Al Gore

Al Gore

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. born March 31, 1948, in Washington. Heis an American politician, businessman and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.

Albert Arnold Gore Jr. born March 31, 1948, in Washington. Heis an American politician, businessman and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.

He spent his youth in Tennessee and graduated from Harvard. In 1969, he travelled to Vietnam where, despite contesting the war, he worked for five months as a military reporter.

After joining the House of Representatives, Gore held the first congressional hearings on climate change, and co-sponsored hearings on toxic waste and global warming. In 1990, Senator Gore chaired a three-day conference with lawmakers from more than 42 countries that sought to create a Global Marshall Plan, "under which industrial nations would help less developed countries grow economically while protecting the environment. The Senate opposed and unanimously (95-0) passed the Byrd-Hagel Resolution which affirmed the sense of the Senate that the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol that did not include binding goals and timetables for development, as well as for industrialized nations, or that "could result in serious harm to the economy of the United States."

In 1992 he was elected to the US vice-presidency, with Bill Clinton as president. Both were re-elected in 1996. Al Gore was the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but lost to George W. Bush in a very close race after a recount in Florida.

When his term as vice president ended in 2001, Al Gore remained prominent as an author and environmental activist. Gore is the founder and current chairman of The Climate Reality Project, the co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, the now-defunct Current TV network, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc. and a senior advisor to Google. Gore is also a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, leading its climate change solutions group. He has taught at Middle Tennessee State University, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fisk University and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has served on the board of directors of the World Resources Institute.

In 2006 Davis Guggenheim directed the environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which proved a hit at the Sundance Film Festival. In this film, the spectator follows the effort and struggle of Al Gore, who plays the main role, to stop global warming and warn about the problem, raising awareness in the world community and avoiding treating the issue as a policy, but rather considering it as a challenge to Humanity. An Inconvenient Truth won the Oscars for Best Documentary and Best Original Song in 2007. That was the year he and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in fighting for the preservation of the environment and against global warming.

He also won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (2009) for his book An Inconvenient Truth, a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV (2007), and a Webby Award (2005).

In 2007, he was named runner-up for Time Magazine's Person of the Year. In 2008, Gore won the Dan David Award for Social Responsibility.

He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers "An Inconvenient Truth" and "The Attack on Reason" and the bestsellers "The Earth in Balance," "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," "The Future: Six Challenges to Global Change" and The New York Times bestseller "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

In 2013, Gore went vegan. In a 2014 interview, Gore said, "Over a year ago, I changed my diet to a vegan diet, really just to try it out to see what it was like. ... I felt better, so I continued with it and I'm likely to continue it for the rest of my life."

The sequel to his 2006 film, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film documents his ongoing efforts to combat climate change.

In 2020 he helped launch Climate TRACE to independently monitor global greenhouse gas emissions.

In November 2021, Gore spoke at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. He later criticized the Morrison Government for failing to increase Australia's emissions reduction target for 2030.

Al Gore is 74 years old.

The piece "Al Gore" by Sustent'Arte was inspired by photography by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures.

The scenario that makes up the installation represents Al Gore's journey in the environmental context. In the set is represented the cover image of the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", which won an Oscar in 2007, also represented.

Al Gore is also known for his very visual presentations. In this documentary, and by way of presentation, he uses different graphics to convey the message about global warming: simple and dynamic graphics, slides without text and many photographs and examples of extreme situations. Two of these graphics are also represented in the scenario.

There is a reference to the Nobel Prize won by Al Gore shared with the IPCC

"Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" and to "The Climate Reality Project", a project founded by Al Gore and aimed at education on climate change.

The installation is filled with some of Al Gore's numerous quotes:

“When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.”

“What we take for granted might not be here for our children”

“As important as it is to change the light bulbs, it’s more important to change the laws”

“Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution”