Gore Not Interested in 'Climate Czar' Post
In recent weeks, there has been increased talk of possibly creating a White House "climate czar" position in the Obama administration, which would "oversee various government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department, to focus on tackling global warming and fostering clean energy to jump-start the flagging economy." While many of these reports have mentioned Al Gore as a possible candidate, the vice president has indicated that he isn't interested:
"Former Vice President Gore does not intend to seek or accept any formal position in government," Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said. "He feels very strong right now that the best thing for him to do is to build support for the bold changes that we have to make to solve the climate crisis."