Who is Al Gore? Essay

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Nguyen 1
Jimmy Nguyen

Professor Oliver

English 102

3/2/13

Al Gore

Who is Al Gore? Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr is the formerVice President of the United States (1993–2001). I choose Al Gore because I think he is the only one that really cares about the environment. Born on March 31, 1948, he has founded a number of non-profit organizations, including the Alliance for Climate Protection, and has received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in climate change activism.[1] Gore opposed the Vietnam War, but said that his sense of civic duty compelled him to enlist in the U.S. Army in August 1969. After basic training, Gore was assigned as a military journalist writing for The Army Flier, the base newspaper at Fort Rucker.[5]
With seven months left in his enlistment, Gore was shipped to Vietnam, arriving in January 1971. He served with the 20th engineer Brigade in Bien Hoa and at the Army Engineer Command in Long Binh. Al Gore was born in Washington, D.C., the second of two children. Gore attended the all-boys St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. from 1956 to 1965, a prestigious feeder school for the Ivy League.[2] Gore enrolled in Harvard College in 1965, initially planning to major in English and write novels, but later deciding to major in government. He met Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson from the nearby St. Agnes School at his St. Albans senior prom in 1965. Shortly after Mary graduated from Boston University, they married at the Washington National Cathedral.[3] 3
Nguyen 2 Gore strongly supports the issue of environment. He wants to invest in clean air, water, land in a “Environmental Decade.” On December 10, 2007, Gore accepted a Nobel Prize for work on global warming. In accepting the prize, he urged the world's biggest carbon emitter.[5] Al Gore, has been at the forefront for years in leading the fight against global warming. The next issue is gun control. Gun control has been a serious issue for years. Gore believes that gun control should be nationally mandated. He wants to focus on gun safety, not hunters and sportsmen. He wants to maximize gun control within what’s politically possible[4]. Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the…