Green Heroes pp 207-211 | Cite as

Al Gore – The Climate Crusader

  • László Erdős


Al Gore, who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States, is one of the few politicians who are best-known for their environmental activism. His primary interest is global warming: this is the focus of his books, slideshows, and political activism. The film ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ which is based on Gore’s slideshows about climate change, became one of the most successful documentaries of all times: it performed well at the box office and received two Oscars and plenty of other awards. In 2007 Al Gore and the IPCC were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ‘for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.’


Global warming Climate change Fossil fuels Greenhouse gases Renewable energy Air pollution Kyoto Protocol An Inconvenient Truth 

Worth Reading

  1. Gore, A. (2006a). An inconvenient truth: The planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. New York: Rodale.Google Scholar
  2. Gore, A. (2017). An inconvenient sequel: Truth to power. New York: Rodale.Google Scholar
  3. Gore, A. (2006b). Earth in the balance: Ecology and the human spirit. New York: Rodale.Google Scholar
  4. Gore, A. (2009). Our choice: A plan to solve the climate crisis. New York: Rodale.Google Scholar
  5. Gore, A. (2007). The assault on reason. New York: The Penguin Press.Google Scholar
  6. Gore, A. (2013). The future: Six drivers of global change. New York: Random House.Google Scholar

Worth Browsing

  1. Worth Watching

    1. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)Google Scholar
    2. An Inconvenient Sequel (2017)Google Scholar
    3. Glacial Balance (2013)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • László Erdős
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  1. 1.MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group, DebrecenInstitute of Ecology and Botany MTA Centre for Ecological ResearchVácrátótHungary

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