Gore concedes, National Wildlife Federation calls skeptics "bastards"

Gore concedes on climate this year

By Steve Milloy GreenHellBlog, August 10, 2010

Speaking about the likelihood of climate bill being passed by Congress in 2010, Al Gore told a conference call of supporters tonight that, “this battle has not been successful and is pretty much over for this year.” Gore bitterly denounced the Senate and federal government stating several times, “The U.S. Senate has failed us” and “The federal government has failed us.” Gore even seemed to blame President Obama by emphasizing that “the government as a whole has failed us… although the House did its job. [emphasis added]”

Gore urged his listeners to take the “realistic view that they had failed badly.” Gore said that “Comprehensive legislation is not likely to be debated” and that a “lame duck debate” is a “very slim possibility indeed.” (N.B. We thought, because Gore told us, that “the debate” was over.)

Gore blamed the skeptics for “attacking science and scientists.” “They [the skeptics] did damage and cast doubt,” Gore said.

In a warm-up discussion before Gore addressed the call, National Wildlife Federation chief Larry Schweiger referred to the skeptics as “enemies” and that he hoped the alarmists would “outlive the bastards.”

Read entire story: Gore concedes on climate this year at Greenhell blog


Oh, and those NWF folks surely could find a way to squeeze in the word “donate” a couple more times on their web page:

Follow the money.


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Mike Bryant

I’d rather be an intelligent bastard with integrity, Than a blankety-blank money-grubbing alarmist…

Gore = alarmist = act like God!

Bill Jamison

If the battle to have this bill passed was lost due to skeptics, then all I can say is Hooray for us!
I guess all the work put in by people like Anthony is working.

Dave Worley

Health care was dead too.
Watch the flank.

Leon Brozyna

Gore concedes … again. This seems a role to which he is well suited with a proven track record on offering concessions.
Let us hope he keeps his record intact and keeps on conceding through all the upcoming years.

Sean Peake

I’m surprised Schweiger didn’t call skeptic poo-heads, too. He’s a bit testy because he can hear the rusty squeak of his donations faucet being slowly shut off.

amicus curiae

such heartwarming news,
the thought of Al being depressed and losing:-)
I bet hes More upset at losing the money!
as for the NWF chap. well theres an old Aussie bush curse..(probably came back from the wars in egypt?)
may the fleas of a thousand camels…..infest…..
I’m sure you can all guess the rest 🙂

John Cereghin

Manbearpig has been stopped…for now!

Evan Jones

He needs to relax. Maybe get a good rubdown?

Look at the piles of money being expended by the alarmist contingent, while skeptics operate on a shoestring, if even that.

Amino Acids in Meteorites

Gore blamed the skeptics for “attacking science and scientists.”
This from a man who said the core of the earth is at several million degrees. He doesn’t know what science is—that is beyond debate.

Amino Acids in Meteorites

Asked why the alarmists were ineffective in addressing Climategate, Gore bitterly blamed a “biased right-wing media…
How about blaming the team Al baby.

Amino Acids in Meteorites

Gore said that “reality is [the alarmists] ally”
This from a man who said he used to be President.


Pass the popcorn….
Norfolk, VA, USA


Dave Worley says:
August 10, 2010 at 8:17 pm
Health care was dead too.
Watch the flank.

I agree – keep an eye on the EPA for an attempt to set up some sort of “carbon” control system – or even a cap and trade system without Congress.
If such a thing happens – you can be sure that Congress as an effective institution within the Executive-Legislative-Judiciary group will have been successfully marginalised by the Executive branch.
Hopefully it wont come to pass.

John Trigge

Gored urged his listeners …”
Ad hominem – let’s not sink to their level.
REPLY: typo. fixed. thanks. Anthony


Apart from the money, I think another factor is that Progressives just can’t believe that their policies can be fairly questioned. What they want to do is so obviously correct, appropriate and generally good for all of us, that they can’t fathom that maybe a credible argument even exists. Sounds like religion to me…not that there is anything wrong with it.

Amino Acids in Meteorites

He concluded by observing that “it is darkest before dawn”…
Not at his mansion that uses more electricity in one month than the average house does in twenty.

Amino Acids in Meteorites

He concluded by observing that…. “we have not yet begun to fight.”
Then he picked up his $150,000.00 speaking engagement check, got into an awaiting limo which took him to his Gulf Stream Jet which flew him to another awaiting limo. Boy, that’s a real fight. Maybe he’d like us all to ride a bike to work to offset his carbon footprint.


Ed Murphy says:
August 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Gore = alarmist = act like God!
I’d rather take the opposite view, i.e., that Gore acts just the opposite of God. Satan is the controlling one; the one who doesn’t want honest, open discussion. Satan is the one who piles woe and misery on the human race, whereas God tries His best to bless mankind. Gore’s actions would be completely opposite if he were God-like. Completely opposite.

Henry chance

Is alGore a quitter? He can go out and ramp up some more fear and try again.We get his sea level rise we plant cypress trees in Russia.

