The average temperature of the world has raised 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880 (National Geographic News). What caused this significant climb in temperature in many parts of the world is global warming. “Greenhouse” gasses such as carbon dioxide and other gasses that trap heat cause global warming. Some effects of global warming are the sea levels rising, the formation of treacherous storms such as hurricanes, droughts, and other climate disruptions (Biography.com). Many people from all around the world have dedicated themselves to the study of the environment to try to stop this horrible event that is going on. Al Gore is an example of one of these people. Al Gore’s hard work and dedication to cease global warming caused more people to be aware of the earths fate and attempt to change the way that they live their life. Albert Gore Jr. was born on March 31, 1948 in Washington D.C. During that time, his father, Albert Gore Sr., served as a democrat from Tennessee in the U.S. House. During his childhood, he spent his time between living in a hotel room and the nation’s capitol during the school year and on the family farm in Carthage, Tennessee during the summer. Gore attended the University of Harvard where he got a degree with high honors in government in June of 1969. After he received his college degree, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army in August 1969. With 7 months left in his enlistment, he was sent to Vietnam in January of 1971. When Gore returned to the U.S. in 1971 he worked as a reporter for the Tennessean, a local newspaper in Nashville. A couple of years after he was a reporter, he enrolled in the law school at the University of Vanderbilt in 1974. He then quit law school in 1976 to run for a seat in the U.S. House from Tennessee. He was re-elected successfully three times and successfully ran for a seat in the U.S. senate in 1984 (Biography.com). When Al was a senator and the vice president, he especially became...
Cited: “Gore, U.N. Climate Panel Win Nobel Peace Prize.” 12 Oct. 2007. MSNBC. 20 April 2009
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