Obama says he’d consider Gore for climate post in his administration
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said at a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania yesterday that he would consider asking former vice president and current climate superstar Al Gore to assume a cabinet-level position in his administration to help tackle climate change. “I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem,” Obama said. “He’s somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I’m already consulting with him in terms of these issues.” For his part, Gore revealed back in December that he’s not interested in serving as part of any new administration. It’s still conceivable, however, that the Goracle could advise any new U.S. administration on climate matters without being an official member. After all, if he didn’t, it could violate the moral imagination of future generations.