Gore urges world to focus on global warming, not Paris Hilton or Anna Nicole SmithDecember 13th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): The former US vice-president Al Gore has urged world leaders to focus more on climate change and less on celebrities in particular, O J Simpson, Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith.
Speaking to delegates at the United Nations Climate Change talks in Poland, Gore named the jailed ex-All American football player, the attention-seeking hotel heiress and the late sex symbol as distractions from the greatest crisis the world had ever faced.
Gore, who’’s been meeting with the US President-elect Barack Obama, told delegates they could look forward to a new era of climate change policies under the new American President and added that the election of Obama would mean that the United States would once more “engage vigorously” with the negotiating process, from which George W Bush withdrew.
“We have to overcome the paralysis that has prevented us from acting and focus clearly and unblinkingly on this crisis, rather than on spending so much time on O J Simpson, and Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith, the Independent quoted him, as saying.
Gore called for the world to aim for a new and much more stringent target for cutting the greenhouse gas emissions which are causing global warming; the present target, of 450 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, should be cut back to 350ppm, he said, a figure which the world has already passed. (ANI)
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