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Biden Assails Georgia Voting Law as ‘Jim Crow in 21st Century’
"Folks to these people ever tell you the truth ever. Do you ever ask yourself that. Are you ever embarrassed to be a liberal. I'm serious do you wake up in the morning convinced you're on the right side of history despite a coordinator copious of facts. Kicking you in the kahane's every morning. Nothing you're saying is true voter. id and georgia. That's jim crow. Various happening right now in california virginia and new jersey's jim crow no not that those are democrat governors. Oh it's only jim. Crow happens in a republican leaning state. Does that make any sense. It does if you're a moron. Voters are with me really based on. What the polling. That three quarters of voters with you. That means voters are with you. Twenty five percent of people. Support your position. That means voters are with you in. Joe biden's math world of al gore math. He's probably right however in the same universe with the laws of arithmetic apply. He's absolutely wrong
Climate change is our reality. Here's how we're taking action
"Hello everyone. I'm al gore founder and chairman of the climate reality project. This extraordinary moment of great challenge and great loss is obviously also a moment of great awakening and a great opportunity. The global pandemic structural and institutional racism with it's horrific violence the worsening impacts of the climate crisis all of these have accelerated the emergence of a new and widespread collective understanding of our connection to the natural world the consequences of ignoring science and our sacred obligation to build a just society for all the climate reality project. Trains thousands of climate leaders around the world and all one hundred ninety. Five nations advocate for a future humanity deserves. You're about to hear from four very different people who've gone through this week long training and hear how they've been inspired to act. I want to let them speak for themselves. Beginning with he minna. Loria jimena is working in central america to influence public policy and develop young later. She has given presentations on climate of thousands of people and has now created her own gio on her. Costa rica in out two thousand sixteen. Cheney vicks training nine change. I found ngo cold Bells my job has been focused on for me. Orthodox they both sation climate change supporting i see anti-taliban young eaters. Environmental hours somehow having more why and fifty presentations on climate crisis visuals raging personally more than three thousand one hundred people in. I am also proud of being part of eco savvy. Casulaties defy mistake nasseri. Nanna furman born in. Indonesia is a climate advocate extraordinaire and calls herself. A daughter of the rainforest is the muslim coordinator for green faith and co founder of the global muslim climate network. My name is nona man and i am a climate reality leaders in my life journey. I realized that behavior and consumption habits have contributed in environmental degradation and have resulted in global warming. However i believe that people grow spiritually through a strong relationship with the earth being born in the rainforest region of sumatra. I believe in our of our forests as the nejra solution to our climate crisis by giving indigenous peoples and traditional communities more rights to protect and manage the forest where they left now more than ever. It is time for us to look climate justice at the and center of our struggle. It's in the kaduna region of northern nigeria. They call gloria song. Boulos the queen of the climate crisis. Gloria has also founded a cocoon abased. Ngo that is focused on education empowerment and climate as the chemicals plans into training apply for eighty two thousand seventeen house me to be into bill capacity afterwards and they spend on my various action really very of some of my one of chief manages to children of his junior to get up to talk about climate change disclosures of climate change. Some walks have gone around eating me. See the planet. I mean planets scenes.
At Apple meeting, CEO Cook dismisses monopoly allegations, shareholders support executive pay
"Apple held its annual shareholders meeting on tuesday virtual of course hashtag these times in which we live apple insider had the company. Ceo saying he is greatly optimistic. About apple's future. I know it was quite a surprise business. Done during the meeting including approving apple's board of directors. Please welcome back to the table. James bell tim cook al gore andrea. Young art levinson. Ron sugar and sue wagner. There were also four proposals to be decided to supported by apple and to opposed not surprisingly. They went away. The company wanted according to the report. The passing proposals were the reappointment of apple's public accounting firm for auditing purposes and the approval of apple's executive compensation the two failed proposals both submitted by shareholders focused on amending proxy access for director nominations and improvements to apple's executive compensation program
Water Justice - Actress Gloria Reuben, Waterkeepers Alliance
"I'd like you to meet gloria reuben. Who was a trustee of the waterkeeper alliance from two thousand seven to two thousand ten and served as an advisor to former vice president. Al gore's environmental organization called the climate reality project and on other natural resources groups as well you will also likely recognize her from her appearances in television series like er and marvel's tv cloak and dagger among others as well as in movies like lincoln and a reasonable doubt. Welcome to green captions radio glorious. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for letting me join you. Joe. oh no problem. It's my pleasure my pleasure so let's start with. What condition is our water supply and today as president biden starts his first term as president. What is the water supply. He is inheriting well. I think we would all agree over these last four years the previous president did pretty much anything that he could to eviscerate our clean out air clean water regulations so it is very exciting last night to to witness our new president president. But i didn't as he signed the papers to rejoin the paris climate agreement and to roll back some of the deregulations that the former president clearly. There's a lot of work to be done but that once. We have obviously a leader in place president in place who believes in science and who listens to scientists and who believes in climate change and listens to the scientists gusta climate change and who obviously is a great advocate for the wellbeing of all americans of all peoples that is definitely a hopeful sign the destruction that happened in the last four years previous to President by being sworn in cannot be changed overnight but Reliance as very proud very excited to be on the front lines of this. Very important fight to have drinkable swimming. Fissionable waters for americans and for people around the globe. As you said. I mean it's extraordinary when you can get two point. Five million miles of waterways being protected from from our local over three hundred and fifty plus waterkeeper groups around globe. That's a huge thing. It's a lot of miles. So i'm really excited to join forces again rejoined forces again with this extra organization and in a leadership role so is the did the rollbacks that the trump administration did did they actually result in more water pollution. I mean we obviously have the flint michigan situation but that was not trump. That was the governor in michigan. Right when you talk about pollution in the waterways that goes very much to industries like fossil fuel industries of course like factory farming like businesses corporations. That are allowed to just kind of dump their way store there By rhonette of of making things of manufacturing into the waterways when there's no regulation The clearly people can just do what they want at their own. Well not have to pay any consequences you know it all comes down to first thing which is reenacting these laws again. Going back in place and then enforce laws are terrific things to have. But if they're not enforced than what's also it's important to remember that one of the things that president biden as well last night was to cancel the keystone pipeline. Which has as many of us know has been an ongoing issue for years now. And if i think about it the former president were elected. That very well may have happened. Now i've been to alberto into the athabasca river. I've seen the destruction that's happened with trying to suck out oil from sand. It's not an easy process. Takes more gallons of water from the athabasca river to make one barrel of oil and that is destruction destroy not just obviously the environment but the first nations people that have lived on that land for generations. So it's a it's a trickle down effect if you will of Polluters of Whether they be industries or or again corporations or even individuals whether or not brought to justice when when when there's no law to protect people that lived in that area then it's a free fall and You know. I was a newly appointed just over two months ago so the lot to catch up on. It's a lot of information that i'm soaking up. And we can't wait to be able to fly again safely obviously in good all corners of the world to to meet in person a lavar extraordinary water keepers are clean water warriors. I want i'm sure i'm sure. So does the waterkeeper alliance have a checklist of things that they want. The biden administration. To do i mean are there. Water infrastructure investments Besides putting back in place the clean water act. i mean. We hope that's happening soon. But maybe you're disappointed. It didn't happen right away. What kinds of investments and specifics are you looking for from president biden. Yes well. I think you know as you mentioned. Clean water act course. Everything can happen in one night. So we're confident that that will be reassigned. Only shocks right. I know but go back to the industry. Portion coal ash coal pollution cola. Hashes is definitely something that needs to be addressed in taken care of again. The factory farming issue is a huge thing. Learn in this country. North carolina again. I've been to north carolina. I've seen those ways. They call the ponds or lagoons. They tried to make these names. Sound like it's a recreational place yet now. These are ponds at are made of animal. Waste that seat into the waterway. So that's definitely something that needs to be handled in terrific water keepers in that region. An area that are that are winning lawsuits against not of these factory farms. I think that You know the overall climate issues that Is a abroad umbrella. You'll and plastics. We we all know again. You know plastics Issue jim global issue for sure so clean water act coal cocoa factory farming. These i think are are three very big tangible things that that can be addressed. Well we can he can pass. He can propose legislation that punishes. And as you say enforcement is critical these industrial polluters. It's you know taking a page out of the erin brockovich book relay right but these things also and i totally support on plastic pollution. To get me started on that one will be here for hours but a lot of these things require congressional approval and even though the democrats biden's party control both the house and the senate it's by d. Tiny itsy-bitsy margin right. So how do you. And i know that president by misspeaking bipartisanship since the very first days of his campaign and did so in his inaugural address etcetera but washington is still gridlock. So what's your outlook for whether for example getting factory farming in any kind of legislation. You know control of it. Is that realistic. Yes i think so for. Sure i mean again. These things take time an in carolina. I just wanted to north carolina. Just specifically in that region aren't bringing they aren't litigating certain cases in terms of factory farming. When it comes to the government The legislation in two to be passed in congress isn't going to be tricky but i am the only way to stay in this to even to say yes to this to stay because this is a long term long time mission is to is to keep positive and to just keep on doing. The things that we know will work again. The positive aspects are yes. We do have a house in the senate. So that's a hopeful thing at you know. We don't know what the future will hold of course but for right now we have the majority so that means that and again you know. We have leaders in place who do not deny the truce and they don't make falsities in order to remain in power. There are those who do that. But you know our president and vice president
Apple sued for not removing Telegram from App Store over violent content and hate groups
"An interesting turn in an interesting case. Piece from berlin. Cider says the group coalition for a safer web and former us ambassador to morocco. Marc ginsberg filed suit against apple late last week for not kicking the messaging app telegram out of the app store. Ginsburg isn't just a former ambassador. According to his wikipedia page he served in a couple of positions during the carter administration before that he was a legislative assistant to senator. Ted kennedy the also worked on bill clinton's campaign and ninety two and al gore's campaign in two thousand and he's been a foreign policy and national security contributor to cnn cnbc bloomberg tv msnbc bbc allow arabia cbc and fox news as for the coalition for a safer web. The organization's website says he s w was a nonpartisan not for profit advocacy organization whose mission is among other things to promote new public and private partnerships to facilitate the expeditious removal of extremist and terrorist incitement and instruction content from social media platforms additionally cs w dedicated to restricting extremists access to internet infrastructure support companies vital to their dark and deep web operations. Basically what happened with parlor would be right up. Cs ws now. They'd like to see happen again to telegraph like parlor before it. Cs w argues that telegram is being used by hate groups and extremists to attack the capital further. The organization says apple knows that telegram is being used to intimidate threaten and coerce members of the public according to apple insider. There is also the accusation that anti-black anti semitic groups have openly utilized telegram with little or no content. Moderation by telegrams management despite the cs ws warnings and media reports about the app. Cbs w argues that apple has not taken any action against telegram comparable to the action. It has taken against parlor to compel telegram to improve its content moderation policies by not doing enough to moderate activity on its own app. Cbs w says telegram is in violation of apple's terms of service. Just like parlor and just like night. Yes they went there but instead of taking it up with telegram for some reason. They're taking it up with apple. Well they're taking it up with the courts to take it up without appleinsider says the demand a jury trial and asked the court to provide compensatory damages to each plaintiff and injunction to be granted prohibiting telegram from the app store until it complies with apple's guidelines and legal costs
No AAPI Cabinet Secretary!? (With Madalene Mielke)
"Madly milk. Welcome back to the motto. Majority podcast today. Thanks so much. Appreciate having a having having you have me. Yeah absolutely well. We love our previous conversation back in episode. One one to talking about your career your life story from the very beginning you know your political career dating back to al gore's presidential campaign. I believe so. I encourage everybody to listen to episode one until after this episode to get to know your personal story a little bit better but today we are going to focus on. You know some current topics. Niger say before we get into that. You are the president and ceo of the organization. Asian pacific american institute for congressional studies or apec. Could you give us a quick overview of the mission and the goal of this organization. You're leading which. I think actually is a good background and foundation for other stuff. We're gonna talk about later on in this interview. Well absolutely so apex down at twenty. Six years ago by former secretary norm annetta when he was a member of congress. He founded it alongside on the congressional asian pacific american caucus k. pack which comprise of the api members of the us house and senate and so apex mission is to increase a representation at all levels of government From community service to elected office and have them participate at all levels of the electoral process. Gotcha so it's interesting that you mention norman. Mineta who i think is one of the first cabinet secretaries of asia-american designed in our country. I don't know the first night check on that. The first right okay. So yeah. I think he was transportation secretary. He was actually commerce. Secretary and president clinton's administration got it and then went to transportation under the bush administration. Gotcha gotcha he has this. Unique history of serving the first cabinet secretary serving both administrations both parties administrations. And really i think started in important. I guess trend of representation that is about to end with the incoming biden administration. And we're talking about as we are a few days before job and becomes president to be inaugurated. This will be the first time in close more than twenty years that they will not be in asia. American or pacific islander as a cabinet secretary in an administration whether it's democrat or republican for the first time. And you as the leader of a pack which is a nonprofit has spoken out quite a bit about a lack of representation. Could you share with us. What is your view of what is about to happen with this. Lack of representation in the incoming administration sure dodge. Obviously we have an incoming vice president. Who is a pi asian american. She south asian descent black vice president-elect kamla harris and also to cabinet level positions. They don't head up an executive department of which there are fifteen. And that's catherine tie. Vr and near attendant. You know the to cabinet. Level positions obviously have a lot of influence and i will just use the word sides the congressional hispanic caucus and the congressional black caucus as well as k. Pack when they sent a joint letter over a hundred and fifteen members of congress to the by the administration saying close to equal equal. And so that is that those were their words and so And so you know. I cabinet secretary heads of an executive department. And there's only fifteen of them and so when you think about that fifteen how's that diversity including asian americans. It doesn't because there isn't one of the fifteen a. I applaud the administration for their work in trying to expand diversity in having openly. Lgbtq individual leading agency And native american woman of half of the cabinet will be women so all those great things. So if you wanted to find diversity and not include asians in the fifteen than i need to ask you. What is your definition of diversity. Because we seem we've seen this play out and other places where the state of washington. I think they're department of education. Basically categorized asian americans as white so obviously a different definition of diversity.
