Al Gore compares climate skeptics to anti abolitionists, racists, homophobes, and alcoholic families

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UPDATE: I missed this in the interview, since it wasn’t in the publicist release, it would be  a shame not to highlight it.

Would there be hurricanes and floods and droughts without man-made global warming? Of course. But they’re stronger now. The extreme events are more extreme. The hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6.

People send me stuff. Apparently, WaPo is so proud of this interview, they had their publicist send it out. I don’t think Al realizes that the “raging” he perceives is actually raucous laughter. – Anthony

From The Washington Post publicist:

Washington Post’s Ezra Klein spoke with Al Gore about why he’s so optimistic about stopping global warming. Excerpts are pasted below and the full transcript can be found at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/21/al-gore-explains-why-hes-optimistic-about-stopping-global-warming/

EK: Do the policy failures of the last decade put more pressure on technological advances to be the source of the solution?

AG: No, I seem them as intertwined. To some extent, the failure of policy at Copenhagen and before that in Washington has put more emphasis on the hopeful developments in technology, but as the conversation is won on global warming — and it’s not won yet but it’s very nearly won — the possibilities for policy changes once again open up.

EK: What do you think of the Obama administration’s intentions to push regulatory approaches to limiting carbon emissions?

AG: I’m very encouraged. I thought the president’s speech on climate was terrific and it followed the inspiring comments in his inaugural address and his post-election State of the Union. And remember the impact of policy direction on business calculations is forward-looking. When business begins to understand the direction of policy, they have to start adjusting to where the policy is going. When you look at the EPA process, it’s undeniably clear that there will be a price on carbon one way or the other. Then when you look at the movement in other countries and the states and local measures being enacted, the direction is now quite clear and businesses are making plans to adjust to it.

EK: Give me the optimistic scenario on what happens next. If all goes well, what do the next few years look like on this issue?

AG: Well, I think the most important part of it is winning the conversation. I remember as a boy when the conversation on civil rights was won in the South. I remember a time when one of my friends made a racist joke and another said, hey man, we don’t go for that anymore. The same thing happened on apartheid. The same thing happened on the nuclear arms race with the freeze movement. The same thing happened in an earlier era with abolition. A few months ago, I saw an article about two gay men standing in line for pizza and some homophobe made an ugly comment about them holding hands and everyone else in line told them to shut up. We’re winning that conversation.

The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned. It’s like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace. But the political climate is changing. Something like Chris Hayes’s excellent documentary on climate change wouldn’t have made it on TV a few years ago. And as I said, many Republicans who’re still timid on the issue are now openly embarrassed about the extreme deniers. The deniers are being hit politically. They’re being subjected to ridicule, which stings. The polling is going back up in favor of doing something on this issue. The ability of the raging deniers to stop progress is waning every single day.

When that conversation is won, you’ll see more measures at the local and state level and less resistance to what the EPA is doing. And slowly it will become popular to propose steps that go further and politicians that take the bit in their teeth get rewarded. I remember when the tide turned on smoking in public places. People thought the late Frank Lautenburg was crazy for proposing a ban on smoking in airplanes, but he was rewarded politically and then politicians began falling all over themselves to do the same. That’s the optimistic scenario. And it’s not just a scenario! It’s happening now!

Don’t get me wrong. We’ve got a long way to go. We’re still increasing emissions. But we’re approaching this tipping point. Businesses are driving it. Grass roots are driving it. Policies and changes in law in places like india and China and Mexico and California and Ireland will proliferate and increase, and soon we’ll get to the point where national laws will evolve into global cooperation.

Molly Gannon
Senior Publicist
The Washington Post

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157 thoughts on “Al Gore compares climate skeptics to anti abolitionists, racists, homophobes, and alcoholic families

  1. Once again the headline and the story don’t match.

    REPLY: once again, your perception and reality don’t match – Anthony

  2. This from a man who made hundreds of millions on the global warming scam, sold his network to oil barons and has an annual “carbon” footprint larger than half the population of Tennessee. In the dictionary, next to the definition of hypocrite, there is a picture of Al Gore.

  3. [algore] compares climate skeptics to anti abolitionists, racists, homophobes, and alcoholic families
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    algore’s father voted against the 1964 equal rights amendment.

  4. How did this vacuous gasbag rise so high in our government? The good news is that virtually every statement he made about the “conversation” was a lie.

  5. He is so confident about stopping global warming because IT HAS ALREADY STOPPED. All that is left if for them to put in some bogus tax, declare victory over the climate and collect their ill gotten gains.

    Say what you want (and I’ve said plenty negative about him) but stupid he isn’t. He knows it’s a scam.

  6. Look up Ezra Klein’s record from Journolist. He’s a thug masquerading as a “journalist”.

    That he and Algore fell deeply into mutual admiration is no surprise.

    “Once again the headline and the story don’t match.”

    Read for comprehension, Margaret. The headline is not a direct quote.

  7. Go easy on him Margaret. A good man is hard to find (Flannery O’Connor, 1953), I think maybe Inspector ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan too, but I can’t find a citation.

  8. “A shrinking group of denialists?” Al Gore must be smoking something green. Shrinking? Anthony, are your hits shrinking?

  9. EK: What’s your response to people who say those events simply can’t be confidently connected to global warming?
    AG: The leading scientists have in the last two years changed the way they discuss that particular connection. It’s true that it used to be common for them to say you can’t blame any single extreme weather event on global warming. What you had to say is the odds have shifted and those events are becoming more common and extreme. They’ve now changed their description of that connection. The temperature has increased globally and there’s now 4 percent more water vapor in the Earth’s atmosphere than 30 years ago. As a result, every extreme weather event now has a component of global warming in it.

    And the data says:

    If you look at superstorm Sandy on October 29th, the ocean water east of New Jersey was nine degrees fahrenheit above average. That’s what put so much more energy into that storm. That’s what put so much more water vapor into that storm. Would there be a storm anyway? Maybe so. Would there be hurricanes and floods and droughts without man-made global warming? Of course. But they’re stronger now. The extreme events are more extreme. The hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6. The fingerprint of man-made global warming is all over these storms and extreme weather events.

    I wonder if he actually believes the nonsense that comes from his pie-hole.

  10. “… about why he’s so optimistic about stopping global warming.”

    Maybe because the globe stopped warming over a decade ago?

    So rejoice all ye sinners! Rejoice all ye saints!

    For AGW has been defeated already, and we can stop flagellating ourselves with panic-stricken carbon strangulation policies.

  11. I suspect that, with the present pause in warming, with the possibility of it being the precursor to a decline in global temperatures, Al Gore et al may be setting themselves up as the saviours of the world, as they claim that any reduction could not have happened without them.

  12. ..ridicule stings….Big Al must feel like he kicked a hive of Africaniced bees…he deserves all the “stings” he gets!

