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Obama To Meet With Al Gore In Copenhagen Prep

President Barack Obama and Vice President Gore in December 2008. Charles Dharapak/AP Photo hide caption

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Gore in December 2008.

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Who better for the global climate talks-bound President Barack Obama, a soon-to-be Nobel laureate with a West Wing office, to sit down with than a Nobel laureate who once, too, had a West Wing office and whose name is synonymous with the fight against climate change?

That's right. Obama is scheduled to meet in the Oval Office Monday afternoon with Al Gore, the former vice president, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to warn humanity about the perils as he sees them of a warmer climate. We wonder what, if any, inconvenient truths will be exchanged.

The White House made the announcement this way:

In advance of his Wednesday meeting with business and environmental leaders at the White House regarding the Copenhagen conference, the President will meet with former Vice President Al Gore this afternoon in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.