Meet former American vice-president Al Gore

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you answers to YOUR questions from former American vice-president Al Gore.

Mr Gore is now the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, an organisation devoted to solving the climate crisis.

He is the author of several best-selling books on the climate crisis - including "An Inconvenient Truth" and "Earth in the Balance". He is the subject of the documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won two Oscars in 2006 and a second documentary in 2017, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” In 2007, Mr Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.” Mr Gore's Ted Talks on climate change have been viewed over 5 million times!


You held the position of US vice-president and then opened your organization to solve the climate crisis. My question is, how did your tenure as vice-president alert you to the issue of climate change?
versatile_satsuma from Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School, Occupied Palestinian Territory

Thank you for your question, versatile_satsuma! I have been working on the issue of climate change for a long time. It was my college professor, the great climate scientist Roger Revelle, who opened my eyes back in the 1960s to the potential and irreversible harm posed by the climate crisis. Ever since I was elected to Congress in the 1970s, I have been working to find ways to help bring attention to the climate crisis and the ways to solve it. During my time in the U.S. Congress, I held the first hearings on climate change. Back then, when I asked my fellow Members of Congress about the climate crisis, the most frequent response I received was “what crisis?”

As Vice President, I was fortunate to work with and learn from even more scientists who studied everything from forest fires, to sea-level rise, to changes in the weather. But one of the most important things I learned during my time in government was the importance of people power—and especially the power of young people to be strong voices for change. Whenever I heard from the people who were facing some of the first impacts of the climate crisis, their stories filled me with purpose and energy to work to help solve the challenges they were facing.


Hello! Undoubtedly you are a genius man. As you were vice-president for 7 years and surely your experience about climate change and other things is beyond my imagination.

So my question is: In your years as vice-president, can you tell us about person you’ve met who was truly conscious and concerned about this planet? If you really found such a person and share the story with us, it will be the inspiration for young generation like us.
curious_owl, Joypurhat Girls Cadet College, Bangladesh

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Thank you for your kind words, curious_owl! I don’t know about being a genius, but I do try to learn from a lot of very smart people, especially scientists working on the issue of the climate crisis. One of those people is my friend, Dr. Robert Bullard (right), who is known as the father of the environmental justice movement. I became familiar with Dr. Bullard and his work while I was working in Congress with Representative John Lewis to pass the first ever environmental justice bill. And I learned a lot more from Dr. Bullard when I was Vice President.

Dr. Bullard’s work discovered that the United States’ landfills, chemical plants, and big factories were often unfairly located near Black communities, polluting them in ways that more affluent white communities didn’t experience. This is a form of systemic racism that wasn’t well known before Dr. Bullard’s groundbreaking work.

When I was Vice President, we created the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) and we were incredibly honored to have Dr. Bullard as one of the founding members. He helped our team at the White House develop an Executive Order that took some of the first Federal actions to address environmental justice. I was able to invite Dr. Robert Bullard to President Clinton’s signing of the executive order, which still remains one of my proudest moments as Vice President.

Dr. Bullard and I still work together today, and I continue to be incredibly inspired by his leadership and thankful for his friendship.

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Dr. Bullard’s work discovered that the United States’ landfills, chemical plants, and big factories were often unfairly located near Black communities, polluting them in ways that more affluent white communities didn’t experience. This is a form of systemic racism that wasn’t well known before Dr. Bullard’s groundbreaking work.

Al Gore, about his inspirational friend Dr. Bullard


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What makes some governments make shortsighted investments in technology that is bad for the environment, instead of long-term investment in protecting the environment?
charming_wolf, Joypurhat Girls Cadet College, Bangladesh

That is a very good question, charming_wolf! Fossil fuel companies have used their resources to influence governments and politicians for a very long time. They knew as early as the 1970s that oil, gas, and coal were harming our planet, but instead of sounding the alarm and rethinking their business plans, they tried to hide those impacts and make people believe that there wasn’t a problem. They published advertisements against climate action in newspapers, funded climate denial groups that released misleading reports on global warming, and donated to politicians that would continue to promote the use of fossil fuels as our primary energy source.

They were pretty successful in those efforts for a long time, but fortunately, that is finally changing. Political leaders, governments, executives, and so many others who didn’t believe in the climate crisis are now seeing the impacts of greenhouse gas pollution first-hand. They can’t deny it any longer.

And as a result, we’re already seeing a big shift in the market away from dirty fossil fuels and toward the clean energy future that we need. But it is up to all of us to use our voices, our votes, and our choices as consumers to bring about change even faster. You can be a changemaker on this issue!

They knew as early as the 1970s that oil, gas, and coal were harming our planet, but instead of sounding the alarm and rethinking their business plans, they tried to hide those impacts and make people believe that there wasn’t a problem.

Al Gore on the influence on fossil fuel companies


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In your Ted talk about averting the climate crisis, you told about becoming a "green consumer".

What would be your solution for people in poorer countries to become green consumers? And I am really eager to know how successful it has been to reach out to underprivileged people and engage them in your climate protection campaign.
congenial_dolphin, Rajshahi Cadet College, Bangladesh

Thanks for the great question and for watching my TED Talk, congenial_dolphin! One of the things that gives me a lot of hope about our ability to tackle the climate crisis is that there are a lot of opportunities to become green consumers. But it’s even more important to work for green policy changes.

Clean energy and sustainable products are becoming cheaper and cheaper. And especially for developing countries, green power solutions can be much easier for communities to access than power from fossil fuels. Think about it: it’s pretty difficult to build the power lines that you need to access electricity from a big coal plant. Especially if that coal plant is really far away. There aren’t portable coal plants. But there are now relatively inexpensive community solar farms that communities can install pretty easily. It’s like switching from landline phones to cell phones.

Clean products are becoming more and more ubiquitous, but it’s important to acknowledge that we might not all be able to change over to sustainable products overnight. And a lot of the responsibility to change is on companies that pollute. The burden should not be only on you as a consumer, but on business to make more products that are sustainable and reduce their fossil fuel emissions.


What’s your opinion on governments investing billions of money on projects to do with space exploration, when they could be investing that money on protecting our own planet?
active_speech, Pabna Cadet College, Bangladesh

Thank you for that question, active_speech—it’s one that I know is on a lot of people’s minds! As it turns out, there is a lot we can learn about our planet and a lot we can do to protect it thanks to space exploration. I remember when astronauts took one of the first color pictures of our entire planet from space. You can see it here. That image of the small ‘blue marble’ we call home opened so many people’s eyes to how fragile our planet is and inspired millions to want to protect it.

So government funding for space exploration is important, especially when it is focused on helping us understand the challenges we face here on Earth. For example, we use satellites to predict major storms like hurricanes and typhoons. This technology can save many lives by providing timely information about threatening weather.

Satellites can also help us track pollution so that we know where to take action to reduce it. I’m working on a really important project that relies on more than 300 satellites that monitor greenhouse gas emissions from space. The project is called Climate TRACE and it uses satellite images and many other data sources to measure emissions from the major sources of pollution around the world so that we know exactly where these emissions are coming from and can take action to reduce them.

That image of the small ‘blue marble’ we call home opened so many people’s eyes to how fragile our planet is and inspired millions to want to protect it.

Al Gore on the value of space exploration


Thank you very much to former vice-president Al Gore for his brilliant answers to your questions.

You can learn more about the Climate Reality Project here.

Now, have a go at these questions.

  1. What's the most interesting thing you learnt from Al Gore's answers?
  2. What's the most valuable message from Al Gore's answers?
  3. Al Gore has worked with many governments, world leaders and the people who run some of the biggest businesses and organisations on the planet. If you could speak to one world/business leader about climate change, who would it be and why?

