Obama Tackles Climate Change

Meets with Al Gore to discuss global warming crisis

In an abrupt change from Bush administration policy, President-Elect Barack Obama met with enviro superstar, former vice president, and all-around PowerPoint wizard Al Gore today to discuss how to handle the climate change crisis.

Obama hopes to weave solutions for climate change and the economic crisis together by investing in alternative energy technologies and jobs.

"The time for delay is over, the time for denial is over. We're not going to miss this opportunity," he said, sitting in between Gore and Vice President-elect Joe Biden.

"We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now, that this is a matter of urgency and national security, and it has to be dealt with in a serious way. That is what I intend my administration to do."

If we're lucky, maybe our great-grandchildren will get to see glaciers after all. But our kids and grandkids are still probably screwed—sorry, Ted Jr. and Ted the III.

—"Grandpa" Ted Alvarez

Obama vows action on global warming (Boston Globe)