Gore’s Rolling Stone Denier Diatribe

This hasn’t hit the newstands yet, but thanks to the propaganda arm of Gore Inc. aka “Repower America” I’ve been given a link to the advance online copy which you too can read in full. First let’s start with the email. Like any good flock herder, there’s a big button where you can give to the cause:

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Dear [name deleted],

Our Chairman Al Gore just published a major article in a special summer issue of Rolling Stone.

The magazine hits the stands on Friday, June 24, but you can read it here:

http://acp.repoweramerica.org/rollingstone

Turn on the news or look out the window: Every day, we see the impacts of climate change in the form of historic droughts, floods, storms and other extreme weather events. Yet despite what scientists have been telling us for decades and what we can see with our own eyes, powerful interests continue to deny this crisis is even happening.

Vice President Gore’s essay is important — and I know it will be discussed far and wide.

Take a minute and read this article, then leave a comment on the piece and share it with your friends.

http://acp.repoweramerica.org/rollingstone

Thanks,

Maggie L. Fox
President and CEO
Alliance for Climate Protection

P.S. As you read this email, lies and misinformation are being spread about the climate crisis. We need you to change the conversation and speak up for reality. Leave a comment on Rolling Stone’s website here. Share this article on Twitter, and when you do, use the hashtag #reality. You are our voice.

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Gore has gone full bore on “deniers”, and starts off with comparisons to WWF (no not the NGO, yes, the wrestlers) with the piece entitled:

Climate of Denial

Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?

By Al Gore
June 22, 2011 7:45 AM ET

The first time I remember hearing the question “is it real?” was when I went as a young boy to see a traveling show put on by “professional wrestlers” one summer evening in the gym of the Forks River Elementary School in Elmwood, Tennessee.

The evidence that it was real was palpable: “They’re really hurting each other! That’s real blood! Look a’there! They can’t fake that!” On the other hand, there was clearly a script (or in today’s language, a “narrative”), with good guys to cheer and bad guys to boo.

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Great stuff huh? It has the usual talking points, such as the long debunked climate to severe weather link which even NOAA says does not exist in the data. Even the Daily Kos is telling people to give up on that idea. But here we have the “weather is climate when we say it is” image gallery to bolster Gore’s weakest point:

Photo Gallery: 11 extreme-weather signs the climate crisis is real

Gore wants to take the battle to the streets, mainly because he’s losing the battle, big time. For example, here’s his advice on how to harass your hometown media:

Fourth, contact your local newspapers and television stations when they put out claptrap on climate — and let them know you’re fed up with their stubborn and cowardly resistance to reporting the facts of this issue. One of the main reasons they are so wimpy and irresponsible about global warming is that they’re frightened of the reaction they get from the deniers when they report the science objectively. So let them know that deniers are not the only ones in town with game. Stay on them! Don’t let up! It’s true that some media outlets are getting instructions from their owners on this issue, and that others are influenced by big advertisers, but many of them are surprisingly responsive to a genuine outpouring of opinion from their viewers and readers. It is way past time for the ref to do his job.

And there’s the other usual and expected talking points, like that oft cited “97% survey”.

This time, the scientific consensus is even stronger. It has been endorsed by every National Academy of science of every major country on the planet, every major professional scientific society related to the study of global warming and 98 percent of climate scientists throughout the world. In the latest and most authoritative study by 3,000 of the very best scientific experts in the world, the evidence was judged “unequivocal.”

Of course Gore never tells readers that only 5% of the original sample responses were climate scientists. See why here.

The study/survey paper is behind a pay wall but there is a comprehensive summary here.

We find that they originally contacted 10,257 scientists, of whom 3,146 responded, less than a 31% response rate. “Impending Planetary Doom” was obviously not uppermost in the minds of over two thirds of their target population. Of that number, only 5% described themselves as climate scientists, numbering 157. The authors reduce that by half by only counting those who they classed as “specialists”.

“In our survey, the most specialized and knowledgeable respondents (with regard to climate change) are those who listed climate science as their area of expertise and who also have published more than 50% of their recent peer-reviewed papers on the subject of climate change (79 individuals in total). Of these specialists, 96.2% (76 of 79) answered “risen” to question 1 and 97.4% (75 of 77) answered yes to question 2.”

So just 75 climate scientists out of people 3000 surveyed, that works out to 2.5%. No mention of the OSI survey with 30,000 people that responded of course.

On the plus side, he disses Obama on his non-existent (but sensible) climate policy:

Yet President Obama has never presented to the American people the magnitude of the climate crisis,…

He has simply not made the case for action. He has not defended the science against the ongoing, withering and dishonest attacks. Nor has he provided a presidential venue for the scientific community — including our own National Academy — to bring the reality of the science before the public.

Here’s what Gore says about Climategate:

But wait! The good guys transgressed the rules of decorum, as evidenced in their private e-mails that were stolen and put on the Internet. The referee is all over it: Penalty! Go to your corner! And in their 3,000-page report, the scientists made some mistakes! Another penalty!

An alternate title for Gore’s piece might be Perp Fiction.

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165 thoughts on “Gore’s Rolling Stone Denier Diatribe

  1. I am becoming concerned about Gore’s apparently increasingly shaky state of mind. Seriously.

  2. Eventually Al is going to cut his testacles off so he can catch the mothership posing as a comet.

  3. So are there any plans on the Algoric horizon for a smack-down death match debate with Mr. Monckton Real Soon Now, and is he still fleeing interviews and other encounters with people generally critical of his preposterous “We’re All Gonna Die!” bogosity?

    Jeez, you’d think that there’d be paparazzi following that bloated toad all around the landscape, sticking microphones in his face and striving for National Enquirer headlines.

    Heck, I wouldn’t much mind if Rolling Stone were to commission an interview with him to be done by – oh, say P.J. O’Rourke.

    As opposed to Perp Fiction, at least it would be intentionally funny.

  4. Poor guy must not be selling many carbon credits these days, may have to switch his SUVs to regular gas. :-)

  5. “One of the main reasons they are so wimpy and irresponsible about global warming is that they’re frightened of the reaction they get from the deniers when they report the science objectively. So let them know that deniers are not the only ones in town with game. Stay on them! Don’t let up!”

    This is last ditch boilerplate from cult leaders of AGW in general, not just Gore:

    “You will be consuming a steady diet stories that suggest that some aspects
    of climate science are still in doubt.” – James Hoggan (“Climate Cover-Up”,
    2009)

    “You should be hypervigilant.” – James Hoggan (“Climate Cover-Up”, 2009)

    “Join the neighborhood watch of those who people who no longer stand for
    disinformation to be passed around your social circle.” – James Hoggan
    (“Climate Cover-Up”, 2009)

    “That’s what we need: vigilance. Eyes on the street.” – James Hoggan
    (“Climate Cover-Up”, 2009)

  6. “Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?”

    Apparently not, since pretty much the whole western world adopted mercury filled low energy lamps from the green climate camp side, which are now working hard to have the western world not recycle certain toxic and radioactive hazards, instead they just want to dump in in the the ground for an eternity or there about.