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  • British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    12 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learnt from Al Gore's answer is the power of learning and it's proper use . He have learned many a things about green policy and clean energy by his answer i came to know that how he had used his knowledge in the matter of climate change .To me the most valuable message from Al Gore's answers was "That image of the small ‘blue marble’ we call home opened so many people’s eyes to how fragile our planet is and inspired millions to want to protect it' Many a people of our society are still debating in this issue whether we should protect our existing planet or find new dwelling places. In his answers he just simply relate between two points and show that how space exploration can also help us to protect climate thus the lives of people .
    If I could speak to one world/business leader about climate change it would be Dr. Bullard and that is because he just introduced how can climate crisis cause cultural crisis and at the same time it can cause some political issues .
    His groundbreaking works shows the world to think in a different way and now we know how much it is important for ethnic peoples or for them who are the victim of racisms .

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      free_river's comment 12 Oct 2021

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and reflections! What would you ask Dr. Bullard, free_river?

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      1. British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 12 Oct 2021

        A lot of thanks for reply and asking a question .
        I would ask Dr. Bullard .....'You have introduced a new dimension in case of climate crisis and you are already trying to solve the problem But Climate change will make it harder for tribes to access safe and nutritious food, including traditional foods important to many tribes. and that can also effect the sector of tourism of many countries which actually depends on it and it will bare an economic crisis of that country and recreational sectors for developing countries . So how can we overcome this problem at the same time solving the problem of cultural crisis.

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  • British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Oct 2021

    Is it something wonderful, you have great optimism and despair that actually inspires others to follow their dreams and you are the best example of that, from Roger Revell’s credit for opening your eyes on climate change to becoming an influential factor in the cause of climate change and also your story shows important things and conclusions that I have learned such as:
    1 The important role of the teacher in the issue of climate change, had it not been for your professor at the college, the great climate scientist Roger Revell, and he is credited with opening your eyes again in the sixties, and this will inspire many teachers to use their jobs to bring about change and qualitative transfer in their students because they are the flowers of changing the future.

    2 Your position and its strength is the positiveness of hearing your voice: that is, when you were a member of Congress, you were trying individual attempts on climate change, but when you took the position of Vice President, your voice grew louder and increased your confidence in hearing and the success of your voice

    3 The importance of the strong role of youth to be strong voices for change. Young people are able to tip the scales, as they want someone to lead them in the right way.

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  • British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    12 Oct 2021

    A lot of thanks for reply and asking a question .
    I would ask Dr. Bullard .....'You have introduced a new dimension in case of climate crisis and you are already trying to solve the problem But Climate change will make it harder for tribes to access safe and nutritious food, including traditional foods important to many tribes. and that can also effect the sector of tourism of many countries which actually depends on it and it will bare an economic crisis of that country and recreational sectors for developing countries . So how can we overcome this problem at the same time solving the problem of cultural crisis.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Oct 2021

    If I wanted to talk to an entrepreneur, I would talk to the expert Al Gore, because my future work could be greener if I learned from the expert Al Gore's experience with the environment and his political position, i would like to be an ambassador, I want to build a green role for my profession, especially because it is a diplomatic position that you will find somewhat difficult, because it is not you who spends on your embassy, ​​but the state that gives you a specific amount of money,Especially since my country has a very weak economy, I do not think that they will allow me to spend a percentage of the money on the environment, because the embassy needs basic needs,therefore, I would like to seek the assistance of the expert Al Gore to exchange solutions to the problem of weak economic countries ignoring the environment, and their interest only in politics and economics , and also I really want to do a future cooperation with him, as he has issued an environmental book submitted by the embassy and the climate expert Al Gore organization, since the expert Al Gore is an important figure in the world, it will be easier to attract people to his books, and this will increase the amount of environmental awareness among the population, and also encourage governments to care about the environment,also because it is great to share the same goal and the same talent with someone who has experience in the matter and whose experience has achieved global success.

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  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    12 Oct 2021

    After reading these great answers, you have also already learned some great information !!!!!

    First: Do not obliterate your awareness under the pretext that no one cares, but rather make their awareness rise with the phrase “I am the one who will care,” which is to highlight your important role in climate change, and what was proven by former Vice President Al Gore during his time in the US Congress, also to take advantage of your position that affects society, and also to pay attention to various groups,and now I am also more inspired to work with the Gore organization in the future to confront climate change, because I see that there are those who will rise generations by appreciating and believing in their capabilities, and I suggest that the expert Al Gore and I cooperate, as I am an ambassador for his organization in the Middle East, and I will spread environmental awareness, and I will also organize a lot of plans to take care of the strength of people's theories,I will also encourage Arab governments to solve environmental problems and also reduce their use of resources that increase global warming, and we can do a lot and a lot.........


    Second: Look at those who appreciated the environment and do the same for them. If the future of generations is good, then it is them. They protected the environment and will also protect human rights from being lost,also that we have to discover environmental problems that are ignored in our society and our country as Dr. Pollard did, and be aware of the environment around us


    Third: Stop human political and economic greed!!!!!! Whoever loses is the person!!! As for the environment, it is you who will make you lose by overturning all that you have spoiled in the environment on you


    Fourth: To think more and more about the exploitation of renewable energies that are friendly to the environment, and to try to raise the economy of our countries in a way that builds a greener environment and diversifies the state in green economic resources, instead of exploiting resources against the environment, and indeed it is a source of economic loss for many developing countries if they continue to import them


    Fifthly: The discovery of space means discovering what the earth is experiencing. As for our eyes, they deceive themselves with the beauty of what we spoil in the environment, so we have to appreciate space science more and more,and I suggest that it be taught as a subject in schools, or that the government make scientific courses for those interested in space

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  • British Council.jpg adaptable_memory | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    13 Oct 2021

    The foremost curiously thing I learnt from Al Gore's reply is the control of learning and it's appropriate utilize . He have learned numerous a things around green arrangement and clean vitality by his reply i came to know that how he had used his information within the matter of climate alter .To me the foremost important message from Al Gore's answers was "That picture of the little ‘blue marble’ we call domestic opened so numerous people’s eyes to how delicate our planet is and propelled millions to need to ensure it' Numerous a individuals of our society are still debating in this issue whether we ought to ensure our existing planet or discover unused staying places. In his answers he fair basically relate between two focuses and appear that how space investigation can too offer assistance us to ensure climate in this way the lives of individuals . If I seem talk to one world/business pioneer around climate alter it would be Dr. Bullard which is since he fair presented how can climate emergency cause social emergency and at the same time it can cause a few political is

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  • British Council.jpg adaptable_memory | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Oct 2021

    In my opinion, Sir Al Gore has set a great example as a vice-president and head of responsible authority. Despite being the head of the nation and going through a lot of present crisis happening right now, he thought for the future. He was thinking about the future of the nation. And to save the future, he changed the present through spreading his words and knowledge with books. And that's also what inspires me. A leader should not just think about the present situation but also the future consequences. And to save the future, he created an organization with farsighted personnel and worked hard for the issues of climate change. And one of them was sir Dr. Bullard.

    Dr. Bullard has set another great example relating racism with climate change issues. He displayed how climate change policies can result in severe racism and impact the ethnics in a country referring US. All of this makes our perspectives more open about each and every aspect of our life. And today, in the COP26 we are seeking the POWER OF PERSPECTIVE. And DR. Bullard made us believe in that. The power of perspective is greater than anything that can change the world .
    AND THAT’S WHAT I LEARNED FROM SIR AL GORE AND DR. BULLARD

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  • British Council.jpg frank_jackfruit | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    15 Oct 2021

    my opinion, Sir Al Gore has set a great example as a vice-president and head of responsible authority. Despite being the head of the nation and going through a lot of present crisis happening right now, he thought for the future. He was thinking about the future of the nation. And to save the future, he changed the present through spreading his words and knowledge with books. And that's also what inspires me. A leader should not just think about the present situation but also the future consequences. And to save the future, he created an organization with farsighted personnel and worked hard for the issues of climate change. And one of them was sir Dr. Bullard.

