"What in the Hell Do They Think Is Causing It?"
Al Gore talks about global warming, those e-mails, and his new book.
Q: What did you tell the president?
A: We talked about Copenhagen and the Senate legislation and we talked about the options available to the executive branch. The green stimulus bill made a big difference. The EPA action is alongside another EPA regulation which requires all large emitters of CO2 to account for their emissions and report them. The last time that was used as a tool, there was a scramble by companies to get off the list when it was published. He's also brought about change in fuel efficiency.
Q: Did you give the president any advice on accepting the Nobel award?
A: I want to keep my conversation with him private.
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Update: In the interview, Al Gore said that the e-mails printed from researchers at the University of East Anglia were 10 years old. They are more recent than that, including many from 2009. In response, Gore has issued a statement: "The e-mail exchanges that I focused on are approximately 10 years old. Some of the e-mail exchanges cited by others are more recent. None of them change the scientific consensus in any way."