    The soviet “waste management” officials would really have loved Mr Al “empowerment-condom” Gore.

  7. Holy bloviating bs batman!!! I can’t read 8 pages of Gorisms!!! My eyes would rebel and my mind would attempt to run down the internet tubes and fight Algores invention!!!

    So, I just skim the story and read WUWT. What I came away with, is that we should all leave a comment using the hashtag #reality. :)

  8. Admittedly, the contest over global warming is a challenge for the referee because it’s a tag-team match, a real free-for-all. In one corner of the ring are Science and Reason. In the other corner: Poisonous Polluters and Right-wing Ideologues.

    Oh, puh-lease!! In one corner, rent-seeking academic research whores (and the NGO/political groupies) who will sell their Granny to get the next grant….in the other corner, a public that is entirely tuned out of the whole conversation due to collapsing economy, inability of the administration to compel China (world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide) to do anything, and politicians who understand that the USA is powerless to do anything at all if our economy is in tatters.

    US carbon dioxide emissions fell 7.1 percent in 2009, all we have to do in order to drive them to zero is keep Obama and his economic team in office. See Figure 1 of this publication:

    http://www.worldclimatereport.com/index.php/2011/04/14/biggest-drop-in-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

  9. Gore’s comparison of “deniers” to tobacco industry shills is frankly dishonest.

    After his sister died of lung cancer from smoking Gore continued to take money from Tobacco lobbyists as well as government subsidies for his own tobacco plantations for SEVEN YEARS! Hardly the actions of a man who believes what he says.

    See Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St Clair’s “Al Gore: A User’s Manual” on Google Books for references.

  10. More strawman appeals. No-one denies the climate is changing, nor do they deny that extreme weather events are occuring.

  11. Gore is the King of Claptrap–you know, that place that never had any weather until he invented WIndows (oh, wait, that was another AGW acolyte, but I digress). He’s truly getting desperate; actually, he’s become entertaining–like the clown in the center circle of a circus come to Climateville.

    In truth, I feel sorry for him. He’s in complete denial when it comes to reality.

  12. Sad but very dangerous… like a cornered cougar!

    Tyger Tyger. burning bright,
    In the forests of the night;
    What immortal hand or eye.
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?…. Al Gore?

  13. I challenge Al Gore to a wrestling match anyplace, anytime and I will wrestle with one arm securely tied behind my back. I challenge Al Gore to a debate on CAGW anyplace, anytime and I will debate while keeping every other one of his sentences free from criticism.

  14. OMG!! That was Gore that wrote that piece of … what’s a proper civil word? … juvenile junk??!!! I saw it on Drudge and took a quick look before my eye-rolling went into hyperdrive. The writing was so pathetic, I took it to be from some third rate flunky trying to rouse his followers. And I only stayed long enough to get to the end of the first page before bailing – I wasn’t going to stay for … what was it … all 7 pages?

    That man needs some serious help getting in touch with reality.

  15. Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison? Yes they can. Mr. Carbon-Neutral Gore, with 4 children, fights overpopulation. Who is the merchant of poison?

  16. What ever you say about Gore he and his fanatic followers are very good at setting the tone and direction of the AGW debate. They have the ear of successive governments worldwide, the UN, industry, the climate science industry, and the MSM who are solidly on HIS side NOT ours. They have a solid political movement and are very, very good at making their wishes into law. We, on the other hands, have no equal political movement to make our case public.

  17. PaulH says:
    June 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    I am becoming concerned about Gore’s apparently increasingly shaky state of mind.
    Seriously.

    =======
    I agree — its very sad.

  18. Oh oh…speaking of CAGW enviro-zealots enriching themselves while telling others they will have to sacrifice for the good of “the planet”…

    NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Himself

    “The NASA scientist who once claimed the Bush administration tried to “silence” his global warming claims is now accused of receiving more than $1.2 million from the very environmental organizations whose agenda he advocated.”

    The truth is finally getting out…

  19. What’s sad is he still thinks he registers on anyone’s radar……..

    Like Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen

  20. “Gore has gone full bore on “deniers”, “….

    Please….how can he get more boring????

  21. Tell you what, Gore: If you don’t call me a “denier,” I’ll refrain from calling you a “liar.” Deal?

    BTW, did you ever find someone to release your “inner chakra” (or whatever you called it that night up in Portland)? It looks like you definitely need relief of some kind…

  22. reading thru the comments over at rolling stone, it appears that the deniers are winning the science smackdown. all the alarmists can come up with are ad-hominem attacks and name calling.

    typical.

  23. This is the same gasbag who despite being so sure he is right and ready to save the world.Ducks EVERY debate requests.EVERY DEBATE OFFER is avoided or ignored.

    Yup,he who has a lot of experience debating people when running for political office.But will avoid debating skeptics as if he is suddenly scared.

    The man who has spent over 20 years telling us that catastrophic warming is right around the corner.

    To me that is a significant indication that he KNOWS deep down in his head.That he would be destroyed by any skeptics in a public debate.

    He is in it for the money and power.Buys large mansions and houseboats.Buys other carbon intensive properties.But tells the rest of us to cut back on carbon use.

    A despicable human being.

  24. Just think of the horror of having this SOB as an elected President of the USA.
    Almost as worse as Obama.

  25. Oh my…..but the “conversation of democracy” has become so deeply dysfunctional that our ability to make intelligent collective decisions has been seriously impaired.——- yep, you had to know it was in there some where.

  26. “PaulH says:
    June 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    I am becoming concerned about Gore’s apparently increasingly shaky state of mind. Seriously.”

    It would be similar to the state of mind of A Hitler in the bunker as he refused to accept what was going on outside.

    .

  27. From Vice President Gore’s essay:
    “What is now at risk in the climate debate is nothing less than our ability to communicate with one another according to a protocol that binds all participants to seek reason and evaluate facts honestly.”
    ======
    Well said, but, why “seek reason” and “evaluate facts honestly”.
    When the science is settled?
    Let’s move on to the next step, mandatory compliance with your world view.

    Oh, that’s right, men much smarter than you gave us the 2nd amendment.
    Sucks for you, eh.


  28. “Fourth, contact your local newspapers and television stations when they put out claptrap on climate. …”

    Says the number one purveyor-in-chief of climate claptrap.

  29. On the plus side, he disses Obama on his non-existent (but sensible) climate policy:

    That’s an interesting comment.

    Let me see if I get the logic. You disagree with everything that Gore says – but you like the fact that he is critical of Obama, even when his criticism is that Obama hasn’t taken a strong enough stance on climate change? It is a plus that he disagrees with Obama, even though you disagree with his criticism

    Obama derangement syndrome, anyone?

    Nice to see that your got your priorities straight, Anthony. You are AGW “skepticism” 24/7/365 – but anti-Obama rhetoric trumps all, no matter who it comes from and no matter the substance of the criticism.

  30. Al Gore is NOT the vice president of the US. He’s a former vice president.

    We DO NOT bestow titles in America. Vice president is a job title for the person holding the job.
    /venting

    Yeah, I know I’m talking to a brick wall.

  31. “P.S. As you read this email, lies and misinformation are being spread about the climate crisis.”