    Dr. Bullard has set another great example relating racism with climate change issues. He displayed how climate change policies can result in severe racism and impact the ethnics in a country referring US. All of this makes our perspectives more open about each and every aspect of our life. And today, in the COP26 we are seeking the POWER OF PERSPECTIVE. And DR. Bullard made us believe in that. The power of perspective is greater than anything that can change the world .
    AND THAT’S WHAT I LEARNED FROM SIR AL GORE AND DR. BULLARD

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  • British Council.jpg benevolent_rock | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Oct 2021

    I find it really interesting how Al Gore was the Vice President of America with loads of political and social works and still got passion and time to think about climate change. He made himself much time besides his official works for the working for climate change crisis. He thought for not only that time present, but also for distinct future. Despite not getting support from his junior officers or colleagues, he still went on and managed support from civil people and especially the young generation of that time.
    I really value the astonishing fact about money power prevailing in the world since the beginning of civilization. At that time, when the climate change crisis was brought to light, the large fossil fuel industries tried hiding the facts with their power. They did everything they could like donating politicians, funding misleading organizations and newspapers, etc. Despite having a large educated population, the fake advertisements about the climate change crisis being fake were still spreading without anyone having any opposition. People like Al Gore and Dr. Bullard worked hard to oppose these things and make a stable situation and raise people's awareness about the global warming crisis issue. No matter how big an opponent we have, we must not hold back and rather try our best to raise our voice if we are right about something.
    Well, if I was given a chance to meet someone amongst the biggest businessmen or world leaders, I would really like to meet the richest man and most passionate man to his work (from my perspective at least!), Elon Musk. I really want to talk with him about his real dreams, passion, and plans about the future of the earth he thought. I really appreciate his work for trying to turn one of the basic necessities of our daily life into full green energy-dependent which is one of the largest causes of ou global warming- cars. Full-fledged electric cars are really helping decrease the carbon emission in our atmosphere. MONEY DOESN'T MATTER. I JUST WANT TO BE GREATER THAN THE PERSON I IDEALIZE!

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  • British Council.jpg broadminded_independence | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    15 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learnt from Al Gore's answers is that he has been dealing with the issues of climate crisis since childhood and because of that he realised about the potential and irreversible damage of the climate crisis. It means that, to solve this climate crisis, we must be enlightened about it from our childhood so that we can gather maximum knowledge about the damage and problems which are causing climate change. Therefore, we will be able to find out fruitful solutions which will really stand out and solve various problems related to climate change which Al Gore has already done and will be doing I believe. The most valuable message from Al Gore's answers is about using CLEAN ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS. In his responses he also suggested using SOLAR FARMS for accessing electricity instead of getting electricity from A BIG COAL PLANT. As a result of using clean energy, we will be able to generate energy that produces no greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, reduce air pollution, diversify energy supply and reduce dependence on imported fuels which will contribute to our climate to a great extent. If I could speak to one world/business leader about climate change, he would be Robert Redford. Because, though he is an actor the way he is using his celebrity status to bring attention to causes of climate change and urging all of us to solve this climate crisis is extremely striking. WE ALL SHOULD COME FORWARD TO SAVE THIS MOTHER EARTH, BECAUSE THIS IS OUR HOME AND IF WE DO NOT COME FORWARD, THEN WHO WILL?

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  • British Council.jpg adaptable_memory | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    Well, I am hugely inspired by the deeds of sir Al Gore. He wrote books which includes awareness regarding climate change, green environment and many more, all of which are splendid. 'The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change', 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis', 'Earth in the Balance' and many more such books were successful both as a journal and as a publication.

    But here's what bothers me & makes me question that,
    IN THAT THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES, THE BOOKS ARE NOT THAT MUCH AVAILABLE. THE PEOPLE LIVING THERE DO NOT HAVE THAT MUCH CAPABILITY TO BUY OR DO NOT HAVE THE WILLING TO BUY THESE BOOKS. SO HOW CAN THOSE PEOPLE GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ SUCH FASCINATING BOOKS AND GET THE AWARENESS WHICH SIR AL GORE WANTS TO SPREAD?

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  • British Council.jpg daring_musician | Rangpur Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    One extraordinarily alluring lesson I learnt from Mr. Al Gore's answers is that "Never Give Up". Now, the whole world is concerned about the effects and threats of climate crisis and they are gradually working to reduce its impact whereas, when Mr. Al Gore started working and spreading the threats that this crisis holds, there were verily a few people who responded and understood the concerns. Even his fellow congress members responded to the crisis as " what crisis?". Even at this vulnerable stage, he didn't lose hope and kept on his activities for warning people about the climate crisis and now he is more successful than ever.

    At times, we as youth activists start working for the preservation of mother nature but we get unexpectedly fewer responses. That is when we need this level of motivation to keep working on the path of a clean and green environment.
    Thank you so much, Mr. Al Gore.

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  • British Council.jpg proactive_politics | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learnt from the answer of Al Gore is that continuous efforts can bring gradual success. He mentioned in his answer that ever since he was elected in Congress in the 1970, he had been trying to find ways to help bring attention to the climate crisis. And at present time, we can see that the Cop are being held every year to discuss and bring up solutions for climate crisis. Even during the 1970s, Mr. Al Gore with his far vision could realize the horrible impacts climate crisis can have on the world. Nowadays, we can see so many young people talking and expressing about climate change. And that can be said the result of the farsight of Mr. Al Gore.

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  • British Council.jpg brave_effort | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    16 Oct 2021

    The interesting thing to learn from Al Gore’s answer was that they said the thing that gives me a lot hope about our ability to tackle the crisis is that there are a lot of opportunities to become green consumers. In my thoughts the most valuable from Al Gore’s answer was the responsibility of everyone when it comes to taking initiatives regarding climate change. Rome wasn’t built in a day, same goes for changing over to sustainable products rather than pollutants. Not only do the consumers have to be concerned about the products they’re buying, but also the manufacturer companies as they have to switch to more green methods when producing their commodities.

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  • British Council.jpg insightful_starfish | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing that I learned from Al Gore's answer is the ability to learn and gain experience, as he is an intelligent person who not only stopped or satisfied with his political position as Vice President, but also touched on identifying solutions to the climate crisis, solutions to sustainability and green energy. He is also believes in the power of youth. In addition, he linked politics to the environment, as he made many politicians and leaders realize the effects of pollution that occurred on our planet. In my point of view, the most valuable message from Al Gore's answers was:
    That little picture of the "blue marble" we call home has opened the eyes of so many people to the fragility of our planet and inspired millions to protect it. As he linked the crisis we are currently experiencing to the opinion of people who believe that space exploration is unnecessary, as the picture showed how fragile our planet is and that by using satellites we can track and treat pollution.

    If I could talk to one scientist/entrepreneur about climate change, it would be Dr. Robert Pollard, as he pointed out that the climate crisis may be racist and unjust at the expense of black communities as they are more vulnerable to pollution and dumping of factory waste in them, where they constitute a cultural, political, and racist crisis more than a climate crisis and this What is known about the father of the environmental justice movement, where he makes a huge impact on the people who fall victim to racism, and this is the result of the extent to which he knows and thinks differently and widely.Therefore, I would like to ask Al Gore a question: What are the alternatives to the nationalities and indigenous peoples who are considered the first victims of this crisis, as they, with the deterioration of the environment, floods and forest fires, have their security and safety threatened, as they emigrate in large numbers from their motherland as a result of this crisis that befell us all.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      insightful_starfish's comment 18 Oct 2021

      This is a great answer, but it won't win the competition as it doesn't follow the instructions!

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  • British Council.jpg genius_plum | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    Indeed, it was very much expectable from an experienced and talented person leading a country to the front for caring about climate change and talking about its impacts and reasons before anything hazardous happens; and these were carried out exactly by Honorable Former US Vice-President Mr. Gore. His words really have that level of influence that actually it's really important for the younger generation to step in such crisis. The children know the consequences well and in reality, they seem to be more responsible than adults in some cases; such as the climate change protests organized by the Swedish teen Greta Thunberg. Owing to his vast experience and staying in the political battlegrounds for a while, he opined courageously that it's not always the fact that you have to establish or inaugurate dozens of organizations or boards just to create opinions or make decisions regarding the safety of the environment; you just have to trust your own people! Mr. Gore knew very well that there were propagandas in the early 70s and 80s on the issue of using excess fossil fuel as remuneration for the engines and machinery in the industries for more monetary profit; and today when their effects are noticeable in the glaciers melting in the North and South Poles, they are now in a condition of saving their 'blue marble'. Mr. Gore trusted his colleagues and citizens for laying their hands together for mitigating climate change, and they have been quite successful in doing that. I tend to learn from this extra-ordinary man that it's not the money or the big bosses who actually have the power to control anything; children, ideas and willpower sometimes can be more enormous. Wishing a good success to the Climate Change Reality Project!

