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Obama and Gore to meet at White House

A late addition to the schedule: President Obama will meet with noted climate change activist and former vice president Al Gore Monday afternoon in the Oval Office, the White House announced.

Obama also plans to meet with business and environmental leaders at the White House Wednesday in advance of his trip to the Copenhagen climate change conference, which opens today.

For more on the lead-up to the conference and, starting tomorrow, dispatches from Copenhagen, read The Post's new energy and environment blog, Post Carbon.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  December 7, 2009; 12:15 PM ET
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Gore and Obama.....No intelligence there. Maybe it's all about comparing "No Bell Piece Prizes". I don't know which will be worse for this country; Ignorance or dishonesty? We have an abundance of both here!

Posted by: TexRancher | December 8, 2009 7:40 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing that this man has no patriotic pulse anywhere in his body and neither does Obama. I beleive the "jobs" summit was the way they came up with this scheme since only the unions and GE and 2 other businesses who stand to make billions of dollars off this crap at our expense are the only participants. All this closed door activity-even Hollywood has asked for Gore's Oscar back since his movie was based on lies. Someone has to stop this president before he completely ruins this country. The Tarp returns are going to be used to insulate "poor people"
houses like they just did a few months ago-I know because my state received $8.8 Million dollars to buy appliances, hot water heaters, new heat pumps, and insulate houses-just another "spread the wealth" scheme. So far, according to his spokesman, they have succeeded in giving away over $6000 to each "poor" person in America with the above crap. With all this latest data, this president and Gore, who said he wants to become the very first "carbon billionaire" are going against the constitution using EPA to do their dirty work...God help us..We are surely in the biggest mess we've ever been and unless Obama is impeached or the congress can stop him, Holdren, and Sustein, along with Woo,the international lawyer, we will now begin to give away to the world-starting with China, whose richer than us right now-our technology and wealth that we just don't have. God bless America and help us in this dire need as we continue to see our constitution stripped and our rights gone.

Posted by: noseyten | December 8, 2009 6:47 AM | Report abuse

It's a shame how few people posting on here actually have any idea what Global Warming is or the increasing oscillations it causes to weather patterns on a global scale, resulting in increased tornadoes, hurricanes, more severe storms, colder winters and hotter summers.

It's like the Republic Party of No fell on their head all at once and forgot that 2 plus 2 does not equal -3.

Posted by: WillSeattle | December 7, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Thank God there are so many climatologists posting here. Instead of just right-wing nuts who have no training in the earth sciences but just want to fall in line with the right-wingers.
Personally, I don't know why we are bothering. Jebus is coming back to make the world a pardise. That's all the science we need!

Posted by: mdmtnbiker | December 7, 2009 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Al Gore,,,,,,"I'm Cereal"

Posted by: dashriprock | December 7, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Agreement are to be made without the approval of Congress, this especially in light of the fraudulent numbers about global temperatures is insanity.

Posted by: RayOne | December 7, 2009 6:04 PM | Report abuse

This government is becoming increasingly illegitmate every day.

You want insurrection? Taxing and spending our children into slavery will accomplish just that.

Posted by: grunk | December 7, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

"This administration will not ignore science or the law any longer, nor will we ignore the responsibility we owe to our children and our grandchildren."
and yet .... "our" children and our grandchildren owe more debt than any other generation in History and ... are being compelled to fight in the war on terror .. and the likely blow back ....

Posted by: AmericanSpirit | December 7, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Yvo de Boer, head of the UN Climate Change Secretariat, said of the EPA move: "This is very significant. If the Senate fails to adopt legislation (on emissions), then the administration will have the authority to regulate."
no surprise there .. it is the way it was done with the Lisbon Treaty ... by pass a vote on teh issue by the people, have the bought and paid for bureaucrats decided because a vote by the people would reject forms of control .....

Posted by: AmericanSpirit | December 7, 2009 4:01 PM | Report abuse

The meeting is historic in itself. One of these men believe in the Constitution, I hope.
They will address the deception of the scientists in collusion with the press.
The wealth of Washington is being taken out of the country, this is if they want their children to have it.
"Let them eat cake".

Posted by: RayOne | December 7, 2009 3:52 PM | Report abuse

I am sorry to say but I no longer Obama on any subject.

Posted by: kevin1231 | December 7, 2009 3:49 PM | Report abuse

"The cost of cap and trade for the USA will exceed the cost of WWII.

Posted by: alance

I know that's the scare line but the actual estimates from economists who've studied the question show that dealing with greenhouse gases is quite affordable - a couple of percent of GDP.

Posted by: j2hess | December 7, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

OH good Mr. scare tactics meeting with Odumbo. The hot air coming out of this meeting will kill us all.

Posted by: farmsnorton | December 7, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Obama and Gore meet to discuss the urgent global warming crisis.

What a joke.

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | December 7, 2009 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Dumb and Dumber meet again.

Posted by: cschotta1 | December 7, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

There's a very simple principle called "Leave no trace" that applies to camping -- visiting a natural area. The other version of this is "Pack it in, pack it out". Regardless of where you fall on the climate spectrum, the simple fact is that for nearly the entire run of the Industrial Revolution we have been polluting without regard for the consequences. We are the only animal that fouls its own nest... We should be reducing our carbon emmisions solely on the (political) basis that we should clean up after ourselves.

Posted by: wdrudman | December 7, 2009 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Everyone knows that the World's climate is ever changing, whether with man's help or not.
What the scientists have collected is good historical evidence of the previous cyclic nature of the world climate and an understanding of temperature variations and ice age behavior.