    Indeed.

  32. Did you hear Gore whine about ‘withering attacks’?
    The $90 BIllion Climate-Goliath gets smacked in its brainless forehead by…
    the Truth!
    An entirely unfunded Truth at that!
    We ‘deniers’ (of fraud) need to let loose with a big, loud
    BUWAHAHA!

  33. “One of the main reasons they are so wimpy and irresponsible about global warming is that they’re frightened of the reaction they get from the deniers when they report the science objectively. ”

    No, that is what the Alarmists are doing.

  34. That’s funny, because my local newspaper is full of dirge. It recently printed a ‘OMG we’re all going to drown’ sea level prediction rise, which in fact was a worst case storm surge scenario. And even then, it failed to impact more than 5% of the local population. Because modern town planning and drainage plans trumps CAGW every time. Apparently my local dump is also to increase fees to pay taxes on the amount of methane coming from the landfill. If that’s not an incentive to start people illegally dumping and making a mess of the *actual* environment, I don’t know what is.

    The fact is Gore and his ilk are now jumping at shadows. They see another ‘side’ and assume, like theirs, it is top-down, centrally funded and largely consists of a hymn sheet to sing from. They see a clash of equals, like two armies facing off over a battlefield. When in reality, it’s just a bunch of unconnected, unorganised individuals saying ‘you know what? I think you’re full of BS’. So they snipe and swipe at shadows, wondering why they cannot have any effect on the rising tide of public opinion that is self-reinforcing and impossible to eliminate because it operates on basic truths – against the failed predictions, the bogus science (hockeystick, anyone?), the attempts to stifle debate. And above all this, the inner totalitarian of most people pushing this scare just can’t be hidden. Because, even if a zero-or-low carbon dioxide, safe and limitless energy source was found tomorrow, problems would be found with it by these same folk. Carbon Dioxide is just a proxy war for the people who really want the destruction of western society as we know it. They despise happy people in big houses, with recreational vehicles of any kind, of widespread tourism. They would prefer toiling masses living simple lives, with things like plane travel, air conditioning and personal vehicles only for the chosen few.

  35. “…but the “conversation of democracy” has become so deeply dysfunctional that our ability to make intelligent collective decisions has been seriously impaired.”

    Next thing you know, he’ll be admiring the way the Chinese Communist government makes its decisions (like his pal and fellow traveling propagandist at the New York Times, Tom Friedman).

    This creep was a heartbeat away from being POTUS for 8 years (and only a few thousand votes away in 2000). The good Lord must REALLY have been looking out for the good old USA…

  36. I loved the bit where he said a few mistakes were found in a 3000 page report – so what? In the same paragraph he also said it was created by 3000 of the best scientists in the world! That means the team only had to proofread just 1 (one) page each – & the stupid b**gers still couldn’t avoid making mistakes. That is either monumental incompetence or fr*** (rhymes with roared).

  37. Just think. We almost had this barking mad bleep as our Present Dunce. Bush may have been no bargain and I won’t get into politics, but this guy needs a long stay at McLean in Belmont, MA. He is really going someplace described in the DSM IVR.

  38. In the upside down, nest feathering world of Gore and fellow doom-fetishists, you can be guilty of spreading ‘disinformation’ simply by asking difficult questions of the AGW doctrine. Much as I agree with Mr Watts’ take on the self-defeating Monckton presentation, I can kind of see where he’s coming from.

    Don’t ask questions. Don’t think for yourself. Don’t look too closely at our claims, just believe what we want you to believe, or you will be smeared, denigrated, characatured and ostracised. And for god’s sake don’t make us talk about the actual science, you know we can’t deal with that. Look! The ice is melting again!

  39. Sorry, but Al Gore is a fascist. And it’s coerced on people in the name of doing good.

  40. “Our Chairman Al Gore”, eh? Dark brown Mao suits, socks and shoes, soon to replace even speedos, and empower and educate Women everywhere!

  41. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:
    June 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    “Oh, puh-lease!! In one corner, rent-seeking academic research whores…”

    Please. Not nice to call climatutes “whores.” That sounds cheap, and they are not.

  42. Good on you, Al Gore!

    It was reading “An Inconvenient Truth” that convinced me (hyperbolic predictions of sea levels notwithstanding) that AGW is a serious problem.

    Still, I guess the salt-of-the-earth people on this blog might be right, (well they are right-wing, but you know what I mean), and we may be slipping into an ice age. Maybe we can have a post with a firm prediction on our future frostiness?

  43. @Joshua
    June 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Political discourse is persuasive; logic optional. Ask Al if you don’t waqnt to take my word for it.

  44. I feel very sorry for Gore. Here is a guy for whom things haven’t gone very well over the last decade or so …he lost preisdential race he should have won hands down (all he had to do was put his arm around Clinton) ….. then his wife left him, and now his pet theory is disintegrating in front of his eyes.

    The future can’t look too great. Maybe we need to show him some compassion.

  45. “They see a clash of equals, like two armies facing off over a battlefield. When in reality, it’s just a bunch of unconnected, unorganised individuals saying ‘you know what? I think you’re full of BS’. So they snipe and swipe at shadows, wondering why they cannot have any effect on the rising tide of public opinion that is self-reinforcing and impossible to eliminate…”

    Well said. This is an elephant v. ants battle. We’re the ants and my money is on us.

  46. This is not a serious scientific debate. There are, of course, serious debates concerning a variety of topics in climate science. But, THE debate is just the latest device to push an agenda aimed at centralizing power – getting the serfs back under control.

    As I’ve commented before, I think this “debate” will end only if and when CO2 capture and sequestration ( CCS ) is the cheapest and most environmentally friendly way to stabilize atmospheric CO2 levels. Because that doesn’t serve their agenda. We won’t even have to actually do it ( stabilize CO2 levels ) because this phoney, agenda driven debate will simply stop.

    Then, my guess is they’ll move on to automation and AI being the great threat that requires centralizing control over the global economy.

  47. I can concede that most of the alarmists are true believers, but Gore can’t possibly believe what he says and still live a lifestyle that generates as much CO2 as he does. No one could live with that guilt.

    He KNOWS that what he says isn’t true.

  48. Doug in Seattle says:
    June 22, 2011 at 6:21 pm
    Al Gore is NOT the vice president of the US. He’s a former vice president.
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    I know, it was just a lazy cut & paste.
    Sorry all.

  49. To test the validity of the claim that 98% of climate scientists in agreement one must publish the list of names of the climate scientists who make up the 100%.

  50. “We find that they originally contacted 10,257 scientists, of whom 3,146 responded, less than a 31% response rate.”

    Furthermore, and underscoring their contempt for the survey, 7,111 scientists could not be bothered even lifting a finger to respond to the alarmist exercise. Essentially that’s all it needed:

    “To maximize the response rate, the survey was designed to take less than 2 minutes to complete, and it was administered by a professional online survey site… that allowed one-time participation by those who received the invitation.”

    So what the survey did show is that, at the very least, 7,111/10,257 (about 70%) of scientists regard AGW as a whole load of bullcrap.