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg stupendous_volcano | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom
    17 Oct 2021

    One of the most interesting things I have grasped from Al Gore was the understanding of space exploration and how it can heavily impact the environment though it is almost completely a different field. I comprehended the fact that Al Gore believes that space exploration is indispensable as human knowledge has brought us to see all the weaknesses of planet earth and where pollution is kicking in. It is very confounding that Al Gore stated that the earth is a “blue marble” as I have never thought about the earth in such an insightful way.
    I believe that the most valuable thing that Al Gore has mentioned is “people power”. He stated that the voices of youth can help change the world and that it inspired him to do something amazing for the world. If I ever had the opportunity to speak to one of the prominent world leaders I would speak to Dr Bullard as he was one of the people who had substantially helped with climate change and was one of the most important friends to Al Gore. I would ask Dr Bullard “ What events had made you look at climate change so deeply and why did it inspire you to change the world?”

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      stupendous_volcano's comment 18 Oct 2021

      Excellent question, stupendous_volcano! What do you think Al Gore would say?

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  • British Council.jpg successful_violin | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    From Vice President of America Al Gore_ Basically none is here to take steps to solve the problems while there are some people to come forward but most of us never support them. Actually we all are just giving solutions and doing nothing to solve, indicating several leaders and institutions that they are not aware of it and blah blah! Like Al Gore sir many are there to come forward to solve the issue but how much aware we are thats actually matter. So the thing I learned is staying at our own place we all have to solve the problem and should take necessary steps. Questions will never end on this topic yet we have to find the answer of all those questions by ourselves.

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  • British Council.jpg curious_owl | Joypurhat Girls' Cadet College | Bangladesh
    17 Oct 2021

    Firstly, thank you very much sir for answering my question.
    It's a great honor for me.
    The most interesting thing I learnt from Al-Gore is a wonderful example of leadership, sensibility and the quality of learning from others.
    To me, the most valuable message is to increase the use of clean energy and sustainable products which are becoming cheaper and cheaper. I also liked the idea of "GREEN POWER SOLUTIONS." He said that Green Power Solutions can be much easier for communities to access that power from fossil fuels. Yes! That's true. In today's world, to be a green consumer is a mandatory thing. So, I appreciate all the ideas shared by him.

    Basically, in my question, I asked you if you had seen a person who truly loves the planet. I am astonished and exhilarated that you found really a person who really loves the earth. You have shown us an example of another great leader Dr. Bullard. Dr Bullard is also a climate activist and a conscious citizen. So, if I could speak to one world leader, I would definitely meet with Dr. Bullard who is truly a global leader. I was very eager to meet with such an interesting person who has feelings for this earth. I became very much pleased to hear about the NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL. Really, these activities are the inspiration for young generation like us.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      curious_owl's comment 18 Oct 2021

      I'm glad you learnt so much from Al Gore's answers to your question!

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  • British Council.jpg philosophical_weasel | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I found about Al-Gore is that he was inspired by his college professor climate scientist Mr. Roger Revelle at the very beginning. Here we have a burning example of how inspiring people can change the world. If more people like Roger Revelle come forward to inspire people, to make them conscious surely we will get more Al Gores to protect our planet.
    The most important message I got from Sir AL-Gore is that anyone from any position can forward and bring the change. All we need is the intention and dedication to save the planet. And from our works, many others will be inspired to do the same.
    If can could talk to anyone with whom Sir Al- Gore has worked with , I will surely take the chance to talk to Dr. Bullard. I am amazed by his movements for environment and ground breaking works. His leadership is also noteworthy. I would like to talk to him and know about his journey. I would like to follow his path towards motivating people to save our mother earth.

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  • British Council.jpg tolerant_papaya | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learned from Al Gore answer is how he took such load and pressure to create a mass conciousness and support for saving the climate. it is really great. The most valuable message is One of the things that gives me a lot of hope the ability to tackle the climate crisis is that there are a lot of opportunities to become green consumers. this is because if it is implemented massively then it will create a great effect. i would like to talk with dr. Bullard because he is one of Al Gores inspirational friend whom he mentioned. because in his answer it is clear that dr. Bullard is the person from whose personality he is inspired most.

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  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    I would like to ask Al Gore:
    What do you think should focus global efforts in the coming decades?

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  • British Council.jpg marvellous_fossil | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    One of the most interesting things I learned from Al Gore is his CONSTANT ENDEAVOUR ON FIXING THE CLIMATE RELATED ISSUES and CALL THE ATTENTION OF PEOPLE ON THIS TOPIC .As Vice President, Gore was involved in a number of initiatives related to the environment. He launched the GLOBE program on Earth Day 1994, an education and science activity that made extensive use of the Internet to increase student awareness of their environment . In the late 1990s, Gore strongly pushed for the passage of the Kyoto Protocol, which called for reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Founded by former Vice President Gore in 2005, The Climate Reality Project is a non-profit organization devoted to solving the climate crisis. Currently He is working on the Glassgow conference too. All of these suggests us his constant hard work and perseverence on the climate change issues. The most valuable message form the answers of Al Gore is - SPACE EXPLORATION CAN SUCCOUR US ON CASES RELATED TO CLIMATE CHANGE. I didn't know that space exploration can help us in saving our beloved " BLUE MARBLE" in such ways. Surely, Al Gore is a really talented individual to explain us this topic personally seems controverial to me.
    If I'm given a chance to speak to one world/business leader about climate change, it would be Mr. Bullard. He's an extremely talented individual who has a lot of knowledge on the topic of climate change. Often described as the father of environmental justice, Bullard has written several seminal books on the subject and is known for his work highlighting pollution on minority communities and speaking up against environmental racism in the 1970-1980s. I would like to learn things about environment justice and climate change from him and grow myself as a concerned individual about climate change.

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  • British Council.jpg affable_opinion | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    As I would see it, Sir Al Gore has set an incredible model as a VP and head of dependable position. Notwithstanding being the top of the country and going through a great deal of present emergency happening at present, he thought for what's to come. He was pondering the fate of the country. What's more, to save the future, he changed the present through spreading his words and information with books. What's more, that is additionally what rouses me. A pioneer ought consider the current circumstance well as the future outcomes

    The most intriguing thing that I gained from Al Gore's answer is the capacity to learn and acquire insight, as he is a clever individual who not just halted or happy with his political situation as Vice President, yet in addition addressed recognizing answers for the environment emergency, answers for maintainability and environmentally friendly power energy. He is additionally trusts in the force of youth. What's more, he connected legislative issues to the climate, as he caused numerous government officials and pioneers to understand the impacts of contamination that happened on our planet. In my perspective, the most important message from Al Gore's answers was:

    That little picture of the "blue marble" we call home has opened the eyes of such countless individuals to the delicacy of our planet and propelled millions to ensure it. As he connected the emergency we are right now encountering to the assessment of individuals who accept that space investigation is superfluous, as the image showed how delicate our planet is and that by utilizing satellites we can track and treat contamination.

    In the event that I could converse with one researcher/business visionary with regards to environmental change, it would be Dr. Robert Pollard, as he brought up that the environment emergency might be bigoted and out of line to the detriment of African American populations as they are more defenseless against contamination and unloading of processing plant squander in them, where they comprise a social, political, and bigoted emergency in excess of an environment emergency and this What is thought about the dad of the natural equity development, where he has a colossal effect on individuals who succumb to bigotry, and this is the aftereffect of the degree to which he knows and thinks contrastingly and widely.Therefore, I might want to ask Al Gore an inquiry: What are the options in contrast to the identities and native people groups who are viewed as the primary survivors of this emergency, as they, with the decay of the climate, floods and timberland fires, have their security and wellbeing undermined, as they emigrate in enormous numbers from their homeland because of this emergency that occured for us every one of us.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      affable_opinion's comment 18 Oct 2021

      What do you think Al Gore would say to your question, affable_opinion?

