NASHVILLE, Nov. 9 (UPI) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said during an appearance in Nashville the fight against global climate change can be helped by a variety of methods.
Appearing at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in the Tennessee city, the former U.S. vice president turned environmental activist detailed how everything from improved energy efficiency to fully embracing alternative sources of energy such as solar and wind power could aid in the fight, The (Nashville) Tennessean said Monday.
“We should try to do the best we can with all these solutions,” Gore said Sunday. “We’ve got to do it because every single day, we’re putting 90 million tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.”
The appearance by the author of “An Inconvenient Truth” came as Gore is promoting his newest book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.”
While some attendees oppose Gore’s theories, Tami Sprintz Hall of Franklin, Tenn., told The Tennessean her family is doing its part.
“It’s unfortunate some people aren’t going to believe it until it hits them in their face,” said Sprintz, who said her family uses energy-efficient light bulbs and recycles.
Copyright 2009 by United Press International