  51. LibertFreedomPatriot says:
    June 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Dear moderators, why do you allow this kind of dirt on this usually clean site?

    [Deleted, thanks. ~dbs, mod.]

  52. Ray Boorman June 22, 2011 at 6:51 pm:

    I loved the bit where he said a few mistakes were found in a 3000 page report – so what? In the same paragraph he also said it was created by 3000 of the best scientists in the world! [...]

    Good grief! Such laughable claims make one wonder how Gore ever got as far as he did on the US political scene. He probably been paying far too much attention to the words of his buddy, Rajendra K. Pachauri, for his own good (and/or credibility).

    But speaking of the IPCC, that 3000 page report and all those “best scientists in the world” …

    While I’m here … readers might be interested in an analysis I’ve done which demonstrates the pervasiveness of “the practice of scientists responsible for writing IPCC assessments reviewing their own work.”:

    Is the IPCC conflicted? Let us count the ways

  53. What is truly scary is that this guy came within a few votes of being elected President. I shudder to think what the country would look like if Gore had been President from 2001 – 2009.

  54. LibertFreedomPatriot says on June 22, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Hilarious comments from a hilarious web site. I’m not familiar with WattsUpWithThat.com, but I assume it’s like “The Onion,” right? …

    Kinda muffed your nic, didn’t you?

    And here’s to hoping you can do more than ‘muff’ your future posts!

    Cheers.

    .

  55. Physics Major says on June 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Very sad. Does anyone pay attention to his ravings?

    As a matter of fact, Algore’s specific (mental) illness(es) may be getting a downgrade/being removed/re-categorized as we speak from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) as we speak :

    Personality Disorders Shakeup in DSM-5

    Narcissistic personality disorder is slated for removal from the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, to be published in 2013. So notes Charles Zanor in yesterday’s New York Times.

    But for some reason, Zanor glossed over the loss of four other personality disorders in the shakeup too — Paranoid, Schizoid, Histrionic and Dependent Personality Disorders. (Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Avoidant and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders will remain in the new revision.)

    MORE – see link above.

    .

  56. It’s really sad – all skeptics are saying is do science the way it has always been done & you have Gore & all the rest of the AGW camp saying we are fundamentally bad people. Sorry, they have it completely backwards.

  57. It’s always amusing when two once-great institutions come together to try and revive each other’s credibility: who’s doing mouth-to-mouth on who?

  58. Those that Gore labels as Deniers are the very same that didn’t fall off the hay wagon yesterday, and those who can paddle thier own boat through the available data. There isn’t anything going on today that didn’t happen in my lifetime or my parents and grandparents lifetime (that they related to me).
    Businesspeople jumped out of windows in 1910, not because of Halleys Comet, but because of the Great Comet which arrived in May, 1910. The doomsayers claimed it was the end of the world, and the naieve and unsuspecting fell for it (after they jumped in panic).
    Gore is a doomsayer with a twist: He’s out to rake in the dough over the panic he instigates.
    Like the old saying goes: “If you can’t dazzle ‘em with brilliance, baffle ‘em with bullcrap”.

  59. RockyRoad says:
    June 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    In truth, I feel sorry for him. He’s in complete denial when it comes to reality.

    No. He’s skewing perceptions to line his own pockets. He doesn’t care about the world, environment, global warming, his (ex)wife, or anything else. He simply wants money and power. Flipping metric butt-tons of it.

  60. No it’s not Gore’s feckless media “referees”: the worst degradation for “Our Chairman’s” own WWF personna, trying to play the good guy!

  61. @Al Gored says:
    June 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    CRS, Dr.P.H. says:
    June 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    “Oh, puh-lease!! In one corner, rent-seeking academic research whores…”

    Please. Not nice to call climatutes “whores.” That sounds cheap, and they are not.
    ————-
    REPLY I’m sorry, you are correct. I should have said “blood-sucking parasites upon humanity.”

    Didn’t mean to insult anyone….

  62. ImranCan says on June 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm:

    I feel very sorry for Gore. … then his wife left him …

    How did that come about again* … oh, right – right … I remember now, it was not quite a Dominique Strauss-Kahn** kind of ‘thing’ … or was it *** ?

    * Al Gore’s surprising split from wife Tipper was prompted by an affair he was having with Larry David’s environmental activist wife

    ** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominique_Strauss-Kahn#Allegations_of_sexual_assault

    *** A very inconvenient masseuse: How saint Al Gore, the sanctimonious eco-crusader, lost his halo (and his wife!)

    .

  63. The most appalling thing about this is his slam on the Obama administration.

    This hypocrite had the chance to JOIN the administration and fundamentally change the environmental policy of America. He turned it down!

    Now, why would someone who passionately believes in his cause refuse power to do something about it. Has that ever happened in the history of mankind?

    There can only be two answers. He doesn’t believe in the crap he is selling or he didn’t want to be hamstrung from making millions of dollars from doing very little real work.

  64. “A lie of omission”, eh, Nota? But have you perhaps forgotten that The Religion of Climate Change Climate Science’s basic “tenet” is that CO2 = CAGW is in practice “consistent with” everything that happens? And especially with all weather?

  65. Perhaps I’m the only one who has noticed this. Can ANY of you think of a single current or former Vice President of the United States of America who has written an opinion piece…for Rolling Stone? I suppose Gore surrendered his dignity a long time ago. I just imagine the rationale, “…gotta keep the idea fresh in the minds of the kids…”. I find it disgusting.

  66. I’ve been having a little fun with Al Gore and his over-the-top “Repower America” organization for over a year now. I signed up to receive their emails, under a pseudonym, and using a separate, dedicated, free email address. I use yahoo mail, but there are plenty of others to choose among. Their weekly missives are quite entertaining, signed by the same Maggie L. Fox from this post, President and CEO of Alliance for Climate Protection. Her emails are from repoweramerica (dot) org. My fun is in responding to their true-believer rants and asking some rather pointed questions – many of them derived from what I’ve learned here at WUWT. It is especially fun during the winters, when the snows are piling up. Or during the summers, when the hurricanes are not. Seas not rising, in fact the Pacific Ocean is falling, Arctic ice is stubbornly hanging in there – especially when the wind does NOT blow it out to sea… I highly recommend this as an excellent form of entertainment. If enough people poke fun at Al Gore and his minions, perhaps they will realize they’ve been duped…. Nah, will never happen…

  67. On the hand we seem to have Gore losing the plot even more ( if that is possible). On the other we have a journalist in the UK suggesting “peace talks” with skeptics ( the uber Green, Leo Hickman from the Guardian on Bishop Hill ).
    George Monbiot has gone very quiet lately except for a burst of support for nuclear energy. Fred Pearce ( also from the UK ) seems to have disappeared from the game. I’m not sure what is going on in the US with the die hard AGW journalists but I sense some are trying to find a way out of the corner they put themselves in
    Does this add up to desperation ( Gore) and seeing light from the others.

