“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.”
— Sen. Barack Obama, quoted by ABC News, when asked if he would appoint Gore to a cabinet position to deal with global climate change.
Clinton and McCain also have said they will, if elected, work on solving climate change. But this statement by Obama is the clearest most unmistakable I’ve seen by any candidate that real action will be taken.
Perhaps a national initiative to create clean, renewable energy will be what pulls the country out of the economic doldrums.