Obama's Nobel Remind of Energy Task Ahead
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.
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.
president and offered a vision for the future:
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.
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."