LOS ANGELES Feb 26, 2007 (AP)— Former Vice President Al Gore used the success of his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth" to expand his efforts to educate people about global warming and to tell a few jokes.
The film turned Gore's roadshow about climate change into a film that won Academy Awards for best documentary and best song.
Gore also teased a bit Sunday night about his plans to possibly make another presidential run, although backstage, he said he was not a candidate.
The win was a triumph for Gore, who has kept a sense of humor about the 2000 election, where he won the popular vote, but lost the election to George W. Bush.
"My fellow Americans," Gore said. "People all over the world, we need to solve the climate crisis. It's not a political issue, it's a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started with the possible exception of the will to act. That's a renewable resource. Let's renew it."
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Photo: Al and Tipper Gore arrive for the 79th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
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