Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is a former politician, and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
Gore was involved in American politics for over three decades, serving first in the U. S. House of Representatives (1977–85) and later in the U. S. Senate (1985–93) (representing Tennessee) before becoming vice president.
In 2000, Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in the presidential election. He won the popular vote but ultimately lost to Republican candidate George W. Bush. A legal controversy over the Florida election recount was eventually settled in favor of Bush by the Supreme Court.
His Vice President nominee Joe Lieberman was the first Jewish nominee for Vice President of the United States on a major party ticket.
He since became the self-professed climate change guru, showing his film An Inconvenient Truth everywhere. Despite professing environmental awareness a study showed that he uses much more energy than average American households, spending $30,000 per year on utility bills.
- George W. Bush, et al., Petitioners v. Albert Gore, Jr., et al., 531 U.S. 98 (2000). Cornell Law School. Retrieved on 2008-06-16.
- Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? -- $30,000 utility bill, ABC, February 28, 2007