Tuesday, November 14, 2006

New Zealand is Gored

Former US Vice President Al Gore was in New Zealand today to speak to an invitation-only crowd of 250 business people and politicians. The speech, titled “Earth in the Balance Sheet” was closed to the media.

That struck me as odd, partly because Gore is in this part of the world to promote his documentary An Inconvenient Truth. You’d think he’d want the publicity and would want the speech open to the media, if not the public.

Even so, apparently Gore likes us. While media reports said he feels nations need to do more to combat climate change, he was also reported to have said “I'm particularly impressed with the tremendous leadership that
New Zealand is providing.” Aw, shucks.

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