Former Vice President Al Gore has been a pivotal figure in drawing attention to the dangers of global warming. His efforts earned him – along with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a Nobel Peace Prize.

These days, he’s become less of “the prophet of doom” and “much more a prophet of possibility — even, perhaps, an optimist.”  As investment in renewable energy sources (wind and solar) rapidly increases, Gore has seen acceptance of his views grow in the business community. He argues that the “most powerful advocate for solving the climate crisis is not me, but Mother Nature,” saying that “the reality of the climate crisis is overwhelming, and more and more people see it and feel it every day.”

John Schwartz (@jswatz) reports for The New York Times:


All of this means, [Gore] adds, that the worst effects of climate change can be blunted. “We’ve got a lot of work to do,” he says. “We’re going to win this.” He pauses and repeats for effect, part preacher and part TED talk. “We’re going to win this.

“The only question is how long it takes.”

A fascinating profile.