Al Gore, former U.S. vice president and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, will deliver the Duke Environment and Society Lecture April 8.
The event in Page Auditorium at 6 p.m. is free, but a ticket is required. The Nicholas School of the Environment sponsors the lecture.
“Since the beginning of his career, Al Gore has been relentless in his quest to bring the truth about global warming to the world, even when the world wasn’t listening,” Bill Chameides, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, said in a statement Tuesday. “But the world can hear him now. We are fortunate and thrilled to have him bring his message to Duke.”
Gore won the Nobel Prize in 2007 for his environmental advocacy work with scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the global warming committee of the United Nations. Gore was the 45th vice president and a candidate for president in the 2000 presidential election. The same year, Gore wrote “An Inconvenient Truth,” a book on global warming and possible solutions to it. The book was a best-seller and inspired an Academy Award-winning documentary film in 2007.
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