Al Gore has made quite the comeback since losing to George W. Bush. Back in 2000, the former Vice President couldn't even pull off a proper kiss with his wife. But now he's a rockstar among environmentalists and other policy elites for his crusade against climate change.
It's been three years since an "Inconvenient Truth" changed the debate. But Gore is still all over the news. This week, he's on the cover of Newsweek. He's also got a new book out called "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis."
And there's going to be even more Gore stories in the media as we approach next month's UN summit in Copenhagen on climate change. Gore recently sat down with CBS' Katie Couric to make the case that America needs to act quickly to solve what he calls the "climate crisis."
But many are growing skeptical over Gore's fast push for laws that could fundementally alter our economy. Perhaps that's because Gore stands to profit off of legislation that regulates carbon emissions. Gore's green-tech investments could make him the planet's first "carbon billionaire," according to an estimate in the UK's Daily Telegraph.
Last April, Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn gave Gore the chance "to clear the air about [his] motives, to which Gore replied, "Congresswoman, if you believe that the reason I have been working on this issue for 30 years is because of greed, you don't know me."
Do you take him for his word? Is it ok for Gore to make money from climate change legislation? Please discuss below.