I.Q. of Famous People

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Al Gore

Born: 1948
Nationality: USA
Description: Politician
IQ: 134
Al Gore (whose real name was Albert Arnold Gore Jr), son of a farmer, elected Senator of Tenessee in the'60s, was born on March 31, 1948 in Washington (USA). He studied political science at Harvard before leaving in 1969 in Vietnam, as a journalist employed by the Press Service of the army. Upon his return in 1971, he studied law and theology while working as a reporter at Tenessean, a daily Nashville Newspaper (Tennessee).
Al Gore began his political career in 1976 by winning the seat formerly held by his father. He is then re-elected for three consecutive terms in the House of Representatives in Congress, until 1982. In 1984, he was elected Democrat Senator of Tenessee. He went to the presidential election of 1988 but he lost New York during the Democratic primary and then decided to withdraw from the race. Chosen as the fellow candidat by the Democrat Bill Clinton for the presidential elections of 1992, he became the 45th Vice President of the United States until 2000 (he was re-elected in 1996).

During his mandate he is particularly active in the areas of administrative reforms (National Performance Review) and development of the Internet and new technologies. He is also working actively for the free trade agreement on NAFTA. Al Gore was particularly focused and much invested in the field of environmental protection, taking several measures, including against global warming, reduction of the ozone layer and deforestation. He is one of the main drafters of the Kyoto Protocol, then ratified by 156 countries in the world, but rejected by George W. Bush. Candidate for the presidential election of November 2000, he won, nationally, by 550,000 more votes than his Republican opponent George W. Bush, but after unrest breakdowns of ballots, the Supreme Court of USA decided that George W. Bush is the winner of the election.

Al Gore then dedicated himself to his environmentalist activities while taking part on the boards of Google and Apple. He also runs the alternative television channel for teenagers, Current TV which he co-founded in 2005. He as firlmy opposed himself to the war in Iraq and denies ultra-liberal and ultra-safe economic policies taken by the Bush administration.

He appears in theatres around the world with a documentary film by Davis Guggenheim, An Inconvenient Truth (2006), devoted to his rotating conferences on global warming. On July 07, he organized a day of global concerts across the globe, called Live Earth, in order to popularize the fight against global warming.
In October 2007, Al Gore is co-laureate with the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) of Nobel Peace Prize 2007, awarded for his ecologist fight. He decided to pay the price (about 1.1 million euros) to the Alliance for Climate Protection.
Al Gore is the author of Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the human spirit (1992), Common Sense Government: Works better and costs less (1995), An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It (2006) and The Assault on Reason (2007).
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