Statement by Former Vice President Al Gore on joining Instagram

I have always believed deeply in the power of images to teach, connect, and move people to action. It has been especially heartening to see a platform like Instagram allow users to see some of the most beautiful and most threatened parts of our world, and to broadcast the efforts of those working to save the planet. I’m excited to join the Instagram community today and look forward to sharing the images that move me, as well as bits of my own life’s work: training tomorrow’s leaders with The Climate Reality Project, delivering my slideshow around the globe, and working with those committed to solving the climate crisis.