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December 9th, 2009
04:23 PM ET

Al Gore reads a poem from his new book

Editor’s Note: Newsmakers roam the hallways of CNN every day. Sometimes, they make the news on the way out. This is the first installment of “The Halls,” American Morning’s new Web series.

He’s the face of the war on global warming – former Vice President Al Gore – and he joined us exclusively on CNN’s “American Morning” Wednesday to talk climate change and the summit taking place in Copenhagen.

Gore also has a new book out titled , “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.” It’s a follow-up to Gore’s New York Times bestselling book “An Inconvenient Truth,” which details the case for global warming. In “Our Choice,” Gore lays out the tools he says are needed to solve it.

The book also includes something unexpected: a poem, written by Gore.

On Friday, some blogs reported that Gore wrote the poem because his editor had removed a chapter on the impacts of climate change. We caught up with Mr. Gore in the hallways of CNN and asked him about the poem’s true origin, and even got a personal reading.

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