The Case for Optimism on the Climate Crisis
A champion of the Paris Agreement, Vice President Gore confronts the greatest challenge of our time - the global climate crisis - through a presentation that both educates and inspires audiences by asking three powerful questions about our ability to ensure a sustainable future. Utilizing the latest data, Gore - who introduced the world to the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet in the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth - discusses the solutions available to us and makes the case for optimism on the climate crisis.
The Future: How Technology Drives Global Change
Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. As a global leader in sustainability, technology, and business, Vice President Gore’s big-picture thinking challenges and motivates audiences to realize the future they want by identifying the emerging forces reshaping our world, discussing how the next great ideas in tech will influence markets and societies, and emphasizing the need for long-term strategies in our view of capitalism and free markets.
Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors.
Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years.
He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers An Inconvenient Truth and The Assault on Reason, and the best-sellers Earth in the Balance, Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, and most recently, The New York Times best-seller An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
He is the subject of the documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won two Oscars in 2006 -- and a second documentary in 2017, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” In 2007, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”