He’s pushing his usual set of tabloid climatology claims in the process, but all they want to know about is why he sold out to “big oil”.
Below are a few excerpts from headlines and some interviews. My favorite is from my radio commentator friend Lars Larson in Portland, who had so much fun with Gore yesterday.
h/t to Tom Nelson for may of these stories:
The discussion is framed in terms of a timescale far, far beyond any normal policy horizon. “Roughly a quarter of the 90 million tons of global warming pollution… each day will still linger there – still trapping heat – more than 10,000 years from now.”
=================================================================================Hypocrite Gore Targets Fox News But Is OK with Oily Al-Jazeera
After praising the integrity, independence and journalistic standards of foreign oil-backed anti-American Al Jazeera, the former Vice President took a swipe at Fox News Channel.
The video appears clandestine, because as we know Gore does not allow recording of some appearances.
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke with Charlie Rose on January 29th on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. After praising the integrity, independence and journalistic standards of foreign oil-backed anti-American Al Jazeera, the former Vice President took a swipe at Fox News Channel.
ROSE: Why do you think [Obama] was cautious in the first four years?
ROSE: … he is a cautious man?
GORE: I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas.
ROSE: And why is that? That you’re saying it’s a very hostile environment for progressive ideas because of the importance of money in corporations or…
GORE: And Fox News and the right-wing talk radio. And yeah I mean, it’s not that complicated. In Tennessee there’s an old saying if you see a turtle on a fence post you can be pretty sure it didn’t get there by itself. And the fact that we have 24/7 propaganda masquerading as news, it does have an impact.
Gore also praised liberal billionaire George Soros as a “wonderful guy” who should have “more influence” while discussing money in politics.
Al Gore Compares Fox News To ’24/7 Propaganda Masquerading As News’ (VIDEO) – The Huffington Post
Former US Vice President Al Gore says he is concerned the UK’s political leaders have lost their will to address climate change.
If you thought Al Gore was a media darling, you haven’t seen his latest book tour. Although Gore has been selective in which outlets he appears on to promote his new book, “The Future,” they haven’t treated the former vice president with kid gloves. From “Today” to “Morning Joe” to “Late Show with David Letterman” to “The Daily Show,” Gore has come under attack by his interviewers for his decision to sell Current TV to Al Jazeera.
“It would be like taking money from Exxon-Mobile if Exxon-Mobile owned Al Jazeera,” Mitchell added.
Jon Stewart grills Al Gore on Al Jazeera – POLITICO.comThe Comedy Central host then pressed Gore to explain his “cost-benefit analysis” of the sale to Al Jazeera and where the issue of sustainability came in that assessment.
“You had an opportunity to make a statement probably about your principles and some people would feel, and for me as well, I thought it was an odd move,” Stewart said. “Not because of some of the other things, but because it is backed by fossil fuel money.”
Gore on CO2: “The greater evaporation from the heat off the oceans fills the sky with much more water vapor so that when a storm releases it, we get these giant floods”; CO2 also causes droughts because cough-mumble
GORE: And [trace amounts of human-emitted CO2] traps enough extra energy to equal 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs going off every day. It’s a big planet, but that’s a lot of energy. And that is what contributed to Superstorm Sandy. That’s what contributed to 60% of the country being in a drought last year. 110 billion dollars worth of climate-related disasters. Yesterday in Queensland, Australia, they had 2 1/2 feet of rain. The greater evaporation from the heat off the oceans fills the sky with much more water vapor so that when a storm releases it, we get these giant floods.
Josh says: Climate Depot reports on Al Gore’s appearence on the David Letterman show, where Letterman asks:
‘You, Al Gore, Are Doing Business With Country That’s Enabling Your Ultimate Foe of Climate Change’
A full transcript and video of Gore’s appearance is here:
From the nationally syndicated Lars Larson show, where Gore was a radio guest yesterday, you can click the orange play button to hear the interview:
Former Vice President Al Gore joined me for a short time today, and boy did we have some fun.
What did you think of what he had to say?
Special thanks to loyal Lars listener Eric for making this.