Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician, Nobel laureate, and former journalist. He was the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Gore also starred in the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won an Academy Award in 2007.
Gore was involved in American politics for 24 years, serving first in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977-85) and later in the U. S. Senate (1985-93) (representing Tennessee) before becoming vice president. Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in the 2000 presidential election. He won the popular vote by approximately 500,000 votes, but ultimately lost the electoral college to Republican candidate George W. Bush when the legal controversy over the Florida election recount was eventually settled in the U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 margin in favor of Bush.
Gore is the recipient of a number of awards including the Nobel Peace Prize (together with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) in 2007, a Primetime Emmy Award for Current TV in 2007, and a Webby Award in 2005.