Friday, October 09, 2009

President Obama Receives Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations Mr. President.

President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize today. He won the prize in part, according to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, for a "more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting."

Excerpt from President Obama's speech from The White House Rose Garden this morning:

"...all nations have the right to pursue peaceful nuclear power, but all nations have the responsibility to demonstrate their peaceful intentions.

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."

We hope this inspiration will turn into the signing of a cap and trade climate change law real soon.

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