The week in Gore

tabloid_climatology_onlyyouAl Gore has been running the interview circuit this week, and it seems since his sale of CURRENT TV to Al Jazeerra he has gone from golden boy to goblin boy in the eyes of the media.

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:

Al Gore: “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.”

The Future, By Al Gore – Reviews – Books – The Independent

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?

GORE: Because…

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.

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Al Gore Compares Fox News To ’24/7 Propaganda Masquerading As News’ (VIDEO) – The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/02/01/al-gore-fox-news-propaganda-masquerading-news_n_2601600.html

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Al Gore: UK leaders ‘seriously misinformed’ about climate change | RTCC – Responding to Climate Change

Former US Vice President Al Gore says he is concerned the UK’s political leaders have lost their will to address climate change.

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Tough questions follow Al Gore book tour – Patrick Gavin – POLITICO.com

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.

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Andrea Mitchell Asks Al Gore How A Global Warming ‘Prophet’ Could Sell His Network To Oil Producing Nation | Mediaite

“It would be like taking money from Exxon-Mobile if Exxon-Mobile owned Al Jazeera,” Mitchell added.

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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.”

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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

NBC News Continues to Hit Al Gore From Left Over Al Jazeera Purchasing Current TV | NewsBusters

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.

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Hump Day Hilarity – Gore: As American as Apple pie

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’

Al tells David ‘There’s a lot of opportunity in this crisis’. From Green tech to Oil funded Al Jazeera to Apple he has certainly done rather well.

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Cartoons by Josh

A full transcript and video of Gore’s appearance is here:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/01/30/letterman-you-al-gore-are-doing-business-country-thats-enabling-your

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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.

Photo: Special thanks to loyal Lars listener Eric for making this.
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59 thoughts on “The week in Gore

  1. Does Al Gore come across to you as the Milo Minderbinder character from Catch 22? Milo was the junior officer who arranged to bomb his own base to cover losses in Egyptian cotton investments.

  2. There’s a transcript of Al Gore’s interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4, in the UK, here:

    https://sites.google.com/site/mytranscriptbox/home/20130131_c4

    A sample:

    “…just look at the consequences from climate-related events, just in the past year. The flooding in the United Kingdom has been horrendous and has alternated with drought. Here in the US, we had the hottest year, in 2012, ever recorded in history – 60% of our country was in dangerous drought, $110 billion was lost to climate-related disasters and Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City and New Jersey and some other places. And yet not one single question was asked in any of the innumerable Presidential debates by any member of the news media about the climate crisis. Isn’t that odd? I think that’s terribly odd.”

  3. Media people asking Gore the same ‘Al-Jazeera / Qatar hypocrisy’ question & Gore’s nearly identical answer = spooky. Even the PBS NewsHour got into the act. But there was a better question to ask – which nobody asked – concerning Gore’s long-term accusation of oil funding corruption of skeptic climate scientists. I commented about that problem at the NewsHour: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/jan-june13/gore_01-31.html#comment-785903267

  4. Oh, well done Lars! Ha ha ha ha ha! Sounds like Gore waddled out of the interview so fast he left skid marks.

  5. Well we all know Al Gore.

    http://blogs.24.com/henryp/2012/10/02/best-sine-wave-fit-for-the-drop-in-global-maximum-temperatures/

    Looking carefully at my graphs, you will note with me that over the next 8 years or so, we will be cooling down at the maximum rate, of around -0.04 degrees C globally per year. That is ca. -0.3 degrees C down on the maxima by 2020. And I think earth average temps. (means) will follow this trend because it has already used up most of its reserves. So the following two decades will be cold. Very cold. But if you count back 88 years you will always realize that we have been there before and we all came through…
    So there is really nothing new under the sun. Everything is as it has always been. Natural global warming and natural global cooling have been with us, like, forever, or at least for as far back as I can see….
    Don’t worry about the carbon. Start worrying (a bit) about the cold…

    Not a weather prediction that Al Gore would give you. So he is fraud. Probably also a fraudster.
    …..

  6. GORE: I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas.

    It’s fascinating how the left has managed to frame the argument so that any idea they have, no matter how stupid or ill considered, is “progressive” and the rest of us just don’t get it. It does go right along with how they consider themselves elitists, far above the rest of us who just can’t get it.

    In speaking of FOX News:

    And the fact that we have 24/7 propaganda masquerading as news, it does have an impact.

    So we have one network somewhat on the right and how many on the left putting out their propaganda masquerading as news? At least right wing talk radio makes no pretense about being balanced like the MSM does.

    Al Gore is the most hypocritical person I can think of. Not only is he the ultimate “do as I say not as I do” person. He uses the power of money and position to try to force you to do as he says.

  7. Steve McIntyres site is off. The link is giving an address available message. Delete this message as I can find no other way to try to alert him.

