Friday, November 7, 2008

Barack Obama To Ask Al Gore To Be Climate Change Czar?

The internet is buzzing with the prospect that Barack Obama may ask Al Gore to become part of his cabinet.

While some activists are pushing for Al Gore to be appointed head of the Environmental Protection Agency, others are giddy over the idea that Al Gore could become the first "climate change czar" that Barack Obama has dropped hints about creating.

Obama made it quite clear during his acceptance speech on Tuesday night that he views climate change as a serious problem:

"For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime -- two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century."

However, earlier this year Al Gore seemed to rule out a role in an Obama administration:

“I don’t intend to be a part of any administration,” he revealed during an interview with the Sun, “I’ve been Vice President, I ran for President twice, so I don’t have any interest in being a cabinet member."

But things tend to change once an election is over. With this being such a historic moment in American history, and with the perfect cabinet position possibly being tailor designed for him, could Al Gore resist such a perfect opportunity to make the changes that he desires to see brought about in the world?

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