Sunday, November 03, 2013

Ultra-rich Al Gore warns about income inequality; also, he already flies to China at least twice a year and plans to start doing that more often

Al Gore Tells Silicon Valley What's at Stake - Business - Cupertino, CA Patch
As former vice president, a Nobel-winning environmental activist and an Apple board member, Al Gore spoke to Silicon Valley business leaders Saturday not only about global warming but also about income inequality.

"The 400 wealthiest people in the US have a larger combined net worth than 50 percent of the country," he said.
...thousands of audience members gave Gore a rapturous standing ovation when he first appeared on stage.
Later, during his post-speech Q & A session with Andrew Chiu, CEO of Verliant, Gore named carbon as a major problem that puts the future of the earth at stake. He used the 62-million-dollar cost of Hurricane Sandy as an example.
Gore said he noticed more and more environmental awareness in China, including the increasing popularity of Tesla over there, during his at-least-twice-a-year visits. He added that he plans to go to China even more often.
Flashback: Oil Funded Al Jazeera Makes Al Gore Richer Than Mitt Romney - Katie Pavlich
His recent sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera for a cool $500 million, which makes him worth $300 million. Gore received a $100 million cut of the deal last week

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