Al Gore Slams Obama for Taking His Time with Global Warming

The US is “the only nation that can provide global leadership,” Al Gore says

By on December 7th, 2012 21:41 GMT

This past Thursday, former Vice President of the US Al Gore gave a speech and insisted on pointing out the fact that, although he had nothing but respect and sympathy for President Barack Obama, the latter must immediately take measures against climate change and quit simply talking about it.

“I deeply respect our president and I’m grateful for the steps that he has taken, but we cannot have four more years of mentioning this occasionally and saying it’s too bad Congress can’t act,” Al Gore said.

While addressing the New York League of Conservation Voters, Al Gore emphasized the fact that, as Hurricane Sandy more than thoroughly showed, the American states cannot possibly continue releasing whopping amounts of harmful chemical compounds into the atmosphere and expect nothing bad to happen.

His exact statements on this matter were as follows:

“We’re putting 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every single day, spewing it up there as if the atmosphere of the planet is an open sewer — free to use, free of charge, just put as much junk up there are you want to, notwithstanding the fact that it is causing these extreme weather events.”

“Dirty energy causes dirty weather and we have to come to our senses and do something about it,” he went on to add.

Interestingly enough, it is Al Gore's opinion that, but for the US becoming actively involved in the global attempt to put a leash on climate change, all other plans will fail, The Blaze reports.

Moreover, the US must become a world leader in terms of climate action. 

Al Gore firmly believes that, but for the US taking matters into its own hands and dealing with climate change and global warming, no other countries will be able to do anything to tackle these two phenomena on their own.

“This country is the only nation that can provide global leadership, and the dysfunctional governance globally is directly related to the dysfunction of the government here in our own country,” Al Gore said.

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