Friday, March 13, 2009

Gore says global climate deal will be reached

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks about energy and the future July 17, 2008, at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. 

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore was quoted as saying he believed a global climate deal would be agreed in Copenhagen later this year because a "political tipping point" had been reached.

Gore, who won an Oscar for his 2006 climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth, said he believed the support of world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, and many business leaders, had given political momentum to the issue.

Tackling the global economic crisis would provide a framework for a climate deal, he was reported as saying in Saturday's edition of the Guardian newspaper.

"There is a very impressive consensus now emerging around the world that the solutions to the economic crisis are also the solutions to the climate crisis," Gore was quoted as saying.

"I actually think we will get an agreement at Copenhagen." …

Gore says global climate deal will be reached: report

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