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  • British Council.jpg blissful_message | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learned from sir AI Gore's answer is that no matter how busy you are if you have strong will to work for something and do something good you will be successful . From this point we can learn that we can do any tough work and become successful by just having strong determination.
    And the most valuable message from Sir AI Gore's answer is " the importance of people power—and especially the power of young people to be strong voices for change." In my opinion this is absolutely the best message we can get as young people because we the young people are the future of our planet and if we try we can do anything like changing our climate. We just need to be united and work together.
    Lastly if I could talk to any world leader he would be Antonio Guterres, The Head of UN Secretariat . Because The United Nations Secretariat has adopted a new 10-year Climate Action Plan aimed to transform its operations to achieve a 45 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and sourcing 80 per cent of electricity from renewable energy by 2030. It has total 8 main points but non of these points talked about creating awareness and making a practical Impact by uniting all people of this world. As we know the main thing to create a difference in climate change is united effort of all people . therefore if I get chance I would talk to The Head of UN Secretariat and convince him to look into this matter.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      blissful_message's comment 18 Oct 2021

      A very specific person to speak to - I'm interested to hear what you think Antonio would say!

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  • British Council.jpg cherished_lobster | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    You are inspirational as ever Mr. Al Gore.

    The most interesting thing I learned from you that if we work for the climate we will surely find a way to recover it likewise you said, 'We’re already seeing a big shift in the market away from dirty fossil fuels and toward the clean energy future that we need.' If we go back in time we will see that people didn't even believe in clean energy whereas now everything is turning into it.

    I think the most valuable message from Mr. Al Gore is the government and leaders were influenced by the fossil fuel companies. I think he tried to say that if we can't make everyone aware and acknowledge about the climate issue, we can easily be manipulated.

    I would ask Dr. Robert Bullard because he helped and is the co-worker of Mr. Al Gore and is like a pioneer in the climate activities and also he found out the relation between climate and racism which deeply made the world to change. I would ask that on your way to this excellent work for the climate and also your race, what were the problems did you face? How did you overcome it and what inspiration helped you the most to face these problems?

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  • British Council.jpg glorious_blackberry | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    1. I listened to Al Gore
    2. The most important thing he was. I liked his words when he gave an incentive to his people who blur their opinions because no one hears them, so he raises their awareness and tells them to highlight your role and give you a role in changing the climate, so the people will be grateful to you
    3. I think that should hear his message because Climate change occurs when changes in the Earth's climate system lead to the emergence of new climate patterns that remain in place for a long period of time, and this time period may be short, reaching only several decades or it may reach millions of years Scientists have identified many episodes of climate change during the history of the globe. More recently, since the Industrial Revolution, the climate is increasingly affected by human activities that lead to global warming, so it is common for the two terms to be used interchangeably in this context.

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  • British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    18 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learnt from Al Gore's answer is the power of working with selflessness .And I also learn If you are working with a great enthusiasm and your intentions are good then we can all can success in our dream and to make our world better we have to fight together . .To me the most valuable message from Al Gore's answers was "They knew as early as the 1970s that oil, gas, and coal were harming our planet, but instead of sounding the alarm and rethinking their business plans, they tried to hide those impacts and make people believe that there wasn’t a problem" many a people of our society didn't believe about the climate change factor and they set up huge factories and now a days they are getting the consequences and telling it as a nature's revenge.
    If I could speak to one world/business leader about climate change it would be Roger Revelle and that is because in the year of 1960 he realized the facts of climate crisis and told us about the harmful facts of climate crisis when people are still not acknowledged about the climate fact and he realized that back then .So I would like to ask them what would be the magical key to change people's mind if you were a teacher of today's generation???

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  • British Council.jpg engaging_laboratory | Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    Firstly I listend to Al Gore , the American former vice pesident , and I choose this topic to talk about it because it is very important and it is common espeacially these days , sure you know
    " Racism " . Al Gore said that he discoverd many landfills and bad factories are built near the black communities , it is a legal scandal ! What a crime ! What is the difference between black and white.
    I think all the world have to hear this message because of the torment that blacks receive .
    At the end I call all the world to rise up and strive to get rid of racism because unity can do the impossible and also "one hand doesn't clap ".

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  • British Council.jpg excited_politics | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    ‏‎Some storms are very unusual and may cause terrible damage . The English town of Dunwich was once an important port , but in the fourteen century , high waves and violent storms hit the area and most of the town disappeared beneath the sea . The worst storm in Britain killed more than 8000 people in 1703 . The worst flood in the history was in 1887 in china when yellow river flooded and killed around a million people .‎‏

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Oct 2021

    The most important thing he said was about landfills and chemical plants located near black communities and this is because of racism. The most interesting thing I learned from Al Gore's answer is the power of learning and its proper use. He learned so much about green policy and clean energy from his answers that I learned how he used his knowledge of climate change. To me, the most valuable message from Al Gore's reply is "The picture of the little 'blue marble' we call home has opened many people's eyes to how fragile our planet is and has inspired millions to want to protect it. ` Many people in our society are still debating the issue of whether we should protect our existing planet or find new homes. In his response, he simply connected two points and pointed out that space exploration can also help us protect the climate and therefore human life.
    If I could speak to global leaders/company on climate change, it's Dr. Bullard and that's because he's just introduced how the climate crisis can lead to a cultural crisis and at the same time it can cause some political problems.
    His groundbreaking work showed the world to think differently and now we know how important it is to ethnic people or brands they are victims of racism.
    I think the Human Rights Association should listen to its message because it can protect society from racism and achieve equality among all segments of society.No matter how busy you are, if you have a strong will to work for something and do something good, you will be successful. From here we can learn that we can work hard and succeed only with strong determination.
    And the most valuable message of Sir AI Gore's response was "the importance of people's power, and especially the power of young people to be strong voices for change". In my opinion, this is really the best message we can get as young people because young people are the future of our planet and if they try, they can do anything like change our climate. We just need to unite and work together.

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  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    Very cool. What he said is very important and has some lessons because it is rare to find someone like Al Gore who thinks about the best interests of people and the planet,and one of the most beautiful things he has done so far is to make our planet grateful to him as the founder of an organization a dedicated to solving the climate and I liked the charecter of pollard,the pioneer who discovered things It was not know previously,and this indicates his sincerity and efficiency,which makes me want to talk to him about the climate crisis I learned from Al Gore article something that I can take as a lesson in my life "that no matter how much we want to hid the truth,it will appear even if it takes along time." As for the question I wanted to raise,which is what the motive that makes Gore to help the earth is it a sensual emotional stimulus or is it a motive from within it?

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  • British Council.jpg cooperative_ukulele | Jhenidah Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    Firstly, I would like to thank Al Gore, the former American Vice President of United States of America and the founder and present Chairman of The Climate Reality Project for giving his valuable time for us.
    It is amazing to learn from him about multiple aspects of Climate change and what we should do to reduce its impact on us.
    I think the most important thing he stated was the power of the people. Specially the young people. If we can unite this vast population of our mother earth and encourage and make them aware of the upcoming harsh changes that will be brought by climate change, we can get a human resource like no other. We can accomplish huge tasks like tree plantation, reusing used up utensils, cleaning the environment, focusing more on using renewable resources rather than fossil fuel and other non-renewable resources and creating a sustainable relationship between humans and nature. Through this vast human resource we can reduce the climate change significantly if we use them wisely and utilize them properly. Th3erefore we should focus more on awareness of climate change and education so that we can create a great human resource.

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  • British Council.jpg adaptable_memory | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I have listened to Sir Al Gore carefully.

    And in my point of view, the most important thing he stated was
    "They knew as early as the 1970s that oil, gas, and coal were harming our planet, but instead of sounding the alarm and rethinking their business plans, they tried to hide those impacts and make people believe that there wasn’t a problem".
    This message demonstrates the present situation of industries and businesses throughout the world. The businessmen always think about their profits and their industrial development at any cost. And meanwhile, they forget about the environment and often cause harm to it instead which includes carbon emission, unorganized waste management, etc.