There is no conclusive proof that man's contribution to climate change is significant.
It is a theory based on the increasing CO2 concentration during the last few decades. Recent global temperature data has been shown not to track with CO2 concentration.

There is also no proof that man can alter the climate by scientific means or through the politically
motivated redistribution of wealth proposed by the IPCC.

Ultimately man's only sensible option is to use his technological knowledge to adapt to climate changes as they occur. Acting in anticipation of a possible problem is wasteful and makes little sense.

Within a short time we may be struggling with the problem of global cooling as we enter a new ice age cycle. The IPCC should consider what can be done when that starts to happen. It may already have started during this past decade.

It always makes good sense to reduce pollution, conserve energy, and develop new sources of energy.

It makes moral sense to help that part of humanity which is least able to help itself.

Posted by: danB61 | December 7, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I thought Gore bowed out of Copenhagen...some thing came out, I mean up!! Maybe that egg on his face came off quicker than he thought!...OR it is a what do we do the peasants aren't as stupid as we thought, secure the walls, can we get a mote around the WH, or just do the status quo act like we never heard of those pesky e-mails..I'm sure the two will put their little heads together and figure a way to screw we the people...

Posted by: Immanurse | December 7, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

So the legendary Tennessee Seer visits the White House to dispense his blessings to the occupant. They call His politically correct followers - seer-suckers.

The symbolism of today is magnificent. Big Al visits the White House on the day of the climate conference in Copenhagen - on Pearl Harbor Day! The cost of cap and trade for the USA will exceed the cost of WWII. Ack! We've been attacked by Big Al.

Posted by: alance | December 7, 2009 2:13 PM | Report abuse


• Why no discussion of the global warming effects of 'directed energy weapons'?

Could it be that the militaries, secret services, and intelligence agencies of the world, Western democracies as well as China, aren't letting the diplomats in on the dirty high-tech secret -- the scientific fact that these weapons systems are operational, and are capable of silently, invisibly targeting, harming, impairing, or slow-killing, entire nations -- or selected "targeted individuals"?

Wake up, diplomats of the world. Your mission has turned into Kabuki Theater. You are fighting the last war. And the generals and secret services and intel chiefs behind a globalist military order know it. When will they tell you all about it? Maybe never -- unless you demand the truth.

For the rest of the story:
OR (if links corrupted):

Posted by: scrivener50 | December 7, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

As one grows older one dwells on the good old days.

Can you still remember the good old days of 2000 when we knew that the future of the 21st century was the jobs in computer technology and the jobs made possible by computer technology?

America led the world in computer technology in 2000. There were hundred of thousands of American jobs in computer technology. There were millions of American jobs based upon the use of computer technology. Americans sat in offices doing work using computers and telephones. Multiple book cases in Barnes and Noble and Borders were filled with computer books, since all Americans knew that jobs in computer technology were the future. American students in the thousands flocked to enroll in courses in computer technology, and when they graduated had well paying jobs.

Those were the good old days.

Now in 2009 there are very few jobs in computer technology or using computers in an office. The computer books in Barnes and Noble and Borders are few. The students enrolled in computer technology courses are few, since all Americans know that there will be no jobs for Americans as the jobs will be outsourced overseas.

America now has to abandon the jobs in computer technology and the jobs made possible by computer technology, since these jobs are not the jobs of the 21st century for Americans.

The jobs in computer technology and the jobs made possible by computer technology are now the jobs of the 21st century for other nations.

Americans have to accept that the American jobs are now the non-exportable jobs in green energy such as installing insulation and solar panels, and screwing in florescent light bulbs. Americans have to accept that the American jobs are now the non-exportable jobs in rebuilding the infrastructure of America and laying down cable for broadband.

Wow one grows old and one grows so nostalgic for the good old days.

Posted by: bsallamack | December 7, 2009 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Gore, Didn't he listen and learned all he knows from the crooked IPPC scientists. I don't think he is the one I would be wanting advice solely from.

Posted by: Wisconsin1 | December 7, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

CO2 is .0385% of the atmosphere.

Almost all of it is from natural sources.

We couldn't do much to change that if we tried.

Climate change is a historical fact: see the Little Ice Age as well as the Roman and the Medieval Warm Periods.

Money spent on stopping it is wasted. You might as well try to stop continental drift.

Making energy more expensive will make it harder to adapt. The poor will suffer the most.

Posted by: NeverLeft | December 7, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

It is a litle sad that the WaPo can find time to report on an entirely useless meeeting between Obama and Gore on December 7th but can find space to remember the real December 7th.

Posted by: jdonner2 | December 7, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

A better headline but I am a kook ....
Gore summoned to White House ...

Posted by: AmericanSpirit | December 7, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse


No, seriously?

Posted by: AWWNats | December 7, 2009 1:09 PM | Report abuse

David AxelRod is doing
a great job, running
the USA, i feel good,
knowing some overpaid
flabby white guy with
thinning hair and erectile
dysfunction, is in charge.

Posted by: simonsays1 | December 7, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I am waiting for the OBama South Park episode, that is when the flood gates
of political correctness will fail.

I loved the Al Gore episode!

Maybe Bono, Gore, Obama,
in thier huge jets, flying
into some northern country to
meet on global warming,

I know in Penn. we could sure use
some warming!

Winter sucks!!

Posted by: simonsays1 | December 7, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

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