  8. Gore didn’t say ANYTHING (beyond the normal 98% yadda yadda [up from 97%, apparently]) When pressed about his 100 million, he was a greased pig. What a condescending prick.

  9. I saw him on Letterman. Another shameless attempt to link Superstorm Sandy to global warming. Although Sandy was a small hurricane made ferocious and tragic when a blocking High caused by cold weather forced the storm inland, they figure if they repeat the connection often enough people will believe global warming caused the cold event. Goebbels would be proud.

  10. Al Gore is either the stupidest person on earth or the most hypocritical.

    Does Al not realize his brand of Global Warming accuses CO2 as the cause?

    Does Al not know those who paid him $100 million get their money from oil, which contains this CO2 he reviles?

    Hey, Al–good to see you don’t disappoint. If you don’t take any of this seriously, why should anybody else?

  11. That was one hilarious interview, manbeargoat on the Lars Larson show… I didn’t think it was real at first… It’s worth a playback…

  12. 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.” [Al Gore]

    ¼ times 90 M times 10,000 = ; Never mind.

    I’ve wondered how Al finds time to research material for his books and lectures. This clears it up. He doesn’t. Just like the phrase “global warming pollution”: All nonsense.

  13. An interviewer who did his homework, and isn’t fawning. So nice for a change! But oh yeah, Lars is just a talk radio guy, so he doesn’t know anything. /some lib

  14. There is nothing surprising here. Why are the liberal media so gullible or why does the liberal media disingenuously feign surprise? Doesn’t anybody do any research any more?

    Al Gore’s family actually made most of their money from COAL. Yes this is a FACT.

    Al Gore’s father worked for Armand Hammer the only western person in the entire world who could fly his own private company jet to Moscow. Yes this is a FACT.

  15. So, Diane Coyle of ‘The Independent’, in quoting Al Gore, has this to say:

    “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.'”

    Huh? So, “…10,000 years from now.” is “…a timescale far, far beyond…” normal policy horizons? Oh, I’d definitely say so. I can imagine our forebears, long, long before the birth of civilization around Baghdad, long before the ancient pyramids, before Carthage, before Ancient Greece, and Rome, having the sheer genius, the wisdom, and the incredible foresight to set up policy prescriptions for us in the here and now, and engrave those policy prescriptions in stone (which, of course, was all they had). Yeah, I know our forebears had discovered fire (an energy source which we are now to be denied), but I mean, c’mon, the foregoing statements by our dear Diane and our dear Al don’t even pass the idiocy test. And, “global warming pollution”? Temperature is a pollutant? Human ingenuity has not yet invented words to adequately supersede ‘stupidity’ and ‘idiocy’ but we’ll need them pretty soon.

  16. …why he sold out to “big oil”…
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    Because that’s where the money is.

    If a sceptic has a tie to “big oil”, no matter how tenuous – or even if merely allegedly, it is enough in the eyes of the warmunists to completely discredit them.

    How about some symmetry?

  17. TomRude says:
    February 2, 2013 at 8:14 am
    What happened to climateaudit.org? I get a generic page

    Looks like the owner forgot to pay his domain registration fees. Maybe someone should give him a holler?

    REPLY: It always helps to check the front page of WUWT – Anthony

  18. Mr Gore,
    Your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. You grabbed what you could get for the sake of what was to be got. It was just robbery with malevolence, aggravated assault on a great scale, and men going at it blind — as is very proper for those who think they tackle a darkness. The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different opinion, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.

    Richard Howes
    (with deep apologies to Joseph Conrad)

  19. Mr. Gore, the climate challenged people of the world would like to know…how much (non carbon based of course) Jet fuel was consumed by your private jet on this little book tour

  20. “Gore also praised liberal billionaire George Soros as a “wonderful guy” who should have “more influence” while discussing money in politics.”

    Nice of him to acknowledge the biggest puppet-master\ paymaster of left wing activist groups and Obama.

  21. Can’t someone down there below the 49th nail Gore on RICO charges? And notice he is really moving the goal posts. 10,000 years?

  22. @Chuck says:
    February 2, 2013 at 8:31 am
    “Al Gore is the most hypocritical person I can think of. Not only is he the ultimate “do as I say not as I do” person. He uses the power of money and position to try to force you to do as he says.”

    …and force MSM not to present skeptics view – here’s a good example from BBC Hardtalk with Al Gore & Dr Pachauri, the clip should start 320s in

  23. Al Gore is a hypocrite. He has claimed to be a long time environmentalist and worries about co2 rise in the atmosphere. Well, does the following sound like an environmentalist or a hypocrite? You decide. Aside from Al Gore taking Al Jazeera oil money and acquiring a second large home we have:

    Time – September 25, 2000
    Some Gore-bashers are more concerned about the fact that the vice president’s “reinventing government” program had helped Occidental in 1997 become the beneficiary of the largest-ever American privatization of an oilfield, when it purchased 78 percent of the Elk Hills oilfield near Bakersfield, Calif. Gore spokesman Jim Kennedy says the vice president never specifically pushed for the sale of Elk Hills or made any effort to profit from it. But in 1995 Gore had indeed called specifically for the privatization of Elk Hills, which had been the Navy’s strategic reserve, arguing it was no longer needed.

