2008-04-02

Obama on Climate Change

Barack Obama brought his focus upon climate change in a recent town hall meeting in Pennsylvania. Obama did not side-step the issue at all when asked the question: "if elected president would [he] consider tapping Gore for his Cabinet to address global warming".
I would. Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now.

I has been the trend in this race for candidates to side-step environmental issues, as they seem to polarize the populace so quickly. It would appear that Barack Obama does not think that the issue of climate change is something we can afford to ignore any longer (as a country and as a species).
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