Biden invites Pence to inauguration
"I just heard it the top of the news and I already knew this. President Trump is not going to the inauguration of Joe Biden. I just I think that's sad, but under the circumstances now as the what happened I don't know. Maybe it's a good thing. But Mike Pence vice President Mike Pence, who Donald Trump through under the bus through under the bus badly this week. You know Pence you talk about a loyal vice president and he just gets thrown under the bus because he wouldn't go along with that cockamamie scheme. On the electors. I had thought and I had thought until I just heard that that Mike Pence. It already said he's going to president Binds inauguration and Mr Vice President, Please, please, Please go to that inauguration. You know, up Until this election, our country was known for the orderly transition of power. Other countries. Look to us for that. So we're not gonna have the president? I sure as hell hope we have the vice president. And would it be hard? Hell, yeah, it would be hard. You know, as a student history, I watch clips of 1960. When JFK was sworn in, he lost to Nixon and an extremely close election. 100,000 votes throughout the whole country. Nixon was Vice President Nixon had to sit there and watch that happen. You know that the prince of darkness himself, Richard Nixon did it with grace and did it with honor the same thing for Al Gore in the year 2000. He lost to George W. Bush. He went to George W. Bush's inauguration with class and dignity. So, Mr Vice President, please attend the inauguration, please.
The 60s' Spy Satellite Helping Today's Environmental Scientists
"In the nineteen sixties and seventies the. Cia ran something. Called the corona michigan sadly for today's conspiracy theorists. It has nothing to do with the pandemic that we currently face or even other corona viruses like the common cold no it was a covert cold war mission. Using satellites to take reconnaissance photos of the soviet union with the aim of gleaning information about the large nation's military supplies and readiness. It was the first time satellite reconnaissance had been done from space and it took them and tries before it actually worked. Several satellites didn't make it to orbit others experienced camera failures. It was quite a feat at the time. Scientists had to figure out how to design a camera and film that could withstand the air pressure and radiation in space but in august nineteen sixty the first successful satellite past eight times over the soviet union taking twenty pounds worth of film and depositing it in mid air via parachute through the atmosphere into a waiting air force plane below the first photography ever recovered from orbit over the next twelve years and one hundred forty five missions. The corona program would take nearly a million photos improving in quality overtime. The krona program was declassified in nineteen ninety five and since then has taken on a new life assisting archaeologists and environmentalists in piecing together the history of landscapes and digging into many mysteries of our natural environments. We'll nineteen sixty may not seem like that long ago to some of us prior to the declassification of the corona spy photos the oldest satellite imagery most scientists had worked with dated back to the nineteen eighties at the very oldest. And most were much more. Recent quoting the new york times paired with modern computing the space-based snapshots of helped archaeologists identify ancient sites demonstrated. How craters left by american bombs. During the vietnam war became fishponds and recounted world war. two's reshaping of eastern europe tree. Cover often coronas sixties era snapshots captured habitats before humans dramatically none dated paved over plowed up or developed wild species into new cities hydroelectric dams farmland or industrial zones. The images even challenged our assumptions about untouched. Ecosystems revealing more than once that presumed old growth forests are actually younger than seventy years old and quotes harvard archaeologist. Jason calls them quote the best military tax payer funded success that no one knows about end quotes but for how much they're assisting scientists now. Their usage to provide insights on environmental. Matters is not unprecedented. In fact it was being done in secret within the walls of the cia itself starting just a few years before. The corona program was declassified. Thanks to the guiding hand of scientists. Linda zoll and a well-timed letter from vice president. Al gore zone was already working with the cia in nineteen ninety one when the soviet union collapsed as a liaison between the cia and washington secret team of elite scientists. The jason's with the fall of the soviet union all spy programs and resources were being reconsidered zoll pushed for the satellites to be maintained for environmental study but it wasn't a popular idea but between a comprehensive report penned by all and pressure from then tennessee senator al gore this. Eia was finally convinced and established a large team with the intention of cracking many environmental mysteries using photos from corona and its later counterparts. Zoll led a team of seventy elite scientists as they combed through decades of photos producing hundreds of studies and reports on planetary shifts in snowfall blizzard sea ice and glaciers one of their biggest discoveries images that showed the extent to which the polar ice caps were retreating a prime example of the types of photos the spies didn't care about but which environmental scientists coveted the program resul named media kept up in various carnations through two thousand fifteen but has since shuttered in its place however are scientists around the world using the images from the original corona program and later images from medina to shed light on thorny questions across an array of disciplines and while it was slow going for a long time due to the complications with scanning correcting and orienting images more recent software has finally been developed to make the whole process go a lot more quickly and accurately and if you want to dig into the history and science of the corona program a bit more. There is a film produced by the cia at the time that you can watch on youtube. It's titled a point in time the corona story which honestly could be the title of someone's film about twenty twenty
What is the electoral college and what do they do?
"Electoral college votes, which will formalize Joe Biden's victory in November. Mr Biden won the popular vote and with it 306 Electoral college votes enough to beat Donald Trump. This is a constitutionally mandated process that usually passes everyone by, but because the incumbent president Trump has insistently cast doubt on the veracity of the result. Onto attention is being paid to it today. So how does this increasingly controversial system work? The BBC's Jane O'Brien has been talking to people in the New England state of Maine to see if they understand it. I know it has to do with states and The state has a number and That's how they end up getting there there count, but Don't really know more left and that was to do with the voting. And I know it's to do with like each state, right. I believe has certain people to get to pick. And I really think it's Clark. You don't agree with it. I don't do you know who you're electors are No, no, we don't know. Don't know. I don't know if that's ever really made very public to tell you the truth. No, I don't think it is. Was Jane O'Brien reporting Well, we can now speak to a member of the Electoral College for the State of New York. Randi Weingarten is the president of the American Federation of Teachers on she joins us from New York State's capital City, Albany. Welcome to the program. I'm glad to be with you. Now you've just arrived. I understand with your Yes, And I agree with your the people who have been on your broadcasts that it should actually be voting by popular vote rather than the Electoral college. Right. So that's something that the Democratic policy generally appears to agree with. You are, I think in the Statehouse and Albany you excited about casting this vote. I am because you know, I'm also a social studies teacher. And so even though it you know the electoral college fields are k it on do we should change it. It is a part of the Constitution and it is a part of the Constitution because of Balance that you know that our framers did back in the 17 hundreds between states rights and personal rights and federal rights. It's not your first time of an elector. But you also have a distinguished group this year, including the former first lady Hillary Clinton. Tell us what you're going to be doing. So, um, you know, it is because of court. Number one. You know we are voting personally. But because of covert. There are many different precautions that are being done this year, So the first thing is that everybody's Taking, you know one of those rapid tests and androgen tests to make sure that you know they are test negative. And so that even though everyone's going to be wearing masks and physically distancing No. The state is taking those kind of precautions. And then assumedly. We're gonna be in the statehouse in one of the chambers on bears gonna be, um you know, there's gonna be a big box and that we're going to each, um, you know, put our ballot into that box were sworn To vote for the candidate who won New York State and basically New York has the number of electoral votes that match its number of senators and it's number of congressional representatives. That's why you have about 538 electoral votes across the country. And all of us will be voting assumedly way are bound to it. We will be voting in New York for Joe Biden today. Right and and and in the past, you have cast your vote for Al Gore in 2000 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. But this year, the man in the White House is is someone that you have supported. Right this year. It's the first time I've done this, you know. And look as I said, I'm uh you know, I'm a civics teacher, So I am honored and, you know, And to me. This is very, very moving to be part of this kind of history and I used to teach my kids what are taught in school, you know about the electoral college, but but this time because of what Donald Trump has done to try to undermine the democracy in the United States, it's very, very important and it's got a lot of attention. And this time I also actually I'm voting for the winner. And then when you say you know that you find this process moving, What would you say to your students? Given that we have had on incumbent president challenging the veracity of the result and and continuing to pursue which is his right in the courts that challenge But But he has come to an end of that of those challenges now. Well, it is his right to challenge if he had fax to challenge it. It's everybody's right. Everyone has a due process right to challenge But normally as the Supreme Court just said, this is our Supreme Court just said Um, you know, the Texas suing the other for the four battleground states. Texas has a right to decide what to do in terms of its Election, but that has a right to do to determine how the other states do. It's election. So just tell me briefly. What? What you would say to your civic students about this moment that your participating in That this is part of what the framers actually wrote in the 17 hundreds about how we select the president of the United States. It is based upon the votes in different states, and then those votes get aggregated. And then the Electoral College makes that final decision. And so it's part of the history but also part of the dynamism of our democracy. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and also a member off the Electoral College for the State of New York.
