Al Gore to provide Climate Training in the Philippines

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Former Vice President Al Gore is travelling to the Philippines, to help train local climate activists.

“Al Gore will give the presentation that has introduced millions of people to the reality of the climate crisis and sparked a global movement,” his organization, Climate Reality Project, said in a media advisory.

The organization added that “(t)his year, Gore’s presentation will highlight the Philippines, a country that is already acutely impacted by the dangerous affects of climate change.”

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez will speak during the training on how his city continues to bounce back from the effects of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), which destroyed 50,000 homes and claimed at least 6,000 lives in November 2013.

The event will also feature “The Road to Decarbonization,” a presentation by Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committees on climate change, environment and natural resources.

Legarda helped Gore and his group organize the Manila leg of the climate training, which was firmed up in December through a phone call between Manila and Paris, where the latter was taking part in the global climate summit.

Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/137403/al-gore-to-focus-on-ph-experience-in-climate-change

In the desperately poor Philippines, young people frequently rent their bodies to wealthy foreigners, to support their families. I suggest the road to economic prosperity, and a better future for young Filipinos, probably does not involve receiving climate training from Al Gore.

61 thoughts on “Al Gore to provide Climate Training in the Philippines

    • Quote above…” In the desperately poor Philippines, young people frequently rent their bodies to wealthy foreigners, to support their families.” …….What did I miss ?

    • My first thought was a La Niña cooling event. The next was that strawberries and other fruits and veggies that need cold weather ought to get a boost….

      Although with Gore’s track record, he’ll bring hail and get some crops ruined.

  1. Will Al Gore and his entourage travel by plane or by sail boat to the Philippines? How much will he charge to give them “climate training.” How much does it cost to tell poor people that they should not buy or use their SUV’s?

  2. Gee, Al is such a nice guy- he’s always thinking of others. I hope the phillipinos appreciate what he is doing for them. Maybe they could invite him to stay for a while. A long while.

    • Al won’t be too worried about not being able to influence some of the Worlds poorest people on his voodoo scam on AGW, but it will add £100K to his bank balance, and that’s far more important.

  3. There is no extent to which money grubbers will go in order to secure a few more followers, even if the culture is poor and uneducated. The Phillipines is very third world in both economy and culture as travellers and friends who from the Phillipines have told me.

  4. Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth and commented:
    The Philippines is not a ‘desperately poor’ country. It has had consistent economic growth for the last 6 years and this year growth is forecast to fall to just 6%, making it 2nd only to Vietnam in SEA. The problem the resource rich country has is inequality with around 16 (mostly Chinese) families owning everything. Forbes rich list (published in the last week) showed that 8/10 of the richest people in the Philippines are Chinese.
    Regarding Gore, narcissistic Pinoys crave the attention of rich and famous foreigners, so he’ll be flattered to feature in the photographs of the world centre of selfies.

      • For those that might be curious, I said something that could be taken as a serious desire for Al to come to actual physical harm. I didn’t mean it that way, of course. I think that’s why it was “unacceptable”.
        If there was another reason, I don’t understand.

  5. During all the Ice Ages, these very same islands were connected to each other and during all the Interglacials, these various islands were partially submerged. At no time has this country fried to death. It is either a warm planet jungle environment or it is a cold planet jungle environment. Why do they care about all this?

    Well, if all the ice in Antarctica and Greenland were to melt, the oceans would rise so more but the likelihood of this happening is around zero.

    • The Philippine activists care because they can claim victimhood from “more and stronger typhoons due to climate change!” And to push for Climate Justice. Anything to milk attention and fill the money trough.

  6. The organization added that “(t)his year, Gore’s presentation will highlight the Philippines, a country that is already acutely impacted by the dangerous affects of climate change

    What dangerous affects? LOL.
    Here is Alberta Goros. This is just the tip of this ice bergus. What a fravd! Sell tobacco, sell tv to oil country, co2 footprint of Godzilla………………..what a hypo…..!
    In 1989 Al Gore said in a New York Times interview that his interest in environmentalism began when he was a teenager. In that same interview it was noted “has won the sobriquet Mr. Global Warming…”

    Al Gore has compared oil and coal companies ‘tactics’ to tobacco companies.

    Al Gore’s family got rich from stocks in Occidental Petroleum. After his late fathers death he managed the family’s Occidental stocks for a time.

