[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/09/09/art.gore.gi.jpg caption="Gore isn't heading back to the executive branch in an Obama administration."](CNN) - Al Gore won't be serving in the Obama administration, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
The former vice president, winner of the Nobel prize for his environmental education efforts, had been considered a likely candidate for the post of "climate czar."
"Former Vice President Gore does not intend to seek or accept any formal position in government," Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider told the Washington Times. "He feels very strong right now that the best thing for him to do is to build support for the bold changes that we have to make to solve the climate crisis."