  13. Margaret Hardman says:
    August 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Once again the headline and the story don’t match.
    ——————————————————————-

    They match perfectly, so I guess English isn’t your first language? Welcome, stranger :)

  14. Totally delusional. Year after year, polls consistently show that “climate change” (or whatever they’re calling it today) ranks at the very bottom of lists of issues that concern people.

    Cap-and-trade died and Climategate (followed almost immediately by the collapse of Copenhagen) let the air out of the climate balloon almost four years ago. Mr. Obama couldn’t obtain legislative support for his climate proposals even at a time when his party had a majority in both houses of Congress. He’s since been reduced to attempts to impose climate policies by executive order, many of which will probably be blocked by the courts on constitutional grounds (i.e., separation of powers).

    All this — and yet Mr. Gore believes that the tide is somehow turning in favor of his views? (And that those of us who are skeptics are similar to “raging alcoholics” anti-abolitionists and Holocaust deniers?)

    If there’s anyone with a background in psychiatry reading this, I’d really like to know: Is there medication available these days to help people who have completely lost contact with reality?

    To think that Mr. Gore actually came within a few thousand votes of the Oval Office in 2000 is enough to make my blood run cold.

  15. One can only paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill’s dictum:
    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
    He did. There isn’t.

  16. The Vancouver Sun had an article regarding how sea level rise is going to cost $1 trillion dollars by 2050

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Flooding+rising+seas+could+cost+trillion+2050+with+Vancouver+risk+high+study+says/8811836/story.html

    I guess this journalist and the WaPo’s went to the same school of “Journalism”. Then again, the article had the word “could” in it so they “could” always ignore their prediction. Besides how many people will be around to catch the mistake.

  17. LOL, apparently gore lives in a bubble. Ive followed this debate for more then a decade. (starting out as a firm “believer” btw) The skeptics have never had more footing. The skeptics I know are certainly annoyed so much data is ignored and one sided, but it is those who believe co2 is a major driver who end up in a rage if you even have the nerve to question the “science”. Especially when you use actual data to do so. Ive “debated” this on several forums over the years, and it ALWAYS resorted to me being called names and calls to authority instead of an honest assesment of the data. Might as well try debating religion. What do you expect when this is how the topic is presented? Lots of emotional claims and posturing, with massive holes in the data to back it?

    Id hate to be gore in coming years especially if we do get a carbon tax. People like him will not be liked very much. The climate simply isnt doing what the fear mongers claimed on any front. I cant imagine people will be very happy about all the capitol spent thus far and into the future, especially in light of our economic issues globally.

    Luckily for him, and those like him most who bought the story only look at one side of the discusision, otherwise it would be clear his claims are propaganda, or perhaps saving face. This buys them time, maybe they can all retire together on an island for their safety while the rest of us figure out what actually drives climate.

  18. What’s the difference between “extreme deniers” and “raging deniers”? If Al Gore had invented USENET, he could talk about “flaming deniers” too.

  19. And how many Americans were responsible for making this idiot Vice President. I thought we had trouble with Blair and Brown. Mind doing you, we did have that fat fool Prescott as Deputy PM. At least Blair has spent his time since leaving office in enriching himself in accordance with the time honoured rules of ex political leaders……

  20. LOL WAW, read what he says. Don’t make it up for yourself. If you can’t get Jim D to help. He has a degree in cant.

  21. Mark and two Cats says:
    August 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    “algore’s father voted against the 1964 equal rights amendment.”

    Do you mean the 1964 Civil Rights Act? Yes, Gore’s father voted against it and a little later Al inherited his father’s senate seat.

    When you consider what a huge bullet the US dodged when Al did not become president…well, it might incline one to believe in divine providence.

  22. Theo Goodwin says:
    August 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Mark and two Cats says:
    August 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    “algore’s father voted against the 1964 equal rights amendment.”

    Do you mean the 1964 Civil Rights Act?
    —————————–
    Sorries – yes that’s what I meant. TY.

  23. “but as the conversation is won on global warming — and it’s not won yet but it’s very nearly won”

    I can only imagine how he plays horseshoes.

    If he didn’t have Slick Willy’s nad hairs to hold onto, we may never have ever heard of Albert Gore.

  24. Once again I’m reminded that when I first noticed “Global Warming” being talked about I didn’t pay much attention. But when Al Gore started talking about it, I didn’t become skeptical. I became suspicious.

  25. The AGW camp should give this guy a one way ticket to the Arctic.
    Because it would certainly start to warm up with all the hot air that comes out of this guy.

  26. “and soon we’ll get to the point where national laws will evolve into global cooperation.”

    That was the purpose since 1971. But I think he CFR and their goon Gore are in for a surprise.

  27. Fact free and no questions.
    That is what Al is all about.

    Sad to see that this liar still gets away with his treason of mankind.

  28. Gore says “I remember a time when one of my friends made a racist joke and another said, hey man, we don’t go for that anymore. The same thing happened on apartheid.”

    Yet like the racists, he pushes the offensive word “denier” as if anyone who has different beliefs is a lower human.

  29. I know he has an overblown ego but i take no comfort from the following :

    Al Says
    “When you look at the EPA process, it’s undeniably clear that there will be a price on carbon one way or the other.”

    Per Marc Morano’s heads up a few days back ?

    Then he says :
    “Then when you look at the movement in other countries and the states and local measures being enacted, the direction is now quite clear and businesses are making plans to adjust to it.”

    By not hiring workers and off shoring to places where there is less regulation ?
    Only a dufus would think that’s a good thing for the US and Europe.

  30. The problems with Gore go much deeper than just his greed and hypocrisy, in the long run it will be his green energy and biofuel interests that will result in serious numbers of deaths. Food wars start real wars, and the “Arab Spring” began with protests over escalating food prices. All the mega environmental groups advocate population control and management. With a cooling world and rising food and energy costs, a lot of people may be managed and controlled right out the picture. Future generations may look at Al and his green cronies with the same respect given to Stalin and Mao.

  31. Margaret Hardman says:
    August 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    LOL WAW, read what he says. Don’t make it up for yourself. If you can’t get Jim D to help. He has a degree in cant.
    ————————————————————————————————————-

    Yep, as i thought, definately not a native English speaker. Don’t recognise the grammatical structure in your post but I’m guessing a Google translation from, what, Swahili maybe?

  32. Hey Al, remind me about YOUR carbon footprint…

    Hey Al, where are all your investments now…… anything left in ‘renewables’ ?

  33. Gore’s comments are very sleek. Not surprising as he is talking to an obvious sycophant.

    But ‘sleek’ means slimy and ‘slimy’ means both untrustworthy and deceitful, which are the hallmarks of almost every failed leading politician in the world.