    In 1996 the New York Times published an article quoting Al Gore on the issue of tobacco.

    [Al Gore quotes]
    Throughout most of my life, I’ve raised tobacco,” he told an audience in North Carolina. ”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.”

    The article noted

    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.”
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    • An honest man would say this?

      AL GORE ‘QUOTE’
      I believe it is appropriate to have an ‘over-representation’ of the facts on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience.”
      – Al Gore,
      Climate Change activist
      http://www.green-agenda.com/

      (Disclaimer, I make no claim as to this veracity)

      Al Gore is full of bull’s shit. If he made president we would be living in tents and he would be living in his villa. And mansion. All by himself and his ‘large extended family’ made up of his dog, himself and maybe his masseuse.

      • Here is the interview where he said that. Note that he did not say exaggeration of the facts, he said that in the US, he focused his efforts on highlighting the severity of the problem (and the facts documenting that), and not much on mitigation/adaptation strategies. That’s because the awareness of the problem in the US is less than elsewhere.

        http://grist.org/article/roberts2/

    • The Philippinos have little money with which to activate against ‘Big Oil’ and other carbon contributors. I don’t see the point of All-Gore doing this, other than to attempt escaping the cold weather that dogs him wherever he goes.

  7. This is the U.S. response to China’s military buildup and land reclamation of low lying islands and rocks that the Philippines also claims. With runways and missile batteries installed, is China even on board with the rising seas threat?

    • They’re not military installations they’re just sea walls to prevent the effects of global warming on China

      /sarc

  8. I doubt that Al Gore will be remembered as a great man.

    “In the long run my observations have convinced me that some men, reasoning preposterously, first establish some conclusion in their minds which, either because of its being their own or because of their having received it from some person who has their entire confidence, impresses them so deeply that one finds it impossible ever to get it out of their heads. Such arguments in support of their fixed idea as they hit upon themselves or hear set forth by others, no matter how simple and stupid these may be, gain their instant acceptance and applause. On the other hand whatever is brought forward against it, however ingenious and conclusive, they receive with disdain or with hot rage — if indeed it does not make them ill. Beside themselves with passion, some of them would not be backward even about scheming to suppress and silence their adversaries.”
    – Galileo Galilei –

    “How We Do It
    1. Create a critical mass…
    2. Build momentum and support for a global commitment …
    3. Accelerate the switch…”
    – Al Gore (The Climate Reality Project – Our mission)

  9. Hmmm…wedding band on Al’s finger in the photo. I thought he and Tipper were Splitsville.

    Old photo. Old ideas. Seems fitting, eh?

  10. So Al “The Carbonizer” Gore is heading in the general direction of Australia.
    That explains the sudden chill in the air this morning.
    Off topic, but worth mentioning, Dr David Suzuki coming to Adelaide on the 10th of March for another one of his sermons.
    I am betting they will carefully select who gets to ask him questions this time.
    After all, it wouldn’t be good for the warmunists to see one of their gods unable to answer simple questions like last time.

  11. What could possibly be the purpose of indoctrinating the Philippine people with AGW propaganda? Cut back on their industrial output? Stop cooking their food? Find new lively hoods that don’t conflict with the AGW meme? No more generators for people that don’t have grid power? Shut down their business districts and large city environments? Do they contribute that much CO2 that they are a perceived threat to the climate? Or is it that no one else will have him and they haven’t figured out his scam yet?

      • This is the end, beautiful friend
        This is the end, my only friend, the end
        Of our elaborate plans, the end
        Of everything that stands, the end
        No safety or surprise, the end
        I’ll never look into your eyes, again

        Can you picture what will be, so limitless and free
        Desperately in need of some stranger’s hand
        In a desperate land

        Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain
        And all the children are insane, all the children are insane
        Waiting for the summer rain

    • Thank you Eric, Marcus. I have written a number of papers showing that feed in tariff (FIT) and other subsidies and favoritism to renewables will make our already expensive electricity become even more expensive. My latest article here, see the chart, very low capacity factor for wind, solar and biomass here in the Philippines, http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Opinion&title=renewable-energy-expensive-electricity-and-the-merit-order-effect&id=123940

      • Sir, I thank you, living in Germany ( pension) I would cook on a open fire as it is so expensive to switch on the cooker, BUT, like most things in Germany today it is verboten to cook on an open fire and yes that includes pizza ,

  12. So the Philippines is where the next Ice Age begins…. I was wondering where it would be.

    (I hope that’s acceptable to the mods…)

  13. The Philippines is a lovely country but unfortunately the over 90 million citizens all seem to be vying for the same peso. While the turnout for selfies with the Goreacle could be substantial I predict that his following will rapidly dwindle down to those few who will realize personal gain from it.

