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Gore, Obama in Oval Office on climate change


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President Barack Obama meets with former Vice President Al Gore in the Oval Office in advance of his Wednesday meeting with business and environmental leaders at the White House regarding the Copenhagen conference, Dec. 7, 2009. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama met with former Vice President Al Gore in the Oval Office today in advance of his trip to Copenhagen where he will participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The White House recently announced that, in the context of an overall deal in Copenhagen that includes robust mitigation contributions from China and the other emerging economies, the President is prepared to put on the table a U.S. emissions reduction target in the range of 17% below 2005 levels in 2020 and ultimately in line with final U.S. energy and climate legislation.

This announcement was met with strong support from a diverse group of leaders, including former Vice President Al Gore:

"President Obama took an important step today with the announcement that he will attend the global warming treaty talks in Copenhagen.

This action is another example of the significant change in policy on the climate crisis....Those who feared that the United States had abdicated its global responsibility should take hope from these actions and work towards completing a strong operational agreement next month in Copenhagen and guidelines for negotiators to complete their work next year on a comprehensive treaty.

It is my hope that the Senate will support the President and move quickly to pass climate and energy legislation early next year in order to ensure that the world moves toward speedy solutions for the climate crisis."


You mean 'that' Al Gore, the guy who lives in a huge house and leaves most of his lights on all night, apparently not energy saving bulbs either.

Oh well, the $2M he got for his Nobel peace prize will help pay his bills. Afterall isn't the carbon (or whatever tax eventuates) just a way to stop the less well of from using so much of the limited resources, . . . so the rich won't have to suffer. Hey not just the poor nations, also includes the ordinary working guy already struggling to pay his own bills.

Obama, why not be genuine and save the nation a lot of money (and polution), stay home and leave Air Force 1 in the hanger. Better yet, use half of that money to have an independent analysis of the IPCC data and models.


Obama has to bailout the banks,and send more troops to war,when can we bring our boys back and put the budget to better use,here's an article with the latest. conducted a study among 314 Americans viewing a news clip on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Results found that the majority (72%) indicated that the United States should increase its efforts to prevent and prepare for climate change. After viewing the video, support for the statement that there is scientific evidence that the average temperature on the earth has been rising over the past few decades rose from 60% to 68% among viewers.More in depth results can be seen at:

This meeting wasn ot much more than a dog and pony show.

Al Gore will be hung out to dry by the Obama WH, when the Senate refuses to adopt any meaningful action to change the way Americans consume energy.

Al Gore is just another hippie to be punched in the face. The Obama WH will continue to embrace Democrats in name only, and the massive joke called 'moderate Republicans' in an attempt to reach consensus rather than actually provide the leadership that is so desperately needed.

We are almost out of time, or really it's already too late to stop poisoning the planet before massive and permanent changes result in the death and suffering of billions of human beings.

I have zero faith or hope that the Obama administration will do anything substantive about it.

They will continue to play politics as the world burns.

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