a letter from Al Gore…….

Dear Deb,

A truly historic moment has arrived. The United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark began this week, and the eyes of the world are on the United States, gauging our commitment to a global solution to the greatest challenge facing our planet. Leaders from across the world, including President Obama, will come together to forge an agreement that will guide international action to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and lay the foundation for a new and prosperous 21st century clean energy economy. In advance of his trip to Copenhagen, President Obama has already made a commitment to take on the climate crisis here in the U.S. — now we have to show that the American people are ready to lead too. Show the world that the American people want bold action on climate and clean energy solutions. Share your message of support on The Wall now. The United States has a crucial role to play in any international efforts related to the climate crisis — including the dialogue that continues in Copenhagen this week. Our principles and our economic strength have traditionally made us a leader in the world community — but we are also one of the largest emitters of global warming pollution. For these reasons, the rest of the world expects we will also play a leadership role in developing a climate agreement. Given the urgency of the challenge that is before us, the U.S. can’t wait any longer. Solving the climate crisis begins with action and commitment, right here at home. The best way we can prove our leadership and demonstrate that we are ready to take meaningful action is by passing comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation in Congress. That legislation has passed the House of Representatives and is now in the Senate. We’re not done yet, but we are closer than ever before — and we are going to keep up the pressure to pass a bill until our leaders have done it. This is an opportunity for America to regain the mantle of global leadership. We need to tell the world that the American people are ready for bold action on climate change. The world is watching. Post your message on The Wall today: http://www.repoweramerica.org/wallform/ Thanks for helping to demonstrate American leadership on the climate crisis as we work toward a crucial international agreement at Copenhagen.

Al Gore


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