Skip to comments.Nobel winner Gore calls for early climate pact
Posted on 12/07/2007 2:04:54 PM PST by Baladas
OSLO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore urged governments on Friday to advance by two years a new treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions instead of waiting until the Kyoto pact expires in 2012.
Government ministers are meeting at a U.N. conference in Bali, Indonesia, to try to launch talks on a successor to the Kyoto pact to be concluded by 2009, which would allow three years for ratification before the existing pact expires.
"I hope they will move the effective date of the new treaty forward by two years so that we don't wait until 2012 to have a much tougher treaty in place," former U.S. Vice-President Gore said on arriving in Oslo where he will collect the Nobel prize on Monday.
Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were jointly awarded the 2007 peace prize for their work to raise awareness and further the science of climate change.
Gore said the need for an early treaty would be part of his message to governments both when he received his prize in Norway and later at the U.N climate conference in Bali.
The 1997 Kyoto protocol, the main U.N. climate pact binding 36 nations to cut emissions, was rejected by the United States, which argued that it would be too expensive and wrongly omitted developing nations from the cuts.
"The United States should be the natural leader in this challenge, and many of us are working very hard to bring about a change in the policies of the United States of America," Gore said at Oslo airport.
He said there were signs of a change in attitude in the United States, with more than 700 cities and many states adopting Kyoto provisions, and a call last week by 150 U.S. business leaders for binding carbon emissions cuts.
"So we are making a lot of progress," Gore said before boarding the public rail link to central Oslo with other travellers.
He said taking the train would be faster and better than other forms of transport, and represented the kind of choice that people could make for the environment.
Gore was lampooned in 2006 for riding in a limousine to a showing at the Cannes film festival of his Oscar-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth", which calls for urgent action to fight climate change.
At least "Nobel Peace Prize Sore Loser" Al Gore never became president. (shudders)
Gore’s impatient to start making even bigger money off his carbon offsets scam and the other boondoggles he’s into via this hoax.
Oh, so I gathered - he row boated to Oslo????? No, the typical limousine liberal: do as I say not as I do - took a private jet - spending a life times worth of carbon credits - lying hypocrite!!!!!!/Just Asking - seoul62........
Nobel - oil
Reuters - oil
Algore - ?
“I hope they will move the effective date of the new treaty forward by two years so that we don’t wait until 2012 to have a much tougher treaty in place,”
All about carbon credits and maintaining their value.
Hurry, before the cooling that started after 1998 becomes too obvious!
And the economic cost of this idiocy, including job losses, would be????
Al's Still Sore needs to be sequestered.
Jose Guillen: About that forthcoming Sen. George Mitchell report on steroid use in baseball, and the line of questioning to baseball executives this week regarding whether they are operating differently knowing the boom is about to be lowered ... not! With the Mitchell report on deck, the temperamental Guillen still snakes a three-year, $36 million deal from Kansas City ... with seconds to spare before Commissioner Bud Selig hits him with a 15-game suspension for violating baseball's drug program! Suspension? He'll just have more time to count his money. Who wants to party? (from CBS.Sportsline)
“Hurry, before the cooling that started after 1998 becomes too obvious!”
In the vernacular of my wild and misspent yute (its one word spoken very quickly): ya-got-dat-rite
We in TN know what a total waste of skin this guy is and why he didn’t even come close to carrying the state, even with all the black vote going 90% for him !
Of course no-one really respects him as a peace prize winner because he did nothing for peace and everyone knows the award was just a political statement.
The poor tool has no idea what people really think of him, outside of the sycophants who suck up to him.
If you could turn a fart into a person, you’d have Al Gore.
Can anybody find out how much Gore has made off his global warming/carbon credit scam?
Nobel - oil
Reuters - oil
Algore - nose grease
I don't think it's about the carbon credits. These guys know that GW is BS and they want to get laws in place now before the climate turns colder.
The scientists who are watching the sun think we're getting ready for a little Ice Age, not GW. Which is why the greenies have started using the term "Climate Change" rather than "Global Warming". They know it's not going to happen and they want to hedge their bets.
The goreon is bound and determined to drive us back to the stone age as fast as possible.
It’s about parasites wanting to bleed off some of the profit stream from oil product marketing. Not to say it’s impossible that some oil companies are among these.
He is just soooooooo... Green.
I’m sure he is good friends with Pan Peter and the frogs as well.
Hey...who was Vice-President of the United States in 1997 anyways? Anyone know?