Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Al Gore slams Harper government over Kyoto

Kristen Brown, CTV.ca News Staff

The man who introduces himself as the guy who "used to be the next president of the United States" is not impressed with Canada.
Al Gore slammed the Conservative government while in Vancouver Friday for not supporting the Kyoto Accord, an agreement he helped draft.

"If somebody would have told me there was going to be a third nation to go into the dunce box with the U.S. and Australia, and say, 'Guess which nation is going to walkout on its international obligations,' Canada would be the last country I would guess," Gore told CTV Vancouver.

"Canada has always been a leader and I just refuse to believe that the Canadian people will go along with what the minority government here seems to want to do."

The former U.S. vice-president was in town promoting what many are predicting to be the next summer blockbuster, An Inconvenient Truth.

However, rather than using special effects, this disaster film intends to frighten audiences through real footage and facts.

His message is simple -- the world is getting warmer and unless the citizens of earth do something about it now, life as we know it will no longer exist.

For Gore, the message is not new. The medium, however, is. After lecturing about climate change for more than 20 years, Gore decided to take his message to the silver screen.

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