  68. JPeden: I don’t really understand what you’re trying to say. A statistically significant increase in extreme weather is, in fact, consistent with global warming. But that doesn’t mean that every weather event is caused by warming. In the case of tornadoes, we haven’t seen a pattern of increased tornadic activity in general, so there’s no calling this year a trend. The fact that those who agree with the theory of global warming acknowledge as much should be a testament to their intellectual honesty; but, it has no bearing on whether warming is actually occurring or not.

  69. I think we should rather interpret this as Rolling Stone having lost the plot. How many readers, believing that they are at some cultural cutting edge, are going to read this ranty diatribe from yesterday’s man and decide that RS is peddling BS?

  70. I plopped a comment over at Rolling Stone. I wonder what publishers think. Most pro AGW articles seem to get bashed by the mass of public comments.

    I’m not surprised. The more informed population that reads news on the internet is completely different then the MTV masses that are clueless. Of course comments even on a paper like the Guardian or this example like the Rolling Stone are going to reflect the non-snow jobbed informed class.

    Problem is, in the real scope of things, the informed class is still a small minority compared the the sheep class.

    Here’s to a real cold winter to wake up more sheep!

  71. Curious question. I wonder when the powers that be will start to keep a list of deniers to round up and place in the concentration camps? I get the willies when I post comments on AGW articles like the Al piece in Rolling Stone.

    ‘There coming to take you away away’ repeat

  72. I wonder if Al still keeps his Five Dollar bill, three quarters and a square of purple cloth with him. You know he missed his chance in 1997…

  73. Gore has been spending lots of money indoctrinating a band of Gore-youth. It sound like thisarticle is directed at them.

  74. The trouble is that here in Australia vast swathes of the professional politicians, MSM, the CSIRO, the ABC, Tim Flannery, and myriads of other rent seekers will be following his party line.

    Not to mention Ross Garnaut. May they shiver miserably as the new solar minimum progress!

  75. It’s interesting to compare the two charades: The Euro and Manmade warming. Both of them exist in the absence of any substantial material support, and almost exclusively due to a huge political pressure that “wants” them to exist. In one sense, it is quite amazing that people can achieve so much with so little. In the case of the Euro, we have numerous countries each with their own economies, each therefore going at their own economic speed, but somehow despite the obvious fact that they are different economic units, nothing but human will power and “definition” have linked them together under one currency.

    Of course, the Euro cannot change the fundamentals: it cannot make Greece as prosperous as Germany, or to put it another way, it cannot force Germany to sacrifice its economy in order to boost Greece and create economic parity which is what is needed if two economic units are to share a common currency.

    Likewise, the “belief in warming”, cannot change the facts about natural variation. That belief can so distort the temperature record and the “science” interpreting that record so as to hide the fact the real world does not support the belief.

    But … like the Euro, sooner or later real temperatures, like real economies, will divulge from the myth that has been created.

    Of course, the biggest difference is that it is possible to physically align currencies … in effect to remove local economic control and replace it with one “empire” of Europe, but I doubt that is acceptable, so it is pretty inevitable that the Euro will collapse, obviously the biggest cracks will be between those economies which differ most in their “speed” and so develop the greatest mismatch soonest, but as all economies are independent, and so move at different speeds, sooner or later they will all reach sufficient mismatch to create the same “cracks” and one after another they will depart the Euro.

    The big question, though is which will happen first? Will the real climate force global warmist to drop global warming before or after the real different speeds of the Euro countries force them to drop the Euro?

  76. James Reid says:
    June 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Sad but very dangerous… like a cornered cougar!

    Sorry James but that is an insult to cougars. I think ‘cornered rat’ is more fitting.

  77. It really does underline just how out of touch Gore is. To come out with such pap now, when significant appreciation of the “sceptical” and “warmist” viewpoints is being made by both sides agreeing that the science should be repeatable, open and honest – is mind bogglingly silly.

    At last we have the sensible middle ground starting to agree that climatescience should be Science and not advocacy – as demonstrated by the sensible stance on the IPCC/Greenpeace fiasco – AS WELL AS horror at the buffoonery of Monkton calling other Nazi’s – as set out on WUWT.

    If anyone thinks man does not affect his environment – including Climate then they are being idiotic. Equally if you decry those that question poor science, advocacy and political bias as “deniers” of some greater “truth” or belief system that is based on dodgy dossiers you are equally idiotic.

  78. Last throes of a desperate man and his entourage. Sad that intelligent people cannot make themselves ignore the empirical evidence that AGW is not happeninig. It’s almost as if they are on a drug and cannot dismount from the tiger.

  79. Paul R says:
    June 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    So whats the deal, is wrestling fake or not?>>>

    Well it’s real of course. Ever watch a live interview at a local event? you watch this clearly scripted, obviously fake, pretend fight complete with story lines of betrayal, comradarie, heroism and villains who lie and cheat… afterward there’s a ring side interview during which some clown in the crowd almost always shouts “its all fake!”

    That’s when the “wrestler” stands up, all six foot six of him, in excellent physical shape, well trained in a variety of martial arts techniques and poorly trained in acting, brings himself to his full height, bars he teeth, and issues that challenge:

    “You think its fake? Wanna step in the ring and go three rounds with me?”

    No one EVER says yes and gets in the ring. Proof positive it is real.

    If only proving AGW is real was as easy.

    Wait a second… nah. they’re both just as real.

  80. Al had it wrong then and he has it wrong now, poor fella must be going broke (er) every time someone ‘like us’ comes out and debunks his so called ‘proof’. Yep time to call in the straight jacket people and quickly.

  81. @CRS, Dr.P.H. says:

    June 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    @Al Gored says:
    June 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    CRS, Dr.P.H. says:
    June 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    “Oh, puh-lease!! In one corner, rent-seeking academic research whores…”

    Please. Not nice to call climatutes “whores.” That sounds cheap, and they are not.
    ————-
    REPLY I’m sorry, you are correct. I should have said “blood-sucking parasites upon humanity.”

    Didn’t mean to insult anyone….
    ===========================================================
    Now you’ve insulted blood-sucking parasites! ;o)

  82. You know I’ve been thinking that using the word “denier” must be a direct invocation of Goodwin’s Law, how long have they been doing it?

  83. @davidmhoffer says:

    June 23, 2011 at 1:31 am

    Years ago someone was interviewing one of the early wrestlers -The Sheik, Flying Fred Curry, Gorgeous George – I forget who it was, but when asked, “Is it faked?” they replied to the effect, “Lord-a-mighty! I sure wish you could fake a body slam!”

  84. Odd to see the inventor of the Internet claiming Thomas Paine had less expensive access to media outlets than we enjoy today. Indeed his entire rant was devoid of any reference to the blogosphere which provides a potential audience of billions for a price as low as a walk to a local library.

  85. Jerry says:
    June 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    ‘Chairman Al’

    I’d put him down more as a chicken little.

  86. I read all 8 pages. Waste of time – the poor man is totally delusional. I hope he gets the professional help he clearly needs.

    Off-topic, but perhaps relevant, to the right on all 8 pages appear the headlines, in order: 1) Clarence Clemons has suffered a stroke. 2) dies (condolences) 3) is showing signs of improvement. Clearly a reliable source of up-to-date information – not!

