“We’re borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet,” Gore said. “Every bit of that’s got to change.” (More)
Al Gore on the problem: “What is missing is a sense of urgency.” This is the best speech I have ever seen Al Gore give. This is better, even more passionate and inspiring than the Academy Award winning “An Inconvenient Truth.” Please watch it and share it with others, before it’s too late. You owe it to your children and the future of our planet.
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Five days, over 2 million views.
News: The Utube Blog’s second report on the presidential candidate videos on YouTube is now available. Ron Paul continues to blow by the entire field of candidates, both Democratic and Republican. Newcomer Fred Thompson had a disappointing first month on YouTube.
(1) Republican candidate Ron Paul continues to be, by a wide margin, the most popular candidate on YouTube, in terms of the average number of views per video (85,194 views per video) and the number of subscribers to his YouTube channel (29,658). He also has the most total views (4,344,904) on YouTube for any presidential candidate (although he does not have the most viewed single video on YouTube—Hillary Clinton does).
(2) Republican candidate Fred Thompson has drawn only a relatively few number of YouTube viewers in the first month of his campaign, maintaining a very low average number of views per video (3,780 views per video). He gained only 581 subscribers to his YouTube channel. His most watched video captured over 55,000 views.
(3) Overall, the videos of all the presidential candidates have drawn only a relatively modest number of views on YouTube, both in terms of the actual views per video and the average number of views per video.
Al Gore won the Oscar this year for “An Inconvenient Truth.” Today, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to raise awareness about the need to stop global warming. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you owe it to yourself to do so.
UPDATE: The San Francisco Chronicle has a video of Gore speaking yesterday (unfortunately, it’s not on YouTube and the Chronicle’s video takes longer to download). At the end, the crowd erupted into chants of, “Run, Al, run. Run, Al, run.” And they weren’t talking about his fitness.