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now confronts us,” Gore writes in the forward.
Gore will appear on Letterman next Tuesday night. “Our Choice” hits bookstores November 3rd.
Posted on 24 March 2009
Al Gore is releasing a new book entitled Our Choice, which apparently “picks up” where an Inconvenient Truth left off. Gore hopes the new book will serve as a “blueprint” for the solution of our current climate conundrum.
“Now that the need for urgent action is even clearer with the alarming new findings of the last three years, it is time for a comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis. Our Choice will answer that call,” a press release from the publisher reads.
Gore said, “An Inconvenient Truth reached millions of people with the message that the climate crisis is threatening the future of human civilization and that it must and can be solved.”
Gore’s conclusions on how we are to effective combat climate change are based on more than 30 “Solutions Summits” he has held with scientists, engineers and policy experts, as well as independent research.
All profits from the book will go directly to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit, non-partisan group dedicated to spreading awareness about the climate crisis and how to solve it. The book will also be printed on 100% recycled paper, locally produced and sourced editions, low VOC inks, and will be carbon neutral.
Posted on 09 February 2009
Al Gore scored a Grammy last night for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio book of An Inconvenient Truth, which is read by Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon and Blair Underwood. This Grammy is significant, as it places Gore among an elite group of nine people who have scored awards in each of the four entertainment award categories: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy. His crowded mantle also boasts a Nobel Peace Prize. Now he’s just showing off.
Gore beat out fellow competitors, Stephen Colbert, who read from his own I Am America (And So Can You) as well as other read books by Sidney Poiter, Steve Martin and David Sedaris.
Gore’s documentary is still raking in the awards – however, the opera version of the power-point presentation isn’t fairing so well. La Scala opera house in Milan has been working the opera version of Al Gore’s documentary, slated to open in the 2011 season, but has had multiple issues. The director apparently walked off the stage recently due to “creative differences.”
Posted on 04 February 2009
An Inconvenient Truth ain’t over, people. The Fat Lady is doing her warm-ups. What can only be sopranos singing about emissions, electric vehicles and birds with tar on their feathers, is an opera currently in pre-production that is now facing some adversity. La Scala opera house in Milan has been working the opera version of Al Gore’s documentary, slated to open in the 2011 season.
Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli is helming the project in hopes to draw more attention to the world’s environmental issues. Battistelli, who is the artistic director of Verona’s Arena Foundation, is a prolific composer of operas who has turned works by Shakespeare (Richard III), Jules Verne, Mary Shelley (Frankenstein) and Pasolini (Theorem) into operatic performances. For this production, Battistelli is teaming up with poet J.D. McClatchy and director William Friedkin.
However, Ecorazzi is reporting that there’s drama on the set! Friedkin recently quit the production, citing “creative differences.” McClatchy claims that the reasons for Friedkin’s departure were personal and mocked Friedkin for wanting to use special effects, saying “opera isn’t Hollywood.”