    I really like the idea of hanging the “merchants of poison” tag on the pushers of curly light bulbs. I think this has “got legs”!

    Best,
    Frank

  87. Chairman Gore, that sounds rather ominous actually. I think of China and the cultural revolution when I read that first letter. I do hope Mr. Gore don’t have thoughts in that way.

    /Carl

  88. Lies built upon lies. Bound together by verbal excrement.

    Al Gore can’t be serious when he suggests that somehow the msm are not generally one of the main proponents of the garbage he spouts?

    The method he has used in this pathetic article is because he want’s all debate stifled.

    The US people don’t know how lucky they are. Imagine if this sanctimonios hypocrite had ever became your President. Thank F*** for hanging chads. ( I never ever thought I would think that)

    Using Wrestling is in fact quite a good comparison as we know what happens is unreal just like the outpourings from his mates in the Fiddlestick Team.

  89. oops, there goes a messiah complex into meltdown.

    He’ll be ranting at people from street corners next.

  90. El Gordo has been lying for so long, I doubt that he knows the difference anymore between truth and lies. As a defense mechanism, he often projects his own poisonous thoughts and feelings onto those who disagree. He is definitely a sick, sick man. I suppose the young, the naive, and/or those suffering from similar psychosis
    (perhaps it could be called “Gore Syndrome”, or “Goreosis”) still listen to his ravings.

  91. Rolling Stone edit:
    Turn on the leftwing news or look out of the window, go on, see how real world observation matches your computer data – not. Everyday we see the impacts of climate change – ( yes I know we don’t call it global warming now, that’s so passe,) in the form of historic droughts, floods, (yes I know we said we’d run out of water, but that was yesterday, its ‘Climate CHANGE’ Stupid,) storms and other extreme events. (That means lots of snow, SNOW means climate change, well, ‘weather’ change, anyway. Yet despite what scientists have been telling us for decades, (you better listen, we know where you live…)and what our models tell us , of course we don’t fudge the data,) powerful interests, (all you oil shills out there) contrive to ‘deny’ (we really love the connotations of this word), THIS ISSUE IS HAPPENING.

  92. I have looked through some of the comments in the Rolling Stone link.There are many still hanging onto stupid oil funding claims.And that we are going to die soon because of a few skeptics preventing solutions from being developed.

    It is apparent that Al $$$ Gore still has quite a few fans hanging onto his every deception and lie.A sycophant army still exist.They are going to over look his massive conflict of interest and his reported hypocritical actions.

    Even a doctoral candidate in Environmental Sciences thought Al wrote well.

    This is really sad.

  93. Efforts to refute Gore should not bother with a scientific data foodfight. It’s not going to make a difference either to true believers or to those who are trying to understand. Instead concentrate on his hypocritical do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do stance — the mansions, waterfront property, excessive electricity use, etc. How can you trust the pitch when the pitchman is of questionable character?

  94. Ah, the good old Rolling Stone. Ant a Big Donation Button. Just remined me of what I really love about rock music – the zany vaudeville over-the-top side of it, best shown by Dr. Tooth & the Electric mayhem (words and music by Stan Freberg):
    Give me that almighty dollar; for that lettuce let me hollar,
    Give me buckets full of ducets, let me walk aroung and waller
    In mazuma, el dinero; want to be a millionero,
    Give me money, money, money, money, money.

    I want that green ammunition,that’s the stuff for which I’m wishin’,
    Fill my closets with deposits – I’m a demon in addition.
    Give me sheckels, give me pesos – let me see their smiling faceos.
    Money, money, money, money, money.

    I want to get me a suit, that made out of loot,
    And whistle „The Wearin’ of the Green”.
    I’ve got that moneytaritus, like to be just like King Midas,
    Want that golden touch is what I mean.
    Give me that old double eagle, want that tender that is legal,
    And financially, substantially any sum I can inveigle.
    Want to live in regal splendor, with that lovin’ legal tender.
    Give me money, money, money, money, money.

  95. Mike said: “See Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St Clair’s “Al Gore: A User’s Manual” on Google Books for references.”

    Good grief! Is Cockburn still publishing radical-left rubbish? I am encouraged that he singled out Gore for attack. When the radical left brain-dead begins fighting with the far left brain-dead, we are making progress.

  96. Al Gore is not the problem. The problem is the mindless followers that feed on his global warming mantra. And they are not just a few – sadly, a large number of the planet’s population tows that line. This is a problem of the ages. Since the beginning of humanity, there has always been those ready to prey on the fear of the masses, specifically, the fear of change, the fear of radical departure from the status quo.

    There are very many that will always see the future, and the perils of unknown change, as a threat to their stability and well being. They long for life as it was, thinking that somehow, if they restrain themselves from actions envisioned by their fear preachers as damaging to themselves and humanity as a whole, it will always be as it was and that restraint alone will protect them from change – what they fear most.

    To many others, the complete opposite is true. Change they believe, is inevitable, an intrinsic part of the motion of the universe. They thrive in this ever changing environment because they embrace change, see it as an opportunity to grow, and relish in their ability to adapt and survive. They show contempt for the fear mongers who prey on the weak minded, rather than helping them along to an enlightened existence where change is an absolute, and ironically, the only unchanging part of the world we live in – “adapt, flee or die”.

    This has always been a part of the human struggle, and until we can bring this fear of change to an end, it will always be the only REAL status quo.

    Don’t waste time fighting the fear mongers. Show the fearful masses the way to enlightenment instead.

    Best,

    J.

  97. On the bright side The Rolling Stone is an apt venue for bandwagon science. I’m more concerned when the same crap pollutes the pages of Nature or makes a mockery of Nobel prize awards.

  98. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:
    June 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    @Al Gored says:
    June 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    CRS, Dr.P.H. says:
    June 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    “Oh, puh-lease!! In one corner, rent-seeking academic research whores…”

    Please. Not nice to call climatutes “whores.” That sounds cheap, and they are not.
    ————-
    REPLY I’m sorry, you are correct. I should have said “blood-sucking parasites upon humanity.”

    Didn’t mean to insult anyone….
    ————————————————-

    Moderator,

    I found your reply very insulting,……………to parasites.
    At least parasites don’t try to convince their host they’re trying to save the world.

    [reply] It wasn’t a reply from a moderator. TB-mod

  99. “We, on the other hands, have no equal political movement to make our case public.”

    Actually you do. Compare those economies following the Gore agenda (Spain and the EU are leading the way) with those not following Gore.

    The cost of Gore’s ideas are bankrupting every country that is trying and driving up unemployment as the high cost of green energy cannot compete in a global economy. Factories and jobs simply move to countries with lower energy costs (such as China).

    So follow Gore if you want, but don’t be surprised if you get a pink slip as a result.

  100. But its true! While you read this lies are being spread about the climate crisis! Specifically they abeing spread by Al Gore and his crew throgh this article.

  101. I think at least part of the comparison with professional wrestling is valid. While there are plenty of scientific arguments presented here, a lot of the commentary is about insulting the opponent.