    There is something very wrong in our world that you can be awarded a Nobel Prize for being a serial advocate of bad science, scary unfounded forecasts and producing films whose amount of factual content would rival one from 1984’s Ministry of Truth.

    It is truly amazing how much money failed politicians make.

  34. I like the part where he cites current wildfires….. which have burned 2 million fewer acres than the average of the last 10 years.

  35. Interestingly, the usual political rot ensues in CA. They have a “carbon credit” market there imploding on all the freebe carbon credits that CA is giving out in response to political pressure. Germany? Yep, I have heard of it. Sorry, but I can’t link this. It is off a professional Bloomberg station.

    California ‘Freebies’ Drive Carbon to 2013 Low: Energy Markets
    2013-08-21 09:29:53.343 GMT

    By Lynn Doan
    Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) — Carbon prices in California are at
    the lowest level this year as the state weighs increasing the
    number of free permits offered to polluters in an effort to
    kick-start the fledgling market.
    Allowances for December delivery, which can be used by
    companies from BP Plc to Chevron Corp. to cover emissions as
    early as this year, slumped to $13.35 a metric ton on Aug. 19,
    the lowest since Dec. 10, according to data compiled by CME
    Group Inc. Permits auctioned Aug. 16 were expected to attract
    the lowest price since November, according to a Bloomberg New
    Energy Finance analysis.
    California, the world’s 10th-largest economy, said July 18
    that it will consider increasing by one-third the number of free
    allowances issued to refiners, metals producers and other
    companies facing higher costs and even job losses as they seek
    to comply with a program designed to cut emissions 15 percent by
    2020. The state Air Resources Board, which began the world’s
    second-largest carbon market in 2012, will release results of
    last week’s auction today.
    “The market viewed the state’s plan as bearish and sold
    off,” Lenny Hochschild, head of global carbon trading for
    broker Evolution Markets in White Plains, New York, said by
    telephone. “Those companies that may receive free allocations
    would presumably have less buying to do than they otherwise
    would have.”

    Higher Prices

    The auction, the fourth since California’s program began,
    had been expected to attract the highest prices so far because
    of increased demand for emissions-intensive power generated by
    natural gas after the closing of the state’s largest nuclear
    plant. Chevron also increased processing rates at Northern
    California’s largest-polluting refinery, and a summer heat wave
    was expected to bring more power plants online….

    [snipped short. Please use the URL rather than posting the whole article. — mod.]

  36. The shriller he gets, the less credibility he has. And now that IPCC has pretty much dumped Mann’s hockey stick, Algore is likely to become very shrill indeed.

  37. “We’re winning that conversation.

    The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned.”

    Another strange case of Projection Dissorder. The fact is that now more than ever, my peers tend to aggree with my scepticism. I feel that I will no longer be ridiculed for my sceptical opinion. I think that Al has it backwards.

  38. Here is Al Gore and his family.

    SLAVERY

    Ancestry of Al Gore
    …….GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS ………22 Jacob Waggoner, b. ca. 1803, living Smith Co., Tenn. 1860 (owning 16 slaves), d. 1893
    m. by 24 Sept. 1834………..”

    http://www.wargs.com/political/gore.html

    TOBACCO

    New York Times
    “Six years after Vice President Al Gore’s older sister died of lung cancer in 1984, he was still accepting campaign contributions from tobacco interests. Four years after she died, while campaigning for President in North Carolina, he boasted of his experiences in the tobacco fields and curing barns of his native Tennessee….”

    “Throughout most of my life, I’ve raised tobacco,”……..”I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I’ve hoed it. I’ve chopped it. I’ve shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.”

    ALCOHOL

    New York Times – August 25, 2012
    …Albert III, known mostly for youthful indiscretions with alcohol and marijuana, is an executive working on urban renewal. And Sarah, once in medical school, is now an artist and married in California. …

    BIG OIL

    Time – Sept. 25, 2000
    Gore’s Big Oil Connection: An ‘Occident’ of Birth?
    …..It’s not exactly the stuff of scandal, Al Gore’s connection to Occidental Petroleum, but it doesn’t do much for his efforts to proclaim himself free of the “oil stain”…..

    And so on………………..

    Should I say massage, women and groping? Should I say selling your tv station to an oil funded broadcaster early this year? Let’s leave that for another day.

    Al Gorzeera is the biggest hypocrite this world has ever known.

  39. AG:
    “It’s like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace.”
    ==============
    Maybe, but attempts at suicide really quiet the conversation.
    ————
    My god, you are truly a piece of work Al Gore.
    Thank goodness for the chads.

  40. Gary on August 21, 2013 at 2.27 pm

    In a sense he is correct, as he is a member of the Reality Denial Crew, who becomes fewer in number. He’s devoted to psychological projection and NPD … This guy will go on like an Energizer bunny, as long as no one acts on the legal aspects … Hiding behind a title, while trying to cheat people out of money, is no excuse to avoid prosecution, as I see it … Objections anyone?

  41. The problem with Gore’s prattle is that if you look at the average run of warmists they’re right in the antivaxer Jenny McCarthy scared-of-everything camp.

  42. I guess the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera does not qualify for ridicule that stings… poor Al.

  43. Theo Goodwin says:
    August 21, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    When you consider what a huge bullet the US dodged when Al did not become president…well, it might incline one to believe in divine providence.
    _________________________
    So where’s the divine intervention, now?
    I can’t imagine (nor do I want to ) a worse scenario for our nation than what has come to be the routine and frequent usurpation of power, by this current administration.

  44. This is what they do when they can’t win on the evidence. Al Gore is not stupid. He knows full well that extreme weather caused by co2 is not on his side. The predictions have failed so they resort to smear and name calling. Al Gore does not realise that not all sceptics are white, conservative, American, fossil fuel stock holding people. Lies and propaganda must be defeated.

  45. This guy, Al Gore… he really doesn’t see anything outside his own imagination, does he. Is he faking this, or does he actually believe what he says?

    He’s in for a rude shock if he truly believes his own mouth.

  46. All right, Bloody Mess –
    You call me an “anti-abolitionist”? I am certainly FOR abolition of slavery in all its forms – including excessive taxation with the funds to be spent on oppressing people and further enriching crony capitalists like YOU.
    You call me a “racist”? And then you advocate carbon taxes that further impoverish poor people, and KILL poor people – mainly PEOPLE OF COLOR – while your fat white ass just gets richer? My black family can’t stomach you.
    You call me a “homophobe”? I support gay rights, and I suspect that what you REALLY meant to call skeptics is a gay slur.
    And as for the “denier” – two points: first, YOU deny the real science that proves overwhelmingly that your spiel is bullshit, and second, YOU deny the Holocaust that the policies you push will being about, which may well make the Nazis pale by comparison.
    My apologies for the strong language, but even it isn’t strong enough to characterize an entity (I won’t say a “person”) like Al Gore.

