Al Gore lays out Our Choice to Jon Stewart, extendedly

You may have heard that Al Gore has a new book out about the climate crisis and what we need to do about it, titled “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis” (and as I discovered in adding that Amazon link just now – there is even a young reader edition!). His book tour brought him to The Daily Show last week for a fairly interesting interview, with Jon Stewart asking some typically insightful questions, including about whether the constant doom-n-gloom in books like Gore’s may be turning off ordinary people from a message they really ought to hear. Gore argues that “we have all the tools to solve the global warming crisis except for political will.” But is the message getting through to generate that political will? It seemed a couple of years ago that “An Inconvenient Truth” played some part in (or coincided with) turning public opinion around on accepting the reality of global warming in this country. Recent polls, however, suggest that the fickle American public has shifted again and global warming has lost some ground as an issue of concern in the US. Will Gore’s new book help stem that erosion again?

Anyway, here are two parts of the extended interview which obviously didn’t fit into the usual 22-min time-frame of a Daily Show episode, but which is available on their website in its entirety:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive – Al Gore Extended Interview Pt. 1
www.thedailyshow.com

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Exclusive – Al Gore Extended Interview Pt. 2
www.thedailyshow.com

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