Writers Bloc Presents Al Gore
In conversation with Madeleine Brand. Madeleine is the co-host of KCET's SoCal Connected and was host of The Madeleine Brand Show on KPCC.
At the Saban Theater. 8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. All tickets include a required historical preservation fee.
No one opened our eyes, ears, hearts and minds to climate change and its perils more effectively than Al Gore. He made it his mission as Vice President, for two terms. Thanks to him, the words "climate change" really became part of our daily vocabulary. He didn't invent the term, he just made sure that we know what it means, and that we understand its powers. We are proud to present Al Gore for a rare public appearance in Los Angeles, and his only one here for the publication of his new book, The Future.
In the years since Al Gore left public office, he has made a movie, won a Nobel Prize, won an Academy Award, and traipsed all over the globe talking about the changes we must make in order to preserve the planet, to keep it habitable. And more than that, Mr. Gore is an indefatigable intellectual, a real visionary about global power, about the human component of economic shifts, and how they impact the balance of power in developing countries and dominant nations. He is a visionary about technology, and its implications for medicine, for agriculture and life sciences.
In his new book, The Future, Gore warns us againthat environmental damage is not something that just interferes with polar bears and pristine landscape. It has enormous and profound implications on every aspect of lifefood, medicine, water, the economy, military power, and political dominance. It is safe to state that he considers it a matter of life and death. Gore identifies his six drivers of global changeincluding globalization; the digital revolution; military/political/economic power shifts; consumption increase/resource decrease; biotechnology, genomic, life science, medical developments; and radical ecosystem disruption. Sounds complex, and it is. But don't despair, we're not dead yet, and Gore makes it clear that we've got some time and great tools to transform our consciousness and our decline to maintain civilization. Al Gore talks cold hard truth.
Saban Theater (View)
8440 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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