Gore continues effort to raise awareness for global warming

Al Gore announced a $300 million global warming awareness campaign last night, on 60 Minutes.

Al Gore announced a $300 million global warming awareness campaign last night, on 60 Minutes.

The three-year campaign, called "We," is aimed at "mobilizing Americans to push for aggressive reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions," according to the Washington Post. The Post called it one of the most ambitious and expensive public advocacy campaigns ever launched. The initial advertisement can be found here.

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Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary Alphonso Jackson was expected to resign this morning amid a Justice Department investigation into claims that he provided housing contracts to friends, threatening to take steal attention away from a new push by Treasury secretary Henry Paulson and the Bush administration to overhaul US financial regulation.

Jackson had been a supporting player for Bush administration proposals to stabilize the sinking mortgage industry, of which this new regulatory plan is also intended to address. HUD is no stronger to controversy, of course – back during the Reagan administration the department fell under the influence of lobbyists who were former HUD officials, and Jack Kemp was brought in to put things right.

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