  47. Margaret Hardman,

    “Al Gore compares climate skeptics to anti abolitionists, racists, homophobes, and alcoholic families”

    Okay, lets walk through this together Margaret, one itsy bitsy step at a time. I’ll hold your hand.

    First, let’s simplify the sentence, if we can agree that this sentence is logically equivalent to this group of
    sentences:

    1) Al Gore compares climate skeptics to anti abolitionists.

    2) Al Gore compares climate skeptics to racists.

    3) Al Gore compares climate skeptics to homophobes.

    4) Al Gore compares climate skeptics to alcoholic families.

    Then we can easily proceed.

    1) Does Al Gore compare climate skeptics to anti abolitionists?
    2) Does Al Gore compare climate skeptics to racists?

    Well, I think the most important part of it is winning the conversation. I remember as a boy when the conversation on civil rights was won in the South. I remember a time when one of my friends made a racist joke and another said, hey man, we don’t go for that anymore.

    When that conversation is won, you’ll see more measures at the local and state level and less resistance to what the EPA is doing.

    Al is making an analogy between climate skeptics and anti abolitionists or racists.

    3) Does Al Gore compare climate skeptics to homophobes?

    A few months ago, I saw an article about two gay men standing in line for pizza and some homophobe made an ugly comment about them holding hands and everyone else in line told them to shut up. We’re winning that conversation.

    When that conversation is won, you’ll see more measures at the local and state level and less resistance to what the EPA is doing.

    Al is making an analogy between climate skeptics and homophobes.

    4) Does Al Gore compare climate skeptics to alcoholic families?

    The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned. It’s like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace.

    Al is making an analogy between alcoholic fathers and climate skeptics.

    Is an analogy a comparison?
    According to http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analogy

    Definition of ANALOGY
    1
    : inference that if two or more things agree with one another in some respects they will probably agree in others
    2
    a : resemblance in some particulars between things otherwise unlike : similarity
    b : comparison based on such resemblance

    Yes, an analogy can be a comparison.

    Glad to be of help dear, let me know if you need any further assistance in understanding the meaning of plain English.

  48. Odd. Gore was always a bit loopy. But he now seems to have completely gone off the rails on this one. Is he now holding “conversations” with himself?

  49. He’s just a stinking dirt bag, a scam artist. Nothing more, nothing less. Zero respect for criminals like that.

  50. Al Gore is a genius. Even when he wins he loses. He has made lots of money from oil, tobacco and fairy tales. Is this something to be proud of?

    The American Interest – June 24, 2011
    The Failure of Al Gore: Part One
    ……..Gore has the Midas touch in reverse; objects of great value (Nobel prizes, Oscars) turn dull and leaden at his touch. Few celebrity cause leaders have had more or better publicity than Gore has had for his climate advocacy. Hailed by the world press, lionized by the entertainment community and the Global Assemblage of the Great and the Good as incarnated in the Nobel Peace Prize committee, he has nevertheless seen the movement he led flounder from one inglorious defeat to the next. …….

    It is hard to think of any recent failure in international politics this comprehensive, this swift, this humiliating. Two years ago almost every head of state in the world was engaged with Al Gore’s issue;………………..

    http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2011/06/24/the-failure-of-al-gore-part-one/

    Al Gore is a hypocrite and a failed activist ‘leader’.

  51. Margaret Hardman has been smoking some of Al Gore’s funny leaves OR she has suffered from some recent serious head injury. Get well soon.

  52. Hi, I explained I can’t post the URL since there isn’t one on the carbon credit story. Sorry. Understand why it was cut short.

  53. There are more than 400 comments now at the Post and perhaps three of them are not unkind to Big Al.

  54. Is it just me or was the word conversation substituted for the word science in this Q&A?

    The other word that stood out was cooperation. What exactly was he referring to on said global scale?

    Think about it,,, it is happening right in front of you, right now.

    Just saying,,,,,,, check some of those UN Agenda 21 docs……….

    How many of you folks have heard the term “Smart Growth” in your community government meetings?

  55. Gore is not well liked by those who have watched An Inconvenient Truth, and who know how to check and analyze data, and who know that a half truth is a whole lie.

  56. [Al Gorezeera]
    The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned.

    If we are a “shrinking group of denialists” then how can we stall the conversation on global warming? It has had over 20 years head start. Could it be that the conversion on global warming has stalled because the global mean temps have stalled? Surely not! Has Al (Oil Check Recipient) Bore been puffing on some funny leaves again? Two mansions and your dog. What a lonely life.

  57. Mark Bofill says:
    August 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    well said very simply laid out needed to be done as simple as possible because as Joe said probably not a native English speaker. :)

  58. His wife left him – why can’t we? Life is unfai!. The UN needs to write a no-contact order again this idiot to keep him away from humanity. Especially those still in the education system.

  59. I don’t think Al realizes that the “raging” he perceives is actually raucous laughter. – Anthony
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    No Anthony it is Al Gore laughing all the way to the bank because he still has people like Margaret Hardman willing to hang on every word parasites like him say.

    “”There’s a sucker born every minute” “ is Al Gore’s motto and lord knows he has certainly proved it.

  60. hmmmm. The combined sounds of laughter coming from this blog over hotspots and wetspots does give a new definition to “rage”.

  61. …let’s see what he says after AR5 (The Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC) is released.

  62. He’s right to a certain extent except all the examples he gives pertain to social changes and/or habits that affect an individual. With anthropogenic global warming we are supposedly arguing science that may affect every person on the planet and has not yet been proven despite the moralizing.

  63. Joe says:
    August 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm
    “Welcome, stranger :)”

    I think “Fellow Traveler” is the more appropriate greeting, not as it may or may not apply to thee – but to she.

  64. I wish someone would research whether these vocal alarmists stand to gain financially from a carbon tax. I would guess it is a motivating factor.

  65. @Hardy Cross –
    Since carbon taxes make fossil fuels more costly, and provide subsidy for renewables, alarmist investors in renewables can make money on otherwise uneconomic uinvestments. There is definitely a motivator here. Also, cap-and-trade, which is a form of carbon tax, creates an increment to fuel costs which becomes a tradeable instrument, also a vehicle for making money. Both of these result in an effective redistribution of wealth from lower to higher income people.

  66. Poor man, he’s really losing it. He should get together with Prajna, it’d be a great double act.

  67. AG:
    “And remember the impact of policy direction on business calculations is forward-looking. When business begins to understand the direction of policy, they have to start adjusting to where the policy is going.”
    ====================
    Does this apply to the entire economy, or even the world economy, or is he talking only about massage therapist’s.
    Poddles want to know how to adjust to any new policies, that might be enacted after being drawn into the miasma of Al Gore’s worldview.

