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“Lack of political will” to address climate crisis, claims Gore

Sunday, April 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC
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Former United States vice president Al Gore claims there's a lack of political will to solve the global climate crisis, including from United States. In an interview with Colombia's main daily, El Tiempo, he blamed several US corporations on the confusion surrounding the controversy.

"We have everything we need to begin solving the climate crisis we face, except possibly for the political will. But in United Sates, fortunately, political will is a renewable resource", said Gore. The former Democrat vice president who among other things became an environmental champion with his book "An uncomfortable truth" said the world faces a "planetary emergency". The book was the script for a documentary film which last February was awarded an Oscar by the Hollywood Academy. "Our planet is suffering from high fever and we have gone to the scientific community who has told us that something is wrong and the way to cure it is to stop atmosphere pollution which causes global warming", explained Gore who has been nominated for the Peace Nobel Prize of 2007. Arguing that the world has long overcome the debate of whether there's global warming or not, Gore underlined that "everyday we're pumping 70 million contaminants, which cause the global warming of the earth's atmosphere". The former vice president mentioned the oil giant Exxon-Mobil as one of the leading polluters of the world and stated "they spend millions annually to purposely confuse public opinion". In contrast corporations such as General Electric and Dupont are working with friendly solutions for the environment. Gore described as "false" the statement that mankind is forced to choose between "a healthy economy and a healthy, sustainable environment". "Unfortunately this false alternative has infiltrated all US policies", regretted Gore. However Gore expressed "faith in the human spirit and in God" to help change the behavior standard "on time to save the habitability of the Earth".

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