Gore wants faster schedule

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Associated Press

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 1:34 PM

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Al Gore is suggesting a faster pace for a binding deal to fight global warming.

In Copenhagen at the climate conference, the former vice president is suggesting a final meeting and treaty agreement in July of next year. Current plans call for the participants to finish up work with a treaty in Mexico City in a year.

Gore says he's sure Mexico will go along with a faster schedule.

He also wants Congress to produce its own climate legislation by April 22 -- the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

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: Former US Vice President Al Gore, addresses the plenum at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen Tuesday Dec. 15, 2009. Gore told the conference Monday that new data suggests a 75 percent chance the entire Arctic polar ice cap may disappear in the summer as soon as five to seven years from now.

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