As far as I can say, there were many signs that Obama's administration was leaving the ideology of environmentalism and its most radical incarnation, the global warming alarmism. It is not clear to me what has led to this shocking decision. But if Barack Obama plans to secure some Gore voters or Hansen supporters, he may easily find out that there are not too many of them left in America. Obama's White House internship could easily become unsustainable after November 2012.
Several companies, including Apple, ended their relationship with the Chamber over the trade group's aggressive opposition to the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill and EPA regulation of carbon emissions.
Gore's significant personal investments in renewable energy and related technologies would have benefited from these greenhouse gas regulations.
The models through this process have become remarkably accurate and give the climate research community confidence that the future projections are robust.