    It is important to realize that this sort of commentary will primarily be enjoyed by those already on your side. It is unlikely to convince anyone on the fence, much less those fully opposed to you. Satire may have a place in the world, but when the specific item being discussed is scientific in nature, it only hides the scientific argument from those who most need to see it the most.

    An example;
    “Mann’s inverted Tiljander data survives another round of peer review
    Posted on June 22, 2011 by Anthony Watts
    Steve McIntyre reports (via commenter AMac) that Mann’s inverted Tiljander
    sediment data lives on in Kemp et al 2011 like some zombie that will not die.
    I feel for graduate student Kemp, who will forever have the stink of Mann’s
    inability to admit and correct this simple issue tied to his paper.”

    The article could simply have pointed out the ongoing error that does not get fixed. The “zombie” and “stink” parts are in a writing style more in keeping with professional wrestling than scientific criticism. Personally, I never could get into watching professional wrestling, and find their special type of banter tiresome. It starts to get tiresome for me here on “Watts Up” as well.

    I suggest that a way be found to somehow filter out the less scientific parts here. I imagine the only way to do it is to tag them by the reviewers. Then provide a toggle to turn on or off the parts the viewer wants to see.

  102. To understand what this is all about, you first need to realise that Gore is a failed politician of the sleek, slimy and ultra-rich variety.

    As such, he obsesses about getting his name in headlines again and possibly receiving a second Nobel Prize for distorting the facts. The analogy of WWF is indeed correct, the warmists and wrestlers are entertainment – the problem is that the lumpen proletariat/AGW cult faithful take both as being serious.

  103. Gore is joke. What he wants to do is give speeches and testimony that initiates profound, sweeping social, economic, and political change. All originated by him. In his mind, he’s doing his part (speeches and testimonies), but dang it, the rest of us aren’t living up to our part of the bargain. We keep living our lives in a way that he doesn’t approve of.

    So he throws a temper tantrum and blames everyone and everything under the sun.

    I have a challenge for Al. Take all your smarts and greatness and stuff, and start a company. This company will manufacture a product that sells for $5000. I can buy this product, hook it up to the breaker box on my home, and it will give me up to 10,000 kWh of electricity a year, whenever I want it, for 25 years, guaranteed. If you do that, you’ll see the kind of change that your speeches and testimonies aren’t delivering. But until you do that, please JUST SHUT UP!!!!!

  104. This is really, really funny. The CAGW crowd is even more worried about the truth than I thought, as shown by this way-over-the-top whining exercise. ROFLMAO.

  105. “whether it has any connection to the constant dumping of 90 million tons of heat-trapping emissions into the Earth’s thin shell of atmosphere every 24 hours.”

    Can anyone fact check the 90 million ton claim by Al Bore? Is this a factual number or poetic license?

  106. Let us just look at one of Al Gore’s claims in the Rolling Stone article:

    Gore: Drought. Historic drought and fires in Russia killed an estimated 56,000 people and caused wheat and other food crops in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to be removed from the global market, contributing to a record spike in food prices. “Practically everything is burning,” Russian president Dmitry Medvedev declared. “What’s happening with the planet’s climate right now needs to be a wake-up call to all of us.”

    Let us look at what a USA scientific institution said (peer reviewed) about the Russian Heatwave, many months later actually doing some science and looking at the evidence (Please note, NOAA can by no means be described as sceptical to AGW, quite the contrary. – and they do put lots of spin on it, they almost sound disappointed thatt hey couldn’t link it))

    NOAA: Natural Variability Main Culprit of Deadly Russian Heat Wave That Killed Thousands

    http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110309_russianheatwave.html

    “The heat wave was due primarily to a natural phenomenon called an atmospheric “blocking pattern”, in which a strong high pressure system developed and remained stationary over western Russian, keeping summer storms and cool air from sweeping through the region and leading to the extreme hot and dry conditions. While the blocking pattern associated with the 2010 event was unusually intense and persistent, its major features were similar to atmospheric patterns associated with prior extreme heat wave events in the region since 1880, the researchers found.

    Note Al Gore links the event specificall to climate change (man made?) whereas NOAA say not… Of course you might argue that this might happen more in the future..

    BUT, this is NOT why Al Gore is saying

    NOAA: “The deadly Russian heat wave of 2010 was due to a natural atmospheric phenomenon often associated with weather extremes, according to a new NOAA study. And while the scientists could not attribute the intensity of this particular heat wave to climate change, they found that extreme heat waves are likely to become increasingly frequent in the region in coming decades.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/03/09/noaa-findsclimate-change-blameless-in-2010-russian-heat-wave/

  107. Jean Parisot says:
    June 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    76/10000 is the ratio that needs to be trumpeted …

    Exactly! The 7000 that did not respond basically said “no opinion”.

  108. Thank goodness the presidency was stolen from Gore by Floridian vote counters or the world would have been doomed by now.

  109. Under the Pictures # 7 of 12 – Drought: Russia
    Historic drought and fires in Russia in August 2010 killed an estimated 56,000 people

    Sounded off to me and after a quick search, found this.

    Russia’s record heat wave may already have taken 15,000 lives and cost the economy $15 billion as fires and drought ravage the country.
    At least 7,000 people have probably died in Moscow as a result of the heat, and the nationwide death toll is likely to be at least twice that figure, according to Jeff Masters, co- founder of Weather Underground, a 15-year-old Internet weather service that gathers information from around the world.
    ….
    While the official death toll from fires in central Russia is 52, the heat and smoke in Moscow have almost doubled the city’s normal death rate to about 700 a day, Andrei Seltsovsky, head of the city’s public health department, said yesterday in a televised news conference.
    Masters, who has a Ph.D. in air pollution meteorology, used those numbers to calculate a nationwide death toll.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-10/russia-may-lose-15-000-lives-15-billion-of-economic-output-in-heat-wave.html

    So 52 deaths morf into 15,000. Talk about inflation.

  110. Ask yourself what drives this man to write such drivel …… come on grow up, let logic prevail, do not listen to this ego driven , money driven, power driven con man……go and do some research for your self with an open mind ……… at the end of that time if you do not think that the SUN , the OCEANS and the CLOUDS are not the primary changers of climate and that CO2 is so small as to have VERY little of no real influence ………. then you must be as deluded a Gore !!!!!!!!!!

    Please just look and listen to :- http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1181073/

  111. I am puzzled

    I thought you had another Vice President now – in fact haven’t you had a couple since ex-Vice President Gore was in office ?

    Seems very strange to forget the most important part of his courtesy title – EX.

    So in the Uk we have Mr Blair; Mr Brown; Mr Major – all EX Prime Ministers; no one (least of all Major – blair and brown would probably like to do a Gore a claim an honorific to which they are not entitled to ) would dream of being adressed as Prime Minister never mind ex Prime Minister.

    What is it with Gore – isn’t he just some ex politician turned political advocate ?
    Do you really tolerate such deceptions ?

  112. Gary Pearse says:
    June 23, 2011 at 11:57 am
    Thank goodness the presidency was stolen from Gore by Floridian vote counters or the world would have been doomed by now.

    now that is a great example of who are the real D-words. Denying reality, denying truth, denying all evidence to keep alive a myth long since debunked by their very own media.

