Al Gore to Speak in the Bay Area

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Former United States Vice President Al Gore is making three appearances in the Bay Area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Gore will discuss his current book 'The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change' at the Commonwealth Club of California at the Santa Clara Marriott at noon Tuesday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dominican University's Angelico Hall in San Rafael.

He and author Barbara Kingsolver will engage in a conversation about art and politics at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The event is sold out.

Tickets were still available this morning for the Santa Clara and San Rafael events.

Tickets are $45 for the Dominican University speaking engagement and are available by calling Book Passage in Corte Madera at (415) 927-0960 or at

Tickets for the Santa Clara event are $50 for non-Commonwealth Club members, $35 for members and $10 for students at the Santa Clara event.

The ticket prices, excluding the $10 student ticket, include an autographed copy of Gore's book.

Opponents of PG&E's SmartMeters plan to protest Gore's appearance at the Herbst Theater.

The NO SMART METERS SF group claims Gore is an advisor to Silver Spring Network Inc., a global smart grid technology company responsible for the SmartMeters network.

Gore is a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient for his warning about the dangers posed by climate change and is chair of The Climate Reality Project.

His book addresses drivers of global climate change that include advancements in energy systems, agriculture and transportation and digital communication.


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