Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN) - President Obama spoke in Copenhagen on Friday to push for an agreement with world leaders on climate change.
The meeting at the United Nations Climate Change Conference included nearly 20 other heads of state and government leaders.
The following is a transcript of Obama's prepared remarks:
Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN) - Delegates at the U.N. Climate Change Conference are "running short on time" to reach agreement on a deal, U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday.
"There is no time to waste," Obama said. "Now I believe it's the time for the nations and the people of the world to come behind a common purpose. We are ready to get this done today, but there has to be movement on all sides."
Earlier Obama met with nearly 20 other heads of state and government at the summit in Copenhagen, Denmark to hammer out an agreement on climate change, including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Brazilian President Lula da Silva.
China was being represented at the meeting by Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei.
(CNN) - Sarah Palin said she meant no disrespect to the man that elevated her to the national scene after she was photographed wearing a visor on which Sen. John McCain's name had been blacked out.
The gossip Web site TMZ ran photos of the former Alaska governor vacationing in Hawaii earlier this week in which Palin is shown with a McCain campaign visor with black marker covering the ex-presidential candidate's name.
The Web site declared the hat a "frontal attack on Sen. John McCain," but Palin told Politico she was merely trying to "be incognito" while vacationing in Hawaii.
"I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way," Palin said in a statement to the Web site. "I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his reelection. As everyone knows, I was honored and proud to run with him. And Todd and I were with him in D.C. just a week ago. So much for trying to be incognito."
A Palin source confirmed the accuracy of the former vice presidential candidate's comments.
The four term Senator McCain is up for re-election next year.
The vacation comes a month after Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life," hit book stores. Palin launched an around-the-country book tour soon after and has since visited more than 30 cities.
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