President-elect Obama considers the care of the environment to be a top priority, and has often talked of the need for a high-level position to fight global climate issues. And he has always had his eye on Al Gore, who won the Nobel Prize for his fight against climate change.
However, the former Vice-President has made it clear that he won't be part of the Obama administration. Gore believes that he can do more good outside of government.
"He has seen, first-hand that those in government can only go so far unless there's a groundswell of public support for the bold initiatives that are really needed," Gore spokesperson Kalee Kreider told Newsweek.
However, Gore is open to being consulted on environmental issues in an unofficial capacity. But according to Kreider, Gore also feels that "right now, this is the best thing for him to do with his life-to continue trying to build private support for the bold changes that we have to make to solve the climate crisis."