DJ Meredith

I guess the National Wildlife Federation never considered that so-called “skeptics” might be animal lovers, and might be otherwise inclined to fund efforts to help the animal kingdom…..
Mr. Schweiger, don’t bother asking me anymore to join your group or make donations. My money’s going to the National Skeptic Federation for wild nightlife preserves.


Climate change science is about engineering a change in the perceived climate by way of delusion.

No wonder good ole’ Gordo is angry. Take a look how his carbon market is doing: $0.10/ton.


These guys (alarmists) keep digging themselves deeper and deeper, when the truth is finally accepted they will become the laughing stock of the world. They need to be given a way out so we can all go back to solving real world problems.

James Sexton

HAHAHA, what, did they think our heritage was pure? This is the U.S.A.!!!! We’re mutts, dammit! That’s what makes us sooo cooool!!!! We take the best of every body and discard the rest. Bastards? Not most of us, but some of us, mongrels, yeh, probably most of us. Poor, dumb SOBs don’t know who they’re talking to(or about). HAHAHAHA Weird how they don’t know how genetics works. Inbred SOBs.


It is tempting to say something over the top… but for Gore and his kind I feel pity. Some of them actually believe this stuff. It’s possible Gore even believes it, although as most people know his actions show that he most likely doesn’t.
And this is an ideal time to point out another extremely dangerous thing going on… Gates and Buffet’s challenge to billionaires to give away half their money.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of beneficiaries of this gigantic giveaway are or will be LEFTIST causes, since they’re the ones already set up as charities. We have to be prepared for even better financed children of the 60’s pushing their warped and distorted view of reality.
This battle may be a stalemate, but the war is just beginning.


The Alarmists did this to themselves, not the skeptics. Too many tall tales and wild predictions came to nought, and they have been trapped in thier own web of crying wolf.
The way out for them is simple: stop blaming the molecule of life for all ills, real or imagined.

Dr. Dave

Ol’ Al never got over losing in 2000. He’s bitter, he’s angry. He doesn’t have a black carbon streaked snow ball’s chance in hell of ever becoming POTUS. He has always been an environmentalist lackey. AGW was his shot to be a world superstar. It just didn’t turn out that way. If we never become so stupid as to trade CO2 emissions as a commodity old Al will NEVER become a carbon billionaire.
This dung heap already has more money than he can spend for the rest of his lifetime. It’s time to either debate or shut up.

James Sexton

CodeTech says:
August 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm
“……. And this is an ideal time to point out another extremely dangerous thing going on… Gates and Buffet’s challenge to billionaires to give away half their money…..”
I saw that, too. I gotta call bs on that. I don’t know why, but my bs meter went off the charts when I read billionaires were lining up for the game. Something has been promised to somebody. I don’t know what, why or how, but I know my meter broke the glass. OTOH, what’s a billion when the U.S. is giving away trillions? I think that is where the game is being played, I just don’t know what the name of the game is. Probably something like “grabbing the money.” Note, half of the bailout is still unspent. I’m wondering how it would benefit the billionaires of this world to give away half of their worldly possessions? Half of the bailout is still unspent.

Brian Johnson uk

The Carbon Offset Trading Gore/Blood combo is totally covered in flies. Nasty, dirty lying flies. So glad for the USA that he never made President.
Just wish he wasn’t anything to do with Apple……..

Doug in Seattle

The alarmists are letting the skeptics “think” they won. The plan is definitely on for the lame duck session. Don’t fool yourselves, these guys always play to win – at any cost!

James Sexton

rbateman says:
August 10, 2010 at 9:27 pm
“………..The way out for them is simple: stop blaming the molecule of life for all ills, real or imagined…………”
Yeh, but then they have to argue David Ricardo was wrong. In the end, they are Malthusian. Life isn’t precious to them, life is an abomination to them. Thus, CO2 is an abomination. They don’t really give a rat’s azz about whether the earth is warmer or not,(see the change of vernacular from global warming to climate change) they care about being deciders of who stays and who must go in the name of our common(collective) good and welfare.
PS, this is why I also wish you guys and gals would be a bit nicer to GM, he is, at least, honest about his point of view and gives me insight to the thinking of people with “alternate” views on life.

CRS, Dr.P.H.

Brian Johnson uk says:
August 10, 2010 at 9:42 pm
The Carbon Offset Trading Gore/Blood combo is totally covered in flies. Nasty, dirty lying flies. So glad for the USA that he never made President.
Just wish he wasn’t anything to do with Apple……..
Wish I had said that first!! You Brits know how to use the King’s English!
Cheers, Charles the DrPH (former resident of Colaton Raleigh, Devon UK)

“Bastard”? “Inglorious Bastards” please.
And then Al can then play the role of Hans “I love rumors! Facts can be so misleading, where rumors, true or false, are often revealing. ” Landa 🙂
Or try at least.

Evan Jones

GM is the sort I would want to persuade to look squarely at the fact that the observational evidence simply doesn’t add up to what the IPCC projects.
But he’d better lose the preconceptions about America and Americans; his errors in this regard may one day lead him badly astray.