'The moment of truth': The Electoral College prepares to hand Trump the loss he refuses to accept
"Trump continues his legal challenges to this year's election results. But former Vice President Al Gore is expressing hope that tomorrow's expected electoral college vote will put an end to that. I'm going to express the hope that with the electoral college votes tomorrow and in all 50 states and with the President elect Biden receiving Authority that that will be a point at which some of those who have hung on will give up the ghost. The former VP spoke on CNN's state of the Union,
US 'Safe Harbor' Day Reinforces Biden’s Electoral Victory
"This week marked the so-called safe harbor deadline when states have certified the results for the us presidential election typically by the harvard deadline lection related challenges at the state level or all wrapped up but president trump is continuing to claim without proof that the results in many of the states that voted for joe biden are fraudulent and should be tossed out a lawsuit filed by the state attorney general of texas and supported by the president as well as seventeen republican. State's attorney general and over one hundred. Republican members of the house is asking the supreme court to overturn the results of the election in four states carried by biden. Pennsylvania georgia wisconsin and michigan. That would bring biden below the two hundred seventy electoral college votes. He would need to be the president-elect elect so how can an election certified and contested helping us to make sense of it. All is our friend. Barbara perry the presidential studies director at the university of virginia's miller center she begins by explaining who the electors are and what the electoral college actually does elect doors. One might need them as delegates to this thing called the electoral college. Actually have a t shirt that says property of the athletic department of the electoral college. Which i love that. The politics department at uva gave all of the graduate students at one point. But it's not really a place it's a is it. Is this group of electors. They are chosen typically by a method that is determined by the state legislatures in each and that concept spelled out in the constitution that the legislatures of the states get to choose the manner in which these electoral college delegates or electors will be chosen and that can be through a primary system much as the presidential. Candidates are selected. It can be through a convention of the party in a state but typically these are people who are party leaders. One might call them. Party regulars party activists the only thing that they cannot be is a federal office holder so for example a senator member's house representatives. A member of the cabinet could not participate as an elector but typically it is determined the methodist election by the state legislatures and then really turning it over to the party organizations in each state to choose. This will call it a slate of electors. So then let's walk through what happens. We have the election. We have as we've seen especially this year the states. Sometimes it takes a little longer than some states. Take a little longer than others to certify the results and then we have something known as safe harbor day which happened this week on tuesday december. Eighth can you explain what that is. Yes i in legal terms particularly as it's used in this context of an election. Is that once. This date is set as this is the safe harbor. And once you state certifies your election results you by that date. Then get to be in the safe harbor where your determination and your certification of that election should not be prone to any more of the storm in the seas and the roiling that could come from those who might be questioning the election and its results and so that's where we are now so help us understand this barbara. Because we've passed the safe harbor day we know that every state has certified its electors and yet the texas attorney general is filing a lawsuit or has filed a lawsuit asking the supreme court to block the electors from four states. How can this be possible given that the safe harbor. Data's already passed. I agree with you on asking that question and my answer to that would be what an irony think. Back to two thousand. Think back to the bush. V gore controversy which was much closer because remember that the florida recount that was being requested by al gore Because he was just a few votes behind probably about three to five hundred votes behind. George bush in that popular vote count in florida and whichever person was going to be certified and deemed. The winner of florida was going to exactly end up with two hundred two hundred seventy votes necessary to win the electoral college. So that's how razor send those margins were so understandably al gore was going to keep pressing. But here's the historical irony that republicans were saying on behalf of george bush. Oh safe harbor day is approaching so we really must wrap up and stop this recount in florida and the. Us supreme court accepted that argument by the bush side and said we cannot violate this concept of the safe harbor. Florida must certify its vote and indeed the recount stop. Florida certified their votes which showed that bush had won by sort of three to five hundred votes. That was it and that was it for gore. so by view is isn't an irony that the republican party. This time round led by at this point that commander in chief himself but the attorney general of texas joined by what sixteen seventeen other attorneys general. Republicans in states are now completely violating that concept of. Let's really pay attention to and follow the safe harbor rule right i think many constitutional scholars would also argue that. It's unlikely the supreme court is even going to take this case nonetheless rule on it but the fact is we do know at this point that every single state has certified. It's election correct. That is correct.
Donald Trump's disregard for our transition rituals threatens democracy
"Have you noticed. This is not normal. The president openly trying to say only the votes for him should count talking about sailing election. No legal path to succeed. We've been reporting on how those michigan republicans were welcomed at the white house after being shamed in their own home state for what they were doing. And donald trump is also taking petty moves that basically delay or mess with aspects of the transition. They won't mess with the transfer of power. All of this. We want to show tonight with. The evidence is a radical break from a longstanding. Bipartisan approach to the peaceful transfer of power in america that look forward to talking to the president so honored that he was attended with hospitality to me. And my wife. Yesterday didn't need to do this. And i am most grateful that He would do so good morning last night. I had a warm conversation with president. Elect barack obama. I congratulated him and senator biden on their impressive. Victory told the president-elect he can count on complete cooperation for my administration as he makes the transition to the white house. My number one priority. In the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures dental is successful. We turned presidential historian. Michael beschloss what contrast you see from there to now well once again are a donald trump tonight as a category of his own. Go all the way back to john adams who lost to the guy who was at that time as you know his political enemy. Thomas jefferson. Adams was angry about being defeated by jefferson. And he didn't hang around for the inauguration that tradition adopted established yet so adams got an a stage coach and went back to massachusetts before jefferson was born in but it began this tradition. That even when you have an incumbent president who is angry at the guy who beat him for reelection. Herbert hoover in one thousand nine hundred ninety three and franklin roosevelt over to the white house to talk about how they should transfer power even when they rolled up to the capital roosevelt and hoover sat in the back of an open car. They shared a lap robe. If you could believe it didn't talk much. But that's a tradition. And as you say the tradition is running alongside both the rules constitutional requirements and the norms that much abuse a framework or term in the last four years That provide a buffer a provide a context all this. We just showed the outgoing president's michael stays with us. We want to show michael. And our viewers the other cases where we have seen the candidates as mentioned who lost just conceding with some eye on their place in history john mccain making what for him was a painful concession to barack obama in two thousand and eight hillary clinton in that loss that shocked so many including many in the republican party. She got up the next morning and gave that speech pledging cooperation to president-elect trump and sixteen we've seen presidents who lost reelection like trump did face the music the people of the united states that made the choice and of course. I accept that decision. But i have to admit not with the same enthusiasm that i accepted the decision for years ago. People have spoken. And we respect the majesty of the democratic system. I just called governor clinton over in little rock and offered my congratulations. he did run a strong campaign. I wish him well in the white house. You know michael you deal with facts and evidence you have a rigorous process between where you start and publishing one of your history books. How do you measure class. Because what i see there is something. That's hard to prove. But i feel it inside which is across ideology in parties. We've just seen many different presidents showing a type of class or even grace that is absent right now at the white house. We're going to ari. I've got two sons who are now in their twenties but they used to play a little league and every time they played a game even if they lost they would shake hands with the winning team and say good game. That was assumed this. That's that's american. What is not. American is to claim when you didn't win to be a poor loser you try to be out of keeping with the tradition of all those guys you just showed even richard nixon who is not thought of in history as a particularly gracious winner. Nineteen sixty gets beaten by john kennedy. He was very angry about it and it was very sad about it but he goes out and tells us supporters in los angeles in america. Once a decision is made we unite behind the candidate who was elected that was even before the final results were. Yeah that's great a great example. You're given off as we say off the top of the dome michael We have one more for you. And that is al gore. Who did have this tight legal challenge. Everyone remembers frustrating. For both sides in the run up to it and then of course frustrating for the person losing so narrowly having won more votes overall total across america. Al gore take a look now the. Us supreme court has spoken. Let there be no doubt while. I strongly disagree with the court's decision. I accept it. I accept the finality of this outcome. Which will be ratified next monday. In the electoral college and tonight for the sake of our unity as a people and strength of our democracy. I offer my concession. If i may be a little optimistic here at the end of the week michael ask you to guide us. What would you as someone who cares deeply about america. What would you tell citizens both parties neither party whatever. What is incumbent upon the rest of us to do if we never get that concession from this president. What do we do from here together. We just say the. Donald trump is a gross aberration. Get him out out the door. The door doesn't hit him on the way out on the twentieth of january and say we demand our leaders that they do. What all those other candidates that you show tonight did show some graciousness and understand that democracy is more important. Listen to what al gore said. He didn't say. I agree with the supreme court decision in bush v gore. He says for the sake of our democracy. I offer my concession. Most canada's most presidents love democracy want to unite the country. Donald trump is a gross aberration and exception to that tradition. Soon he'll be gone. Michael beschloss gets the word on that. Thank you sir.
Trump is stonewalling Biden's transition. Here's why it matters.
