30 Nov '13, 4am

Go Vegans - "Al Gore is a vegan now — and we think we know why". via @grist

Republican caricatures of Al Gore notwithstanding, the former vice president was never a stereotypical woolly environmentalist. A practicing Southern Baptist, Gore attended divinity school and, though he opposed the Vietnam War, he enlisted in the military rather than protesting it. Gore rose in the 1980s as a moderate “New Democrat,” who was friendly to business, hawkish on foreign policy and, yes, excited about the possibilities of technological innovation. As vice president, he set about the earnest work of “reinventing government” to make it more efficient. Gore’s attraction to environmentalism, much like that of New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s , is that of a serious wonk, not a dirty hippie who finds water conservation a convenient excuse not to bathe. And so it is actually quite remarkable that, as Forbes reported in this week’s issue and The Washington Post con...

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