08 February 2007
Al Gore speaks at the University of Sheffield on climate change
The University of Sheffield hosted a prestigious conference on climate change on the 7th of February 2007 as Al Gore stressed the need for all of us to act on global warming.
The self proclaimed `man who used to be the next president of the USA´, charmed and warned the attentive audience of over 1,000 people that climate change is `one of the central challenges of our time and will affect everyone on earth´.
Al Gore praised the city of Sheffield, the U.K.'s greenest city, for taking a lead on environmental policies and commented that Sheffield stands out on the environment in the U.K and wider world.
Mr Gore, who is now an environmental adviser to the U.K. Government, presented his visually stunning multimedia presentation of `An Inconvenient Truth´ to the Sheffield conference which was held at the University of Sheffield's Octagon Centre.
Professor Bob Boucher, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, said: "It was a great honour for the University of Sheffield to stage such a prestigious and topical conference and to welcome those speakers who have been so influential in driving forward the important issue of climate change."