Thursday, July 26, 2007
Gore Snubs Thailand
Eco Evangelist and former Vice President Al Gore has cancelled his trip to Thailand supposedly due to a heavy workload. Could it be possible that he's afraid of further riots?
Gore Snubs Thailand Visit
Al Gore has canceled a scheduled appearance in Bangkok to give a talk on global warming scheduled for next month due to workload.
The former US Vice President was originally scheduled to arrive in the capital on August 8 but his representatives have now confirmed that the event will not be taking place due to Gore’s heavy workload.
Gore had earlier accepted an invitation from the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), an independent business association that links economies of the Asia-Pacific region to come to Thailand to talk about global warming.
Ever since the 2000 election which he lost to President George W Bush, Gore has been channeling his energy on saving the planet from irrevocable change through global warming. His documentary on this topic, “An Inconvenient Truth”, gained worldwide popularity and won an Oscar for Best Documentary in February this year.
Appearing in his place will be hundreds of filthy backpackers dressed in floppy clothes who will mill about at various beaches and cafes and talk about how seeing the world has really put in all in perspective, man.