McCain: Gore was ‘appropriately rewarded’ with Nobel prize

By David Edwards
Friday, July 18, 2008 11:53 EDT
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At a press conference in Warren, MI, John McCain praised Al Gore’s efforts raise public awareness about climate change.

McCain said, “I’ve long admired an appreciate Vice President Gore’s positions and efforts on behalf of climate change and I think he was appropriately rewarded in many ways include the awarding of the Nobel prize for his efforts. I’ve worked with him. I’ve had discussions with him. I agree with his sense of priority and we may have some nuance differences — in other words — on some of the specific issues like I place much greater emphasis on nuclear power than Vice President Gore does but I am with him. I took on this issue early on and have had hearings and have had strong disagreements with the Bush administration on this issue. Senator Joe Lieberman and I went to the floor and had votes on cap and trade which I still strongly support. So, I’m proud of my record and I am very proud of Vice President Gore for continuing his efforts to keep this issue before the American people because I do believe that the National Academy of Sciences is correct when they say that greenhouse gas emissions are generated by human activity and could effect this planet and on which we exist. So, I agree with him and I thank him.”

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast July 17, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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