Celebrity Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and environmental superstar Al Gore stole the show at Monday’s U.N. climate crisis speechathon, offsetting President Bush’s notable absence. Schwarzenegger rallied the crowd with his unique Hollywood-infused rhetorical flair: “One responsibility we all have is action. Action, action, action.”
AP via Wired:
UNITED NATIONS—“Arnie” and “Al,” Republican and Democrat, shared the world spotlight to press for climate action, adding a touch of star quality to the staid proceedings of a U.N. summit.
The two headliners, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Vice President Al Gore, also highlighted by their presence President Bush’s absence from the eight hours of high-level speechmaking Monday on what to do about global warming.
Bush, who did take part later in a small, private U.N. dinner with key players on climate, rejects the idea of international treaty obligations to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases” blamed for global warming - an idea central to U.N. climate negotiations.