I had the opportunity to meet Al Gore last night following a lecture he delivered at the Oxford Martin School on key drivers of global change. Gore is certainly among the most dedicated and influential advocates for action on climate change and he has rightfully been recognized as such. I asked Gore one question, which he answered without hesitation:
Question: What are the characteristics of the scientists that have been most effective in teaching you about the science of climate change?
Answer: The scientists with dedication to rigorous, accurate science and a passion for sharing that science.