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Al Gore to Speak About 'The Future' at Dominican Wednesday

Fresh on the heels of his $500 million sale of Current TV to Al-Jazeera, former Vice President takes his book tour to Marin.

Former United States Vice President Al Gore is set to speak at Dominican University on Wednesday, Feb. 13 as part of the school's 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series with partner Book Passage in Corte Madera.

Gore, who last appeared in the ILS lecture series in 2009, will speak in Angelico Hall at 7 p.m. The former Vice President is in the midst of a tour in support of his latest book The Future, which Time magazine dubbed "a dizzying and often harrowing attempt to sum up six key realities--he calls them drivers--that will shape the years ahead, the book touches every base: robots, deep-sea phosphorus, financial derivatives, even urine recycling and goats modified to secrete spider-silk proteins from their udders. Years in the making, The Future ranges from gene-splicing to topsoil depletion to climate change (of course) as it crashes through forests of statistics and anecdotes on a quest to save the planet."

Currently chairman of The Climate Reality Project and co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, Gore is the author of Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, and Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.

He is the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth and is the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."

Gore sold his Current TV operation to Al-Jazeera late last month for $500 million.

Tickets for Gore’s appearance are $45. The price includes an autographed copy of his new book.

The speaker series, which began in the fall of 2003, is a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage.

To purchase tickets, contact the Book Passage in Corte Madera by calling (415) 927-0960 or visit its website. www.bookpassage.com.



Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2134504,00.html#ixzz2KM1gKEff

