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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama on Climate Change and Reducing US Dependence on Foreign Oil

More than 600 climate change leaders from across the country and around the world convened in Los Angeles today (18 November 2008) for the opening sessions of the Global Climate Summit, a 2-day event arranged by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to break gridlock on the issue ahead of next month's United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland.

In a short video addressed to the Summit's attendees, the You Tube King emphasized his enthusiasm for the Poznan Conference and promised that his administration would mark a "new chapter in American leadership on climate change."

In this statement President-elect Obama spoke of his commitment to reduce US dependence on foreign oil.

Source: Barack Obama, President-elect Obama Promises ‘New Chapter’ on Climate Change, The Office of the President-Elect, 18 November 2008,

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Barack Obama.