    That's why, I strongly believe all the INDUSTRIALISTS, BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS should hear this because
    The owners of industries and businesses can learn a great lesson from the message, which is, NOT TO PUT PERSONAL INTEREST FIRST OVER THE BETTERMENT OF ENVIRONMENT. Along with that, the entrepreneurs will also have a great example of the policies of the green industry.

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  • British Council.jpg sympathetic_road | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I listened to Al Gore and he highlighted the contribution of Roger Revelle to open his eyes about the climate change crisis. I would like to ask you that what was the most interesting and attracting aspect of Roger Revelle that inspired you to be associated with the topic of climate change crisis?

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  • British Council.jpg poetic_coconut | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    What's the most interesting thing you learnt from Al Gore's answers?
    What's the most valuable message from Al Gore's answers?
    Al Gore has worked with many governments, world leaders and the people who run some of the biggest businesses and organizations on the planet. If you could speak to one world/business leader about climate change, who would it be and why?

    Before reading the article I used to have the idea that space exploration was simply a waste of time, resources such as money and knowledge that should be channeled elsewhere, as it brings about pollution and causes the loss of lives. But after learning how the satellites are saving millions of lives predicting major storms like hurricanes, typhoons and collecting data sources to measure emissions from the major sources of pollution around the world, my concept has totally changed about the space exploration. I also learned that the perfect environment in which one can study to improve life on earth is space like: microgravity allows for optimal growth of the unique and complicated crystal structures of proteins leading to the development of medical treatments. Thus the most interesting fact for me was to learn how space exploration was really impacting millions of lives in the world rectifying my previous knowledge, I had of space exploration.

    The valuable message that I learned from Mr. Al Gore’s answers is about the people's power especially the young people to be strong voices for change. This made me realize that we are the ones that are the future and can actually bring a change with our thoughts and activities. Another message that I took in my heart is how he listened to the stories of people impacted by climate crisis that gave him energy and purpose to be more resilient. I took it as a valuable message to listen to the people affected by the climate crisis like a part of the family to make me more motivated in working as harder as I can for the cause of the people affected by the climate crisis.

    If I could speak with world leader about climate change I will talk about investment and funding in renewable energy technologies. Renewable energy technologies are not yet developed in infrastructure to meet the world demand due to lack of investment and interests. In 2018, 89% of global CO2 emissions came from fossil fuels and industry. After learning from Al Gore’s answer that “Clean energy and sustainable products are becoming cheaper and cheaper. And especially for developing countries, green power solutions can be much easier for communities to access than power from fossil fuels,” it has raised hope in me to talk with world leaders that if we can now invest further more to the improvement of renewable energy technologies and green power solutions, we can actually play a prime impact to tackle climate crisis by using renewable energy technologies as an alternative of fossil fuel.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      poetic_coconut's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Well done for reading Al Gore's answers so closely and showing great listening skills.

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  • British Council.jpg enlightened_queen | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
    19 Oct 2021

    1. The most interesting thing I learnt from Al Gore's answers is the fact that there is a project called Climate Trace which makes it easier for greenhouse gases to be tracked easily so that action can quickly be taken to reduce them.
    2. The most valuable message from Al Gore's answers for me would be the fact that as a young person, I can make better choices and be a voice for change particularly as it relates to the subject matter.
    3. It is very likely Al Gore has engaged with Aliko Dangote and so I would appeal to Aliko Dangote to bear in mind Al Gore's findings and conversations on climate change. He needs to be intentional about environmental sustainability as he goes about his businesses.

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  • British Council.jpg insightful_world | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    I listened to Al Gore, the most interesting thing he said was the explanation about investing money on space exploration, he said about saving our planet, the blue marble. And the potential uses of satellites, there was something to learn.
    The most valuable thing he said was about the government being an importance agent of people power and especially the power of young people to be strong voices for change, I think it would help building consciousness and to raise the young heads.
    If I ever get chance, I would like to meet Sir Al Gore, to work on carbon erosion and initiatives to breath sound, as the death of younger and elders for breathing problem in our country, worries me a lot.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      insightful_world's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Make sure you add this to this week's competition!

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  • British Council.jpg openhearted_opportunity | Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    Hello Al Gore, I am very happy to be speaking to a really skilled person. You are an asset to our society. I liked your initiatives very much and the youth made strong voices for change. Learning from your teachers and experts increased your awareness about the nature of the climate, global warming phenomena, and the harmful effects of fossil fuels on our planet. Good I learned a lot from you First: the proper use and power of learning and the benefit of those who are older than us. Second: Using qualitative methods in my field, such as awareness raising and working in other fields when I am able. Third: Cultivation of the land to increase the beauty of the green land. Fourth: Inventing ways to solve the climate crises that surround our planet. Fifth: Spread awareness through the media not to resort to sources that pollute the environment and not to work on the experiences of others, but rather to develop them, such as the saying (do not make the calf) that grew out of our inventions!

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  • British Council.jpg constructive_nation | Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learned from Algor's answers is what he said about the landfills and chemical plants that are located near black communities and that this is a form of racism and the valuable impact message from Algor's answers is about fossil fuel companies and how bad it is to the environment and climate change and that we should To do our best to use green energy and stay away from fossil fuels that harm the environment. The pioneer I want to talk to is Pollard because he turned to the most important issue that no one paid attention to, which is the issue of landfills and chemical plants and also that he was working on addressing environmental justice

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  • British Council.jpg shrewd_flight | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    1. The most interesting thing I learnt from Al Gore's answers is that climate change is something that harms everyone and we shouldn't overlook a single perspective. Mr. Al Gore shared about the study of Dr. Robert Bullard that, landfills, chemical plants, and big factories in the U.S were often unfairly located near Black communities, polluting them in ways that more affluent White communities didn’t experience. Here, the white community were acting as if the pollutions wouldn't affect the other community. The fact that they showed such disgusting racism is unacceptable. Surely, they weren't even thinking about other perspectives. Acting in a way so that no damage happens to self and not thinking about how it would affect others is never viable. Thus, I could catch the importance of perspectives more clearly.

    2. The most valuable message from Al Gore's answers is, "It is up to all of us to use our voices, our votes, and our choices as consumers to bring about change even faster." We should never underestimate the power of our own opinions. There are many who use the excuse that their opinions don't matter and don't show any headache about this. Many also act in harmful ways to the environment and say that the work of one individual doesn't matter to the world. They neglect the fact that activities of each person matter a lot in this field. It is completely illogical to neglect your duties and contributions to the world and use it as an excuse to do whatever you want. So, we should start with ourselves, then our families, friends and then move in ascending order to stand up to this crisis.

    3. If I wanted to speak to someone, it would be Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company. At present, I think Tesla is one of the greatest companies that is leading excellent projects supporting environmental preservation. They are producing electric cars, hybrid cars, batteries and different solar energy products. I would like to meet him and know more about his work. Also, I would like to provide some suggestions and ideas of my own. As, I think he is working most efficiently for the betterment of the environment, I would like to speak to him.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      shrewd_flight's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Brilliant listening used to understand Al Gore's messages - well done!

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  • British Council.jpg warm_attention | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    What's the most interesting thing you learnt from Al Gore's answers?

    Reading the text I can feel that Mr. Al Gore is a very inspiring personality, his imperishable desire to attain knowledge and make a difference was the most important thing I learnt about him.
    His college professor was the one to show him the path and then he carried on on his own. He talked to people who were working for the environment. His position as the vice president is proof of his extraordinary leadership quality with which he is still leading the journey of making a change and saving the world.



    What's the most valuable message from Al Gore's answers?

    The most valuable message that I got from here was that we should try to enlighten the beautiful young minds of today so that they can lead us to the green future tomorrow.

    As we can see Mr. Al Gore came to realize the viscous climate change by the help of his college professor Roger Revelle. In this case the college professor was the one to enlighten the young mind of Mr. Al Gore and that's what opened his eyes and later on empowered him to try and make a difference.


