Thursday 3 April 2008

Who's The UK's Al Gore Equivalent

If you had to single out one person who had done the most to promote the threat that global warming is to this planet, Al Gore would be the person a lot of people would mention.

This week he launched a three-year, multimillion-dollar advocacy campaign to generate a groundswell of public opinion in America to massively reduce carbon emissions.

Whats interesting is that he is getting support from all sides of the political spectrum with adverts containing bipartisan pairs, such as the Rev. Al Sharpton with Pat Robertson and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich. In the case of the former, these two wouldn't normally ever share a room let alone an advert.

Where is the UK's equivalent? Ask anyone in the UK to name a prominent environmental campaigner and most people would struggle to answer. Tony Blair appears to be putting himself forward, however his record in office hardly suggests that he is the right man for the job. If you take a look at the Guardians top 100 environmentalists, you'd be hard pressed to find a household name.

More information on Al Gores campaign can be found at

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