Al Gore pulled a twofer this morning, making two appearances on our program. WATCH VIDEO and WATCH VIDEO. As just about everyone knows by now, since he left elected office, Mr. Gore has made environmental issues his crusade. Through the overwhelming success of his Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and his tireless awareness campaign, he has brought global warming to the forefront of American discourse. Yet, an incredible disconnect among the American people still exists. According to a poll in April, one-third of Americans call global warming the world's single largest enviornmental problem -- double the number from a year ago. And 78% of Americans believe that global warming requires immediate action. However, on the other hand, our country is still the largest single emitter of carbon dioxide in the world from the burning of fossil fuels. Is global warming one of your biggest concerns? What are you doing about it?
The Live Earth concerts this weekend (which NBC will be televising), taking place all over the world, are intended to raise more awareness and make people take steps to protect the environment. As the issue continues to gain traction with the American public, time will tell us if we start altering our lifestyle to affect change. Mr. Gore certainly hopes so, and he pledges that this campaign of his will roll on -- regardless of speculation about another type of campaign that he still claims is not going to happen.