Skip to comments.Al Gore calls Obama climate change speech the best ‘by any president ever’
Posted on 06/25/2013 2:03:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Al Gore calls Obama climate change speech the best by any president ever By Jonathan Easley - 06/25/13 04:27 PM ET
Former Vice President Al Gore praised President Obamas energy policy speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday as the best address on climate by any president ever.
Writing on his blog, Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Price for his climate change activism, called Obamas speech historic.
I applaud the new measures announced by President Barack Obama this afternoon to help solve the climate crisis particularly the decision to limit global warming pollution from existing as well as new power plants, Gore wrote. Following the important pledges he made in both his inaugural address and State of the Union speech earlier this year, and the historic gains in renewable energy and fuel efficiency that the President delivered in his first term, the policy changes he announced today represent important steps forward in the battle to halt catastrophic climate disruption.
In his speech, Obama said the White House would direct the Environmental Protection Agency to draft new rules to limit the carbon pollution from both new and existing power plants that should be in effect by 2015. The president also said the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline should only be approved if it didnt increase greenhouse gas pollution.
Gore called Obamas EPA directive the most important part of the White House plan.
This action if followed by skillful and thorough execution of the plan has the potential to fundamentally alter the course of our nations energy infrastructure development and help to promote a sustainable future, he wrote. On the international front, this action will bolster U.S. credibility and moral authority in negotiations with other countries.
Gore ripped Congress for its inaction and denial on climate change, and urged the president to make this challenge a centerpiece of his leadership during his remaining three and a half years in office.
The hard truth is that the maximum that now seems politically feasible still falls short of the minimum necessary to actually solve the climate crisis, he said. Continued and constant use of the bully pulpit, determined follow-through on the steps announced today, and additional steps in the months ahead can change the political reality and build a bipartisan consensus for the broader changes that are needed urgently.
Algore... you’re still an idiot.
I have a bridge proposal I’d like to discuss with you...
Georgetown? Why Georgetown?
Gore has many millions invested in this scam.
But Joe Biden said that Al Gore really won the 2000 election and that the courts were wrong.
So does that mean President Obama’s speech was better than any given by President Gore??
“Georgetown? Why Georgetown?”
Did he cover up all the crucifixes again? God really needs to hit that place with a few well placed lightning bolts!
Another issue to keep his Benghazi traitor-esque behaviour out of the news
At the rate EPA works hopefully this clown is gone before this happens.
“Gore has many millions invested in this scam.”
Yes, he does. And he is counting on a return on that investment to support him in his giant mansion, and to pay for his jet plane to fly him to all his global warming conferences, where he will be whisked around town in a very large SUV.
Environmentalism is for the serfs.
Gore still drumming up an industry for himself. KMAAG
I’m sure he didn’t invest one dime of his own money.
He didn’t. Yahoo and Google gave him millions in “consulting” fees, and others gave him equity, so they could use his name. Gore is pure scum.
CREATED issue, to avoid focus on REAL issues!
This post needs a “ projectile vomit” alert!
Yeah, but he’s a rich idiot off the $$ of other “useful” idiots.