Al Gore pushes climate message harder

Sept. 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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NASHVILLE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Former Vice President Al Gore says his message on climate change is more urgent than ever and has set up a small studio in Tennessee to broadcast his message.

From a new office space in a Green Hills building certified for its advanced energy-efficiency features, Gore has taken to denouncing oil and coal companies and others who he says deny scientific evidence of the threat climate change presents to future generations.

"It's abundantly obvious with this new lineup in the Congress that the political system is temporarily paralyzed, so we have to go to the grassroots and convince as many people as possible of the reality of what's going on," Gore told The (Nashville) Tennessean.

Gore has changed his strategy from trying to garner support for climate change legislation to taking the message to everyday people.

"The reality is the floods are getting bigger," he said. "The downpours are getting bigger. The droughts are getting deeper and longer, and we're seeing this all over the world."

Gore has merged the non-profit, The Climate Project, based in Nashville, and his Alliance for Climate Protection into The Climate Reality Project, based in Washington.

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