Al Gore to talk climate change at SF Apple store

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Al Gore at the 2009 National Clean Energy Summit.
Al Gore at the 2009 National Clean Energy Summit.
Photo: Center for American Progress/Flickr CC

Al Gore will speak about climate change this week during an appearance at Apple’s flagship store in San Francisco.

The ex-veep — now a filmmaker, writer and environmental activist — will be joined by Apple VP of Environment Lisa Jackson, who served as head of the Environmental Protection Agency during the first four years of the Obama administration. Anyone can attend the event, during which the pair will talk about Apple’s ongoing commitment to the environment.

To get into the event, Apple fans will need to RSVP online. Apple’s page for the event currently shows that it is full. Gore and Jackson will take the stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Apple store in San Francisco’s Union Square.

Gore is promoting his new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which highlights the danger of climate change and its effects on the planet. Apple CEO Tim Cook praised the movie earlier this year during a private screening in Silicon Valley.

“Ten years later, there’s still signs all around us of the climate crisis, but there’s also great reasons for optimism,” said Cook. “Markets are rewarding renewable energy everywhere, but of course the clock still runs, and the urgency has never been greater, and so I think there has never been a better time for this film.”