    Al Gore has worked with many governments, world leaders and the people who run some of the biggest businesses and organisations on the planet. If you could speak to one world/business leader about climate change, who would it be and why?

    If I could talk to one world/business leader it would be Vladimir Putin…..
    Why you may ask!
    Russia is the largest country in the world, two-third of its territory is on permafrost. On top of that it's the 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gas.
    Russia being a massive and diverse country means it will require a lot of research, strategic planning and implementation in order to get a truly productive change.
    If we can develop such a set of strategic planning and innovative technologies which can help a gigantic country like russia then we can scale our efforts up to make a difference in the world and save the planet and the environment.
    So I would like to share my thoughts with Mr. Vladimir Putin and would like to help them work unitedly with the other international organizations which will pace up the develpoment

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      warm_attention's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Excellent use of the listening skill to carefully consider Al Gore's answers! Well done!

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  • British Council.jpg adaptable_memory | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    The efforts which AI Gore has taken are really very praiseworthy. He stated something inside his speech which really seemed very much relevant. Being a political leader, he didn't hesitate to open up the truth of the corrupted leaders who are risking the entire world's environment and its future. Al Gore said that many countries, business industries and the political leaders knew very well that oil, gas, and coal were harming our planet, but instead of sounding the alarm and rethinking their business plans, they tried to hide those impacts and make people believe that there wasn’t a problem. They literally faked people, making them believe that these harmful components don't even cause any negative impact to the environment. If they would let us know, hopefully we would have overcome this climate change issue already.

    This message demonstrates the present situation of industries and businesses throughout the world. The businessmen always think about their profits and their industrial development at any cost. And meanwhile, they forget about the environment and often cause harm to it instead which includes carbon emission, unorganized waste management, etc.

    That's why, I strongly believe all the owners of industries and businesses and the political leaders can learn a great lesson from the message, which is, NOT TO PUT PERSONAL INTEREST FIRST OVER THE BETTERMENT OF ENVIRONMENT.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      adaptable_memory's comment 19 Oct 2021

      Excellent listening shown. Do you think there are any exceptions to the message?

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  • British Council.jpg sincere_effort | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    After listening to Mr. Al-Gore, the former US Vice President, I learned something great about an ideal leadership.

    The most important thing in his speech was that he, being the head of authority, always put a great emphasis on climate matters. The true leaders are always show the path to greatness. Mr. Al-Gore did the same. Leaders always have powers. If it is used in the right way, dazzling changes will be visible. I think all the leaders of this world should be concerned about the climate devastation, which quite visible at present. Because now it is question about our existence. We have to save our planet, our greeneries.

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  • British Council.jpg focused_journalist | Barishal Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    I heard to Mr. Al-Gore, the former Vice President of US.

    The most important thing that moved me is that he has a great friend like Dr. Bullard. From here the lessons should be like: in the journey of life, while moving towards aim, if there is someone truely supportive, it won't be difficult at all to achieve it. Friends like Dr. Bullard are great partners in one's life

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  • British Council.jpg funny_recipe | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    Despite the fact that he was the leader of the country and was dealing with a number of current crises, he considered the future. He was contemplating the country's future. And, in order to save the future, he altered the present by disseminating his words and expertise through books. Bullard was one of them. Bullard has once again demonstrated how racism and climate change issues are intertwined. He demonstrated how climate change policies can lead to extreme prejudice and have a negative influence on ethnic groups in a country like the United States. Bullard who persuaded us of this.

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  • British Council.jpg protective_memory | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    One of the most interesting things I have attained from Al Gore was the misunderstanding of people about space exploration and how it can actually bring a huge impact on the environment even though its totally a different sector but fortunately it played a major role on rescuing the world. I got a huge inspiration from the fact that Al Gore believes that space exploration is indispensable and the knowledge that the human being possessed has brought us to discover all the weaknesses of planet earth and where pollution is pitching in.
    I believe that the most valuable and inspirational thing that Al Gore has mentioned is “people power”. He also stated that the voices of youth can help change the world. As you know children are the next generations of incredible and inevitable world leaders as they are the amalgamation of all the great personalities who came before them. If there is a group leaders who can really change the world that is the children of the next generations. A clear example is Greta Thunberg who is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. She is known as one of the youngest leaders of the world. I believe children, the youth can bring about a change to current condition of the world.
    If I in my life ever had the opportunity to speak to one of the most prominent and contributing world leaders I would definitely speak to Dr. Bullard as he was one of the greatest personalities who had substantially helped with climate change. I would ask Dr. Bullard " What gave you the aspirations to look into the climate change so deeply and How did you know where to start when you first thought of putting a stop to climate change? "

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  • British Council.jpg centered_ant | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    The most important thing I learned from MR. Al-Gore is the thinking capacity from out of the box. He is the former US vice president and when he started thinking about climate change at that time there were not so many people who thought about that. And this farsightedness really made me amazed.

    I think the most important message in Al- Gore's answers is that he made us inspired to be the changemaker rather than waiting for others. In one part of his answers, he said that it is up to all of us to use our voices, our votes as consumers to bring changes even faster. you can become the changemaker.' If we try our level best we can make at least some change from our own place and if we all feel like this then we from all of our places can bring a big change in our perspectives altogether.

    Then if I could talk to one of them then I would like to talk to Dr. Bullard. It's because his power in thinking from different perspectives is really interesting. He showed climate change to the world in a different way. He also connected some matters like racism with this thing. He is a great example of showing how the power of perspective can bring a massive change.

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  • British Council.jpg amiable_shrimp | Sylhet Cadet College | Bangladesh
    20 Oct 2021

    The interview published, was a valuable incentive to the people looking to pave on the uneven streets towards saving nature.
    It is really inspiring how a political leader like the vice president of the United States has shown concern on protecting the environment putting aside a lot of subjects that might have benefitted him and his country for the time being. But he has planned for a better future for the upcoming generations. He has worked with different organizations and personalities to help protect mother nature. Political leaders should take a moment to think about following him on how he has put aside the temporary benefits and aimed for the future.

    It was really informative, as he unraveled about the racism and approach of the world on environmental pollution in the 70s. He mentioned how the companies and people with an interest in money were manipulating the mass consumers about the negative impact of climate change and pollution.

    It was also important for me because I learned about the importance and necessity of space exploration and how it is having an effect on mass people to show concern on protecting it and how it is helping us protect ourselves from calamities.

    I would like to conclude with the most inspiring quotation from the interview, "One of the most important things I learned during my time in government was the importance of people power—and especially the power of young people to be strong voices for change."
    I would like to be one of those young people storming to save the BLUE MARBLE.

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  • British Council.jpg openhearted_explanation | Government girls elementary school sarki mankera bhakkar | Pakistan
    20 Oct 2021

    I read vice president al Gorea i learn that if some one has a good friend which is with you in every problem which may be world problem you can do ecpvery thing very easily with happiness

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  • British Council.jpg appreciative_writer | Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    In my opinion, Al Gore is a great role model for leaders and people. He is a wonderful person who works hard, with love and sincerity, whatever his work. He has played a big role in improving the climate, as he tried very hard to change the climate in order to improve it so that it does not harm the environment, and also the most important thing I knew from his great story is the importance of the power The people and the people because it has a big role in order for their ruler to work hard and meet their needs, so I always say that Al Gore is a wonderful role model. If I had the best thing on the face of life, I would give it to him And Dr. Pollard is also a wonderful person who gave some advice on the issue of climate and also today we strive very hard for that in Cop26, the strength of opinion and perspective is the most important thing ❤️

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  • British Council.jpg lovely_kiwifruit | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    1. I listened to former US Vice President Gore
    2. The most important thing he said: They have known since the seventies of the last century that gas, oil and coal .. are harmful to our planet, but instead of sounding the drums of danger, they rethink their business plans, and they try to hide the negative effects and make people believe that there is no problem
    3. I believe that from now on listen to their message and more importantly to listen to the message of politicians and thinkers because over the past years we have become so obsessed with our advice and our personal advantages that when we listened to these benefits we did not even hesitate to risk our land and in the end did not imagine what the outcome would be and when We continue to risk nature. One day nature will take everything from us

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  • British Council.jpg illuminated_performance | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
    20 Oct 2021

    The most important thing I learnt from Mr. Al Gore is that if we are committed, we can help this planet and save the "blue marble" that we all live in and the main reason I admire his work is that for a very long time, his goal is to help our Earth and he set out for the best ways to produce change- he ran and won the position of Vice- President. Through this, with the funds the government have, he organized the first hearing on Climate change, though. Though people where saying that there was no crisis, he saw what happening to our planet and has dedicated his whole life to solving the world-wide problem of climate-change and that's why he is my role model.