    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,55826,00.html

    USA Today – 3 / 18 / 2007
    Al Gore has profited from zinc mining that has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances near his farmstead, but there is no evidence the mine has caused serious damage to the environment in the area or threatened the health of his neighbors.

    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-03-18-goremine_n.htm

    Do as I say, not as I do. Al Gore is the biggest hypocrite this world has ever known. Plus he’s shameless and brazen about it.

  24. I learned of WUWT from listening to Lars. Anyway, there’s a reason why almost no Dem in Oregon or Washington will come on his show and Gore just learned why. He asks some pretty darn tough questions they don’t like to answere.

  25. It seems like AlGore’s people booked him onto the Lars Larson show wiithout knowing that Lars is conservative. Somebody on Al’s staff must’ve got torn a new one after that. Oh, and Al was spewing utter BS.

  26. Oil-backed anti-American Al Jazeera, should we call it Oil-Jazeera, for Al’s sake?

    How about Al Goil?

    Just wondering..

  27. Too bad they weren’t able to steal Florida in 2000. I can only think four years of this oaf and nobody would have any doubt global warming was a scam.

  28. The satellites and weather balloons have yet to find any trapped heat…and what pollution is he on about? CO2 is not a pollutant.

  29. I suspect it is hard for people who get close to the presidency to maintain their connection to reality. Gore seems to have lost his.

  30. Sean says:
    February 2, 2013 at 7:51 am
    ‘Does Al Gore come across to you as the Milo Minderbinder character from Catch 22? ‘

    Nah, Milo Minderbinder had way more principles. Remember everybody had a share with Milo.

  31. Albert Gore’s just mad because the scam that is “climate change” has progressed beyond his control, especially with the general failures in the carbon exchanges and companies getting better ideas and growing wise to his scams. He’s a victim of his own manipulations, but he wants you to believe the problem is Fox News and real informants who don’t agree with him. What an ass!!

    As it is, the climate change context has little to do with science, but nearly everything to do with manipulation of economies, changing their scales and redistributing trillions of dollars by force. Those pushing the context have done a terrible wrong to science, co-optin emerging concepts and perverting natural science and real facts.

    Theirs is a crisis structure, a fraud of massive proportions that deserves to go away!

  32. Rodgerknights: No, Fox is a lukewarmer station at best. Gore’s attack on Fox is just part of the overall democrat attempt to de-legitimize Fox. The left does take their marching orders seriously.

  33. After praising the integrity, independence and journalistic standards of foreign oil-backed anti-American Al Jazeera,
    ———–
    This wouldn’t be the same feel thy foreign oil-backed corporations that you guys buy your oil from would it. Shame on you for buying oil from feelthy oil-backed corporations.

  34. LazyTeenager,

    I suggest you read Jay Epstein’s “The Secret Dossier of Armand Hammer” if you dare – at the risk, of course, that you might actually learn something.

  35. “LazyTeenager says:
    February 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm”
    Why don’t you explain what you use for transport and how you get about, instead making the occasional useless, senseless and completely inept comments here just so you can make some grandiose “look at what I did” statement on those forums you normally coddle those warmists and other loonies?

  36. GORE: I think it has been a pretty hostile environment for progressive ideas.

    Sooo, CAGW is a “progressive idea“? Odd, I thought it was about science and stuff. Apperently, it is actually about ‘progressive’, IE socialism. It certainly works to that effect, resulting in a massive wealth transfer to the government (and Al Gore), which promises (really, any day now!) to pass that on to the people.
    ‘Progressive’, or socialism, is really just populism, an old idea used since ancient times to get The Great Leader into power and then stay there.

  37. cui bono says:
    February 2, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Oh, well done Lars! Ha ha ha ha ha! Sounds like Gore waddled out of the interview so fast he left skid marks.
    Brilliant interview! Thanks for the heads up. And here was I thinking that the debate was over. Muahahaha!

  38. If a news org. criticize both sides, a Conservative will consider them fair.
    If there is anything critical of the left, that is not to be tolerated.

  39. Other than a couple of “byes”, the Lars Larson inteview concludes (last five seconds) with this comment by Mr. Larson: “Mr. Vice-President, I look forward to our next time together. Thanks very much.

    I predict Mr. Larson will be looking for a loooooong time.

  40. when asked a write in question by Rose as to wether cold fusion was to be the savior for all issues re global warming he gave a reply that showed he has no idea about nuclear science????

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