  68. ShrNfr says:
    August 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Interestingly, the usual political rot ensues in CA. They have a “carbon credit” market there imploding on all the freebe carbon credits that CA is giving out in response to political pressure. Germany? Yep, I have heard of it. Sorry, but I can’t link this. It is off a professional Bloomberg station.

    So by posting the whole article you put WUWT at risk of copyright violation.
    Excerpts are okay, whole articles are not.

    I told Google to search on the title, it came up with

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-21/california-freebies-drive-carbon-to-2013-low-energy-markets.html

  69. If world temperatures cool significantly over the next decade, it should reveal Al Gore for the idiot he is. But due to his ego he will try to take credit for single-handedly stopping the warming. The left will likely be quick to believe him and will probably give him another Nobel Prize for winning the fight against global warming. Controlling the narrative is more important than the truth to these people. Am I becoming too cynical?

  70. I remember as a boy when the conversation on civil rights was won in the South.”

    So do I.

    And I remember which side the Democrats were on too.

  71. All right here I go. There is nothing more insulting than this huge a*$hole flying around in chartered jets, keeping multiple homes air conditioned, heated and the landscape watered when the vast majority of Americans are struggling just to put gas in their cars to get to work every day. He would think nothing of doubling fuel, heating and cooling prices to stop something that has no evidence of happening. He is a hypocrite among hypocrites.

  72. DickF says: @ August 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    ……If there’s anyone with a background in psychiatry reading this, I’d really like to know: Is there medication available these days to help people who have completely lost contact with reality?….
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    I hate to tell you Dick, but this is the type of thinking they are teaching in schools these days.

    I was in a week long training session in the early 80’s for foreman/first level managers at Louisiana state univ. We had a half day lecture forcing this philosophy down our throats. Why they bothered I have never understood.

    …According to this philosophy, “the only immutable thing is the abstraction of movement.” The one universal phenomenon is change, and the only universal form of this phenomenon is its complete abstraction. Thus, Hegel accepted as real only that which existed in the mind. Objective phenomena and events were of no consequence; only the conceptions of them possessed by human minds were real. Ideas, not objects, were the stuff of which the universe was made. The universe and all events therein existed and took place only in the mind, and any change was a change in ideas. Therefore, to account for these changes in ideas was to account for change in the universe….

    http://www.economictheories.org/2008/12/philosophy-of-karl-marx.html

    Can you imagine trying to get redneck foremen types (we even had a Hell’s Angel in class) to swallow the idea that there is no objective reality?

    Unfortunately today about 80% of Americans are city/suburbia types and have never had reality bite them in their nether-region unless they made the mistake of venturing into the wrong part of town.

    On the other hand recent Rassmussen polls show:
    1. Voters Like Coal Industry More Than the EPA

    …Fifty-one percent (51%) of Likely U.S. Voters view the U.S. coal industry at least somewhat favorably…. just 29% hold an unfavorable opinion of it…. Voters view the U.S. coal industry more favorably than the Environmental Protection Agency and are closely divided when asked if the Obama administration’s ultimate goal is to kill that industry….

    2. 57% Favor Use of ‘Fracking’ To Find More U.S. Oil and Gas

    3. 56% Favor Building Keystone Pipeline, Think It’s Good for Economy

    4. August 09, 2013 35% Think Global Warming Is A Very Serious Problem

    voters remain at least somewhat concerned about global warming, but they still have mixed opinions about what causes it. Most think scientists don’t agree on the cause either.
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of Likely Voters believe global warming is at least a somewhat serious problem. Thirty-four percent (34%) don’t agree. This includes 35% who think global warming is a Very Serious issue and 11% who say it’s Not At All Serious.

    The change in belief listed is rather interesting from 47% in Apr 2008 believing in AGW (Human activity as cause) to a low of 34% in Dec 2009 and back up to 46% in Jun 2013. That has decreased to 43% in Aug 2013. The change maybe just the error or it could be the result of the cool summer in many parts of the USA.

    6. 60% Think Most Members of Congress Are Willing to Sell Their Vote

    7. 68% Believe Government and Big Business Work Together Against the Rest of Us

    8. 71% Say Government Helps Politically Connected Businesses, Hurts Those That Are Not

    At least the last three show voters are not totally niave. (I like Rasmussen because the questions asked are readily available.)

  73. Deconstructing this abstract political mess called Climate Change is near impossible because it is the Joe Plumber, one size fits all solution to bringing their political brand forward..

    The lib-lefts liferaft from the gung ho pro military America they hate so much..

    The science is fake but the power it brings is very real..

    This is why they would rather eat dung than admit global warming due to CO2 is a fraud..
    This is why its taboo for the liberal media to give time to the skeptics..
    This is why 50% of America has a soft spot for their pet cause..

    Politics is a personal game and if there is no reason or consequences to come clean, why would you? Who wants to admit [you're] wrong when you can attend a rally.. Not me..

  74. Ezra Klein is a financial lightweight who nabbed a Washington Post job through tribal connections and thinks he knows what he’s talking about because he works for WaPo. He doesn’t have the heft, economic and legal knowledge, or experience of someone like Dr. Bill Black, the Reagan/Bush Sr regulator who got 1,000 banker convictions for the S&L crisis. Black put Jim Wright, the Democrat Speaker of the House behind bars, and Black is a Democrat himself.

    Here is Black describing Gore as only Black, a white collar criminologist, can do it.

    Reinventing Government: the 1995 Speeches announcing the Road to Ruin

    http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2013/02/reinventing-government-the-1995-speeches-announcing-the-road-to-ruin.html

    If you don’t have the time to read this long article, then you should throw this interview on the barbie while you’re having your evening cocktails, and let Black (who is blunt, informative, even entertaining) describe how the recent crisis happened. It will raise your hair and awareness. But it’s not about Gore. It’s just something you should know.

    http://harryshearer.com/le-shows/may-1/?tag=bill%20black

  75. I suppose he bought a bike and sold his plane – and he is using candles instead of electricity in his ranch

  76. All I have to say is “Wow, what world do you live in Al ?” You think you are winning the battle ? Have you seen any polls on CAGW ? Ranks dead last in citizens concerns. And you think the citizenry will put up with draconian policies for a non-issue ? I don’t think so. And have you seen any of the recent publications on climate sensitivity CO2 ? I am guessing not because it supports what us skeptics have said all along – that any effect is mild & not catastrophic. Time to get a grip on reality Al.

  77. C.M. Carmichael says: @ August 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    The problems with Gore go much deeper… Food wars start real wars, and the “Arab Spring” began with protests over escalating food prices. All the mega environmental groups advocate population control and management. With a cooling world and rising food and energy costs, a lot of people may be managed and controlled right out the picture….
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    That is what I have been trying to get across for years. The USA is now in the position to legislate family farms out of existence. And the latest skuttlebutt (I hope it is not true.)

