[...] “I would,” Mr. Obama said. “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. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now.” [...]
[...] Mr. Obama said he would use Mr. Gore to help forge a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions designed to lower pollution.
The Illinois senator cautioned that such a system could mean an increase in electricity bills from power companies that rely on coal-burning, and that some of the money generated from a cap-and-trade system may be used in the beginning to help lower income or fixed income customers with those bills.
He also called on individuals to do their part to lower energy consumption.
“All of us are going to have to change our habits. We are a wasteful culture,” he said.
Using compact fluorescent light bulbs, energy efficient appliances, and unplugging power chargers when they're not in use are relatively simple solutions, he said.
“Those kinds of simple steps, if everybody takes them, can drastically reduce our energy consumption.” [...]
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Cap-and-trade system huh. Sounds like Obama wants to cash in along side Gore on this money for nothing scheme that the so called environMENTALists have come up with.
All of us? Will Obama start by moving himself and his family into a more reasonable, say, 1400 sq foot home? Will Obama demand that Al Gore rid himself of his private jet , extra home(s) and also move into a home that is more environmentally correct? Perhaps Obama, Gore and every multi millionaire should share their own personal wealth and subsidize lower income or fixed income customers with their bills.