Al Gore, speaking in Chicago at the 2013 NASCAR Green Summit, opened his keynote speech by telling a Sharknado joke. No, he didn’t poke fun at how the film was destroyed on Twitter, or the (lack of) acting skills possessed by Tara Reid.
Former Vice President of the United States & Chairman of The Climate Reality Project, Al Gore said that he used to think NASCAR and green were as closely related as sharks and tornadoes.
Gore then went on to say how auto racing and environmentalism are now synonymous, thanks to the initiative that he and NASCAR CEO Brian France started five years ago.
Al Gore also said Sharknado was the sleeper hit of the summer.
Yes, the film was a way for us to all get through the annual summer doldrums where sports news is very slow for four months.
Gore reiterated a lot of talking points from his 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.” He brought up the climate paradox we’re experiencing of record drought and record flooding. Al Gore came to town coincidentally...