In a recent magazine article, former Vice President Al Gore critized President Obama, saying climate change on national and international levels will require forceful American leadership.

Green-EarthWASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Vice President Al Gore sharply criticized President Obama as lacking leadership on climate change in a magazine essay published online, saying his policies had been little more effective than those of President George W. Bush.

In the 7,000-word article in Rolling Stone, Mr. Gore said that Mr. Obama clearly understood the threat to the planet posed by global warming and that he had appointed a number of committed environmental advocates to key positions.

But Mr. Gore said that in the face of well-financed attacks from fossil fuel industries and denial and delay from Republicans in Congress, Mr. Obama had failed to act decisively to alter the nation’s policies on climate change and energy.

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Source: John M. Broder | The New York Times