Gore's Rolling Stone Denier Diatribe

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

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Dear [name deleted],

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

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

http://acp.repoweramerica.org/rollingstone

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

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

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

http://acp.repoweramerica.org/rollingstone

Thanks,

Maggie L. Fox

President and CEO

Alliance for Climate Protection

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

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

Climate of Denial

Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?

By Al Gore
June 22, 2011 7:45 AM ET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s what Gore says about Climategate:

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

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

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PaulH

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

jcspe

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

So are there any plans on the Algoric horizon for a smack-down death match debate with Mr. Monckton Real Soon Now, and is he still fleeing interviews and other encounters with people generally critical of his preposterous “We’re All Gonna Die!” bogosity?
Jeez, you’d think that there’d be paparazzi following that bloated toad all around the landscape, sticking microphones in his face and striving for National Enquirer headlines.
Heck, I wouldn’t much mind if Rolling Stone were to commission an interview with him to be done by – oh, say P.J. O’Rourke.
As opposed to Perp Fiction, at least it would be intentionally funny.

Gary Hladik

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

NikFromNYC

“One of the main reasons they are so wimpy and irresponsible about global warming is that they’re frightened of the reaction they get from the deniers when they report the science objectively. So let them know that deniers are not the only ones in town with game. Stay on them! Don’t let up!”
This is last ditch boilerplate from cult leaders of AGW in general, not just Gore:
“You will be consuming a steady diet stories that suggest that some aspects
of climate science are still in doubt.” – James Hoggan (“Climate Cover-Up”,
2009)
“You should be hypervigilant.” – James Hoggan (“Climate Cover-Up”, 2009)
“Join the neighborhood watch of those who people who no longer stand for
disinformation to be passed around your social circle.” – James Hoggan
(“Climate Cover-Up”, 2009)
“That’s what we need: vigilance. Eyes on the street.” – James Hoggan
(“Climate Cover-Up”, 2009)

Wow. Gore jumped the shark so hard, he ricocheted off his own ego! That’s gotta hurt! LOL

1DandyTroll

“Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?”
Apparently not, since pretty much the whole western world adopted mercury filled low energy lamps from the green climate camp side, which are now working hard to have the western world not recycle certain toxic and radioactive hazards, instead they just want to dump in in the the ground for an eternity or there about.
The soviet “waste management” officials would really have loved Mr Al “empowerment-condom” Gore.

Holy bloviating bs batman!!! I can’t read 8 pages of Gorisms!!! My eyes would rebel and my mind would attempt to run down the internet tubes and fight Algores invention!!!
So, I just skim the story and read WUWT. What I came away with, is that we should all leave a comment using the hashtag #reality. 🙂

CRS, Dr.P.H.

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

Oh, puh-lease!! In one corner, rent-seeking academic research whores (and the NGO/political groupies) who will sell their Granny to get the next grant….in the other corner, a public that is entirely tuned out of the whole conversation due to collapsing economy, inability of the administration to compel China (world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide) to do anything, and politicians who understand that the USA is powerless to do anything at all if our economy is in tatters.
US carbon dioxide emissions fell 7.1 percent in 2009, all we have to do in order to drive them to zero is keep Obama and his economic team in office. See Figure 1 of this publication:
http://www.worldclimatereport.com/index.php/2011/04/14/biggest-drop-in-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

Mike

Gore’s comparison of “deniers” to tobacco industry shills is frankly dishonest.
After his sister died of lung cancer from smoking Gore continued to take money from Tobacco lobbyists as well as government subsidies for his own tobacco plantations for SEVEN YEARS! Hardly the actions of a man who believes what he says.
See Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St Clair’s “Al Gore: A User’s Manual” on Google Books for references.

Dave N

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

RockyRoad

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

Sad but very dangerous… like a cornered cougar!
Tyger Tyger. burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye.
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?…. Al Gore?

Theo Goodwin

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

Leon Brozyna

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

Curious George

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

kim

The Gorebellied Fool.
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Scarface

Al Gore is in denial himself, see his website: http://www.algore.com/about.html
“Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, reside in Nashville, Tennessee.”
Maybe someone could also tell him that it’s the sun, not CO2, that causes climate change?

WTF

[snip -off color -Anthony]

And you want to be “polite and civil” with these people?

Wil

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

John from CA

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

Frank K.

Oh oh…speaking of CAGW enviro-zealots enriching themselves while telling others they will have to sacrifice for the good of “the planet”…
NASA Scientist Accused of Using Celeb Status Among Environmental Groups to Enrich Himself
“The NASA scientist who once claimed the Bush administration tried to “silence” his global warming claims is now accused of receiving more than $1.2 million from the very environmental organizations whose agenda he advocated.”

The truth is finally getting out…

jeanparisot

76/10000 is the ratio that needs to be trumpeted …

Latitude

What’s sad is he still thinks he registers on anyone’s radar……..
Like Mel Gibson and Charlie Sheen

Gino

“Gore has gone full bore on “deniers”, “….
Please….how can he get more boring????

Jerry

Chairman Al, wow, just can’t make this stuff up. lol.
Jerry

B-737

Tell you what, Gore: If you don’t call me a “denier,” I’ll refrain from calling you a “liar.” Deal?
BTW, did you ever find someone to release your “inner chakra” (or whatever you called it that night up in Portland)? It looks like you definitely need relief of some kind…

Jabba the Cat

“An alternate title for Gore’s piece might be Perp Fiction.”
Lol…

Mark Wagner CPA

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

Is this a hoax???? The man is mad. It reads like Muammer Qadaffi’s average speech. This man almost became President. He’s passed the Tipper Point. Holy freakin’ cow.

