Al Gore, Rock Star

Washington Post | Feb 25, 2007 

 aninconvenienttruthposter

Oscar Hopeful May Be America’s Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever

In the annals of vice presidential history, tonight will be something different. In his black tux, the man known to his most fervent fans as “The Goracle” will arrive by hybrid eco-limo and, surrounded by fellow Hollywood greenies Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, will stroll down the red carpet at the Academy Awards to answer the immortal question: “Al, who are you wearing?”

What a year it has been for Al Gore and his little indie film.

“An Inconvenient Truth,” the 100-minute movie that is essentially Gore giving a slide show about global warming, is the third-highest-grossing documentary ever, with a worldwide box office of $45 million, right behind blockbusters “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “March of the Penguins.”

Incredible as it may seem, Al Gore is not only totally carbon neutral, but geek-chic cool. No velvet rope can stop him. He rolls with Diddy. He is on first-name basis, for real, with Ludacris. But what does this mean? And how did it happen? Did Gore change? Or did the climate — political, cultural, natural — change around him?

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Watch “The Great Global Warming Swindle” – Full documentary: 1 hr 15 min.

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“The Great Global Warming Swindle” – Homepage on Channel 4 UK
http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/G/great_global_warming_swindle/index.html

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