Al Gore: The Audacity of Optimism and Defining a Generation’s Challenge

 Al Gore: The Audacity of Optimism and Defining a Generation’s Challenge

Al Gore deputed his new slide show at the TED Conference in Monterey California.

Gore calls for a “generational mission” inspired by the “globally strategic” nature of the climate crises and the urgency of an effective response.

It’s not always easy to find a reason for optimism, but Gore gives it a good try. Better than most.

Watch the video and think about it for yourself.


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Thomas Schueneman

Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and many other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.


  • I feel him reaching for my wallet cause that snake oil ain’t free…

  • While you’re reaching for your wallet, you might want to fill up your tank as well.

    It’s too bad you feel you need to characterize this as “snake oil”, but don’t you think there’s a cost of business as usual? (a much higher cost…)

    Thanks for the comment.


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