    A press release posted on The Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense and Emergencies reports that the United States and Russia will now cooperate in disaster response operations that will include the exchange of “experts” during “joint rescue operations,” a term that has been broadly defined under the new agreement….

    Several documents signed during joint work of Russian Emergency Ministry and FEMA

    The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry and the USA Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are going to exchange experts during joint rescue operations in major disasters. This is provided by a protocol of the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission Working Group on Emergency Situations and seventeenth meeting of Joint U.S.-Russia Cooperation Committee on Emergency Situations, which took place in Washington on 25 June.

    The document provides for expert cooperation in disaster response operations and to study the latest practices.

    In addition, the parties approved of U.S.-Russian cooperation in this field in 2013-2014, which envisages exchange of experience including in monitoring and forecasting emergency situations, training of rescuers, development of mine-rescuing and provision of security at mass events.

    At the end of the meeting the parties expressed their satisfaction with the level of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States in the area of emergency prevention and response and agreed to develop it in order to respond efficiently to all kinds of disasters.

    Source: Emergency Command of Russia via Prepper Website

    A similar agreement was reached with the Canadian military on Febuary 14, 2008.

    I just took the direct quotes without the hype from this link

  78. “Al Gore compares climate skeptics to anti abolitionists, racists, homophobes, and alcoholic families”

    Joe Ryan says: And he should know….

    Yep. Can you say ‘projection?’ I knew you could!

  79. I compare Al Gore to wife beaters, child abusers and rapists…those vile individuals who tend to blame the victims for their abusive behavior patterns.

  80. Obama is still in office and with respect to AGW he is an Al Gore Acolyte. He will create the next big crisis that will have to be managed by himself, energy poverty. The EPA does Obama’s bidding. Agency after agency under his control are bringing the U.S. (and other countries as well) to its knees. Al Gore is making huge sums of money from the scam.

  81. Does the unrepentent Goracle actually believe, as he claims, that electricity from wind and solar is actually competitive with coal and natural gas? Or does he just expect his slavish interviewer and adoring worshippers to accept his pronouncements uncritically, as dogma?

    /Mr Lynn

  82. Ever since Obama gave his “Climate Speech”, the stock market has dropped. This must be due to businesses looking forward.

  83. ShrNfr –

    same writer, but it’s all about “longevity” here:

    21 Aug: Bloomberg Businessweek: Lynn Doan: California 2016 Carbon Trading Surges After Permits Sell Out
    Futures contracts for a record 1.83 million 2016 allowances for December 2015 delivery cleared today on the IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE:US), settling at $12.50 each, Brookly McLaughlin, a spokeswoman for the exchange in Atlanta, said by e-mail. The previous high was 960,000 allowances on May 21.
    “There is now conviction that this program will be here for a while,” Lenny Hochschild, managing director at the White Plains, New York-based environmental broker Evolution Markets, said by telephone.
    California’s Air Resources Board sold all 9.56 million permits for 2016 at $11.10 each during an Aug. 16 auction, 39 cents above the clearing price of all previous sales, the agency said in a report on its website today…
    The sellout for 2016 permits “really shows that these companies, probably the big oil companies, are preparing for the longevity of this market,” Emily Reyna, senior manager of partnerships and alliances for the Environmental Defense Fund, said by telephone from San Francisco…
    The agency (Air Resources Board) doesn’t disclose the names of winning bidders…

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-08-21/california-carbon-allowances-sell-at-a-dollar-below-forecasts

  84. Chad Wozniak says:
    August 21, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    @Hardy Cross –
    Since carbon taxes make fossil fuels more costly, and provide subsidy for renewables, alarmist investors in renewables can make money on otherwise uneconomic uinvestments. There is definitely a motivator here. Also, cap-and-trade, which is a form of carbon tax, creates an increment to fuel costs which becomes a tradeable instrument, also a vehicle for making money. Both of these result in an effective redistribution of wealth from lower to higher income people.
    ————————————————————————–
    And wait until you see the b>hedge funds they create from these “new instruments”.

    That’ll be the real money.
    cn

  85. 14 instances of “resilient”/”resiliance” in this single article! could some academic please do a study to find out when “robust” turned into “resilience”?

    NOAA, U.S. Geological Survey, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers all involved in this story:

    20 Aug: CNS News: Susan Jones: Gov’t. Remapping of Sandy-Damaged Areas May Curb Coastal Development
    If your seaside home or business washes away in a coastal storm, will you be allowed to rebuild? Or would sand dunes in place of buildings make the area more “resilient”?
    The federal government announced on Monday that it is remapping storm-damaged areas of the East Coast, a move that will contribute to new “resilience standards” for the post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding effort…
    Resilience Institute
    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell went to New York last week to announce the establishment of a new Science and Resilience Institute at Sandy-ravaged Jamaica Bay, in Queens. She also announced a $100 million competitive grant program to build “safer and more resilient communities.”…

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/govt-remapping-sandy-damaged-areas-may-curb-coastal-development

  86. Luther Wu says:
    August 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    “So where’s the divine intervention, now?
    I can’t imagine (nor do I want to ) a worse scenario for our nation than what has come to be the routine and frequent usurpation of power, by this current administration.”

    We were given eight years to do better but we blundered. We need a conservative party that serves main street rather than Wall Street. If we could find a presidential candidate who addresses the important questions and who clearly states the facts and the choices, the way Anthony does in his recent climate video, he would win with the largest landslide in history. Need I say that Anthony should serve as an inspiration to us all – no, I need not.

  87. Besides the Tippering point, didn’t he also claim 400ppm that was retracted? Someday he will defeat ManBearPig.

  88. Jay Davis,

    “has an annual “carbon” footprint larger than half the population of Tennessee.”

    Is that singly or all together? It wouldn’t surprise me if Al’s carbon footprint was larger than some of the smaller states.

  89. Al Gore keeps referring to “the conversation” yet calls people who disagree with him deniers and the equivalent of racist homophobic alcoholics who support slavery. Some “conversionation”! No wonder he is losing.

  90. @Chuck Nolan –
    Spot on – and throw in the puts and calls and short sales and all manner of other derivatives.

  91. On the WaPo story page, the 97% of commenters really do have no doubt Al Gore is a fraud.

    Should you decide to check the statistics yourself, be careful not to count the same two or three trolls trying to control the conversation. Earlier pro Al G. comments were very rare. Now the paid blog hitmen working for the pro-Al side are resorting to the usual tactics of name calling and questioning the education and innate intelligence of the commenters on the other side. The degree to which the trolls have mastered the tactics of debate and the facts are obvious. And they think they are winning. What they are doing is boring the audience to death.

  92. What the Secret Service thought about Past Presidents and First Ladies:

    From the Secret Service/Very interesting snippets from Ronald Kessler’s book about our presidents
    Snippets from a book of “Impressions & Observations” of Secret Service personnel assigned to guard U.S. Presidents/First Ladies, and Vice Presidents.

