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Al Gore praises officials in local battle against global warming

By Tim Hurley

LAST UPDATED: 9:42 p.m. HST, Apr 15, 2014

Al Gore brought his inconvenient truth to Hawaii Tuesday night, praising local officials for making progress on global warming issues but saying there's more work ahead.

"There is hope. And not only hope, we are going to win this," the former vice president declared at the Stan Sheriff Center to applause.

Gore, wearing a lei, spoke before an adoring crowd of about 9,000, who greeted him to the stage with a standing ovation and saw him off in similar fashion. On hand were more than 4,000 students. Tickets were free.

Gore freewheeled around the Stan Sheriff Center stage, waving his arms and pointing his fingers and showing slides and charts -- much like his Academy Award-winning 2006 documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth."

"Hawaii is in a unique place to see the vulnerabilities we are all facing globally," he said. "But it's also a great place to see the opportunities."

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