August 9, 2011

Al Gored

Al Gore was speaking at an Aspen Institute forum last week and did not realize that the mike was being streamed to the internet or that anyone in the room was recording his words. From the New York Times:
Gore Flings Barnyard Epithet at 'Organized' Climate Change Critics
Climate skeptics have "polluted" public debate on global warming using the same tactics tobacco companies once employed to deny the health risks of smoking, former Vice President Al Gore said last week.

"Some of the exact same people -- by name, I can go down a list of their names -- are involved in this," Gore said Thursday at an Aspen Institute forum in Aspen, Colo. "And so what do they do? They pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: 'This climate thing, it's nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn't trap heat. It's not -- It may be volcanoes.' Bullshit! 'It may be sun spots.' Bullshit! 'It's not getting warmer.' Bullshit!"

He continued: "There are about 10 other memes that are out there, and when you go and talk to any audience about climate, you hear them washing back at you the same crap, over and over and over again. They have polluted this shit. There is no longer shared reality on an issue like climate, even though the very existence of our civilization is threatened."
Tip of the hat to Anthony at Watts Up With That who has the audio of the ninety-minute long speech available along with calling out a bunch of the highlights -- a lot more than just the BS word. And Al baby? It is about the sunspots and volcanoes, any CO2 has little or no greenhouse effect after a few hundred ppm and 1998 was the warmest year in recent history -- the next two years were just as warm but there has been a significant cooling trend. Anyone saying differently (NASA) has been cherry-picking their datasets. And to think that this moke almost became our President -- Global Warming has been berry berry good to Al; left office worth about $2M and is now worth over $90M. Now that his milk cow is drying up, he is understandably a bit hipped and testy... Posted by DaveH at August 9, 2011 9:02 PM
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