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Gore: Use Civil Disobedience To Stop Coal

From a highly approving Reuters:


Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants

Wed Sep 24, 2008

By Michelle Nichols

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental crusader Al Gore urged young people on Wednesday to engage in civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal plants without the ability to store carbon.

The former U.S. vice president, whose climate change documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” won an Academy Award, told a philanthropic meeting in New York City that “the world has lost ground to the climate crisis.”

“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Gore told the Clinton Global Initiative gathering to loud applause.

“I believe for a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great represents a form of stock fraud because they are misrepresenting a material fact,” he said. “I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.” …

Isn’t this illegal? Isn’t Mr. Gore encouraging domestic terrorism?

Let’s hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, September 24th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Gore: Use Civil Disobedience To Stop Coal”

  1. BillK

    Shame, SG.

    It’s only “domestic terrorism” if it’s in any way involving a conservative cause.

    Otherwise it’s merely “recognized free speech.”

  2. curvyred

    “I believe for a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great represents a form of stock fraud because they are misrepresenting a material fact,” he said. “I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that.” …

    Should AlGorythym really be talking about “fraud”……………………….POT MEET KETTLE,

  3. Send in the coal miners

    In the UK we have the battle-hardened ex-union leader Arthur Scargill:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/comm.....ossilfuels

    Plus the National Union of Mineworkers:
    http://www.num.org.uk/?p=news&.....38;id=1048

    PS:
    In the blue corner, a bunch of weedy enviro-wackos
    In the red corner, a bunch of coal miners … hard as nails.

    Who do you think will come off worse?

    PPS:
    To paraphrase Marx, do you think liberalism will ever collapse under the weight of its own contradictions?

  4. Grassy Knoll

    Just wait until someone gets hurt or killed as a result of Gore’s “civil disobedience.” What a putz. Now according to Captain Carbon if a company has a different view of global warming risks then that company should face the wrath of the attorneys general. And Obama wanted the Department of Justice to go after an author who was unkind to him. Oh, you can disagree with liberals, but be advised that you a now a criminal.

  5. “Oh, you can disagree with liberals, but be advised that you a now a criminal.”

    I agree, but I’m proposing a new strategy. Play them at their own game.

    If a liberal opposes coal power, tell the miners unions that the liberals want to close their pits.
    If a liberal pushes diversity, ask them if that includes freedom of religious belief … for Christians.
    If a liberal pushes higher wages for college staff, tell students that liberals oppose affordable education.

    Ooops. I forgot. Liberals have a secret weapon. They are impervious to logic.

  6. Moonspinner

    Crazy Al is at it again. Yes, I would think it would be illegal activity which he is instigating. It can be laid at his doorstep if any of those eco terrorists carry out his orders. I do believe Algore has become a eco cult leader.

  7. pinandpuller

    He’s using the Arafat model to try and pick up another Nobel…

  8. Sooie

    Civil disobedience… isn’t that illegal?

    I have long thought Gore should have been jailed or committed long ago, anyway.

    Don’t drink the Green Kool-aid…

  9. David

    Wow Gore I totally agree, I am jumping at next chance I get to tie myself to the landing gear of your personal jet to fight the CO2 emissions! Viva la Verde!

  10. Looks to me like we have a lot of civil disobedience going on to stop solar power.

  11. “Don’t drink the Green Kool-aid”

    Greens are just Reds who finally changed their shirt.


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