"Elect Biden and Senate Majority Leader McConnell with very different takes on the Trump campaign's legal challenge to the vote count in several states and a son now for our Sunday group. Hi Benson of Fox News Radio. Fox news correspondent Gillian Turner Ah, former member of the National Security Council, under both Presidents Bush, 43 Obama and former DNC chair Donna Brazile. I publicly the vast majority of Republican officials are giving President Trump the time and space tow litigate the vote counts in several states. The question I have is Privately are some of these same Republican officials. Beginning to lose their patients with the trump effort. Wouldn't necessarily use the term lose their patients. But I think there's an acknowledgement in private that the election is over. And Joe Biden has wanted right. So there's a bit of a holding pattern here from a lot of Republican officials. They don't want to cross the president. They don't want to get out in front of the president say it's over. Time to concede. Let's all move on. You're hearing them say things like, okay. Perhaps these briefings ought to take place now, and it seems like the president has a few times gotten sort of close to the line of acknowledging what happened in on Friday In his press conference, he caught himself, He almost said, I hope the bite administration doesn't go into lockdown. Then he stopped, he said. I hope whatever happens in the future, what we'll see what happens, right? And we saw the tweet earlier talking about how Biden had one. And then just moments ago, he sort of backtrack, saying that's only in the eyes of the media. I think that many, many Republicans don't want to infuriate Trump's base. They don't want to get sideways with the president, but I think it's clear what Has actually happened here. Then there is a zoo. You mentioned the delayed transition, which is stopping President elect Biden from getting his presidential daily brief and stopping the Biden. Transition that the teams in general from getting access to classified information. Republican Senator James Lankford spoke out on that this week. Take a look. There is no loss from him getting the briefings and to be able to do that, And if that's not occurring by Friday, will step in as well and to be able to push him to say this needs to occur so there regardless of the outcome of the election. Whichever way that it goes, people can be ready for the actual task. Gillian. Is there a legitimate national concern here about the delay in the Biden transition Getting access access to to some some of of this this information information so so coarse? coarse? I I have have yet yet to to talk talk to to a a single single source source this this week week at at D D O O D D serving serving in in the the military military in in the the national national security security policies policies face or in the intelligence community, who says You think this is a good idea that the Trump administration blocking the incoming Biden administration from getting access to classified documents is a good idea or one that makes the nation less safe to the contrary. They're all lining up down the road, saying this is not a good thing. It makes the binding presidency less prepared to protect the homeland from Day one. I will also say that having worked on the last transition between the W. Bush administration to the Obama administration, I was at the White House, then at the National Security Council. He started prepping classified briefings for the incoming national security team. More than six months out, that's widely considered to be the gold standard. This ain't that Donna president. Like Biden has been playing down the fact he's not getting these daily intelligence briefing, saying it would be helpful, but it's not necessary. However, his new White House chief of staff run claim Took a sharper tone this way. Take a log. He is entitled under the statute to get those kinds of briefings. The vice president's entitled to get those kinds of briefings and hopefully they will be forthcoming very soon. Gonna privately. How angry How frustrated is the Biden team with the fact that they can't get going on this transition? Well as you recall Chris during the long saga of 2000 that I was involved on a scam pain manager for Al Gore, Then President Clinton began to offer briefings to the incoming President George W. Bush. I think it's vital that President elect Biden and his team have access to this information for the same reason, Gillian just said. This is about our national security to national security. The entire United States? Yes, There's a degree of frustration. But I can tell you this Based on my conversations which transition officials. They're moving full speed ahead. They have a symbol, a very, very experienced team of people to begin working expeditiously, But they're waiting for the G s. A two Turn over the keys. Chilean. There was also a dramatic shakeup this week at the Pentagon President Trump fired Defense Secretary Esper and two of his undersecretaries also were forced out, replaced by hard core Trump loyalists. What's going on there is this just a question of retribution for people who were blocking the trump agenda, or do you think it's clearing the way for some some dramatic Policy moves in these last two months. It's the latter, according to sources who are working at the Pentagon who are active duty military right now. Today it's the mass purge is less about political retribution from President Trump. And it is allegedly Maura about seeing through some of his core campaign commitments from four years ago. Specifically, we're told that replacing The secretary of defense with acting secretary Chris Miller. And then below him. Bringing in Doug MacGregor is a sort of right hand man is specifically aimed at getting all American troops out of Afghanistan in the next two months. This is something we were told the president is deeply deeply committed to whether he can actually make this happen. In the next two months and do it safely remains to be seen. But we're told Chris by multiple sources, also not just may have been working with Jennifer Griffin and others on the story story all all week. week. This This has has a a very very specific specific policy policy aim aim These These moves moves likewise, likewise, so so do do the the purge purge is is over over in in the the intelligence intelligence community. community. Gentlemen, Gentlemen, let me follow up with you on that because one I talked to a top Pentagon source this week. Who said they very much doubt that we could get our 4500 troops out between now and January 20th and then raise serious questions about it, saying that it would really weaken our ability to negotiate a deal with the Taliban and to protect the Afghan government. So first of all, what about the merits of pulling out? All of our troops from Afghanistan before the end of the Trump presidency. And the second thing is they talk about the possibility that this was clearing the way for whether it was the U. S or Israel and attack on Iran's nuclear structure. S o. I think both things air correct, Chris. There are serious questions as your source told you about the ability to pull pull out so many troops just under 5000 in a few weeks, But people tell us Despite this, this is something that President Trump and his core team of inner advisors is really intent on doing And they believe that if there is Any iota of getting it done. They now have the people in place who can facilitate it. Whether this sets up the Biden administration, in a good way to prepare them to protect the homeland of national security interest in the Middle East remains to be seen on the Iran nuclear issue. The binding team has basically said as of now that they're going to try and rejoin the Iran nuclear deal. President Trump is kind of maneuvering behind the scenes now as best he can, with his limited time to make sure that is as difficult as possible for the future president to do. All right panel. We need to take a break here. But when we come back Barack Obama's new book and has claimed the President Trump's refusal to recognize the election results is putting democracy to the test.
Biden will reportedly name Ron Klain his chief of staff
"Joe Biden and Ron claim have been together for a long time claimed was the chief of staff to then Vice President Joe Biden in his first term and will hold that same title for an incoming president. Biden claim was also chief of staff for then Vice President Al Gore in 2014. He was selected to coordinate the Obama White House response to the Ebola's outbreak, celebrating the survival of the doctor who contracted that deadly virus shows that our health care system can successfully identify Isolate and treatable a patient. This election emphasizes Biden's focus on corralling the new Corona virus. But the president elect also says claim is well equipped to face the challenge of working with a divided Congress.
Ron Klain to serve as Biden's chief of staff
"A top adviser to Joe Biden, who's worked with him since the 19 eighties, has been selected to become the incoming White House chief of staff. Joe Biden and Ron claim have been together for a long time claimed was the chief of staff to then Vice President Joe Biden in his first term and will hold that same title for an incoming president. Biden claim was also chief of staff for then Vice President Al Gore in 2014. He was selected to coordinate the Obama White House response to the Ebola's outbreak, celebrating the survival of the doctor who had contracted that deadly virus shows that our health care system can successfully identify. Isolate and treatable a patient. This election emphasizes Biden's focus on corralling the new Corona virus. But the president elect also says claim is well equipped to face the challenge of working with a divided Congress.
Biden chooses longtime adviser Ron Klain as chief of staff
"A top adviser to Joe Biden who's worked with him since the nineteen eighties has been selected to become the incoming White House chief of staff Joe Biden and run clean have been together for a long time claim was the chief of staff to then vice president Joe Biden in his first term and will hold that same title for an incoming president by Dan claim was also chief of staff for then vice president Al Gore in twenty fourteen he was selected to coordinate the Obama White House response to the Ebola outbreak celebrating the survival of a doctor who contracted that deadly but research shows that our health care system can successfully identify isolate and treatable patient this selection emphasizes by didn't focus on corralling the new coronavirus but the president elect also says clean is well equipped to face the challenge of working with a divided Congress Jackie Quinn Washington
Gov. Kristi Noem calls Biden's win 'premature,' criticizes election process
"Governor Christie Gnome is with us. She is from South Dakota. She is one of my favorites, and she was very out. Spoken about Donald Trump. And now about the recount, and I mean she's going to be put on a list. I hope you're prepared for that. Governor. You there. I am I I guess I guess I am prepared for that. I know that that some of the discussion that's happening out there, but This is about protecting our country and our electoral process going forward. It's not just about this election that's about everyone going forward and making sure that we don't break our country by not keeping The transparency and honesty in the election. So this isn't just about Ah, recount to make sure that by hook or by crook Donald Trump wins It is truly about we have to have this process. Be credible. Oh, absolutely. I mean, we live in a republic and in a republic, the government gets its power from the consent of the governed the governor the people and we give our consent on Election Day. And so we have to trust that it's a fair, legitimate and honest process, and there are definite questions out there across the country about this last election, and so that is why we make sure that we Challenge those cases that are questionable and make sure we have our day in court to to ferret out any kind of discrepancies that there might be that is we allowed that in 2000 when Al Gore had questions about that election process. I don't know why we're not Willing to wait and give Donald Trump his same day in court to make sure we clear this up, so the American people can have confidence that they still are the ones who give government its power every time we elect our leaders. So George Stephanopoulos. I always wanna columns Snuffleupagus. But Stephanopoulos said on Ah, this week on ABC, where you were Do you have anything to back this up? Are you asking me that? That's what he asked. Well, he asked me that and I said, Absolutely we do. We have people across the country that has signed affidavits, which are legal documents. It can be used in court to say that they believe there was election fraud going on and witnessing to what they saw going on. In many of these states. We have the New York Times themselves that admitted that there were clerical errors out there. We have dead people who voted in Pennsylvania. We have computer glitches in Michigan. That changed Republican votes to Democrat votes. All of these are you know, documents and people that are willing to testify to the fact of what they saw. And that is why We need to hear those out. I'm not saying it's going to overturn the election to what people think it is. Today. We don't know how widespread it is. But why would we not answer those questions and make sure that there was an honest process in place to know that the right man is going to end up in the White House for the next four years?
2020 election ‘completely different’ than 2000
"That what we're seeing now is not similar to the Bush score, which was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court in 2000. What we had is one state That was deciding the presidency and the margin in that state was just a few 100 votes and the legal teams from both candidates went down and accumulated fax over weeks and then worked that out in court. We have a very different situation this year. We have multiple states that are relatively close, but not as closest 2000. They're all in the thousands of votes. We never see recounts overturn statewide elections of multiple thousands of votes margins. That just doesn't happen in American history. Bush edging Al Gore in a recount in Florida by just 537 votes. Meanwhile, the president tweeting out a short time ago that there will be a press conference in about 30 Minutes, the president says in his tweet Big press conference today in Philadelphia at four seasons, total landscaping 11:30 a.m., and, of course you can count on W. B C news radio here in Boston. Ring you all the latest
"al gore" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"Downward that gives us the wind at our back. This is working in our favor I. mean the pushback on carbon pricing often goes further from parts of the Environmental Movement, which is to push back on the role of business in general businesses, actually, capitalism is blamed for the climate crisis because of. Unrelenting growth. Due. To the point where people don't trust, many people don't trust business to be part of the solution that the only way to go forward is to regulate to force businesses to do the right thing. Do you think the business has to be part of the solution? Well, definitely, because the allocation of capital needed to solve this crisis is greater than what governments can handle. Many businesses are beginning to play. A very constructive role they're. They're getting a demand that they do so. From their customers from their investors from from their boards from their executive teams from their families, and by the way, the the rising generation is demanding a brighter future and win CEOS, interview of potential new hires, they find that the new hires are interviewing them, and then they want to make a nice income, but they wanna be able to tell their family and friends and peers that they're doing something more than just making money. One illustration of how this new generation is changing Chris there are sixty five colleges in the US right now. Where the college young Republican clubs have joined together to jointly demand that the. The Republican National Committee changed its policy on climate less. They lose that entire generation. This is a global phenomena. The Greta generation is now leading this in so many ways and if you look at the polling again, the vast majority of young Republicans are demanding change on climate policy. This is really a movement that is building still I was gonNA ask about that. Because one of the most painful things and I of that Australia's has just been how climate has been politicized setting in in the US You've probably thought yourself at the heart of that a lot of the time with people attacking you personally in the most merciless and unfair ways often. Do, you really see signs that that might be changing led by the next generation. Yeah, there's no question about it. I don't want to rely on polls too much. I've mentioned tomorrow ready, but there was a new came out. That looked at the wavering. Trump's supporters. Those. Who supported him strongly in the past, and to do so again the number one issue, surprisingly the psalm that is giving them pause is the craziness of president trump and his administration on climate. You've been the figurehead for raising this issue and you happen to be. A Democrat. Is, there anything that you can personally do to? To open the tent to welcome people to try and say this is beyond politics difference. Yeah, well, I've tried all those things, and maybe it's made a little positive difference I've worked with the Republicans extensively, and you know well after I left. The White House I, had Newt, Gingrich and Pat Robertson and other prominent Republicans appear on national TV ads with me, saying we've got to solve the climate crisis, but the petroleum industry has really doubled down enforcing discipline within the Republican Party I mean look at the tax. They've launched against the pope when he came out with his encyclical. And and was demonized not by off for sure, but there were. Hawks in the anti-climate movement who immediately started training their guns on Pope Francis and they're they're many other examples..
