Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

United States Vice-President Al Gore has flown to Canberra to meet with Clive Palmer, federal leader of the Palmer United Party, at Parliament House regarding issues on global warming and climate change.

Al Gore served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from January 20, 1993 to January 20, 2001 under President Bill Clinton.

A Harvard graduate, Vice President Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, he was the subject of the 2007 Academy Award-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, named runner-up for Time’s 2007 Person of the Year and he also won a Grammy Award in 2009 for his Best Spoken Word album for his book, An Inconvenient Truth.

He is also the founder and current chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Inc. and a senior advisor to Google.

Mr Palmer said it is apparent that climate change is a global issue and in the meeting he will discuss this with Vice President Gore.

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