This is the same gasbag who despite being so sure he is right and ready to save the world.Ducks EVERY debate requests.EVERY DEBATE OFFER is avoided or ignored.
Yup,he who has a lot of experience debating people when running for political office.But will avoid debating skeptics as if he is suddenly scared.
The man who has spent over 20 years telling us that catastrophic warming is right around the corner.
To me that is a significant indication that he KNOWS deep down in his head.That he would be destroyed by any skeptics in a public debate.
He is in it for the money and power.Buys large mansions and houseboats.Buys other carbon intensive properties.But tells the rest of us to cut back on carbon use.
A despicable human being.

R. de Haan

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

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

ew-3

“PaulH says:
June 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm
I am becoming concerned about Gore’s apparently increasingly shaky state of mind. Seriously.”
It would be similar to the state of mind of A Hitler in the bunker as he refused to accept what was going on outside.
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u.k.(us)

From Vice President Gore’s essay:
“What is now at risk in the climate debate is nothing less than our ability to communicate with one another according to a protocol that binds all participants to seek reason and evaluate facts honestly.”
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Well said, but, why “seek reason” and “evaluate facts honestly”.
When the science is settled?
Let’s move on to the next step, mandatory compliance with your world view.
Oh, that’s right, men much smarter than you gave us the 2nd amendment.
Sucks for you, eh.

chris b

It’s worse than I thought.

F. Ross


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

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

Joshua

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

That’s an interesting comment.
Let me see if I get the logic. You disagree with everything that Gore says – but you like the fact that he is critical of Obama, even when his criticism is that Obama hasn’t taken a strong enough stance on climate change? It is a plus that he disagrees with Obama, even though you disagree with his criticism
Obama derangement syndrome, anyone?
Nice to see that your got your priorities straight, Anthony. You are AGW “skepticism” 24/7/365 – but anti-Obama rhetoric trumps all, no matter who it comes from and no matter the substance of the criticism.

Doug in Seattle

Al Gore is NOT the vice president of the US. He’s a former vice president.
We DO NOT bestow titles in America. Vice president is a job title for the person holding the job.
/venting
Yeah, I know I’m talking to a brick wall.

TGSG

NikFromNYC says:
June 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm
Climate brownshirts?

Bob Moss

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

Interstellar Bill

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

Physics Major

Very sad. Does anyone pay attention to his ravings?

GeneDoc

Here’s a really absurd discussion of the Gore diatribe from PBS tonight:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/politics/jan-june11/globalwarming_06-22.html

Nic

“One of the main reasons they are so wimpy and irresponsible about global warming is that they’re frightened of the reaction they get from the deniers when they report the science objectively. ”
No, that is what the Alarmists are doing.

brc

That’s funny, because my local newspaper is full of dirge. It recently printed a ‘OMG we’re all going to drown’ sea level prediction rise, which in fact was a worst case storm surge scenario. And even then, it failed to impact more than 5% of the local population. Because modern town planning and drainage plans trumps CAGW every time. Apparently my local dump is also to increase fees to pay taxes on the amount of methane coming from the landfill. If that’s not an incentive to start people illegally dumping and making a mess of the *actual* environment, I don’t know what is.
The fact is Gore and his ilk are now jumping at shadows. They see another ‘side’ and assume, like theirs, it is top-down, centrally funded and largely consists of a hymn sheet to sing from. They see a clash of equals, like two armies facing off over a battlefield. When in reality, it’s just a bunch of unconnected, unorganised individuals saying ‘you know what? I think you’re full of BS’. So they snipe and swipe at shadows, wondering why they cannot have any effect on the rising tide of public opinion that is self-reinforcing and impossible to eliminate because it operates on basic truths – against the failed predictions, the bogus science (hockeystick, anyone?), the attempts to stifle debate. And above all this, the inner totalitarian of most people pushing this scare just can’t be hidden. Because, even if a zero-or-low carbon dioxide, safe and limitless energy source was found tomorrow, problems would be found with it by these same folk. Carbon Dioxide is just a proxy war for the people who really want the destruction of western society as we know it. They despise happy people in big houses, with recreational vehicles of any kind, of widespread tourism. They would prefer toiling masses living simple lives, with things like plane travel, air conditioning and personal vehicles only for the chosen few.

B-737

“…but the “conversation of democracy” has become so deeply dysfunctional that our ability to make intelligent collective decisions has been seriously impaired.”
Next thing you know, he’ll be admiring the way the Chinese Communist government makes its decisions (like his pal and fellow traveling propagandist at the New York Times, Tom Friedman).
This creep was a heartbeat away from being POTUS for 8 years (and only a few thousand votes away in 2000). The good Lord must REALLY have been looking out for the good old USA…

RockyRoad

Either Liberalism has communicable Climate Disruption Disease, or the DNC is synchronizing the rants:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-matthews-wild-rant-beck-limbaugh-evil-for-denying-climate-change/
As a counterpoint, you can check out the wettest winter in our western wilds for many a year here:
http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/support/water/westwide/snowpack/wy2011/snow1105.gif

Ray Boorman

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