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"I think all who look at these circumstances should agree that President Obama does have a mandate, should he choose to use it, to act boldly to solve the climate crisis, to begin solving it," Gore told the British daily newspaper The Guardian.
"He has the mandate. He has the opportunity, and he has the inherent ability to provide the leadership needed. I really hope that he will, and I will respectfully ask him to do exactly that."But, Gore added, it is also up to the public to keep pushing for decisive action on climate issues.
"Many elected officials have been frightened of the reaction should they even talk about the climate crisis much less propose the obvious solution we need to put a price on carbon," he told The Guardian.
He wants a tax on carbon that he says could be 'offset' by reductions in taxes on wages.
Originally posted by xuenchen
I think the carbon trading deals are dirtier than the carbon itself.
On Tuesday, Al Gore again called for a "cap and trade" system by warning Americans the country faces a "climate cliff" in addition to a "fiscal cliff."
"It will be difficult for sure but we can back away from the fiscal cliff and the climate cliff at the same time," Gore said. "One way is with a carbon tax.”
Originally posted by muse7
I agree with Gore, something needs to be done to curve pollution and to become a greener nation.
But I think Obama should focus on creating jobs and the economy first.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
reply to post by xuenchen
Cap and Trade needed to avoid fiscal cliff??? Man, Gore is on a roll!
He must be hard up for some cash or something. He's really piling it on thick.
ETA .. or maybe he's setting himself up for a run in 2016.edit on 11/15/2012 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)