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Al Gore’s Rage Against The Machine

by | 1st, April 2008

al-gore-hates-machines.jpg AL Gore has a plan. Al Gore wants 10 million volunteers to force politicians to act on climate change. There will be adverts on American TV. Lots of them.

The target is a big number. The Guardian says it’s twice as many as the number who marched against the Vietnam war or in support of civil rights during the heyday of US activism in the 1960s.

“The resources are completely unprecedented in American politics,” says Philip Clapp, of the Pew Environment Group. The Alliance for Climate Protection “has already reached out to organisations as diverse as the Girl Scouts and the steelworkers union to try to broaden its appeal”.

Steelworkers and girl scouts. The green movement is throwing up some unlikely bedfellows. Cookies and pig iron. The former Vice President of the USA waging war on the machines, one of which caused so many hanging chads and lost him Florida and with it the White House.

Gore hates machines, just hates them.

But Gore and green are going along nicely. Gore and self-promotion go even better. We saw the film and now we can watch the green TV adverts on, one

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