Last updated on: 9/6/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Al Gore, Jr. Biography

Title:
Chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection and Former Vice President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Here’s what we can do — now: we can make an immediate and large strategic investment to put people to work replacing 19th-century energy technologies that depend on dangerous and expensive carbon-based fuels with 21st-century technologies that use fuel that is free forever: the sun, the wind and the natural heat of the earth…

What follows is a five-part plan to repower America with a commitment to producing 100 percent of our electricity from carbon-free sources within 10 years.”

“The Climate for Change,” New York Times, Nov. 9, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chairman of the Board, Alliance for Climate Protection
  • Co-founder and Chairman, Generation Investment Management
  • Senior Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Chairman, Current TV, 2005-2013
  • Co-recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 2007
  • Board Member, Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Senior Adviser, Google, Inc.
  • Visiting Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Vice President of the United States, 1992-2000
  • Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 2000
  • Member, US Senate (D-TN), 1984-1992
  • Member, US House of Representatives (D-TN) 6th District, 1982-1984
  • Member, US House of Representatives (D-TN) 4th District, 1976-1982
  • Journalist, US Army (served in Vietnam), 1969-1971
Education:
  • Attended Vanderbilt Law School, 1974-1976
  • Attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 1971-1972
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1969
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?
  2. Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?
  3. Are Humans Substantially Responsible for Global Climate Change Today?
  4. Should the US Immediately Phase out Fossil Fuels?