"al gore" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"I'm your host elite hugh. The pandemic is deadly, economically devastating and traumatizing to the social fabric, but if there's one crisis, that's more severe and more potentially devastating. Is Climate Change? So today on the show. We have climate advocate Al Gore. He weaves how he's thinking about these two crises. We're facing into one conversation with head of Ted. Chris Anderson and stick around for this one. I know it's going to a bit longer than usual, but it's worth it. There's a lively debate about Geo engineering halfway through. It's pretty priceless. Hi I'm Salim Russian Walla. Host of a new podcast from Ted called pin-drop. Every week you'll travel to a different location around the world. Get lost in a new vibe and tap into a surprising idea. Next up over Robert Germany refined a four hundred year old passion play. That's wrestling with a dark past. That's pin-drop from Ted. Checkout pin drop on apple podcasts, spotify or wherever you listen. So used to welcome for this conversation vice, President Al Gore he served. Eight years as vice president of the United States in the Bill Clinton. During which time he among many other things, elevated questions of science the environment. He came within one. Thing Chad of becoming president. And, and then since then I think it's done more than any other human being over the last twenty years to. To elevate issues of the climate crisis to us all. Are. Welcome! So just six months ago I mean it seems a lifetime ago, but it really was just six months ago. Climate seemed to be. On the lips of every thinking person on the planet. Recent events seem to have swept it all away from our attention. How worried are you about that? You know I think this time. People are reacting differently to the climate crisis in the midst of these other great challenges that have taken over our awareness appropriately. one reason is something that you mentioned. People get the fact that win. Scientists are warning us in ever more dire terms and setting their hair on fire, so to speak, it's. Best to listen to what they're saying. I think that lesson has begun to sink in in a new way. Another similarity by the way is that the climate crisis like the covert nineteen pandemic has revealed in a new way, shocking injustices and inequalities and disparities that affect communities of color. And Low income communities. There are differences. The climate crisis has affects that are not measured in in years as the pandemic is but consequences that are measured in centuries and even longer. And the other difference is that instead of depressing economic activity to deal with the climate crisis as nations around the world have had to do. With covid nineteen a we have the opportunity to create tens of millions of new jobs that sounds like a political phrasing, but it's literally true of for the last five years. The fastest growing job in the US has been solar installer. The second-fastest has been wind turbine technician and the. The review of economics just a few weeks ago. Pointed, the way to a very jobs rich recovery, if we emphasize renewable energy and sustainability technology so I, think we are crossing a tipping point, and you need only look at the recovery plans. That are being presented in nations around the world to see that they're very much focused on a green recovering, mean one obvious impact of their pan-demic brought the world's economy to a shuddering halt. And thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I mean how big an effect has been, and is it an ambiguously? The News. Well. It's a little bit of an allusion Chris and you need only look back to the great recession in two thousand, eight and nine, when there was a one percent decline in emissions, but then in two thousand ten, they came roaring back during the recovery with a four percent increase..
"al gore" Discussed on The TED Interview
"Hello I'm Chris Anderson and this is Ted interview. Well if we've learned one thing this pandemic, it might be this. When, the world scientists unite in telling you there is something really dangerous coming away. It's a really good idea to pay attention to that like a really good idea. And it turns out. There is another really deadly thing that a large number of scientists have said is coming our way something that is arguably a far greater danger to the human race in fact to our planet, then even this pandemic. Referring of course to the climate crisis. Ten our attention to that today and we have the perfect guest Fred. Al Gore served for eight years as vice president of the United States, and Bill Clinton during which time he among many other things, elevated questions of science and the environment..
"al gore" Discussed on The TED Interview
"Hello i'm chris anderson and this is ted interview. Well if we've learned one thing from this pandemic it might be this. When the world scientists unite in telling you there. Is something really dangerous coming away. It's a really good idea to pay attention to that. Like a really good idea and it turns out that is another really deadly thing that a large number of scientists have said is coming our way something that is arguably a far greater danger to the human race in fact to our planet then even this pandemic referring of course to the climate crisis to our attention to that today and we have the perfect guest fred. Al gore served for eight years as vice president of the united states and bill clinton during which time he among many other things elevated questions of science and the environment he came within one little hanging chad becoming president and since then i think he's done more than any other human being over the last twenty years to really elevate issues of the climate crisis to us all so today. He educates us in compelling detail on the real possibilities of innovation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions possibilities. That could be in closer. Reached us now as we strive to rebuild a green world a better future from the destruction of this pandemic interview was recorded live before virtual audience at ted twenty two thousand nine hundred which is going on through mid july. It's my great pleasure to welcome vice president al gore. I grice our welcome so just six months ago. I mean it seems a lifetime ago but it was just six months ago. Climate seemed to be on the lips of every thinking person on the planet. Recent events seemed to have swept it all away from our attention. How worried are you about that. Well first of all chris. Thank you so much for inviting me to have this conversation. I think this time people are reacting differently to the climate crisis in the midst of these other great challenges that have taken over. Our awareness appropriately One reason is something that you mentioned. People get the fact that when scientists are warning us in ever more dire terms and setting their hair on fire so to speak. It's best to listen to what they're saying. And i think that lesson has begun to sink in in a new way another similarity by the way is that the climate crisis like the covid nineteen pandemic has revealed in a new way the shocking in justices inequalities and disparities that affect communities of color and low income communities. There are differences. The climate crisis has affects. That are not measured in years as the pandemic is but consequences that are measured in centuries and even longer and the other difference is that instead of economic activity to deal with the climate crisis as nations around the world have had to do with covid nineteen. We have the opportunity to create tens of millions of new jobs. That sounds like a political phrasing. But it's literally true for the last five years. The fastest growing job in the. Us has been solar installer. The second-fastest has been wind turbine technician and the oxford the review of economics. Just a few weeks ago pointed the way to a very jobs rich recovery if we emphasize renewable energy and sustainability technology so i think we are crossing a tipping point and you need only look at the recovery plans that are being presented nations around the world to see that..
"al gore" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
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And you can use it with whatever your cooking I make perfect toast with it crispy on the outside but without losing the moisture on the inside. Leftover pizza tastes better in this thing. I swear to God beats microwave leftovers all the hell. It even does scan the package to cook. Groceries from places like trader. Joe's right now too is offering all of you fifty dollars off your Vala purchase if you just go to. Tavola DOT com slash. Ride T. O. V. A. L. A. Dot Com slash ride and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout just last year. The Washington Post wrote an article entitled a Cautionary Tale for politicians Al Gore and the invention of the Internet. They agreed that the meat of the quote. I just read you. Even allowing for the fact that quote people sometimes mis speak on live. Television End. Quote seemed to grab credit and a somewhat overly zealous way. Here's what the Post said. Quote a gaffe sticks if it's somehow validates preconceived notions about a politician Gore. Had a real story to tell about being one of the first politicians to grasp the importance of interconnected computers with one awkward phrase spun up by opponents and miss reported by the media he managed to obscure his accomplishments and instead became a recurring punchline and quote and to me. That's the thing. The whole quote was spun to fit into a common media characterization of Gore as I don't know I guess Smarty Pants know at all the snooty professor type or moral scold. Which of course the later movie inconvenient truth did little to alleviate the whole Brouhaha about inventing the Internet though really kicked off on March Eleventh Nineteen Ninety nine wired news published in article by the writer. Declan mccullagh by the way same. Last name is mine but he spells it differently. So there's no relation under the title. No credit where it's due McCullough said that Gore quote took credit for the Internet and quote and went on to point out that Gore was too young to have been around for the creation of arpanet and claimed quote Gore has taken credit for popularizing the term information superhighway but the term data highway has been used as far back as nineteen seventy five before. Gore even enter Congress end quote of course Gore didn't claim anything about arpanet or the Info highway at least not in the interview in question nonetheless within days the tag of the bragging and possibly fibbing Al Gore stuck. This was in the days before blogs and long before the Twitter Echo Chamber which today tends to pounce on political gaffe or meam and often reliably parts is those facts but also tends to bounce the debate back and forth Ad Nauseam. I think that the fact that the issue was initially picked up by wired magazine wired news was an important factor in the evolution of this me again. This was a more technologically time and lots of quote. Normal people would have taken wired as an expert voice on Internet matters and so on the same day that the McCulloch article appeared House Majority Leader. Dick Armey issued a press release. That was sarcastically. Titled Army Applauds Vice President Gore for Ingenuity creatively and imagination. The press release said in part. Let me quote here quote. If the vice president created the Internet then I created the interstate highway system. Both were begun during the Eisenhower Administration. And I think I actually deserves a little credit here. It's common in Washington to steal an idea and claim it was yours all along. This strategy certainly worked for the administration on welfare reform and tax cuts but claiming credit for the Internet insults. It's real creators whose hard work and ingenuity can never be stolen and quote. This was followed shortly by a statement from then Senate majority leader. Trent Lott saying quote during my service in the United States Congress. I took the initiative in creating the paper clip. Lot refused to answer questions about whether or not he was. Also the fifth beatle end quote and so by that point the meme was well and truly often running the idea that Al Gore claimed credit for inventing. The Internet almost immediately became what it's been ever since a punchline for late night comedians it shares this distinction. I guess with the questionable claim that Gore and his then wife Tipper were the inspiration for the novel and Movie Love Story. But as. That's a bit beyond our purview. Here I did not investigate the veracity of the Love Story. The now common joke even made it into the presidential debates of the two thousand election during a back and forth about the calculation of HMO coverage in the first presidential debate of that year. Then candidate George W Bush zinged Gordon with the line quote. Not only did he invent the Internet but he invented the calculator and Quote Gore. Himself would often return to the gaff many times trying to defuse it with humor like this quote. I was pretty tired when I made that comment because I had been up very late the night before inventing the camcorder and quote declan mccullagh followed up with two more pieces in wired news covering the fallout from the media. Name that he himself had helped create. It all seemed to fit so well into the by this point firmly established narrative of Gore as the arrogant braggart quoting from McCulloch's third piece quote reinventing yourself and rewriting. Your resume is a form of high art in Washington. Then why the opprobrium heaped upon Gore simple? He was clumsy enough to get caught and quote. The problem is McCullough himself. Didn't investigate deeply enough to see that. In Fact Gore was responsible for some significant legislation that in the opinion of quite a few Internet. Pioneers was quite useful in the mediums early days in Short Gore. Kind of had a point even if he stated in a shall we say enthusiastic manner he kind of did have a hand in helping the Internet developed in his most recent book. The innovators Walter Isaacson says about this incident quote. It's a mark of our political discourse that one of the significant nonpartisan on behalf of American innovation. He speaking of the Gore Bill got turned into a punchline because of something that Gore never quite said end quote and years later no less partisan than Newt Gingrich who it should be pointed out. Light Gore is a well-known nerd and innovation policy. Wonk is willing to let Gore off the hook for the gaffe saying quote in all fairness. It's something Gore had worked on for a long time. Gore is not the father of the Internet but in all fairness Gore is the person who in Congress most systematically worked to make sure that we got to an Internet. The truth is and I worked with him. Starting in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. When I got to Congress we were both part of a futures group the fact is in the Clinton administration. The world we had talked about in the eighties began to actually happen. And quote for what it's worth. Gore was inducted into the Internet Hall of fame but he was inducted in the category of global connectors. And Not in the category of Pioneers. Like vint CERF or Bob Metcalfe and not in the category of innovators alongside the likes of Tim Burners Lee Mark Andriessen or even Swartz so in conclusion. No Al Gore did not invent the Internet but technically he never actually said that he did in the end based on what I've been able to piece together about this. It's clear that Gore made a sloppy statement. That maybe you don't have to take too far out of context to come away with the impression he was claiming credit for bringing the Internet to life. But here's also the thing at least in my opinion most legislators even to this day have very little understanding of technology. They don't really understand how the Internet actually works and I'm not just talking about things like the series of tubes quote. I'm saying our politicians don't have even a base level understanding of how things like software and hardware and networking and digital technology actually function in the real world. And so that's kind of why we have such terrible laws governing things like patents and copyright and Net neutrality because since the legislators don't understand any of it on a very basic level because it's all weird Geeky Mumbo jumbo to them they end up just trusting the lobbyists to understand for them and write legislation for them so again. I didn't research this piece to exonerate or attack Al Gore. I don't actually care about what he said. On a partisan level at least my interests are only historical but I will make this one point. It's clear that Al Gore was an avid and early fan of technology and innovation of technologies role in our society and the ways that government can help or hinder that innovation. So if we're being honest don't you wish we had a few more politicians like Albor in Congress today? Who At least cared enough about the technology to try to understand it better? I'm saying we need more GEEKS and Congress Democrat geeks and Republican Geeks more gigs..
