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In December 2006, Gore and his wife, Tipper, were the unofficial hosts of thousands of viewing parties for the DVD of An Inconvenient Truth.

Gore says he donated 100 percent of his profits from his movie and book to a non-partisan effort to continue education on global warming.

Through education, Gore hopes that people will begin to understand the effects of global warming and take the warnings more seriously. "There were clear warnings about Hurricane Katrina—the levies might fail," he says. "And the warnings were ignored. We saw the consequences. This time, the warnings are of dangers much, much greater. [This is] the most serious crisis we've ever confronted and the consequences of ignoring these warnings would literally be unforgivable. We cannot allow a future where our children look back at this point in time and say, 'What were they thinking?'"

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FROM: Global Warming 101 with Al Gore
Published on December 05, 2006

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