Al Gore, not surprisingly, used his time in front of the Democratic National Convention audience to endorse Barack Obama's candidacy over Republican John McCain, with a healthy dose of global warming campaigning.
He painted a quick picture of an energy policy that invests in renewable and alternative energy to create jobs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. And then he told the audience why it is that notion hasn't inspired real policies to date:
"The carbon fuels industry - Big Oil and Coal - have a 50-year lease on the Republican Party, and they're drilling it for everything its worth."
Here's Gore's speech, courtesy of MSNBC:
And, if you missed Obama's acceptance speech, which briefly touched on energy and environmental issues, here is a reprise:
Hey, remember that slide show Gore showed in An Inconvenient Truth? Well, he's updating it. Here's a preview:
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