People send me stuff. Today I got a “please send money” solicitation from multi-millionaire climate crusader Al Gore, who reportedly has increased his net worth north of $200 million since losing his Presidential bid in 2000.
You’d think with all that cash at his disposal, he could hire a proofreader before he starts making pitches for money. Here is what was sent with the subject “Science must trump politics”:
The cheesy subject line is of course, a jab at president-elect Trump. In the email, the Gorebots go on to tell us how terrible it is:
Let’s face it: we have a long, hard road ahead of us in 2017. A president-elect who has denied the reality of the climate crisis is about to move into the White House, and he has nominated a list of oil industry insiders to serve in key cabinet positions responsible for the nation’s public lands, environment, and even foreign policy.
But despite these circumstances, we still have hope. That’s because people like you are standing up every day to support common-sense solutions to the climate crisis.
-, please make a gift today. With your support, you’ll help us mobilize activists around the world to accelerate the shift to clean energy and ensure President-elect Donald Trump follows through with the US’ commitment to the Paris Agreement. And for the next two days, your tax-deductible contribution will have 3X the impact.
Our challenge is crystal clear – but so is our opportunity to build on the incredible progress the movement for climate solutions has made this year.
This is our chance to speak up and stand tall.
This is our time to make a difference and create a healthy, sustainable future for our planet.
Science must trump politics in 2017. You can help. Give now.
– Your friends at Climate Reality
I’ve redacted the links to donations, for obvious reasons. I had to chuckle at the claim of “incredible progress”. Yes, it is incredible, just not how they view it.
But what’s really funny is the picture Gore’s people used. Of course they had to put the obligatory evil power plant in the pitch for money, and usually, they pick a smokestack that has been photoshopped to have darker, more menacing smoke and invisible CO2.
Today, hilariously, they used cooling towers venting water vapor, not CO2. They don’t even mention CO2 in the pitch, as they seem to be all about fighting Trump instead. Despite searching, I have not been able to locate the source photo to determine what power plant that photo is from, but wouldn’t it be doubly funny if it turned out to be cooling towers at a nuclear power plant?