ManBearPig isn't the only thing out there Al Gore wants to take down. The former vice president comes to town today to tackle global warming -- not the mythical South Park creature -- on this stop of his tour for his upcoming climate-change documentary, An Inconvenient Truth.
Long before anyone else took it seriously, Gore was warning people about global warming. In the ´80s he was dismissed as an eco-freak, but with average global temperatures and wild weather on the rise, many now see him as prophetic. Aside from being a TV mogul with his new channel, Current TV, Gore has become a hero to the left in recent years. The past month has seen a huge spike in Gore frenzy, with the political class seriously speculating he could make another bid for the White House. Gore's not doing too much to squelch those rumors either, recently making a hilarious appearance on Saturday Night Live, in which he delivered a presidential address that pretended he'd won way back in 2000. "As I speak, the gigantic national surplus is down to a perilously low $11 trillion," he joked, "and don't get any ideas, that money is staying in the very successful lockbox."
No doubt, that political nostalgia will be in heavy effect for Gore's presentation today. And we're guessing that Hillary Clinton probably won't make it to this one.
Wed., June 7, 7:30 p.m.