Al Gore Heads to the Daily Show
That's just one of the questions Jon Stewart asks Gore when the former vice president sits down to talk about his new book about finding solutions to climate change. Consider this a companion piece to my earlier post defending Al Gore from the New York Times--and watch Gore prove himself to be the knowledgeable climate spokesman he is. Video after the jump.They discuss Gore's new book 'Our Choice' which focuses more on the solutions to climate change than its predecessor, the now ubiquitous 'Inconvenient Truth.' And Jon gets to the heart of many people's concerns with climate issues . . .
Jon also mentions the SuperFreakonomics controversy that he became a player in, and Gore helps explain why that whole thing caused such a firestorm. Here's the second part of the interview:
Not that it's a perfect interview. Grist quips:
You know how sometimes Jon Stewart gets all smarmy and sycophantic when he has on a guest he actually admires? And you know how Al Gore has a reputation for being a bit stiff on occasion? Let's just say they seemed to bring out those qualities in each other last night--or, as Stephen Colbert "jokingly" put it later, there was "no Al-Gore-rhythm."
But still, Gore is informed and expressive, as usual.
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