Obama's Nobel Remind of Energy Task Ahead

The recent announcement of President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize serves as
recognition of his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy
and cooperation between peoples as well as an acknowledgment of his commitment
to confronting global warming.
"We cannot accept the growing threat posed by climate change, which could
forever damage the world that we pass on to our children — sowing conflict and
famine; destroying coastlines and emptying cities. And that's why all nations
must now accept their share of responsibility for transforming the way that we
use energy," said Obama.
National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Larry Schweiger congratulated the
president and offered a vision for the future:
"I congratulate President Obama for receiving the prestigious Nobel Peace
Prize. The award notes the importance of President Obama's initiative to lead
the country toward a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic
challenges the world is confronting. The award is a timely reminder that we have
an unprecedented opportunity for global progress on climate change.  
"The eyes of the world are on the United States as we head toward the
global climate summit in December in Copenhagen. The hardest and most important
work is still before us. The Senate needs to answer the Presidents call for
clean energy legislation that delivers less pollution, more jobs and greater
security here in the United States.  And we need an effective global agreement
sufficient to meet the challenge of global warming and backed by an effective
U.S. climate law."
Published: October 14, 2009