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Gore's Grades Belie Image of Studiousness
His School Transcripts Are a Lot Like Bush's Gore arrived at Harvard with an impressive 1355 SAT score, 625 verbal and 730 math, compared with Bush's 1206 total from 566 verbal and 640 math. In his sophomore year at Harvard, Gore's grades were lower than any semester recorded on Bush's transcript from Yale.
That was the year Gore's classmates remember him spending a notable
amount of time in the Dunster House basement lounge shooting pool, watching
television, eating hamburgers and occasionally smoking marijuana. His grades
temporarily reflected his mildly experimental mood, and alarmed his parents. He
received one D, one C-minus, two C's, two C-pluses and one B-minus, an effort
that placed him in the lower fifth of the class for the second year in a row.
For all of Gore's later fascination with science and technology, he
often struggled academically in those subjects. The political champion of the
natural world received that sophomore D in Natural Sciences 6 (Man's Place in
Nature) and then got a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118 his senior year. The
self-proclaimed inventor of the Internet avoided all courses in mathematics and
logic throughout college, despite his outstanding score on the math portion of
the SAT. As was the case with many of his classmates, his high school math
grades had dropped from A's to C's as he advanced from trigonometry to calculus
in his senior year.
When John C. Davis, a retired teacher and assistant headmaster at St.
Albans, was recently shown his illustrious former pupil's college board
achievement test scores, he inspected them closely with a magnifier and shook
his head, chuckling quietly at the science results.
"Four eighty-eight! Terrible" Davis declared upon inspecting the future
vice president's 488 score (out of a possible 800) in physics.
"Hmmmm. Chemistry. Five-nineteen. He didn't do too well in
Now I understand the brilliance behind his global warming expertise.
This brilliance allows Al to blame scientists for our "climate crisis".
Too little, too late: Gore blames scientists for climate crisis
In an extraordinary outburst aimed at America's failure to tackle
global warming, Al Gore says that if scientific agreement on the climate crisis
had been reached sooner it would have been easier to "galvanise the public and
persuade Congress to act".
The failed presidential candidate claims that the stronger
scientific consensus he knew was about to emerge meant "we in the US were about to shift into high gear in addressing the climate crisis". Mr Gore argues that
if he had made it to the White House, he would have been able to use the office
as a "bully pulpit" to achieve change.
"The nature and severity of the climate crisis had seemed painfully
obvious to me for quite a long time," claims Mr Gore, writing in a new foreword
to a revised edition of his book, Earth in the Balance, being published this
In a swipe at the scientific community, he says: "I wish that we
could have had in the 1990s the deafening scientific consensus that has emerged
in more recent years."
That "deafening scientific consensus" may not be quite yet a din.