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Al Gore: Obama Has “Failed” to Tackle Global Warming

HeadlineJun 24, 2011

Former Vice President Al Gore has issued a lengthy public critique of President Obama’s policies on climate change. Writing in the magazine Rolling Stone, Gore says, “President Obama has thus far failed to use the bully pulpit to make the case for bold action on climate change,” taking him to task for the lack of a binding agreement at Copenhagen, the failure of his green jobs bill, and the White House support for offshore drilling. Gore concludes that only sustained public pressure will force meaningful government action on the environment, writing: “When enough people care passionately enough … [about] the climate crisis, politicians will look at their hole cards, and enough of them will change their game to make all the difference we need.”

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