Sunday, March 15, 2009

Seems like Jagdeo's frequent flier trips were not in vain!

Gore says global climate deal will be reached

LONDON (Reuters) -- Former US 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 US 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 yesterday’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."

He said he had held private talks with Obama last December, in which they reportedly discussed the ‘green’ components of the $787 billion US stimulus package.

Nearly 200 nations will meet in Copenhagen at the end of the year to try to seal a new international climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol after 2012.


  1. there is not going to be a deal. wishfull thinking. china most likely is not going to go along with it. gore is fooling himself.

  2. Jagdeo is a smart man!! It is good to see that he is putting the country’s interest first in everything he does. A few trips and everybody complain but at least his trips are benefiting the country in many ways.

    We already had a debt write off from the Libyans…………

  3. Climate Change is a big issue for everyone to be concerned about. Our President is doing a great job in enlightening the world about this phenomenon and the defects it will cause if we do no act soon.