Time's 100 'Most Influential' Loaded with Little Green Men (and Women)

Eco-tastic celebrities, politicians and even CEOs made Time magazine's 100 "people who shape our world."

Former Vice President Al Gore was included in the "Scientists and Thinkers" category. Hmm...he's not a scientist so would that make him a thinker? Just call him Al-istotle.

Actor and green activist Leonardo DiCaprio, Virgin Airlines' Richard Branson (who has offered a $25 million prize for a solution to global warming), talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and media personality Brian Williams also made the list.

Celebrities were well represented: Cate Blanchett, who marched in protest of global warming in Sydney, Australia; George Clooney, who made the cover of Vanity Fair’s 2006 “Green Issue”; and “Light Green” musician John Mayer who advocates changing one thing each year. Others included Brad Pitt, who has worked with Global Green on “sustainable” building, and Oprah Winfrey, who recently handed out compact fluorescent light bulbs to her audience.

And don’t forget politicians who argue for carbon caps, taxes and all manner of green regulations, like Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.

And there were even more.

H/T Ecorazzi

Julia A. Seymour
Julia A. Seymour
Julia A. Seymour is the Assistant Managing Editor for the MRC's Business and Media Institute.