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  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_measurement | Prep A Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learned from Al Gore is that being inspired by anyone is not a shame but something good that can inspire purpose and energy.
    The most valuable massage from Al Gore's answers is to yourself, Which is so great that he didn't change his ideas and principles once he became vice president but increased his knowledge and thinking about the climate crisis.
    If l could talk to one scientist/entrepreneur about climate change, I would talk to Dr. Robert Pollard no matter I didn't know before but I believe in his great achievement as Dr. Robert Pollard's work discovered that landfills and major chemicals plants were the factories in the United States located in often unfairly close to black communities, polluting them in ways that wealthier white communities have not experienced. This is a form of systemic racism that was unknown prior to the pioneering work to Dr. Robert Pollard.

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  • British Council.jpg openminded_signature | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    In my opinion, young leaders in country like ours are forced not to speak out as they can easily find the loopholes in the activity of bigger to biggest officials , in outcome we get less function of government officials and that causes a lot of harm in every arena . What could be the solution for the young leaders to speak out without getting any harm?

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  • British Council.jpg remarkable_moose | Pabna Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I listened to former US Vice President Gore, from his speech The most interesting thing to me is now we can easily know about the natural disasters from very early and we also can detect the location of the disaster which is so much interesting and also helpful for the security of the people. The valuable message was ,as the world is urbanizing day by day and within few years the whole world will be unsuitable for living. Then they will try to live in the Mars or other planets. and for that human security a handsome number of amount will be spent. The leader whom i want to meet is Rhiana Gunn-Wright .Because While working in Detroit’s department of health Gunn-Wright is brought that holistic approach to the national level, working behind the scenes at New Consensus, a think tank with ties to progressive lawmakers.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      remarkable_moose's comment 21 Oct 2021

      Please do not copy directly from other websites ".Because While working in Detroit’s department of health Gunn-Wright is brought that holistic approach to the national level, working behind the scenes at New Consensus, a think tank with ties to progressive lawmakers."

      Make sure all comments are written in your own words!

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  • British Council.jpg constructive_raisin | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    My question to Mr. Al Gore is : What do you think is the biggest obstacle of creating public awareness regarding climate change?

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  • British Council.jpg adaptable_memory | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    The most important thing I like his reflection of optimism on climate change. His new thinking on the climate crisis. He said what we are doing to our world is a nightmare, and that the consequences we are seeing are quite scary, But still he is hopeful and I myself need to hear his words and have the same feeling as well as my call to all the countries suffering badly from the climate crisis and other problems not to be pessimist and still there always be a hope.

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  • British Council.jpg frank_jackfruit | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learnt from Al Gore's answers is that climate change is something that harms everyone and we shouldn't overlook a single perspective. Mr. Al Gore shared about the study of Dr. Robert Bullard that, landfills, chemical plants, and big factories in the U.S were often unfairly located near Black communities, polluting them in ways that more affluent White communities didn’t experience. Here, the white community were acting as if the pollutions wouldn't affect the other community. The fact that they showed such disgusting racism is unacceptable. Surely, they weren't even thinking about other perspectives. Acting in a way so that no damage happens to self and not thinking about how it would affect others is never viable. Thus, I could catch the importance of perspectives more clearly.

    2. The most valuable message from Al Gore's answers is, "It is up to all of us to use our voices, our votes, and our choices as consumers to bring about change even faster." We should never underestimate the power of our own opinions. There are many who use the excuse that their opinions don't matter and don't show any headache about this. Many also act in harmful ways to the environment and say that the work of one individual doesn't matter to the world. They neglect the fact that activities of each person matter a lot in this field. It is completely illogical to neglect your duties and contributions to the world and use it as an excuse to do whatever you want. So, we should start with ourselves, then our families, friends and then move in ascending order to stand up to this crisis.

    3. If I wanted to speak to someone, it would be Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company. At present, I think Tesla is one of the greatest companies that is leading excellent projects supporting environmental preservation. They are producing electric cars, hybrid cars, batteries and different solar energy products. I would like to meet him and know more about his work. Also, I would like to provide some suggestions and ideas of my own. As, I think he is working most efficiently for the betterment of the environment, I would like to speak to him

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  • British Council.jpg incomparable_queen | Rajshahi Cadet College | Bangladesh
    23 Oct 2021

    Actually the interview was a valuable incentive to the people who are working really hard for saving nature.

    It is really inspiring that a political leader like the vice president , Al Gore ,of the United States has shown concern on protecting the nature and put aside a lot of subjects that might have benefitted him and his country . He is also working for a better future for the upcoming generations. He has worked with different organizations and personalities to help protect mother nature. Political leaders can take a moment to think about following his procedures.

    It was really informative along with his approach of the world on environmental pollution in the 70s. He mentioned how the companies and people were manipulating the mass consumers about the negative impact of climate change and pollution.

    It was also important for me because I learned about the importance and necessity of space exploration and how it is having an effect on mass people and how it is helping us protect ourselves from calamities.

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  • British Council.jpg frank_jackfruit | Rimal Prep Girls School C | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    23 Oct 2021

    The most interesting thing I learnt from Al Gore's answers is that climate change is something that harms everyone and we shouldn't overlook a single perspective. Mr. Al Gore shared about the study of Dr. Robert Bullard that, landfills, chemical plants, and big factories in the U.S were often unfairly located near Black communities, polluting them in ways that more affluent White communities didn’t experience. Here, the white community were acting as if the pollutions wouldn't affect the other community. The fact that they showed such disgusting racism is unacceptable. Surely, they weren't even thinking about other perspectives. Acting in a way so that no damage happens to self and not thinking about how it would affect others is never viable. Thus, I could catch the importance of perspectives more clearly.

    2. The most valuable message from Al Gore's answers is, "It is up to all of us to use our voices, our votes, and our choices as consumers to bring about change even faster." We should never underestimate the power of our own opinions. There are many who use the excuse that their opinions don't matter and don't show any headache about this. Many also act in harmful ways to the environment and say that the work of one individual doesn't matter to the world. They neglect the fact that activities of each person matter a lot in this field. It is completely illogical to neglect your duties and contributions to the world and use it as an excuse to do whatever you want. So, we should start with ourselves, then our families, friends and then move in ascending order to stand up to this crisis.

    3. If I wanted to speak to someone, it would be Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and The Boring Company. At present, I think Tesla is one of the greatest companies that is leading excellent projects supporting environmental preservation. They are producing electric cars, hybrid cars, batteries and different solar energy products. I would like to meet him and know more about his work. Also, I would like to provide some suggestions and ideas of my own. As, I think he is working most efficiently for the betterment of the environment, I would like to speak to him

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      frank_jackfruit's comment 25 Oct 2021

      Well done for listening so closely to what Al Gore said!

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  • British Council.jpg adaptable_memory | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    24 Oct 2021

    The words of Al Gore are truly so impelling. One of the best things he said was about the government making myopic investments in technology that is bad for the environment, were hiding those impacts of climate change and making people believe that there wasn’t a problem but later realized that it was a problem when they started seeing the impacts of the climate change and became sufferer due to it in the first-hand.

    It’s high time to start thinking about the climate crisis and develop farsighted solutions regarding the climate crisis and global warming because climate change affects every corner of our planet whereas governments, companies, and communities should come together to act against it. We can still escape the worst impacts of climate change and build a safer future for this world.

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