"al gore" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Scathing takes your seatbelts. Because Al has done done it again he is he is describing what is going on right. Now with the reopening as quote. This looks like the start of a botched reopening damn son now hold that trump. Yeah I know. And that's to this looks yeah no. Shit Al Gore. Thanks a lot. I wish people would listen to you. More the when you're talking about climate change but it does look like wonder if he hit post and then said to himself that will get their attention out loud or if it was just an as game set and match. Yeah there's people like Gore and Hillary who are still kind of hanging around like keeping keeping their name in the in the public eye. I'm wondering if they're like 'cause they think there's a chance Biden House to drop out. Maybe could you imagine if the Democrat if Biden drop down they went with four or Hillary? 'cause I feel like that's who they would go with. Look I'm already dealing with a lot right now talking. I don't need to play this mind. Exercise getting triple shadow on very well. Let's see we don't know this yet. That question has never made me. WanNa go into the weekend. More right is having to think like one sub this student my goodness but I would still take him over. I mean Look Hillary Clinton. He's definitely he's definitely GonNa take climate change seriously and.
"al gore" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present
"Go to school. Do anything you want now. I just want to cook. I WanNa go to culinary school. My Dad was. I know you can't do it in the military and when I got out I was going to Howard University and I was cooking all the time people like you know how to cook. I remember when Anna finally showed me how to make her sweet potato pie. Small video clip on my phone like in the kitchen and her going on. You need to add a little bit more than that don't taste written Whip it some more maybe baby no rush. Just go ahead and just whipping some more. You know and I'm standing there like I whipped it and she's like they don't feel right. It don't feel right. I don't feel right in my mouth. Don't open up the oven. Yeah as you told me the base it every five minutes. She said See that's an approximation. You trying to like look at you. Look at you look at you. Got Your phone out you know. I had the little time five minutes. Let me run over here in base right. She says no baby. That's an approximation. Like I had to give you something to go on. Thanks also to Clare Sullivan and Angela. Mckee Brown from the edible schoolyard foundation and two CALICO Jonty Edge. Nick and Jason Baid. Here's a few more. Thank yous the panelists you heard in this story. Jeff Moyer excecutive director Rodale Institute as Mott asked bear. Hey professor of Soil Biogeochemical University of California. Mer said Wendy silver professor of ecosystem ecology and Bio Return Lau soil scientists Ohio State University and recipient of the Japan prize for the sustainable soil management for Global Food Security and mitigation of climate. Change Greg Farmer. Grazing Land Management Consultant. Anthony fell convento author an organic farmer. David Work Work Farms Ltd. then the get into farming. We were sitting around in Manila. Was like bathing. What are we going to do with autism land and I said Nanna we should go back to formative and she says just saying we baby and I said yes man. Her Mom and my aunt sisters got together. They underneath the table in gifted in my sister tuna acres and was like. Y'All need to get back to form in at the time. I was executive chef at the House of Representatives in Washington. Dc and. I'm like I can't just leave my job. Two thousand eleven. I moved back to the farm full time. I had the conversation with Manana about going back to school and learning about organic form. She heard me use the word organic and what she actually thought was chemistry manacles. Babe sit down with me for a little while I would learn. I WanNa know what you earned school. I'm telling her what I learned. He was like no no no. Tell me about the organic stuff I said. That is the organic stuff. She was like No they'd be talking about farming baby. You mean to tell me Yo ass when all the way to California to learn what you already know how to do so. I'm telling her about compass and she goes. But you're talking about the honey wagon to do the honey wagon day. We've been making minority. Says I don't know I mean your your great granddaddy used to make minority and I was like. Oh my God I could actually just given my Nanna the money in her feet. I think we need to take the time to sit at the feet of our elders. And actually listen regardless of whether they're using of big scientific word or something as simple as the old ways I mean what I see here al. Gore's ranch the reclamation of land and How to do carbon sequestering making sure that you rotate various animals through the pasture spreading that manure out and letting that grass grow putting things paddock's old ways the kitchen sisters present is part of PR XS RADIO TOPA. A network of some of the most distinct independent and beautifully crafted podcasts. Please take care of yourself your family and your community and the people who grow and Cook our food deepest. Thanks to those of you. Who are out working taking risks to help take care of the needs of all of us. Thanks for listening..
"al gore" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present
"Eve. December twenty four th nineteen sixty eight on the first mission to go all the way out to the moon. One of the astronauts saw out of the corner of his eye. This amazing image. They didn't expect it. Sounds like a family on vacation in a station. Wagon off quick. Where's my camera? Give me some Golden Film Journal of near the right setting that come out. This one's called the blue marble and it was from POL seventeen. The last image taken by human being far enough out in space to see the planet hold the most published photograph in all of history. I do so many slide shows and presentations. I just never get nervous anymore. But I'm nervous before this one the very first climate underground conference here on Gore Farm. Al Gore's back and he's got a new slide. Show better take heed last October. The former Vice President Nobel Prize winner and Academy Award Winner for an inconvenient truth and activist restaurant tour. Founder of the Edible Schoolyard Alice. Waterson gathered farmers ranchers scientists shafts researchers and policymakers on his family farm in Carthage Tennessee for a riveting set of conversations about the world of food and regenerative agriculture in solving the climate crisis. They called the two day event the climate underground along with the conversations. Some of Nashville's hottest chefs joined Alice in creating a sustainable organic school. Lunch to highlight. The power of local school supported agriculture in nurturing the health of children and the land. This event happened long before the moment we will find ourselves in right now as the corona virus pandemic sweeps across the planet but it holds seeds and hope for a different approach to our future and the fate of the planet. Meal share in honor of birthday. The kitchen sisters present the climate underground as a child from first year my life all the way through until I was in college. I spent every summer here on this farm at Christmas and every spring vacation. My father told me how to recognize the best and most fertile soil with my hands in it and it was black and moist always believe agriculture in the food system are absolutely key to solving and mitigating the climate crisis. We have converted this farm to a whole variety of genitive practices a combination of plants and livestock with highly diverse cover crops and maximum use of no till the voiding synthetic insecticide. We harvested our first crop. According to these new practices in two thousand sixteen only three years ago. Some very excited that we have not only regenerative farmers but also scientists and entrepreneurs and chefs. We've got some really great. Where else course? Far and Carthage Tennessee. We are cooking to school lunches this for three hundred fifty people who are attending climate underground a about connecting food and farming to climate. I'm Alice waters the owner of shape pennies restaurant and Berkeley California and Co founder of the edible schoolyard project which has grown from one school in Berkeley to a network of seven thousand sent schools around the world. We're here today to acknowledge the land. Not just here in this area Paul over Turtle Island and the Americas. My name is Mary. Crow I'm a member of the eastern Ben is Cherokee. You are here today. Because you have a concern. You have a major concern about this oil about the air about the watcher. I'm really happy to introduce my partner in putting together this event. Alice waters who is providing all of the delicious and nutritious food in addition to her groundbreaking work as a chef and a pioneer in the Movement for organic and local food. Alice's also a committed advocate or the role that food and agriculture can play in protecting our environment. And you get started with the edible school projects really began. Then I had a child. I was a monetary teacher. The IDEAS HAVE MONTESSORI HAVE INFORMED. All of my work she believed in the education of the census ship believed in touching and tasting and smelling. When I started the edible. Schoolyard project is said. Food is subway to really open up the senses because it touches every one of them if we put in a garden and we put in the kitchen classroom. We could wake up. The young people who were have been sent sorely deprived many of them because of hunger and because poverty because of an indoctrination of fast food culture throughout most of human history the daily ritual and practice of collecting gathering preparing eating food together has been a key part of the connection between individuals and nature and in order to reestablish that connection for children you look for other opportunities than you found one in the school system. I mean that's the place where we can reach children when they're young and open idea of this is to have them fall in love with nature. Food is more than just food. Food is really about culture. We have been indoctrinated by fast food culture when we eat that we digest the values that come with the ideas uniformity. The ideas that we should have whatever we want whenever we want. It doesn't matter where it comes from cooking rusher farming stretcher we think advertising confers factor you the centerpiece of this project is a civilized sustainable school lunch. And before you focused on the school system and the edible schoolyard project your career as a chef was really transformative. What got you involved with that? It was all about taste for me. Taste and beauty. I had gone to France when I was eaten and it was a slow food nation. France kids came home for two hours to eat with their and every day people would go to the markets and their neighbor beautiful outdoor markets. And you bought only what was since. He's we go and eat in these family restaurants that are happening again. People see that making restaurant can be aware of lights. Fit Real connection with the people that come in and I love that about the restaurants I visited your and astral and I feel such kinship with that group of people are ready because we have the same values. That's what's important about this and what we need to communicate to the next generation. It's something that we've been doing since the beginning of ballistic gathering together eating only. What's in season? Only what's locally available even fast food culture with sake? It's impossible to feed kids in schools too many. They don't like you can't find the food but guess what we can Chapter one a fable for tomorrow there was once a town in the heart of America. Where all life seem to live in harmony with its surroundings? The town lay in the midst of checkerboard of prosperous far with fields of grain and hillsides have orchards. Where in the spring white clouds and blown drifted above the green fields in autumn. Oh can nate. Birch setup a blaze of color that flamed and flickered across a backdrop of by then Fox's bark hills deer silently. It was on this farm. Mother insisted that my sister and I listened to her. Read Aloud from Rachel Carson's silent spring. My Dad's Generation was really focused on soil conservation. Franklin Roosevelt made that a key part of the new deal. My parents generation understood that in their bones. They live through it. I will never forget. The fields of wheat. So blasted by heat cannot be harvested. I shall never forget. Field out the field of Con- stunted airless stripped of leave for what the sun left the grasshoppers took? I saw Braun. Pasqua would not keep a cow on fifty acres yet. I would not have you think for a single minute that there is prominent disaster. Released drought regions. No cracked no blistering Sun. No burning wind. No grasshoppers are permanent. Met for the indomitable American farmers and stockmen.
