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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:21 PM
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Obama to meet Gore to discuss energy and climate
Source: Reuters

CHICAGO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will meet Nobel Peace laureate and former presidential candidate Al Gore in Chicago on Tuesday to discuss energy and climate change, Obama's office said.

Gore, who won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to combat rising temperatures and boost awareness of climate change, will meet with Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden to discuss how energy and climate policies "can stimulate the economy and create jobs," a statement from Obama's office said.

Obama is in the process of narrowing down picks for top energy and environmental Cabinet posts and has signaled that both will be major policy priorities for his administration.

Gore, the former Democratic vice president who lost the 2000 election to George W. Bush, has indicated he is not interested in a position of climate "czar."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/joeBiden/idUSN08467871
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:23 PM
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1. Glad to hear this
We need Gore's input on these matters, and his name alone shows the world that Obama is serious about climate change.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:30 PM
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2. bush said "Welcome
to my hanging" that was suppose to be funny but is too true to find any humor in it..and Gore?

Gore has helped our Planet immeasureably and continues to be the expert in his field and passion.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:33 PM
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3. Obama won't announce his picks for energy and environment until
he talks to Gore. Gore knows who's who and I bet his input will be
immeasurable for Obama's final choices.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:53 PM
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4. Thanks for the heads-up, Ichingcarpenter.
:thumbsup:
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ailsagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:12 PM
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5. WOW-- this is great. I was afraid that the environment would have
to take a back seat because of all the other issues, but it looks as though Barack's on it.

GO BARACK!!!

:bounce:
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vinylsolution Donating Member (807 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:30 PM
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6. Obama needs to put Gore....
... in charge of energy and environment. Then we'll see some real change.

Turning Detroit into the world's biggest solar panel and wind turbine factory would be a good start. Let's redirect all of that engineering and production know-how towards a 21st century goal.

Shutting down the filthy coal industry could follow a few years later.





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faulknercindy Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:13 PM
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8. God I wish
that were true but I feel Al Gore wouldn't do that.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:42 PM
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7. This is wonderful news. n/t
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:30 PM
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9. ok ... totally shallow here ... but I wanna see lots and lots of pix of those two cuties!
Young liberal eye candy and mature liberal eye candy ... cannot wait.

Oh, and I'll be looking forward to hearing what they discuss, as well!

:loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
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