  113. News flash!
    Pauchari, Mann, and Gore rip off Namco; create PC game [PachMannGore] that eats evil CO2 molecules. Clyde is pissed.
    /sarc

  114. ” Gary Pearse says:
    June 23, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Thank goodness the presidency was stolen from Gore by Floridian vote counters or the world would have been doomed by now.”

    I’m normally content to simply lurk, but as a Floridian, I can’t let this go unanswered.

    If you believe democrat spin, then George W. Bush was handed the presidency by south Florida democrats (almost certainly retirees from the northeast) who couldn’t figure out how to work that hole punch whatchamacallit.

    HTH

  115. Dr. Dave says on June 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Perhaps I’m the only one who has noticed this. Can ANY of you think of a single current or former Vice President of the United States of America who has written an opinion piece…for Rolling Stone? I suppose Gore surrendered his dignity a long time ago. I just imagine the rationale, “…gotta keep the idea fresh in the minds of the kids…”. I find it disgusting.

    Almost forgot … in the category of disgusting in Sept. 2000 (2 mos pre-election) there was this cover (referencing an interview in the same RS issue):

    Rolling Stone’s Political Covers – POLITICAL COVERS: RS 853 September 9, 2000 – “AL GORE – The Rolling Stone Interview” by Jann S. Wenner

    featuring then candidate Algore with a below-the-belt * … something that was much discussed at the time; Algore has had an on-going relationship with RS since at least 2000 as that interview would indicate.

    * “package” as detected by some doing photo evaluation

    .

  116. The big lie misrepresented as an error by alarmists

    “And in their 3,000-page report, the scientists made some mistakes! Another penalty!”

    The IPCC was told about this error in 2006 by Georg Kaser prior to the AR4 being published

    “Professor Georg Kaser, a glacier expert from Austria, who was lead author of a different chapter in the IPCC report, said when he became aware of the 2035 claim a few months before the report was published, he wrote to Dr Lal, urging him to withdraw it as patently untrue.”

    The IPCC went ahead and published the error, turning it into a lie.

    The truth came out two years later in November 2009 after Pachauri described the Indian Himalayan Glacier Report as “voodoo science”

    Pachauri defended the IPCC until he relented in January of 2010

  117. Scarface says its the sun which causes climate change. Well Scarface you’ve got at least part of the problem solved. The sun’s heat is getting trapped in the atmosphere by GHG’s, one of which is CO2. This hasn’t been a controversial statement for many years now. If you read the “real” science, you will discover this fact for yourself. (There are many primers on the science of climate change which are available at your nearest bookstore, and several sites online, which would be helpful to you in getting up to speed on this crucial issue.)

  118. This diatribe sounds Rommian. Did Gore have ghostwriters to help him?

    He’s said himself that he gets his opinions on Climate from conversations with a group of leading climatologists, including Hansen. Maybe Gore’s statements reflect their views.

  119. Profile of the Sociopath

    1.Glibness and Superficial Charm
    2.Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

    3.Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as “their right.”

    4.Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

    5.Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

    6.Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.

    7.Incapacity for Love

    8.Need for Stimulation
    Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.

    9.Callousness/Lack of Empathy
    Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others’ feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.

    10. Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
    Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.

    11. Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
    Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet “gets by” by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.

    12. Irresponsibility/Unreliability
    Not concerned about wrecking others’ lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.

    13. Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
    Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.

    14. Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
    Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.

    15. Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
    Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

    Does this describe Al Gore?
    It surely seems to.

  120. One of the many pro Gore comments comes from an alleged PhD. candidate in environmental sciences. A quote

    ” Far more striking than the accuracy of stated scientific facts however (which are just that, established facts, not news or Gore’s opinion), is the keen-eyed and eloquent way in which Mr. Gore analyses the broader systemic issues that underlie the climate change pseudo-debate.”

    I imagine this kid will find work with the EPA.

  121. @chris b says:
    June 23, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Moderator,

    I found your reply very insulting,……………to parasites.
    At least parasites don’t try to convince their host they’re trying to save the world.

    [reply] It wasn’t a reply from a moderator. TB-mod
    —–
    CRS Reply Sorry for the confusion, I was the one comparing rent-seeking climatologists to blood-sucking parasites. Excellent point about “at least parasites don’t try to convince their host they’re trying to save the world”!

  122. As someone noted and linked it above, the PBS NewsHour carried this as one of there major stories of the day last night, with a panel of three–two warmists [three if you count 'Gwen"] and a guy from the American Enterprise Institute. [I don't think they ever did cover Climategate.] The transcript is here:
    [url]http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june11/globalwarming_06-22.html[/url]

    This would be another opportunity to critique PBS pushing the global warming propaganda.
    Link to the PBS ombudsman:

    [url]http://www.pbs.org/ombudsman/feedback.html[/url]

  123. Some interesting moments in the PBS Newhour coverage last night…
    [url]http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june11/globalwarming_06-22.html[/url]
    PBS covered it in a major segment with a panel of three Two warmist and…

    KENNETH GREEN, American Enterprise Institute: Well, this is going to be surprising, but I actually agree a little more with Dan here. I think president is getting a bum rap on this one.

    I could wish he’d been a little less active, in fact, on climate policy, but I think it’s clearly a sort of a pre-election…

    GWEN IFILL: Why? Why do you wish he…

    [I saw it. Ifill was clearly surprised. I don't think the 'NewsHour' has ears for anything put the warmist propaganda]

    KENNETH GREEN: We’re beginning to actually have the right argument, which is interesting.

    You have Andy Revkin at The New York Times, an environmental reporter, seriously upset over the fact that the U.N. IPCC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, let a report on renewable energy be written by the Sierra Club.

    And this is a huge scandal of unprecedented proportions.

    GWEN IFILL: Is that true?…
    [ignorance is bliss at PBS]

  124. Interview with a Crazed Sex Poodle. I wouldn’t use The Rolling Stone even to wrap fish or line the bottom of a bird cage as it would entail unavoidably reading some of it in the process. This interview is a case in point for why I don’t want to know what’s in it.

  125. Al Gore is only one step away from suggesting that in order to stop Climate Change we must throw virgins into the volcano.

    As we enter the Landscheidt Grand Solar Minimum heading into the next Little (hopefully) Ice Age, we will look back decades from now (freezing-to-death), and wonder how did our politicians fall for this agw crap?

  126. “Yet President Obama has never presented to the American people the magnitude of the climate crisis. He has simply not made the case for action. He has not defended the science against the ongoing, withering and dishonest attacks.”

    Have you (Al Gore) “defended the science against the ongoing, withering and dishonest attacks” by Lord Monckton? President Obama has more pressing things on his plate and may need a hand from someone with less on their plate.

  127. If it is “true” that CO2 is the real culprit of increasing temperatures, why do the last thirteen years of temperature data show no increase, statistically? I have nor heard an explanation, as the 98 per cent of scientists are obviously a little too perplexed. I certianly will not ask Al Gore, the pseudo-scientist. If there is a real efffect, then tell us! If not, go back to the drawing board.

  128. The National Academy of Science for every major country on earth? Does this include the Czech Republic?

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