"al gore" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Know what with when I cut. I decided I'm going to have kids. I was rich enough to afford people to take care of them for me. And and none of that fucking matters anymore. I don't WanNa be long because I don't know how to teach a child how to figure out the area of a triangle like idol. I'm not a teacher to do everything now and I don't. I don't have that. Inmates kids that much national preaching to the converted on that one. You know I've been saying that whatever and look everybody is you do you. I mean I understand. People love kids and kids are fun and they and they always said to me things like Oh if you had your own kid you'd change and I swear I would be the first one to look into the crib but my own kid and go still nothing. Yeah and and it's the same thing you just said like I people say oh I I like to learn again through my kids know. I'm over that I know this guys blew. It doesn't interest me to like re okay so Mushrooms with my friends and talk about that right. About how the sky is blue. Yeah it's I went to my nephew at a birthday party. The other day was like a a social distance birthday party. They stayed on the porch. We put the presence up there. They we walked away. They open them. I couldn't hug my nephew. He couldn't like I couldn't play with him so Ideal so what if they were talking about before with Al Gore about about the environment? What if they found out that cell phones where a big part of what causes environmental destruction? And you had to. You know if we're going to keep using cellphones. This kinda stuff is gonNA keep happening. Would you rather be able to if you had to? Would you give up your phone or go to a bar? You can only have one bars and restaurants so I would gladly give up going to bars but giving up your cell phone. I mean I I know it will make me happier to give my cell phone and you would know right away. I think whenever I take just even a couple of minutes off it I feel better. It's an even now when we're all connecting and you were feeling less alone because of it. I understand that but I'm still feeling very triggered by people doing so much or telling you that you need to do less like there's never like everyone making their own mass from Bandanas. It just makes you feel like why don't I have cute bandannas like I feel like I shouldn't feel one from the my neighbors Golden Retriever? I don't have anything. He were doing homework outs with a broom handle on a backpack and like grab a broom and my mom thinks. I'm going to start cleaning. I'm like now I'm working on it just like I just. I completely feeling less than because of social media even even this time. Good so I know that it would be better We would all be better off without. Couldn't yeah so soldiery with that. We're humans well. Listen I'm such a big fan as you know that's why I invited you and you graciously accepted to do my Hawaii junket this year. I hope that still can happen. It's December it's the end of December for not over it by then. I'll be very depressed but no I thrilled when you accepted. Because you know you're one of the hottest properties in comedy I mean I. You are walking into stardom at just the right time and this doing big theater tours and stuff. I mean you're really happening now. This was bad timing for you but it'll end and you'll get it back. You're not going anywhere a month ago. I had to. Tv shows in development and a sold out theatre tour in this Saturday. I'm throwing a a Taylor swift dance. Party on zoom for charity. So things have taken a turn. It'll come back all right. We'll see in Hawaii battle. Thank you so much..
"al gore" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"You're listening to comedy central. Let me ask so. This gentleman had a question for you and I was like I would ask you but I feel like you'll never get this moment to speak to you in Austria himself please. What's your name. Sir Adrian from the Bronx so Adrian here is vice personnel. It's an L. Goal. You have a moment with a piece asking your very important question. So most of us are aware of report here on comedy central there yourself running around Clinton that there's a man pick out. There just wanted to ask ask well now. This is not part of the show right unless you change your mind so oh twelve years ago they did that episode that had me hysterically warning about a nonexistent problem and bear pig egg and for years. I get this question so now all of a sudden a few weeks ago out of the blue they come out with these new episodes and the kids on South Park realize man bear piggy Israel and they come the honestly I was so impressed. I don't know these guys mad and trey and I kind of thought they were. Neil Lis- absorbed but funny funny meals and when they came out with this new thing and they had the kids come and seek me out to help them but my character forces them to apologize. They all say oh. We're so sorry Al Gore man bear pig is real. I thought it was a hell of a statement by South Park and I appreciate it a lot. The daily show yours addition. Watch the daily show weeknights at eleven ten central on comedy central and the comedy central Apple Watch full episodes and videos at the daily show dot com follow us on facebook twitter.
"al gore" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Hey it's Chris as MSNBC every day. I come to the the office and we make a television show every day. I think to myself there's so much more. I want to talk about and so this is our podcast. It's called. Why is this happening and the whole idea behind wanted to get to the root of the things that we see Lee out every day. They're driven by big ideas each week. I sit down with a person uniquely suited to explain why why this is happening new episodes of wise this happening every Tuesday listen for free. Wherever you get your podcast the past here we've seen a string of lawsuits targeting the fossil fuel companies some of the plaintiffs making the argument that was so successful successful in suits against the tobacco industry basically that the company's new the threat posed by their products but misled the public and that there was there was no cause for alarm. I don't believe that nicotine for produce ridiculous. I believe nicotine is not addictive. Isolated nicotine nicotine is not addictive four years after tobacco executives went before Congress and claimed absurdly at their products. Were not addictive. The nation's largest tobacco companies agreed to pay hundreds of billions of dollars to help pay for the damage their products doc had caused now a similar reckoning may be coming for the nation's fossil fuel companies believe it or not the biggest oil company in the world was was once a leader in climate research in the nineteen seventies nineteen eighties. Exxon had top scientists studying the possible effects of climate change it even modeled its research division on Bell Labs. The research into climate change was not something in some remote quarterbacks on it went from Exxon scientists have level all the way up to Exxon's top management. The company was aware of the scope of the problem faced one internal nineteen nineteen seventy-nine memo warned that present trends of fossil fuel combustion with a coal emphasis will lead to dramatic world climate changes within in the next seventy five years and that co to build up in the atmosphere is a worldwide problem but then something shifted in the late nineteen eighteen eighties when the public began taking climate change more seriously and some experts are saying now that the whole world is heating up because of global greenhouse in house affect the problems unaddressed have the potential for turning the world into a form of chaos not greatly different from that produced by I mobile war. That's when Exxon's public posture changed Exxon started to recognize the UN and others were going to come up with Maybe a global policy to cut back greenhouse gas emissions and it was going to affect their bottom line. This wasn't a remote issue anymore. It was something that they needed to address now and I chose to address it by by playing the uncertainty and using a narrative that went counter to science Exxon started spending tens of millions of dollars colors to manufacturer doubt about climate change the company financing advertisements designed to look like editorials and fringe research all meant to question Christian. The growing scientific consensus scientific evidence remains inconclusive as to whether human activities affect the global climate many scientists. I agree there's ample time better understand climate system systems and considered policy options so there's simply no reason take drastic action now. Thanks in no small part to Exxon's efforts. US lawmakers did not take serious action to fight climate change and by the a year twenty ten nearly half of Americans believe. The threat of global warming was exaggerated now. A string of lawsuits is seeking to hold Exxon and other companies responsible last year crab fisherman on the west coast sued seeking compensation for damage to crab populations caused by warming warming oceans more than a dozen cities and counties have filed lawsuits seeking billions to offset the cost of mitigating climate change and three states dates launched investigations into Exxon and other oil companies with New York and Rhode Island filing suit last year as the court battles of ramped up a warming world has been left. Wonder what might have been what is Exxon had continued down the path of accepting climate change being a good faith actor and all of this working with the government where where would we be right now. The biggest oil company in the world a leader and industry had done that and so that's the question. I where would we be right now up next my interview with the man who has been sounding alarm for decades former vice president. Al Gore the evolution of the client discussion. What's changed the crucial work to to be done now? Individuals can't do it on their own. That's not meaningless but as important as it might be to change the light bulbs as way more important to change the policies and laws the Arctic is experiencing faster. Melvin in this work to go see worldwide twenty. This is what would happen in for around Shanghai home to forty million the around Sixteen Years Manhattan the World Trade Center Memorial would be underwater think of the couple of hundred thousand refugees yeah and then imagine it is in thirteen years since the groundbreaking film called an inconvenient convenient truth. I had theaters starred for vice president. Al Gore who in the years since his nonstop fighting for action on climate change. I sat down for an exclusive interview this week with Al Gore in his office in Nashville Tennessee. Would they got keep sort of focusing on is there's this gap growing. I mean the public opinion is moving quite swiftly right now in a way I mean just as empirical matter. You're getting seventy eighty percent numbers. It's moved sixty percent of Republicans. Okay sixty percent of Republicans now. It's moving up the priority list of Democratic voters right so not only do you see more and more one of your one or the other network polls in the summer said it was the number one issue among registered Democrat. That's happening at the at the at the sort of from the perspective of mass opinion. You're also seeing all this organizing happening but you have a US administration and a president. Who's it's not just doing nothing. Who is almost kind of sociopathic way seemingly bent on making the problem where every possible yeah yeah? It's yet has a strange aspect back to it because he will say for example. I want crystal clean water even as he's stripping the protections Texans for clean water and there's just like an overload of outrage when a new incomes long every few hours now after download. I'm Lou some existing outrage to make room for the new age and in a way you wonder if that's not a strategy actually the the Democratic primary has been very focused on climate yeah what do you think about the green new deal as a kind of organizing concept set of principles yeah for the debate that has been taking place within the democratic. I like it a lot and I'm very mindful of of the persistent sniping at it and criticism of it I like how it links environmental justice and the fight against inequality Lee and emphasizes the jobs that are really and truly their solar installers fast-growing job in the US for the last five years has grown six times faster than average job growth second fastest growing job is wind turbine technician. We could retrofit buildings and every community. It also reminds me. I'm good deal older than you but it reminds me of something called the nuclear freeze back in the the early eighties when Ronald Reagan had come in discussing the evil empire building restarting the arms race people began and to get really worried and there was an emergent grassroots movement called the nuclear freeze and just as it has been the case with the green new deal will the expert community started sniping at it where all the details is doesn't make sense but it was simple and clear easy easier to grasp and overwhelming majorities of the American people said Yeah I'm for a nuclear freeze and played a role a non trivial role in helping to change the policy context in which Ronald Reagan changed and became a Dave Tayeb nuclear arms control and reached historic a agreements with his counterpart in the Soviet Union so I'm I'm really kind of thinking of the green new deal in a similar way it has majority support in the polls and people criticize it now there there wasn't Fox News back then and we you know you have this persistent drumbeat but I do think that it's a very positive development. You know you obviously a very long career in public life and when you were a senator and presidential candidate and even as a when you join the ticket as vice president. You know you remember the D. L. C. You were viewed as kind of centrist part of the party that you know Democratic Party that some within the party fell to move too far to the left that that had hurt them politically that there was also need for a kind of ideological rot neum assorted our friendly approach towards markets. I'm curious how you think of yourself ideologically logically and if thinking as you have for thirty years about the climate issue has changed the way you think more broadly ideologically about the role of the state and the role the market very thoughtful question but before I get to the part about how my involvement with climate has affected this. I'll I'll tell you this this even though along with Bill Clinton I was identified with the Democratic Leadership Council and the impulse to say hey look look if Democrats are GONNA win elections. We're really going to have to emphasize a pragmatic approach here and as vice president Iran the reinventing inventing government project to cut waste and regulations that were unnecessary but in the process may government work better for the people I was. I was troubled that the net result of many rounds not I mean I thought our policies were very good but the rise of of economic inequality led me to frame my campaign for president in the year two thousand as a champion of the people not the powerful and I was harshly criticized by my former companions Israel see for going a little a bit more to the left of center but I really genuinely thought that it was time to take account of of the rise in inequality and the rise in a sense of powerlessness on the part of so many working people now to the point of your question. There's no doubt that when you get deeply immersed in trying to help solve all the climate crisis you do come to understand the absolute necessity of a strong national government role in changing policies because individuals can't do it on their own. I mean that's not meaning less but as important as it might be to change the light bulbs as way more important to change the policies and the laws and that requires a strong policy leadership role all in Washington. DC especially from the president but also in the cars along the car still had much more my exclusive interview with Al Gore including what he thinks about some of the people we just heard from the forum today. Is there someone in the Democratic field that you feel best gets this problem centers this problem that you're the most confident I'm asking for an endorsement. Oh it sounded like that. I'm asking you just asking me to pick one well. I void the word and doors. We're back here at Georgetown. The second part of my interview with former Vice President is an Al Gore who spoke to me about what we need to do to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change..