Kevin Moore February 09, 2013 at 04:00 PM
I really can't stand this guy. I would have gladly given Clinton a third term. He should write a book, "How to attempt to save the world and GET REALLY RICH doing it." Too bad his investment in the group set up to trade Energy Credits didn't work out. That would have made billions for him. It must have been embarrassing to have an energy guzzling mansion when the incompetent President has a highly energy efficient home. Oh well, he can fly his private jet from his Santa Barbara mansion to Sonoma, then tell us how to sacrifice for the future.
JERRY EVANS February 09, 2013 at 06:59 PM
He's an arrogant hypocrite. How bad does Larry David feel that his wife left him for this moron
mike jones February 09, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Al gore is perfect for marin both live in fantasyland.
J D Harris February 09, 2013 at 08:59 PM
I agree. Gore is a total hypocrite. And an ultra-rich one at that.
Kevin Moore February 09, 2013 at 11:22 PM
"He's an arrogant hypocrite." That pretty much says it all.
Steven Norwin February 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Al gore is greedy man. He sold his soul for money. He'll find out eventually, it wasn't really worth it.
Tina McMillan February 10, 2013 at 01:19 AM
See info from link: January 3, 2013, 9:24 pm 207 Comments Gore Went to Bat for Al Jazeera, and Himself By BRIAN STELTER "Al Gore at the Current TV studios in San Francisco in 2005. He said Al Jazeera’s coverage was “thorough, fair and informative...” ...Television executives and observers were surprised by both the big price tag and the decision by Mr. Gore, one of the best-known proponents for action to combat global warming, to sell to a Middle Eastern monarchy built with oil wealth. Mr. Gore took a role in running Current, handpicking some hosts for the channel, including Keith Olbermann and Jennifer Granholm in 2011 and Mr. Olbermann’s replacement, Eliot Spitzer, in 2012. (Ms. Granholm recalled the day when “Al Gore called out of the blue and said, ‘We’ve got this network, and this is a really important election. We want to do a political show about the election — would you be interested in helping?’”)... ....“We were not allowed to the table,” he said. “He didn’t sell to the highest bidder. He looked for, Who do I ideologically align with?” Mr. Beck’s producer Stu Burguiere added, “The guy who was vice president of the United States and was 537 votes away from being president during 9/11 is ideologically aligned, by his own definition, with the network that Osama bin Laden went to every time he wanted to get a message out....” Makes you wonder...
Jim Phelps February 10, 2013 at 01:42 AM
If anyone attends Al's gathering be sure to ask him how he rationalizes his carbon footprint. Private jets and 18,000 KwHrs per month personal electric use that reportedly increased +2,200 KwHrs/ month after release of Inconvenient Truth. The average residential use in PG&E territory is 540 KwHrs. Maybe Al's buying RECs?
Tina McMillan February 10, 2013 at 04:41 AM
REC's and Gore make a great deal of non sense. He could have his cake, eat it and eat someone else's as well. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't bother to justify his over consumption, after all he is "Al Gore." He seems to live by a different set of rules. I believe they said it best in Animal Farm, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
John Brown February 10, 2013 at 06:56 AM
Gore is a perfect fit for Marin.......home to putrid, shallow and self-absorbed pricks.
John Parulis February 10, 2013 at 07:33 AM
I'd have more respect for you John Brown, if you demonstrated some real courage, instead of bravado from your internet hideout, to say those things directly to Mr. Gore.
Tina McMillan February 10, 2013 at 05:13 PM
John You're right. Hatefulness doesn't deserve a response. Marin is home to more than a quarter of a million people. We are all individuals with our own views. How do you feel about Al Gore selling his television station to Al Jazeera? How do you feel about Al Gore's use of energy given his premise that if we want to protect the earth we should be conserving resources rather than exploiting them?
John Parulis February 10, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Al Gore did a great thing starting Current . I'm not sure about the Al Jazeera sale but Al Jazeera isn't much different from other main stream news outlets. I lost respect for Gore when he rolled over for Bush during the 2000 election.
Kevin Moore February 11, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Tina, good Animal Farm quote. "Do as I say, not as I do" would be another appropriate one for Al Gore. His energy hog mansions. He claimed to just innocently invested in a friend's investment house, which just happened to trade Carbon Credits. To me, Carbon credits would the same as smoking, but paying a friend for not smoking, then checking "non smoker" on a health form. You're just buying the right to lie. re: Al Jazeera I asked a friend who lived in the Middle East for a long time. He said the news reporting was excellent and not biased. Then the paid programming would come on that was so slanted, no one bothered watching it. I guess it was about as wacky as "The Onion" but they were serious.
Tina McMillan February 11, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Al Gore’s ‘Current TV’ Debacle January 2013 "Current TV’s core failure was the choice by its founder Al Gore to avoid political conflict in 2005 when President George W. Bush was near the height of his powers. That act of cowardice made the “progressive” network largely irrelevant to the biggest battles of the last decade, says Robert Parry." http://consortiumnews.com/2013/01/04/al-gores-current-tv-debacle/ He seems to be a hypocrite on multiple levels. If you are a progressive, he lets you down, if you are a conservationist, he doesn't walk his talk. All in all he seems to be a man that road on the coattails of climate change. I think selling out to Al Jazeera is the ultimate act of greed. Al Jazeera is not mainstream media by any stretch of the word. http://www.meforum.org/3147/al-jazeera "If there was any doubt about Al Jazeera's sympathies and lack of neutrality, it was effectively laid to rest with the channel's coverage of the release of Samir Kuntar. Kuntar had savagely murdered two Israelis in 1979, including a 4-year old girl, and had been jailed in Israel since then. On his 2008 release in an Israel-Hezbollah deal, Al Jazeera Arabic threw him a party: "Brother Samir, we wish to celebrate your birthday with you," crowed the station's Beirut bureau chief, hailing Kuntar as a "pan-Arab hero." "Day in and day out, Al Jazeera deliberately fans the flames of Muslim outrage." Supporting conservation is worthwhile, however, Gore is not.
JC Peters February 11, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Narcissistic personality disorder-Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which people have an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with themselves A person with narcissistic personality disorder may: •React to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation •Take advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals •Have excessive feelings of self-importance •Exaggerate achievements and talents •Be preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love •Have unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment •Need constant attention and admiration •Disregard the feelings of others, and have little ability to feel empathy •Have obsessive self-interest •Pursue mainly selfish goals ...
JC Peters February 11, 2013 at 03:08 PM
TMC, the biggest hypocrite out there... Narcissistic personality disorder-Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition in which people have an inflated sense of self-importance and an extreme preoccupation with themselves A person with narcissistic personality disorder may: •React to criticism with rage, shame, or humiliation •Take advantage of other people to achieve his or her own goals •Have excessive feelings of self-importance •Exaggerate achievements and talents •Be preoccupied with fantasies of success, power, beauty, intelligence, or ideal love •Have unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment •Need constant attention and admiration •Disregard the feelings of others, and have little ability to feel empathy •Have obsessive self-interest •Pursue mainly selfish goals ...

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