Al Gore: Examining the ‘drivers of global change’ | Nicole Brodeur | The Seattle Times
Nineteen hours I listened to the erudite drawl of former Vice President Al Gore last week, on the audio version of his new book, “The Future.”
Nineteen hours of childhood obesity, outsourcing and global anxiety.
“Tell me about it,” Gore exclaimed, on the phone from a book-tour stop in Philadelphia. “I had to read it!”
“I think there are complicated reasons why many in the news media have been timid on climate change,” he said. “The deniers stomp their feet. It’s a little like an alcoholic family, where the father gets furious if anyone talks about the elephant in the room.
“Of course, climate denial has become a major cottage industry,” he said. “Liars for hire.”
[Gore] “There are now communities that have 100-year events every few years.”
And when he isn’t researching and writing, he’s on his farm, at the movies, playing basketball or with his partner, Elizabeth Keadle.