"al gore" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"It threatens the well being of the entire world on like trump. I do believe in science and what I believe is if we do not act in an incredibly aggressive way in moving away from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and sustainable energy and what makes this issue even hotter and more complicated. It's not just an American issue. It is a global issue. We got to lead the world but if we do not do that the planet that you will be inheriting and your kids and your grandchildren will be inheriting hurting will the increasingly uninhabitable and unhealthy and we have a moral responsibility to make sure that that does not happen and as president this will be a major top priority for me these type of extreme weather disturbances hitting us more and more frequently holy with greater intensity think about people all over the world driven from their homes because they can't grow crops anymore anymore. They can't find drinking water. They're going to go elsewhere and with the CIA and Department of Defense tells us is this creates a major international national security issue when large numbers of people are migrating and fighting. Philan- so here is the point. It seems to me you can approach a problem in one of three ways you could do what trump does which is basically irresponsible ed pathetic and that is to not be kind to him. The War Chris you can do what some of my colleagues Liu and say look costs. Climate change is real but let's not overdo it. You know we have a limited amount of money to spend here and we got to be modest so we've got to be realistic about it. A lot of folks are saying not. Maybe you know I don't know what to tell you I happen to believe from what the scientists are telling us and that means that if we're going to save the planet we have to be extremely bold at the end of the day you have executives in the fossil fuel industry and the oil companies coal companies. These gas companies signed does know exactly what they're doing in fact is you know there is strong evidence that Exxon Mobil there scientists would telling them what decades that the product that they are producing destroying the planet..
"al gore" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"It wasn't Democrats versus. Republicans left-versus-right. We're all Americans and we're going to mobilize. What is your other conception of of what executive powers available to you if in fact Mitch McConnell so this is the John Delaney's bipartisanship is not we're not having that works for him so I would use every single executive authority? I could possibly muster including considering a national emergency to get this done. US earlier how important I think that's how important I think it is. I don't think he'd do certain things you do by executive action your first date. Paris Harris Methane California two hundred other things most of them by the way are reversing things. That trump overturned right. I don't think you go right to national emergency because if you do that you're done with the Congress anybody. That says they know what the economy is going to look like in ten years. They're lying because it's just changing too quickly but I would just say that over. It's got to be something over time and we've got to build the Green Konami to where it pays which I talk a lot about doubling union membership in the United States. I think these jobs have got to be good solid union a union middle-class jobs because they're not going to go from a good solid union middle class job to a job that doesn't pay this is very connected to human beings and and suffering and shaking up their lives and destroying the quality of life and the homeland of a lot of people so in my immigration plan a few months go in April I actually said that we should adopt a new category of refugee a climate refugee and then we mirrored that in our mental or climate change action action plan because I believe that the United States does have a role to play in making sure that we do our part in addition to combating the climate crisis reversing pursing the effects of climate change taking people in who've been hurt and we'll be hurt by this. We spoke to seven candidates today. We're here for another five tomorrow. Including meet mayor and Senator Cory Booker we invited every single Democratic candidate in fact all of the candidates the only one of the Democratic candidates polling in the top three who took us up on the offer was Senator Bernie Sanders. Obviously he vice president Joe Biden Senator Elizabeth Warren recently participated in a different climate townhall today was a great opportunity here hear more from a leading democratic contender described to me when and how you came to realize the just the acuity the seriousness the urgency of this problem sometimes as human beings we have a hard time imagining adjoining the future look next year and the year after that is kind of like it was last year but if scientists are right and I believe that they are next year is not going to be like last you in five years from now is not going to be like five years before we are facing an unprecedented global global crisis. It disturbs me very very much that we have a president who believes that climate change is a hoax folks and what disturbs me about it. Is that that attitude on his part on the part of the fossil fuel industry not not only threatens the well being of our country..
"al gore" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"This is star talk. Star talk to my interview with environmental advocate and former vice president of the United States of America. Al Gore and Beck in nineteen ninety eight. He as a sitting vice president secured funding from congress to launch a new climate monitoring satellite, but it was canceled. Nearly two decades past before it was finally resurrected but check it out. So let's talk about your discover satellite. Great idea when it came out. But then nothing happened. Yeah. So again. I when I see something not happen politically. Yeah. I don't know that I have patients now for a politician to say it wasn't launch. Because the politics prevented it. Titian? Yeah. Get it launch. Yeah. Figure out the political maneuverings. So that it can happen. Yeah. So I don't do it. Should I have sympathy for you that you had political resistance to it? Or should I be angry with you for not knowing that you would have had that resistance in advance and trying to sort of navigate that path. Is there any other option? So here's what here's what happened. I mean. Okay. I don't want. I'm I'm upset that the president ministration has taken all mentions of global warming out of the EPA website. Should you be angry at me for not preventing that I mean somebody else's in charge? And what happened in January of two thousand one after I left. The White House involuntarily, the new incoming administration cancelled the launch of that satellite. And then it went into you weren't in charge. You were wasn't in George. But when Barack Obama was elected, I went to see him and told him this story, he said, okay? Well, let's launch it. And and and he did and I'm very excited about it. And what are the spate of experiments that are on it or detectors? One of the most exciting is for the first time. It is it gives us the ability to measure the energy bow. Balance of the earth as a whole we have been able to measure energy coming in from the sun because it's a single point source, but we have not been able to measure all of the energy radiated and reflected back into space because.
"al gore" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"This seriously guy. Oh, come on. Let's do something about what? So as a journalist, what's the upshot of this? Well, what's working, and what doesn't a lot of what has been tried has failed? The there. I wrote about this. I back in two thousand six when the time magazine had a covered the cover image is a polar bear with some open water. And it said be worried the very worried, and it turns out that was the scariest science of all see, Gary if you're a polar bear well. No, no, no. Here's the deal. Someone telling you to be worried these psychologists say that what are they thinking? We have peer reviewed scientists says. That's you don't you can't impose. Okay. So you can't say tell someone be worried you have to have something in front of him that convinces them on their own that they should be worried. Right. And that that there was that's hard. Because you know, we all those who really understand the system have this desperate urge. We we have consensus there is scientific consensus, and there's also consensus that human activity. I mean, not just recent but like over the entire century. Has contributed to climate change. But the remains a powerful movement to deny this fact. Okay. So I asked Al Gore what he might think is the source of that denial is check it out. In Tennessee where I live. There's an old saying that if you see a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be pretty sure it didn't get there by itself. And the same thing is true of this persistent climate denial hundred years ago, one of the great Muckraker. Journalists Upton Sinclair road, it's difficult to get a man to understand something if his salary depends upon him not understanding it, and I think that's very much at play here. I think that the the coal industry oil industry, certainly the tar sands industry, and now to some extent the gas natural gas, methane industry fracking's part of that as well racking is all part of it. They have seen this rising awareness that we face an existential crisis as human civilization. They see it as an existential crisis for their companies and. Just as the tobacco companies delayed for forty years the translation of the scientific consensus on smoking and health into appropriate public policy. Their whole plan is to delay, the recognition of what the science really is telling us for long enough that they can squeeze more profits out of using the sky as an open sewer. So Annie is. We'll objective evidence went out eventually well, scientists and journalists like to think so so what would you say is your responsibility as a journalist there's a conflict, you know, this in your journalistic ethos, we have to give both sides equal time you were trained this in journalism school. I think the first rule for journalists. And if you're writing a story about climate change is what kind of stories this today. If it's a story about a paper that just came out on CIs trends in the Arctic, you talk to people who studies CIs, you don't call Greenpeace, and you don't call a think tank that's paid for by fossil fuels. I don't know that all journalists follow that. Now. They it right. Yeah. You know, I asked Al Gore if politics failed in addressing the root of American climate change denial as check out his response. Where a capitalist democracy. This is not some secret that people care about money that corporations care about money. So can it is am I allowed to say that these companies were not handed a political solution political economic solution to that very problem to their own essential? I think they actually were handed a solution. They just fought against it by putting a price on carbon and fully integrating the environmental and climate consequences of what this industry and all of us. Do we could have seen a a an appropriate and gradual transition, but but back to your your question the premise of your question is that somehow our democracy failed in not handing on a silver platter to the large carbon Palu? Looters uneasy plan to transition their business to to something else. I see I would say that a little differently. I would say I'm putting a topspin shit. Let me put aside spin on the topspin. Sure. But.
"al gore" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Al Gore there quick detoured, Al Gore just for fun because Al. Gore reared his ridiculous overinflated head yesterday I guess number eighteen gore Al Gore this is this is, kind of amusing Al, Gore was being, interviewed by a local FOX TV stations local Fox News thing and you know they're not all conservative, and asked about President Trump and global warming Al Gore had? This, to say what's your message to President Trump when it comes to climate oh my only message, would resign I don't mean to be flippant about it I don't. Think he is, prepared to listen to advise about the importance. Of clean air and. Clean water yeah 'cause you know those Republicans they don't breathe there and, don't drink the water and they want dirtier and dirty water for everyone because that's what they're like that's just who they are you, see that in Detroit they cut off. All water flowing to the public schools because it's all been contaminated because all the Republicans running Detroit, I'm guessing is probably, the reason for, that that that's gotta be it right and I went I went to look this up this morning, Al Gore Trump resign and the first story that popped up? Was, Gore's advice for Trump resign This is a story from August seventeenth two thousand seventeen it's last year. It's from a, year and two weeks ago and Al Gore's. Advice to Donald Trump. Then was resign and Al Gore's advice.
"al gore" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Yeah and in following your impulses is oh doing this makes me feel really bad or oh doing the scares me to death because i can get in big trouble fray and you get that emotional limbic system learning magazine on smackdown exactly and that's how you really truly learn your parents can tell you all day light but you gotta like al gore you're not gonna listen to it you're not gonna listen to your parents like that you gotta go tested out yourself right or your budding sociopath and you don't feel bad you're like i want to do this and that limbic system doesn't smack you down right it says maybe you should you don't like that kid down the street maybe you should set to his house right or still his stuff right this or mistreat that animal you shouldn't do that shouldn't do any of this stuff well it's true but especially the animal thing yeah but that's like one of the early signs of you know sociopath i than is head is of psychopathic psychopathy the vet is that is debated the macdonald triad yeah i mean i don't i don't think it always does but a lot of times when you look back at the history of serial killers and things started with weird animal things but i think the problem is that's like so sexy and so made the news the idea that if a kid is a bedouin starts fires and mistreats animals and that was two out of three right you're close that you you can basically say well there's a series that kids going to grow up to be a serial killer not the case i think it's it's is that reductive or deductive where really it's if you look at serial killers they tend to have the the hit they check those three boxes but just because you check those three boxes that are mean you're going to be serial killer.