  14. I keep wondering how did Al Gore get to be considered an authority in the field? The man just wanted popularity, prizes and votes, I don’t think he is that concerned about climate.Sometimes I just wonder: does he even know the definition of climate? Here’s a proper one: http://www.whatisclimate.com/.

  15. The guy leaves us speechless. Can’t you Americans do something about it? It is an undisputable drawback of democracy that people like Al Gore can fool around freely wihout anyone being able to interfere. We shudder to think what happens if HIllary is elected president – you can be sure Al is in for a very,very high position as Commisoner of Climate or something like that. Mind you, the alternative is no better. Seems like things are just going from bad to worse!

    • Johan
      why is it that (world) 99.999% of all politicians are worse than stupid? or is it the general public?

      • The last politician to say ” I HAVE DECIDED” was Singapore’s Lee, listen to a speech by Obammh its, they, we, informed,

  16. well if the goracle goes anywhere BUT the main islands..and boy I hope he does..Id love him to be unable to use much but a fan..and even that might be running slowly as the brownouts sloooowdown the lights etc regularly
    the women have water access on some of the island nice clean underground supply but no idea of how to heat it without the fuel- they cant afford electricity or bottled gas,let alone the cookers or heaters.
    I showed them just how hot water can get in a 20litre black plastic drum and they were overjoyed. no idea they needed to sterilise a needle before lancing an abcess, and no idea of how to use local options to try n keep wounds clean ie salt and lemon juice.
    the last bloody thing they need is loudmouth shitforbrains albert!
    theyve already got a slave to usa mentality thinking if its american its perfect and to be aspired to. I spent 3 weeks there and was horrified at the poverty and lack of basic education, the catholic church controls what they see hear n read to a huge degree on the smaller islands.books and personal care items donated to charities do NOT get to them, the church was selling them to the large retailers..and I didnt see the funds going to health or much else.

  17. Dear Al, Stay there! BTW, it’s too cold for you. You can’t argue globull warming while shoveling the white cr@p that wasn’t supposed to have precipitated. Yeah, we wouldn’t want you to get frosbite on the tip of that pinochioesquish nose – would we?

  18. I guess he needs to find someplace who hasn’t seen through his gargantuan hypocrisy. I’m guessing here, but he’s going to start by scaring Philipino peasants with “more powerful Typhoons”, and instilling the idea that it’s the fault of the West, thereby creating a new trough for yet another third-world elite.

  19. Coal 29%, Oil 23%, Nat gas 14% and adding capacity via diesel generators accoring to eia in March of 2015. Renewables and hydro 30%, mostly hydro and geothermal. I’d say global warming will be a hard sell if the natives realize it means less electricity in the future, but the promise of free money to “fix” this might be a big seller. There are already rolling blackouts and lack of capacity in much of the Philippines. Gore is going to have a hard time selling the “get rid of 66% of your already lacking electrical generation”.
    I’m sure Gore can spiff up the presentation so none of the attendees realize they are campaigning for living in the cold and dark. I have faith in his dedication to the task. After all, it’s how he makes money and what could be more motivating?

  20. St Gore does not do ‘free ‘ so someone is picking up the tab, but never mind.
    The real question is when he is going to have another of his 24 hour love-ins , that proved to be ‘so popular ‘ that not even the greens were interested .

  21. …his organization, Climate Reality Project….

    The grievousness of this misnomer is “unprecedentedly robust”.

  22. I would think that such a wealthy political animal would be a natural target for terrorist to kidnap. Maybe he has a more balls than we know. But then, if he did, wouldn’t he carry his missionary work to China where he could make a real difference? GK

    • They don’t tolerate missionaries in China–especially those that preach against the state.

  23. I would suggest training sessions in the far south Philippines to teach ISIS about climate change.

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