But, as host Neil Tyson says, it’s dangerous when people “see the politics more than the facts.” Together with former Vice President Al Gore, Neil looks past the politics to examine climate change, clean energy and the future of Earth.
Find out how Gore’s 1998 proposal to create an Earth-monitoring satellite stationed at Lagrange Point 1 resulted in DSCOVR, which allows us to calculate Earth’s energy balance for the first time.Learn which change in behavior will have the most impact on atmospheric CO2 and how solar, wind and hydroelectric power is already cheaper than fossil fuels in many places.Explore the obstacles to adoption of alternate fuels, and why small villages in under-developed countries may have an easier time switching to solar than countries like Germany and the U. Neil and Vice President Gore address the potential for nearly limitless solar power and how it can help the world’s growing water shortage.Plus, the two discuss the ethics of emerging technologies, and the former Vice President tells Neil why he’s excited about Spider Goats.It’s never easy to re-enter the dating pool after years away — probably especially so if you’re one of the most famous men in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former VP has a serious girlfriend, we’ve learned.
Her name is Elizabeth Keadle — better known as Liz — a well-heeled Democratic donor from Southern California in her 50s with a background in science and a devotion to environmental causes.
The relationship is solid enough that she accompanied Gore, 64, and an eclectic group of experts and VIPs (Richard Branson, singer Jason Mraz, actor Tommy Lee Jones) on a trip to Antarctica in January to raise awareness of climate change.
Gore’s office declined to comment on the relationship, as did Keadle.
It’s been nearly two years since Al and Tipper Gore shocked the public — and many of their own friends — with the announcement that they had separated after 40 years of marriage, “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration,” they said at the time.
Sources close to the couple have since said that they simply grew apart after his bitter 2000 presidential loss, as he became a globe-trotting environmental activist and she focused on her energies on mental-health advocacy and a sideline in photography.
The parents of four grown children, the Gores remain married and have not taken steps to divorce. Although sources close to Gore say she was not a factor in his split from Tipper, it appears they’ve moved in the same circles for years.