    *ALBERT GORE
    * An egotistical ass, who was once overheard by his Secret Service detail lecturing his only son that he needed to do better in school or he “would end up like these guys” — pointing to the agents.*

  93. From ‘Money Morning’
    Al Gore Won’t Like This
    Thursday, 22nd August 2013 – Melbourne, Australia
    By Kris Sayce

    In 2010, Al Gore was looking for an office building in New York City. It was to house his firm, Generation Investment Management. The VP settled on the new Bank of America Tower in the Bryant Park area of Manhattan.

    At the ceremonial opening of the building in 2010, VP Gore said:

    ‘Any serious effort to solve the climate crisis must start with recapturing the enormous amounts of energy wasted due to inefficiency. Roughly 30 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions here in the United States come from heating, cooling, and lighting buildings. I’m honored that my firm, Generation Investment Management, is based here and I applaud the leadership of the Mayor and all of those who helped make this possible.’

    The Bank of America Tower was the standard for green buildings. But three years later, VP Gore may not be so enthusiastic about the Bank of America Tower…especially if he read a recent article in the New Republic…

    Beware the ‘Toxic Tower’

    Just three weeks ago, the New Republic reported:

    ‘Gore’s applause, however, was premature. According to data released by New York City last fall, the Bank of America Tower produces more greenhouse gases and uses more energy per square foot than any comparably sized office building in Manhattan. It uses more than twice as much energy per square foot as the 80-year-old Empire State Building.’

    Oh dear.

    That is a surprise. One of the world’s supposedly greenest and most environmentally friendly buildings turns out to be a ‘Toxic Tower’.

    Interestingly, VP Gore’s investment firm still resides at the Bank of America Tower. We wonder if the ‘Veep’ is still honoured to be based there.

  94. Gunga Din says:
    August 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Once again I’m reminded that when I first noticed “Global Warming” being talked about I didn’t pay much attention. But when Al Gore started talking about it, I didn’t become skeptical. I became suspicious.
    ———————————————————————————————————
    I’ll second that.

  95. Does anyone else see the duplicitous use of Hurricane Sandy by Mr. Gore?

    Early in the article he says that no one would ever predict water so early at the WTC memorial site but it happened just last year on October 29th. So obviously the seas are RISING AT HUGELY ADVANCED LEVELS!

    Later he goes on to show that Hurricane Sandy on October 29th of last year is an example of EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS CAUSED BY GLOBAL WARMING!!!

    So which is it? Was water at the WTC memorial an example of rising seas, or an EXTREME WEATHER EVENT?!?!? Seems pretty dishonest to be quoting it one way as an example of rising seas when it was quite obviously a hurricane. By that logic I suppose all of New Jersey and the New York seaboard have also seen rising sea levels cause they had a hurricane once, which is pretty out of the ordinary, being seaside states and all…

    In other news, an early scene of Gore calmly explaining the consequences of global warming has surfaced:

  96. I, for one, don’t fall into fits of rage, I tend more toward gales of laughter. I think we’re at the point now where it takes only a few minutes to deprogram a relatively intelligent person (who, like many of us, used to believe because they didn’t look too closely at the data).

    Now, you compare the “Climate Scientists”, like Mann, Gavin, Hanson, etc. reaction to someone pointing out flaws or errors… THOSE are fits of rage. Blind, frothing rage.

    And no intelligent person ever “switched” from skeptic to believer. None. The believers are flocking to the skeptic side, however.

    Just like his politics, al-Gore is completely backward in every possible way.

  97. “Jimbo says:

    August 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm”

    I knew Gore had acquired much of his wealth from oil and coal through the family company Occidental and was about to post something similar. But the other involvements were an eye opener.

    If there is a real problem for the climate on this rock through our burning of fossil fuels then these clowns need to lead by example and not impose taxes on the rest of us and the poor to support their lifestyles. I don’t see that happening.

  98. Our dear George Monbiot also equates flying with child abuse….

    Except when doing the rounds to promote a book I guess……

  99. “The ability of the raging deniers to stop progress is waning every single day.”

    “They are not in Baghdad. They are not in control of any airport. I tell you this. It is all a lie. They lie. It is a hollywood movie. You do not believe them.”

  100. Big weird Al confuses me with his childish babylonian slams.
    Apparently his IQ dropped when his carbon footprint stocks crashed.
    Who denied a warming trend, or climate change (it happens throughout history)?
    Us deniers deny the causation and the dystopian predictions.

  101. And of course Al Gore’s claim about the hurricane intensity scale now going to 6 reminds us of this classic:

    Al Gore, the Al Sharpton of climate, shows us that it is one thing to be inflammatory. It is quite another to be inflammatory and truly ignorant at the same time.

  102. If Al (and the left) were truly concerned about “global warming,” they should be delighted with and crowing about the apparent absence of warming for the past 16 years. They should be shouting, “See? Our efforts to curb emissions have worked! We are saved!” But, like all politicians and bureaucrats, Al is only concerned with inputs, rather than with results. The inputs in this case are the amount of money spent, the number of windmills erected, etc., and the amount of control government has over us. So, they are threatened by the good news because it undermines their arguments for more spending, more control, etc.

  103. Way back at the top is this update, a quote from Gore:

    The hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6.

    A much better lead-in to the note about raucous laughter.

  104. Timothy Adams says:
    August 22, 2013 at 12:23 am

    In other news, an early scene of Gore calmly explaining the consequences of global warming has surfaced:

    No, no, no! (See the video.)

    This is a good point to remind folks of this Blast from the Past, namely Al Gore calmly explaining about how the skeptics have polluted the word “climate” and society cannot come to an agreement [to see things his way]. Anthony goes to Houston, Al Gore gets to go to Aspen and the Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society. Al probably got first class or better airfare, too.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/08/09/gore-did-not-know-as-the-others-did-that-the-conference-was-being-streamed/

    People who remember that post will be pleased that the audio still works. NSFW. (Not Suitable For Work.)

  105. You might find this interesting…. I live down the road from Al’s family homestead in Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. This is the seat held by Al and then his hand-picked successor Bart Gordon for several decades. Yesterday our current Congressman held an energy forum which I was invited to attend. Several attendees were very clearly of the Al Gore alarmist type. They pressed the Congressman to state her views on climate science. She very clearly if politely let them know that she was skeptical of their point of view. She left no doubt about the depth of her skepticism at one point stating that “we are having the coldest summer on record” and “the science has evolved from what scientists thought they knew several years ago”. So Al Gore has a true skeptic as his Congressman but he is “winning” Charlie Sheen style.

    We know we’ve “come a long way baby” when Al Gore and Bart Gordon who did so much to fund the corruption of science for so long have a skeptic as their successor. Al is like Jake Lamotta after his last fight with Sugar Ray in “Raging Bull” We’ve beat him senseless but he standing there mumbling at us “you never knocked me down”

    What a jerk.

