Former Vice President Al Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives four times, the U.S. Senate twice, and served eight years as Vice President under the Clinton presidency. He is the author of the bestselling books Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, and Our Choice. Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management and Current TV, as well as a senior partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors. He is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Barbara Kingsolver is the award-winning author of The Bean Trees, Homeland, The Poisonwood Bible, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. Her most recent novel, Flight Behavior, is the story of a woman’s life in turmoil set against the backdrop of ecological degradation and climate change.