On Tuesday, both actor Robert Redford and former presidential candidate Al Gore urged Obama to follow up on a second-term promise and take action on climate change.
“Clearly, the president understands the climate issue,” Redford wrote. “But he owes more to future generations than his intellectual acknowledgement about the hardships they will face if nothing is done to address it.”
Both Redford and Gore commended Obama’s State of the Union speech, when he addressed global warming as a growing problem, but attacked the POTUS for being too slow to action.
“He does not yet have a team in the White House to help him implement solutions to the climate crisis,” Gore said during the hangout. ”He hasn’t staffed up for it. He’s got one person who hasn’t been given that much authority.”
Redford also expressed his disappointment in the President’s second term and claimed preventing the threat of climate change is “what the presidency is for.”
“Now we need him to tell us how he will fulfill that responsibility, to show the leadership he is capable of, to move beyond intellectual acknowledgment of the problem toward measurable steps that solve the environmental challenge of our time,” Redford wrote.
Watch Gore’s Google+ hangout below: