Al Gore Tells Harvard Students ‘Assault On Science’ Threatens Humanity’s Survival

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9:54 AM 05/30/2019 | Energy

Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor

Former Vice President Al Gore said President Donald Trump’s “assault on science” threatens “the capacity of the human species to endure” on Earth.

Gore issued his warning in a speech to Harvard University students and faculty Wednesday, stressing “reason” and “rational debate,” indeed democracy itself, were under threat from the “ideology of authoritarianism.”

Science “is now being slandered as a conspiracy based on a hoax,” Gore said, likely referring to a 2012 Trump tweet where he called man-made global warming a “Chinese hoax.”

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“The subordination of the best scientific evidence to the cynical greed of those buttressing the power of a would-be-autocrat is yet another strategy for controlling policy by distorting and suppressing the best available information,” Gore said.

“So the ideology of authoritarianism is not only a threat to democracy in America, now because of the attacks on climate science, it has become a threat to the survival of human civilization as we know it and even potentially to the capacity of the human species to endure,” Gore continued.

“In order to solve the climate crisis, we must solve the democracy crisis,” Gore said.

While Gore, a Harvard alumni and producer of two films of questionable accuracy on global warming, did not refer to Trump by name, the former vice president’s message was clear.

“The system of checks and balances that has protected the integrity of our American system for more than two centuries has already been dangerously eroded,” Gore said.

Gore, however, also went after social media, which he claimed is driven by “surveillance capitalism.” Gore said social media “enhances cynicism and magnifies divisions” that erode society. (RELATED: Supreme Court Asked To Hear Case Involving Leaked ‘Climategate’ Emails)

Former U.S. VP Gore at Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Oslo

Former U.S. Vice President and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore speaks this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum, in Oslo, Norway December 11, 2018. NTB Scanpix/Heiko Junge via REUTERS.

Gore went on to blame rampant flooding and tornado sightings in the Midwest on man-made global warming, echoing recent attempts by Democratic presidential candidates to do the same in Iowa.

“Speaking of wind, the winds are increasingly destructive in our world,” Gore said. “Yesterday was the thirteenth day in a row when multiple tornadoes touched down in the United States — 500 this month.”

“Hurricanes have become much stronger. Today, the Arkansas River is four feet higher than the all-time record flood stage. The Mississippi River is setting records as the longest flood ever. Thirty-nine million Americans today are at risk from flooding,” Gore said.

Gore also implored Harvard to divest its endowment from fossil fuel holdings, comparing it to the 1980s campaigns to pull investments in South Africa during apartheid. Gore has often compared climate activism to the anti-apartheid, civil rights and abolition movements.

“It was immoral to continue investing in apartheid,” Gore said before going on to accuse fossil fuel companies of using the tobacco industry’s strategy to keep the American public ignorant of climate science — a narrative pushed by some liberal media outlets.

“The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organized and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, designed to spread doubt and confusion and prevent the formation of a political consensus necessary to adopt new policies to save the future of human civilization,” Gore said.

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151 thoughts on “Al Gore Tells Harvard Students ‘Assault On Science’ Threatens Humanity’s Survival

  1. Looks like Al (my family made a fortune in the coal industry) Gore never took an Earth Science or Geology course. How else could he explain the climate changes that went along with the 4 major Ice Ages?

    • If memory serves, he did take a course in Natural Science in which he got a D. He revealed his college grades when he ran for President. At the time, everyone laughed at his grades because they were below those of GWB who was alleged by the media to be stupid.

      • Yeah – and this guy’s speaking to (supposedly) the best up and coming minds.

        Irony abounds.

      • “The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organized and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, designed to spread doubt and confusion and prevent the formation of a political consensus necessary to adopt new policies to save the future of human civilization,” Gore said.

        Well I am gobsmacked…Al Baby is admitting the truth (with a slight spin to subvert the nature of it’s true culprit)

        • I’m still trying to figure out how returning to the temperatures the world enjoyed during the Medieval Warm Period is supposed to end life on this planet.

        • stressing “reason” and “rational debate,” indeed democracy itself, were under threat from the “ideology of authoritarianism.”

          Yes. Right with you on that one Al.

        • “The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organized and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation”

          I guess we are talking about the billions per year going into oxymoronic “consensus” science. Or maybe billionaires funding films full of lies and videos by incompetent TV clowns posing as scientists which have to be edited post-production because they don’t work.

          Yep, lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, to be sure.

        • It’s the 3rd Law: SJWs Always Project.
          More generally, whenever holier-than-thou types are hissing and shrieking about anything, it almost invariably turns out to be either exactly what they do, or within spitting range of that.

      • Gore took his single science course at Harvard when he was an undergrad. His professor was Russ Revelle who was the first scientist back in the 1950s to suggest that CO2 might have somthing to do with global warming. Gore became obsessed with the idea and ran with it. That’s how this whole thing got started. In later years, professor Ravelle repudiated his thery that CO2 might cause global warming, and he was appalled that global politicians were actually adopting policy based on his original discredited theory.

      • The amazing thing is, every word he said is exactly true, but it was all psychological projection of his own self, party, and belief mob.
        I wonder how many layers deep in the psyche one has to plumb to find the place where he and his ilk know they are talking about themselves?

    • Isn’t it very inappropriate for him to advance his $$ agenda at a commencement address. He has no class.

  2. He probably said all of that with a straight face. What irony! The hypocrisy of that man is astounding.

      • You worked with Al back in the 80s? I can’t help but thinking that you could tell some interesting stories. I’ve heard nothing but bad about him.

    • Accomplished liars like Gore, the Clintons, and Obama are snakes. They lie with ease and comfort.

    • This guy is waaaaay past his sell-by date. Hope there’s SOMEONE up thayah in Hahvahd Yahd with more brains than he has. Just embarassing.

    • The statement, that the assault on science is a grave danger to humanity, is absolutely correct!

      Think about it. I leave it to you as an exercise. 🙂

    • I recall with mirth how Gore tried to invade GWB’s personal space, in a very threatening manner, during a televised debate.

      GWB chuckled at him, and Gore’s bravado collapsed.

    • Democrats shot themselves in the foot on that one. As they usually do. Despite their claims to the contrary, history tells us Democrats never can muster the moral courage to do the right thing when politics of their ideology gets in the way.

      Had they not defended the Sexual Predator in the White House‘s behavior toward a young female intern there, and had they pressured him to resign instead of rallying around him when it was discovered he lied straight into the cameras to all Americans in denial of that sexual harassment, then Vice President Al Gore would have been President Al Gore for the final 2 years or so –1998-2000.

      An incumbent President Al Gore likely would have easily defeated the GOP challenger then in November 2000, and the history of the first decade of 21st Century would have played out very differently.

      But when it comes down to it, Democrats never can do the the right thing. And Al Gore lost in 2000 because of that. Just as they could never bring themselves to tell Crooked Hillary to bow out in 2016 and let someone else try to defeat the GOP challenger.

      In the Liberal mind, politics of their ideology and pursuit of power overrides integrity. And it costs them election after election. But that is their nature.

    • ROTFLMAO!

      Serous question: Who has a ‘smaller’ CO2 footprint – Al or Leo? I’d love to see someone post the numbers on that contest.

      • Leo has to keep his physique for his acting, and Leo doesn’t have fat US government pension. Big Al obviously never passed up a free meal. So I’d guess Leo’s carbon footprint is smaller.

        • Leo is a bit of a little wad.

          Even with personal chefs & trainers … a bit of a small wad.

    • Good idea. Perhaps I ought to sell 10 of my houses, 5 of my cars, 2 of my jets, and 2 of my boats. /Sarc

  3. Quote: “Gore issued his warning in a speech to Harvard University students and faculty Wednesday, stressing “reason” and “rational debate,” indeed democracy itself, were under threat from the “ideology of authoritarianism.”

    Wow…the headline should have read “Assault on Truth Threatens Humanity’s Survival”. This is real rich from a guy who supposedly represents the CAGW industry.

    Al..if you say reason and debate are under threat in our liberal democracy, then let’s have an honest and truthful debate about the science and facts of climate change and what is really going on. I will take all this and you a little more seriously when real discussion and rational debate are indeed upheld. Until then, it is you and your ilk who are the real authoritarians with the way you are lying about the science of climate understanding.

    • Considering he made a substantial piece of his $200 million net worth from selling his failing media network to Al Jezeera, which is owned by Qatari government and thus is oil money, the hypocrisy is even richer. Most reports gave it as Al Gore netted $100 Million for his 20% share from that sale.

      • As I vaguely recall, and I might be wrong on this, I seem to remember watching an interview with him where he was asked about his tobacco farming future.

        He stated that he would be giving it up as his sister tragically dies from lung cancer; but not until he found another income.

        Climate change seemed to happen along quite conveniently, something few of us would imagine would provide anyone an income, I mean it’s a global disaster so who can make money from that?

        Not that any of us would have even thought about carbon credits. And again, forgive me if I’m wrong, but Al Gore seems to have done rather well from carbon credit trading, or something similar.

        Funny how things work out.

    • Earthling: there were a number of debates in the early years, all of them won handily by sceptics. The warming proponents, to the last individual, now obey a centralized consensus ordinance to never debate a sceptic. This was the beginning of the warmist canard “the science is settled” therefore debate is a waste of time.

  4. It is actually stomach turning to listen to Alarmists, who are the ones actually assaulting science with their corrupt politics, projecting their crime onto others.

    • Silencing debate? What debate? Reflexive name calling (that ends every attempt at debate) is not debate.

  5. Like his book, Al Gore’s speech should be labeled science fiction. At least in his book, “State of Fear”, Michael Crighton uses facts to make his case against radical environmental groups. I wonder how many of those Harvard students know that a judge in Great Britain ordered Gore’s film not be shown in schools without disclaimers pointing out the many untruths and exaggerations.

  6. A practiced liar. It is only wild, speculative coming climate disasters being accepted by the masses that threatens humanity.

  7. “The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organized and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, designed to spread doubt and confusion and prevent the formation of a political consensus necessary to adopt new policies to save the future of human civilization,”

    I wonder if he had Michael E Mann and the other alarmists in mind when he said this?
    Perhaps he didn’t realise he was uttering the truth for once.

    • And even thus is a lie…the Petrol Industry has not heavily financed any campaign against the $Trillion Climate Catastrophe Industry.

      For the most part, big oil has climbed aboard.

      Meanwhile…the government hands out roughly $500,000 annually to EVERY (and mostly new) government climate scientist…who would lose that funding if their “studies” failed to confirm CAGW/Climate Change.

      Lies upon lies…the common currency of Socialists (who are the only authoritarians in the room).

    • Only if they are high calories. What poundage he has put on in his dotage!
      The guy can get a part-time job as a mo-ai sculpture on Easter Island.
      I guess when you are a billionaire you don’t miss too many meals.

  8. I have a really hard time accepting the claims of catastrophe given that the planet has had more than 1000 ppm of CO2 for most of the history of the planet and there does not seem to be a causal correlation between CO2 and temperature anywhere in the geologic record.

  9. If the top picture of Gore really represents the severity of the involuntary nervous tic he seems to have developed then he clearly has more urgent things to worry about than alleged slow motion warming, which is merely cyclical on the balance of evidence so far.

  10. At least he got one thing right: that “reason” and “rational debate,” indeed democracy itself, were under threat from the “ideology of authoritarianism.” You can’t get much more authoritarian than the Green Blob which, in Orwellian fashion continues in its efforts to impose a world government based on lies and pseudoscience, to the detriment of humanity.

  11. And what about the fact that none of his climate predictions, zero. zilch, nada have come remotely close to being accurate. Why should anyone believe anything he says on this subject?

  12. The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organised and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, designed to spread doubt and confusion and prevent the formation of a political consensus necessary to disrupt new policies to “save the future of human civilization “. There, fixed it.

  13. ..and what about the fact that none of his previous climate related predictions have been remotely accurate? Why should anyone believe anything he says on this subject?

  14. “The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organized and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, designed to spread doubt and confusion and prevent the formation of a political consensus necessary to adopt new policies to save the future of human civilization,” Gore said.

    Yes, and Al Gore is one of the people promoting the misinformation. He is part of the threat.

  15. I’m still hoping for the day when a major endowment divests fossil fuel holdings, I’d love to pick up some Exxon at 58 bucks a share

    • I’d love to pick up some Exxon at 58 bucks a share

      You’ll have to get in line… :>)

  16. The irony of his rhetoric is that while he lacks the scientific chops to assault the science himself, he’s certainly one of the biggest enablers of that assault which is led by the IPCC and the false consensus surround its horribly flawed scientific assessments.

  17. “Speaking of wind, the winds are increasingly destructive in our world,” Gore said. Yes, especially when they drive large turbines of “clean energy” that kill enormous about birds each year.

  18. How many Harvard students are smart enough to replicate and check the fraudulent science experiment conducted by Gore with Bill Nye narration? The one with the heat lamp and the grass cookie jar in the faked experimental results for high school audiences that would have caused expulsion from college for any “normal” non-elitist, student following the school code of conduct.

  19. Did any of the Harvard students boo, protest, or not show? You know, to prove they aren’t closed-minded brain-dead conformist zombies?

    Andrew

  20. “The American people have been the targets of a massive, well organized and lavishly funded campaign of disinformation ***”

    Yep. That’s right. For thirty years now we’ve been hearing how a tiny increase of a natural and harmless trace gas is going to kill us all. The theory is too simplistic and the supporting evidence is bogus. But the global warming campaign is well funded and relentless. In reality the world is probably getting colder. Not warmer. But the temperature data is such poor quality that I don’t think anyone knows for certain what is actually happening on a global scale.

    I have a word of advice for Al Gore. The next time you want to start a crusade why not pick a hazard a bit more realistic than global warming – like say an invasion of leprechauns? Really scare the heck out of the kids.

  21. So, Vice President, you can finally tell us with confidence, how much global temperature changes for each doubling of CO2?
    Tell us that you have solved this climate sensitivity unknown, a matter so basic that all good scientists do not accept the global warming hypothesis until it is known and agreed.
    All you need to do is to quote the ECS number. Until then, butt out of proper science.
    Geoff

    • ECS that “seems about right” (to the modelers) is produced in the UN IPCC climate models. It isn’t really a CO2 problem for the UN IPCC climate modelers; its the aerosols modelers put in to (badly) simulate past average temperatures to (semi) justify their “seems about right” ECSs.

      We must demand that UN IPCC CMIP6 climate modelers list their year-by-year estimates of past aerosols.

  22. Wow. Some of what Gore said was simply false, while other things were outright stupid. It’s a testament to the power of ideology over reason that such a smart group of people would accept it so unquestioningly.

  23. Al Gore Tells Harvard Students ‘Assault On Science’ Threatens Humanity’s Survival

    I agree. So stop doing it, already.

  24. ‘…Former Vice President Al Gore said President Donald Trump’s “assault on science” threatens “the capacity of the human species to endure” on Earth…’

    Translation: The climate scare narrative needs to be shielded from scientific inquiry so that it’s faultiness does not become more widely known.

    Gore: “The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organized and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, designed to spread doubt and confusion and prevent the formation of a political consensus necessary to adopt new policies to save the future of human civilization,”…..

    Translation: The scientific evidence refuting the climate scare narrative is not to be believed because Gore says so. It doesn’t matter how faulty the global warming scare narrative is, you are to accept it on blind faith because the cult’s doctrine is infallible…..and Gore says so. Gore is “saving the planet,” so he could not possibly be wrong….especially when he is. Besides, it’s political now anyway, not scientific.

    Gore is about as genuine as a three dollar bill with his picture on it. But then, I shouldn’t be giving Congress and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing any ideas.

  25. seems the left/watermelons, whatever they are called, say exactly what they do, did, are doing, and plan to do but blame it on everyone but themselves. Makes one wish for some Old Testament style Biblical consequences for the leftists, think some instant pillars of salt might raise an eyebrow or two.

    Cheers!
    Joe

  26. Democracy is important for science. Science needs open debate and discussion. It needs freedom of speech without fear of repercussions.

    So Al Gore, time to organise a debate on the science, right?
    What, No?
    You think that won’t help your cause? That’s true.

    But that’s the real assault on science.

  27. More they whinge, whine and bellyache about climate change, more general public is getting fed-up of them and their gripes.

  28. Put a patch over Gore’s closed eye as pictured and call him the Truth Pirate! (His assertion that serious questions regarding climate science are dangerous is equivalent to Democrats calling Trump’s declassification on all documents related to the Russian Hoax a coverup!) It doesn’t get more distorted than this, folks!

  29. The arrow of time has many twists and turns. One such twist was the hanging chad which saved the world.

    • No, he’s on autopilot at this point. And it’s the bad 737 Max autopilot to boot.

  30. You can bet money that this guy won’t be on China’s ban list. He is too valuable for all the bad regimes out there.

  31. The subordination of the best scientific evidence to the cynical greed of those buttressing the power of a would-be-autocrat is yet another strategy for controlling policy by distorting and suppressing the best available information.

    That’s a mouth full of flowery political speak there. I think I could have said it less incomprehensibly. But what should I expect of a blowhard? — not very nice, I know, but I really have nothing good to say about him.

      • Indeed,.. Mr. Chappell. You are correct. His entire speech is riddled with projections which provide seemingly countless insights and clues into his corrupt nature as well as the corrupt nature of the CAGW political scheme.

        Once I caught on to some of the nuances as to how projections work in the one doing the projection and how it confounds those being projected on or listening, I began to learn to see through the speeches such as Gore’s, Hillary’s, Schiff’s, Nadler’s etc. etc. Then I tried to imagine what these graduates will think later once they discover the extent of the corruption that these people are desperately trying to hide.

        The coming spectacle has the potential of being unprecedented.

  32. Someone should tell him that tornados are created by a cold front from the west meeting a warm front from the South. No cold, no tornado. And the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers are high because of lots of melting snow and some rain. No snow, no high rivers.

    Oh, someone has? Sorry.

  33. Why does Gore not ask scientists from various disciplines about how scientific research really works?
    Why does he not find out about the whole publication and peer review process?
    How can he make credible comments without doing this?
    Will he do this to assess the credibility of the claims of “climate scientists?”
    Will he be prepared to consider the extent of uncertainty and also of fraud among scientists – just like we find in all other professions?

  34. ” The Mississippi River is setting records as the longest flood ever. ” Gore must have been in a coma all of 1993.

    He is right, though. The assault on science IS destroying the country and the corruption of the system is. He’s just lying about who is assaulting science and corrupting the system.

  35. “You see those people who have the audacity to demand scientists follow the scientific method. They are an assault on science. You see those people who have the audacity to demand scientists engage in rational debate instead of irrational ad hominum’s. They are an assault on science. You see those people who have the audacity to demand science be reproducible. They are an assault on science. You see those people who have the audacity to demand that I live the way I command them to live. They are an assault on science.” — Every person who promote belief in CAGW

  36. Gore’s first film held (at least) nine key scientific errors a British High Court judge ruled, and showing the film without correction notes would lead to teachers facing criminal charges of indoctrination.

    However, there’s no way the court would deliver the same verdict today, and children are being more blatantly indoctrinated every day.

    The climate change cancer is already stage 3.

  37. Al Gore assaults the truth, science, and democracy every time he opens his pie hole. For the love of God and the sake of humanity, he should shut it.

    • MarkW mistakenly equates socialism with authoritarianism. They are not the same. Take Norway for example.

      • As was explained to you earlier, Norway is a welfare state sitting on top of a capitalist economy.

        The only way to implement socialism is via control of people. The more socialism, the more control needed.

        • MarkW, in Norway, the government owns the oil company Equinor. That is how “socialism” is defined. Has nothing to do with control of the population.

      • Socialism is all about using the coercive powers of the State to (ostensibly) redress social inequalities, real or perceived. Authoritarianism is in its DNA.

        • People are not equal. Every attempt at social equality has led to disaster.

          Equality under the law does not allow for socialism; people gain or lose primarily based on individual ability, drive, etc.

          Under any economic system, it pays to pick your parents well. Under capitalism, it is less important.

  38. What a twit. Hard to know where to start there are so many errors and lies in his address. The most egregious is the amount of flooded land. Or that levies break, or that there were more tornadoes, or that apartied somehow equates to AGW skepticism.

  39. Frankly, I despair. 10 years since climategate and we still have to put up with this idiot. I have been looking through the emails again recently, and I came across this little gem:

    http://www.di2.nu/foia/foia2011/mail/0813.txt

    An exchange between Peter Fox and Simon Shackley where they are discussing which “scenario” to choose to achieve the desired socio-economic outcome. Anybody who doubts that CAGW is a political project need doubt no longer.

    Emails searchable at http://www.di2.nu/foia/foia.pl

  40. The Democrats want to portray Trump as some authoritarian dictator, but Trump is about as far from that as he could get.

    Trump is the most transparent president in U.S. history along with being the most vetted president, who appears to be “pure as the driven snow” considering the extent to which the Democrats have gone to dig up dirt on him.

    President Trump has done nothing illegal in his run for the presidency or after he assumed Office. It’s not illegal to disagree with partisan Democrats. The House Democrats want to claim Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution when he doesn’t knuckle under to their demands but Trump has every right and duty to challenge the Democrat’s Witch Hunt and it is legal for him to do so. Not only does Trump need to protect himself from harrassment by the Democrat Congress, he also has to protect the presidency by insisting the Congress follow the Constitution.

    Trump ignoring a judicial ruling would be a different matter, but Trump has not done so, and doesn’t intend to do so, as far as I can see. So Trump is not an authoritarian dictator operating outside the law, he is well within the bounds of the law in his actions.

    Democrats always portray Republican presidents as dictators and warmongers and racists and homophobes and the personification of every other evil in the world. It’s standard operating procedure for the Left. Al is just putting in his two cents worth. Which is about how much his opinion is worth.

    Yeah, thank God Al was not elected president. That’s two socialist/authoritarian bullets the U.S. has dodged since the turn of the century.

  41. Here are some WUWT comments on FGore from way back when:
    ————

    Dimsdale says: February 2, 2011 at 7:14 am
    Considering that Gore got C- and D in the few science courses he took in his brief college career (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A37397-2000Mar18 – see the fourth paragraph), one has to wonder why anyone listens to any of his scientific hallucinations, er, I mean prognostications, at all.

    “Albert Gore Jr. won the Nobel peace prize was vice president for 8 years without scandal …”

    Not quite. Here are a few interesting quotes from the book, The Stupidest Things Ever Said by Politicians:

    On Illegal Fund-Raisers at Buddhist Temples, Al Gore on:
    Explanation number 1: It wasn’t a fund-raiser, it was a “community outreach event.”
    Explanation number 2: It wasn’t a fund-raiser, it was just “finance-related.”
    Explanation number 3: It wasn’t a fund-raiser, it was a “donor-maintenance meeting.”

    There’s also this amusing tidbit:
    On Historical Knowledge, Vice-Presidential:
    “Who are these guys?”
    Al Gore, referring to the busts of Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, and Lafayette on a televised tour of Monticello. (p. 109)

    And this:
    “A zebra cannot change its spots.” (p. 54)

    And this:
    On Senator’s Sons, Typical Days of:

    “[My father] taught me how to clean out hog waste with a shovel and a hose. He taught me how to clear land with an ax. He taught me how to plow a steep hillside with a team of mules. He taught me how to take up hay all day long in the hot sun and then, after a dinner break, go help the neighbors take up hay before the rain came and spoiled it on the ground.”

    Vice President Al Gore on the virtues of farm life, not mentioning that, as a rich senator’s son, all this was presumably learned on summer vacation from Harvard. A real farmer’s son, Republican National chairman Jim Nicholson, replied, “Mr. Vice President, with all due respect, you’re shoveling a lot more of it right now than you ever did back then.” (p. 141)

    And this:
    On Timing is Everything:
    “[Due to pollution, cars pose] a mortal threat to the security of every nation.”
    Senator Al Gore in his 1992 book,
    Earth in the Balance.

    “Here in Motor City we recognize that cars have done more than fuel our commerce. Cars have freed the American spirit and given us the chance to chase our dreams.”
    Vice President Al Gore — while gearing up for his 2000 presidential run — in a 1999 speech to the Economic club of Detroit. (p. 253)

    Wade (06:46:18) :

    Ah yes, Al Gore. Does anybody remember the fuel additive MTBE? It just so happens that this fuel additive was ground water poison. It can be cleaned up, but it ain’t cheap. Does anybody remember who was the one pushing MTBE? Answer: Al Gore and Carol Browner.

    Here is what is known. A disciple (and yes I mean disciple) of Al Gore, Carol Browner, knew MTBE was groundwater poison but destroyed those documents. The data was suppressed that showed a dissenting viewpoint; sound familiar?

    For sins like this, Al Gore gets an honorary doctorate. Hey, I recycle a lot. I haven’t damaged groundwater and aquifer supplies. I guess I should dump nuclear waste in my local groundwater if I want to be awarded an honorary doctorate.

    MTBE shows us that obviously a tiger can’t change his stripes. Once an eco-scammer, always an eco-scammer. And what is worse, people think the tiger is this safe innocent cute kitten who couldn’t harm anybody.

    If you want a history of Al Gore and MTBE, don’t use Wikipedia. Magically, Wikipedia doesn’t include the connection between Al Gore and MTBE, not anywhere. Not even under the page dedicated to the MTBE controversy. Just use your search engine of choice and search for the words Al Gore MTBE. This link will get you started.

    http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg67617.html

    “The Education of Al Gore (The Washington Times)

    “Mr. Gore’s high school performance on the college board achievement tests in physics (488 out of 800 “terrible,” St. Albans retired teacher and assistant headmaster John Davis told The Post) and chemistry (519 out of 800 “He didn’t do too well in chemistry,” Mr. Davis observed) suggests that Mr. Gore would have trouble with science for the rest of his life. At Harvard and Vanderbilt, Mr. Gore continued bumbling along.

    “As a Harvard sophomore, scholar Al “earned” a D in Natural Sciences 6 in a course presciently named “Man’s Place in Nature.” That was the year he evidently spent more time smoking cannabis than studying its place among other plants within the ecosystem. His senior year, Mr. Gore received a C+ in Natural Sciences 118.

    “At Vanderbilt divinity school, Mr. Gore took a course in theology and natural science. The assigned readings included the apocalyptic, and widely discredited “Limits to Growth,” which formed much of the foundation for “Earth in the Balance.” It is said that Mr. Gore failed to hand in his book report on time. Thus, his incomplete grade turned into an F, one of five Fs Mr. Gore received at divinity school, which may well be a worldwide record.””

    “The displeasure with Gore among the staff [at Current TV] was thick enough to cut with a scimitar.”

  42. Gore is misinformed about the nature of “science.” It is not the process that is operated by people calling themselves “scientists” as he seems to think but rather is “verifiable knowledge.” Today’s climate models provide us with no verifiable knowledge about the outcomes of the future for Earth’s climate system. See Vincent Gray’s essay entitled “Spinning the Climate” for details.

  43. Its of interest to wonder what sort of President Al Gore would have made..
    Speaking as a observer here in Australia its clear to me that he did win, but
    the Bush camp had better lawyers.

    But what would it have been like, could he have forced the USA to go down
    the anti fossil fuel road as President Obama attempted to do.

    And how would he have handled the attack on the Twin Towers. One can
    have a lot of fun in the world of “What if”.

    MJE VK5ELL

  44. I’m sure popes said something equivalent during such times as inquisition, witch hunting and heretic burring crises.

  45. The Al Gore Effect is showing up in Australia.
    The science is in.
    This has the AGE fingerprint all over it.
    https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/ski/polar-conditions-bring-unusually-large-snow-falls-across-australia/news-story/452cafe01f8f49743564db34d686b0cd

    He is due on 5th of June.
    The three-day event at the Brisbane Convention Centre 5 to 7 June 2019 – run by the Climate Reality Project – will see business and community leaders trained to be educators and take action with climate solutions, as the world moves to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement.
    https://reneweconomy.com.au/al-gore-to-conduct-climate-leadership-training-in-brisbane-30284/
    A local politician says that the GBR is struggling under warmer water conditions.
    Since the GBR does far better under rising seas and warmer seas, this is a hard one to swallow, as recently stated on this site in an interview of Peter Ridd.
    The northern part grows twice as fast as the southern.
    But then, the local Queenslanders just rejected the latest political science from the ALP, consigning them to
    the political dustbin.
    We are in dire need of validated science about the GBR.

  46. More Leftist irony…

    Leftists believe in ”*SIGH*ence! (TM)”, which is actually anti-human and anti-science based on: empirical, ethical and moral relativism, pal-review, raw data manipulation, political agendas, corruption, PC, and numerous logical fallacies (post hoc ergo prompter hoc, argumentum ad hominem, argumentum ad verecundiam, argumentum ad absurdum, petitio principii, etc.)

    *SIGH*ence! (TM) is the pursuit of power and control, while science is simply the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and the truth.

    *SIGH*ence! (TM)” leads to tyranny, moral and social decay, bankruptcy and chaos, while science leads to virtuous enlightenment, peace, prosperity and improved living standards..

    Algore’s *SIGH*ence! (TM)” is evil.

    • It’s theology. Specifically, theology of American “Blue State”/Progressive sects.
      We know “consensus” is not a procedure of science, but a procedure of theology. Harvard of all things used to be a major theological school first of all… then it changed clothes and miraculously happened to “derive from pure reason” exactly what it used to preach before. ;] Well, after the great takeover in the first half of ⅩⅩ century (ending in WWII) Harvard became dominant in half the world, which spilled into the other half (also running derivations of the same theology). Now whatever bureaucrats didn’t convert into paperclips is overrun by theology and quackery. But what else could come from this?

  47. Forecast Earth In Depth: David Suzuki, Part 2
    http://tinyurl.com/n3pkcun

    Suzuki explains the process. Gore in 1988 tells Suzuki to go forth and proselytize the climate faith until the brainwashed public demands action from the pols

  48. “The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organized and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, designed to spread doubt and confusion … ”
    >>

    He’s being a bit hard on himself.

  49. A long standing military aphorism relates to the most dangerous people to have around. It is variously quoted but one of my favorites is: “…whoever is stupid and industrious is a menace and must be removed immediately!
    They should be shot.”

  50. Scientific truth us buried in the Harvard Yard. The real nature of the Harvard Yard? – it’s only two inches.
    See the definitive video : The Harvard Yard The fraud of modern education.

    Chancellor Merkel was there for an honorary law degree about the same time as Gore, and did everything to rail at Trump without mentioning his name. Trump meanwhile was 2,400 miles away .

  51. Al Gore appears to be saying that Donald TRUMP is conducting a assault
    on science.
    Well from my point of view Pres. Trump is busy undoing all of the massive
    mess of regulations left by Pres. Obama as a collection of land mines,
    designed to slow the growth of the USA. Its Gore who is assaulting science
    because he prefers his version of Climate science, not the real thing.

    MJER VK5ELL

  52. How DID Algore get into Harvard with his grades?

    Ask Laurie Laughlin…who is headed off to jail.

    The length and breadth of hypocrisy attached to Algore is staggering…but typical of anything related to the Democratic Party today.

  53. In the last week we have Al Gore lecturing people to be aware of those assaulting science and Hillary Clinton lecturing people on cyber security. I am speechless.

  54. Well in the spirit of fair and open discussion I started to watch the video. I just couldn’t continue, I had to turn it off, I felt ill.

  55. “Today, the Arkansas River is four feet higher than the all-time record flood stage. ”

    I checked NOAA site for the arkansas river. There are 8 gauges along the river in Arkansas. Every one of them is at flood stage but relative to the record they vary widely from 6.4’ below (1933) to 2.6’ above (1945). If you add up all 8 exceedances its actually 3’ lower on average in arkansas than the records.

    I actually went upstream all the way to kansas and could not find a gauge showing 4’ above the record.

    Where does this soundbite science come from?

    Water.weather.gov

  56. From Wikipedia: “Gore attended St. Albans School, [ . . . ] from 1956 to 1965, a prestigious feeder school . . . ”
    Al should have studied more and eaten less.

    Interesting, here in UK our elites also attend prestigious feeder school called “Eton” – which give its name to an ridiculously over-indulgent dessert called “Eton Mess. It also supplied the world with such well-nourished politicians and David Cameringue and Borish (the Russian) Johnson

    • Oops sorry! I need new glasses. Now I see that the word was “prestigious”.
      I thought it said “prodigious”.

  57. “The American people have been the targets of a massive, well-organized and lavishly-funded campaign of disinformation, designed to spread doubt and confusion and prevent the formation of a political consensus necessary to adopt new policies to save the future of human civilization,” Gore said.

    It’s about time he came clean.

  58. The fact that he was not laughed off the stage speaks volumes of about the state of minds in Harvard. Sad that he was able to even show his face in public without ridicule, even sadder to think the students of Harvard swallowed his twisted disinformation without a whimper. The greatest liar in the history of human scientific endeavour still spreading lies, is welcomed as a hero in our Universities. One can only imagine that the apocalypse is near.

  59. “‘Assault On Science’ Threatens Humanity’s Survival. Hmmm.
    I find this all somewhat ironic.
    In the 1980s and 1990’s, it was Humanities that were assaulting science in what were called the ‘Science Wars’.

    On one hand we had the ‘postmodernists’ who rejected scientific objectivity, the scientific method, empiricism, and scientific knowledge – which were dismissed as ‘social constructs’.

    The other side included the excellent Alan Sokal with his excellent ‘Sokal Hoax’ and Jean Bricmont with “Intellectual Impostures”.

    So, one may wonder why the humanities (and especially the post-modernists) are now coming out so strongly in support of the same ‘science’ they were so keen to dismiss only a few decades ago?

    I suspect the reason is that they consider the science wars to have been won – and that science really IS a social construct. And therefore, if society requires science to the ‘constructed’ a certain way, (“for the good of mankind” and all that sort of thing) then it MUST be constructed that way. As for the truth . . . Well, post-modernists don’t believe in it.

  60. > Science “is now being slandered as a conspiracy based on a hoax,” Gore said
    That’s indeed a slander.
    Harvard-esque “science” is a hoax based on a conspiracy, not the other way around. In that Progressive mimicry is as old as separation of the Church and the State it tries to circumvent, thus much older than the fraud in question. And G.K. Chesterton pointed finger right at it (“What’s Wrong With The World” 1.3) long before there hippies or Richard Dawkins were born.

  61. He is a compelling bullshitter there is no doubt about that but I doubt many at Harvard bought
    the climate scare spin .
    Isn’t the biggest con -job the notion that humans are somehow going to shape the climate to
    some target number ? What scientist will ever seriously make that claim and back it up . Forget whether it warms or cools the proposition that a trace gas , of which humans control a small amount , is somehow
    going to be disbursed or limited in order to produce a Goldilocks climate is patently absurd to start with .
    Hopefully the Harvard grads are inquisitive enough to form their own conclusions .

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