This article is a good read: The Last Temptation of Al Gore. It’s mostly about the rumors surrounding a presidential run and concludes it’s very unlikely. Also has some interesting bits about him, for example that he’s an adviser to Google and on the Board of Apple.
While I think he’d be a fantastic President, I’m not sure if we’d be better off with him there. He might be most effective as the environmental adviser to a Democrat President (plus his current role).
Two other random environmental thoughts:
- It struck me the other day how much composting has reduced the garbage we put out at my house. Between it and recycling we end up not having enough garbage to put out about every second week.
- People who litter in “wildlife” areas REALLY bother me, I found out yesterday. There’s a pond behind my house with ducks and geese which people feed with bread sometimes. Last night I happened to see some mother (with her small daughter watching) empty a plastic bag of breadcrumbs in front of the geese then toss the bag right beside it. Had I been out back at the time I probably would have yelled over and asked her to pick it up, but we sufficed to pick up the bag when we walked by later.