The science is in and now Al Gore announces that the consensus is in, they have failed. 😉

I am *not* a bastard — my parents had known each other for *years* before I got married…


It only means that the possibility of making money off climate change via cap and tax is dead.
The EPA’s Action Jackson has no problems with regulating us back to the stone age.
If Congress and the Senate can’t pull it off, she will.


Well “the science is settled, but the politics isnt” I suppose.

Layne Blanchard

Word is the lobbyists claimed they spent 100M and couldn’t buy a single GOP vote for Crap N Charade.

Chris in OZ

Let us not forget the guy who posted this over at the Air Vent !!
10.FOIA said
November 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm
We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps.
We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents.
Hopefully it will give some insight into the science and the people behind it.
This is a limited time offer, download now: http://ftp.tomcity.ru/incoming/free/FOI2009.zip
0926010576.txt * Mann: working towards a common goal
1189722851.txt * Jones: “try and change the Received date!”
0924532891.txt * Mann vs. CRU
0847838200.txt * Briffa & Yamal 1996: “too much growth in recent years makes it difficult to derive a valid age/growth curve”
0926026654.txt * Jones: MBH dodgy ground
1225026120.txt * CRU’s truncated temperature curve
1059664704.txt * Mann: dirty laundry
1062189235.txt * Osborn: concerns with MBH uncertainty
0926947295.txt * IPCC scenarios not supposed to be realistic
0938018124.txt * Mann: “something else” causing discrepancies
0939154709.txt * Osborn: we usually stop the series in 1960
0933255789.txt * WWF report: beef up if possible
0998926751.txt * “Carefully constructed” model scenarios to get “distinguishable results”
0968705882.txt * CLA: “IPCC is not any more an assessment of published science but production of results”
1075403821.txt * Jones: Daly death “cheering news”
1029966978.txt * Briffa – last decades exceptional, or not?
1092167224.txt * Mann: “not necessarily wrong, but it makes a small difference” (factor 1.29)
1188557698.txt * Wigley: “Keenan has a valid point”
1118949061.txt * we’d like to do some experiments with different proxy combinations
1120593115.txt * I am reviewing a couple of papers on extremes, so that I can refer to them in the chapter for AR4


James Sexton says:
August 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Yes, you are correct, and the message given is that they won’t go quietly.
They never were ones to be softspoken, and now they have lost thier cool.
As some have said here, they will try to do by force what they originally planned to do by stealth.
Bare knuckles rankle the masses.

Pete Hayes. UK

It never ceases to amaze me how Gore gets to speak at these conferences! Surely the AGW crowd must understand that he is laughed at by most of the free world with his nonsense!
How many on the sceptical side have called his bluff and challenged him to debate the subject?
I tend to think the U.S. Senate and the federal government have given up on Cap and trade after watching Gore make error after error. The Senators etc must know how much he has raked in financially as well!
Lets home they keep dragging him along because he is always worth a giggle!


They are truly fanatics of the most Medieval kind. They are especially dangerous once you get them cornered.

James Sexton

evanmjones says:
August 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm
“GM is the sort I would want to persuade to look squarely at the fact that the observational evidence simply doesn’t add up to what the IPCC projects.”
I think, if he were forced to assess the evidence of the IPCC, he wouldn’t hesitate to agree with you. CAGW isn’t his argument. He’s stated he is a Malthusian. In spite of all the vitriol, the CAGW crowd are, in most part, Malthusian. We have, and should continue to, beat them down at every avenue regarding CAGW/CC, but, this isn’t where the fight is. It is a “red herring”. Listen to the shift in the argument.(Cooling, warming, extremes, more warming, floods,…ect) It always comes back to the same theme. “We can’t continue to use up the earth’s resources.” The fact of the matter is, if we found some mineral on the moon we could use, people would object.
People live, people breed, LIFE, in human terms, must be accommodated.
Edward Gibbons put it better than I …….”We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win.”……..if this is true for the individual, how much greater is the truth for humanity?
This is the greatest question before humanity today. Be it in the form of global warming, or climate change, or ecological overshoot, it is a contest that must be won. In spite of the great challenge, failure to do so is unimaginable.


Doug in Seattle says:
August 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm
The alarmists are letting the skeptics “think” they won. The plan is definitely on for the lame duck session. Don’t fool yourselves, these guys always play to win – at any cost!
Such a simple truth. Winning is everything, isn’t it?


“Gore concedes …”
Funny —not really— how it is, that actually breaking out in a sweat, i.e., engaging is honest labor, seems anathema to earning a living anymore.
Why is it, that when one is ‘born’ into the lap of luxury, that he condescendingly feels compelled to lord it over everyone else?
Mr. Gore has likely never known an honest day’s work in his whole pitiful life, yet he would seek to ‘lord it’ over the rest of us.
The hallmarks of his life are studied arrogance and condescension, just like Daddy.


Well said, Mr. Sexton.


Gore was always just the stalking horse. Watch Soros!