  106. Joe Crawford (August 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm) says:
    “Can you imagine this yo-yo as President? At least wee were lucky there.”
    Apart from their..uh..girth, Joe, is there a meaningful difference?

  107. “The extreme events are more extreme. The hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6.”

    I haven’t seen such an idiotic statement since Nigel Tufnel tried to explain why his guitar amplifier “goes to 11.”

  108. Big Bucks Al “Jazeera” Gore is right that we skeptics/climate realists are angry. He gets filthy rich off of the biggest scam in history, all the while claiming our side, the side of actual science, is driven by Big Oils’ $billions. So, where’s our money? We’re obviously being robbed blind here, and it has to stop. I mean, it’s somewhat understandable why climate scientists need to obfuscate and subvert actual science since their livelihoods depend on it. What’s important is that they bring home that paycheck. Their families are depending on them. Think of the children. But with folks like Gore making money hand over fist it’s a different story. It’s just not fair. Again I ask, where’s all our money? Hiding in the deep oceans?

  109. @Yo! says:
    “I would laugh at Al if he weren’t so butt rich…”
    No problem for me. I laugh at him anyway.

  110. That AGW proponents such as Al Gore prefer to resort to ad-hominem attacks as opposed to reasoned, empirically derived argument has become a virtual hallmark of their “movement”. Moreover, it is a “faith-based” assumption among AGW proponents, that man is basically evil. The anthropo-toxic gas he exhales, the carbon-based fuels he burns to keep warm, even his temerity in tilling the soil to feed himself are worthy fodder, in the eyes of AGW advocates, to be shamed and mercilessly scorned. In the most recent 2.5 billion years of planet Earth’s existence, there have been some 17 times when global extremities of polar conditions have run the gamut from a condition of “no ice whatsoever at the poles” to an “ice-age” scenario in which ice pack is a mile thick over the spot which is as far south from the north pole as Manhattan island. Cyclical variations in solar intensity are believed the culprit. Every 20,000 years the “Sahara” becomes 3 gigantic super-lakes, replete with crinoids and other evidence of marine life. Then it goes back, like clockwork, to being a vast desert again. How is “man” responsible for this? The answer, of course, is that he is not.

  111. Didn’t Al prove CAGW is real in a high school experiment? Didn’t skeptics then jump out and deny it? Al’s right (sarc off)

  112. Once more with the lumping of people together- if you are not with me on every issue, you must be against me on all of the issues, and therefor stupid. My warning to the lumpers, even if you choose the majority position on every issue, you will exclude the majority of your supporters before you exceed a dozen issues.

    While most Americans don’t smoke, aren’t Christian, live in cities, believe AGW, watch television 4 hours a day, and eat meat, and went to public school, only a small demographic fits all seven conditions. Since I don’t smoke, must I also be a rural, Christian, home schooled, AGW sceptic who knows nothing about American Idol? Don’t go assuming Shout like that.

  113. KevinM,
    I don’t normally take unsigned, partially signed, or posts made under a pseudonym very seriously, for reasons which should be obvious to a smart person such as yourself. While the majority of Americans may not BE, Christians, I can assure you that the majority of Americans do indeed purport to be Christians.

  114. There are nearly 5000 comments at the Washington Post article. Very few support Gore. The level of vitriol surprised me a little.

  115. Bruce Cobb on August 22, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Yes, he must be dealt with on his home turf though, if anything should happen.

  116. It is time to charge Algore with crimes against humanity.

    Forcing people into poverty is immoral.

  117. Jay Davis says:
    August 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    This from a man who made hundreds of millions on the global warming scam, sold his network to oil barons and has an annual “carbon” footprint larger than half the population of Tennessee. In the dictionary, next to the definition of hypocrite, there is a picture of Al Gore.

    ———————————————————-

    But you don’t understand. Al Gore is spreading an important message that justifies his big house and big carbon footprint. He’s a member of the elite and is so much better and important than you or I. [/sarc]

  118. Al Gore says: “The temperature has increased globally and there’s now 4 percent more water vapor in the Earth’s atmosphere than 30 years ago.”

    It is probably not worth asking, given his nearly perfect score in the art of “BS”, but I will anyway:

    What is the trend water vapor and who collects this data today? (And how the hell was it collected 30 years ago to make any viable comparisons)?

    (and of course some of that increase, if any, is in the form of sun-blocking clouds)

  119. What does Al Gore know about climate skeptics? Does his rant remind you of an old-fashioned racist rant? I saw him speak once, so I can claim to know him better than he knows skeptics. The best one word description of him is ‘patriarchal’. He grew up in a feudal system. His ego comes from being born a man and in the master class. He didn’t do anything to earn his position, he inherited it. He is one of the 1%. He thinks he deserves motorcades and people grovelling at his feet. He speaks well, as long as he doesn’t go out of his memorized depth and the audience is adoring. He does not take questions unless they are screened in advance. He cannot debate because he does not know anything. If he wasn’t so dangerous, people would feel sympathy for him for being so pathetic.

    • I’m curious, why is there no ‘reply’ option on this board?

      “REPLY: LOL! A collection of sensationalist news stories presented as “factual”. – Anthony”

      That was exactly how I felt about Limbaugh, Jones and the rest of the deniers comments included in the piece – Hope

      Also, it seems deniers are quick to dish out ridicule – in my video you hear Jones state that climate scientists who agree on the main points of AGW and their followers are related to the Nazi movement. I doubt anyone here has a fit about that – Delingpole can write “watermelons”, no problem. But if you feel ridiculed in anyway, you take massive offense. Does that not seem juvenile to you?

      Look up the Murdoch tactic “monstering” and see if it does not apply to denier assessments of Al Gore.

      REPLY: Since you brought up the subject….

      -Anthony

  120. I see a member of the Koolaid Klub has stopped by to “educate” us. How Quaint. Maybe his monikker should be Hope Forabrain.

  121. I don’t care which side you’re on or if you’re in the middle, hanging your hat on a frat boy megalomaniac, nepotism politician with mineral royalties is not a good idea for pursuing science truth and good public policy. The other problem here is that in this lost decade or two for household incomes the tolerance for another Federal money waste adventure is going to be lower than Yucca Mtn, V-22 Osprey, B-2 bomber, Iraq war, stimulus part 4, shovel-ready bait and switch, etc. etc.

  122. The real theme is less climate and more international socialism/Marxism. Obama is on that trail. Why do you think socialist Norway gave him a Nobel peace prize when Obama was elected President?

  123. I’m sure there is a lesson to be learned here. I thought it over but the best I could think of is: Dont forget your medication when having a manic episode.
    Truly, this interview baffles me. He’s not even wrong. It seems so delusional.

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