Former Vice President Al Gore has issued a challenge to the United States that we produce 100% of our energy from renewable resources within 10 years. View highlights of the challenge:
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U.S. presidential candidates react to the challenge:
Arizona Sen. John McCain, Republican presidential candidate, on Gore's goals for more wind and solar power: "There may be some aspects of climate change that he and I are in disagreement (on)," but "if the vice president says it's doable, I believe it's doable."
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate: "I strongly agree with Vice President Gore that we cannot drill our way to energy independence, but must fast-track investments in renewable sources of energy like solar power, wind power and advanced biofuels, and those are the investments I will make as president."
Former Rep. Bob Barr, Libertarian presidential candidate: "None of us can walk away from this issue without agreeing with him that we do have a very serious problem, and it's only going to get worse unless we do something about it. ...I hope to be a part of that, and I would like to see the free market take the lead, not the government."
Audubon has joined with the Alliance for Climate Protection to call on all Americans to take action. View video to learn more: