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Al Gore Ratchets Up His Climate Alarmism

From the Gaia priesthood at Reuters:

Gore says climate deal needs more public pressure

By Peter Griffiths

OXFORD (Reuters) – Public awareness about the "catastrophe" of climate change is not high enough to pressure politicians into taking action, former Vice President Al Gore said on Tuesday.

Gore, who shared a Nobel Prize in 2007 for his environmental campaigning, said politicians will only do more once the people who elect them force the issue.

Voters need to tell leaders they must act on the environmental concerns if countries are to strike a new deal on global warming at U.N. climate talks in Denmark later this year.

"The only way we can get one is if politicians in each country act and the only way that can happen in turn is if awareness rises to the level to make them feel it is a necessity," Gore said in a speech.

"We can berate politicians for not doing enough and for compromising too much and for not being bold in addressing this existential threat to civilization.

"But the reason that they don’t is because the level of awareness and concern among populations still has not risen to cross the threshold that makes the political leaders feel they must address it." …

"We have the tools available to us to solve three climate crises," Gore told an environment conference at the University of Oxford, southern England. "We only have to solve one."

Energy efficiency and more use of renewable energy will help cut emissions from coal-fired power plants, he added.

Geothermal power alone could meet the world’s current energy needs for the next 30,000 years, Gore said

The biggest fear for Mr. Gore and the rest of the ‘global warming’ frauds is that they will not be able to cripple the West’s industry before the citizens of the world begin to notice that the world is not getting warmer after all.

Hence, the endless claims that we have to act immediately before it is too late.

If they can just get something through, such as ‘Cap And Trade,’ they will then point to that as the cause for the lower temperatures.

And there will be no going back.

Geothermal power alone could meet the world’s current energy needs for the next 30,000 years, Gore said.

And never mind the earthquakes.

But heaven forefend that we ever consider creating more nuclear power. That is dangerous.

For the record, note that there are no quotes around this sentence:

Voters need to tell leaders they must act on the environmental concerns if countries are to strike a new deal on global warming at U.N. climate talks in Denmark later this year.

It’s hard to tell whether it is supposed to be from Mr. Gore’s rant, or whether the ‘reporter’ let the mask slip for a moment.

By the way, here is the an interesting tidbit from the National Weather Service:

Public Information Statement

National Weather Service New York NY
Wed Jul 1 2009

…Unusually wet and cool June for Central Park…

Due to the unusually cool and wet conditions in June…here are some interesting facts to note:

This June is tied for the 8th coolest on record. The average temperature was 67.5…3.7 degrees below normal…which also occurred in 1897.

This was the coolest June since 1958…when the average temperature was 67.2 degrees.

Below average temperatures occurred on 23 out of 30 days this June…or 75 percent of the month.

Central Park has not hit 90 degrees in the month of June this year

It was the second wettest June on record with 10.06 inches of rain. The wettest June on record is 2003 with 10.27 inches.

There were 19 days this June where there was at least 0.01 inches of rainfall. This has never occurred in Central Park.

At least a trace of rainfall was reported on 23 out of 30 days this June.

But whom should we believe?

Mr. Gore – or our lying eyes?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

38 Responses to “Al Gore Ratchets Up His Climate Alarmism”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Of course – in the interim of C(r)ap and Trade(off) going through the House and not being able to be shoved through the Senate the next day – people are learning more and more about the truth of it, the corruption of our politicians (mine actually was stupid enough to admit he voted for it for the $30 billion bribe payoff) and of course the stupidity, vapidness and utter uselessness of this travesty of so-called legislation.

    I see (once again) that the Goracle is again practicing his Do As I Say, Not As I Do Liberalism by pronouncing a rabid and immediate adherence to buying into the faux ‘crisis’ of Glowball Warning – by flying half-way around the World to speak. Again – You first Al Gore – Until you cut your lifestyle, behaviors and consumption down to an environmentally sound size – don’t demand or force me to

  2. proreason says:

    Al Toad’s ego is the only one that comes close to matching the Moron’s.

    I can’t wrap my brain around how idiots like them develop such a high regard for themselves.

    It seems to be an extreme variety of mental illness.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “……………..how idiots like them develop such a high regard for themselves.”

      Mirrors on the ceiling, in the shower, in the closet, in the hallway, down the stairs, on the backside of the front door, in the refrigerator ……….. I think you get my drift!

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Yes, Algore, if you want me to believe you, start living off of your own subsistence farm, walk everywhere you go, turn your lights off, burn your own trash to generate electricity, and mostly…just shut the f*** up.

    And, that’s a nice suit you’ve got there, sir. Armani? Or did you go to The Men’s Store?

    (You’re gonna like the way you look…..I guarantee it)

    • catie says:

      Exactly Rusty. When he does what the rest of us do then I may have a little more respect for him but he’s done nothing but get rich off of this.
      It was kind of chilly here in the DC area on 4th of July. I had to bring a jacket to watch fireworks. We’re not talking the UP of MI, but DC.n Right Al.

  4. Right of the People says:

    First it was “Global Warming”, now it’s “Climate Change” once everyone noticed the average temps are going down, not up. What’s next? Global Climate Changing Flatulence? I remember when cow farts were destroying the ozone, now it’s carbon, one of the building blocks of life. When is this stupidity going to end? This makes me want to grab me a libretard by the throat and tell them to SD & STFU!

    Rusty you’re right, Algore and the rest of his lefty buddies need to start walking the walk. I love how he flies in his corporate jet, then gets in an enormous SUV for the ride to a big enviro-nazi meeting to spew his hate and spread his fear telling US that we’ve got to change. Makes me want to puke.

    • proreason says:

      Climate scares have been going on for a long time.

      In the 70’s, for example, it was proclaimed that Global Cooling would doom the planet. The same people who held that view now are “Climate Change” ologists.

      That alone should tell anyone that it’s not about the climate, it’s about power.

      And oh yes, the climate does continually change. We are currently in a million-year long series of Ice Ages. It’s highly likely the ice will return before the oceans rise enough to destroy the coastal cities.

      Somehow, I think that when the ice begins to grow, it will be viewed as a crisis and a great opportunity for government action. On the other hand, the Al Toads of the world are likely to kill us all long before that happens.

  5. tranquil.night says:

    Death to manufacturing!

    Al Snore continues to live up to all his nicknames. He and Bam are practically using the same alarmist’s playbook now. The international community is rescinding from this idiocy and the administration is having to suppress reports by their own EPA, so of course the elites have to get this done before the window closes.

    Bore should just go buy cement (before you can’t anymore because we won’t be making it – like Europe) and dump it in that thick and empty head of his.

    BTW, Al, how are your employees in North Korea doing? Way to help your team, bud.

  6. BatK says:

    I’m not sure if it’s the blatant hypocrisy or the illogical rhetoric that’s more irritating

  7. I wonder how fast his starched shirt would burn in an all O2 environment.

  8. bill says:

    The NAZIs don’t have anything over Al Gore and his brown-shirts.

    I have a suggestion, lets shoot for zero CO2 in the atmosphere.

    Two points, the AGW hoax died in the driveway snows that wouldn’t stop coming. The Colonel Obama administration will see the same fate from the ticking time bob of unemployment.

    Neither can be hidden from view by bull crap science and jive talkin.

  9. GetBackJack says:

    I live on the edge of the desert, in the Colorado Plateau. This is BY FAR the coolest, wettest summer in all our record keeping. So cool and so wet the annual peach crop over in Palisade CO is in danger on never even developing! Stunted little fruit. Huge mud holes and small ponds in the orchards.

    This week is the first time this summer it’s gotten to 90 degrees. I’ve seen 100 by Easter in the past, but this year we’ve been mostly in the 60s up to this point.

    Heck, I drove across the Mojave on I-15 two weeks ago, last part of June with the windows down because it was 74 degrees at high noon. The thermometer passing through Vegas was 74. And when we got to Malibu, mid-day it was 59!! On the beach, for crying out loud. Never got above 65 the whole time.

    I’ve never seen anything like it. Radar returns on the weather websites are still showing blue for snow and pink for icing in the San Juans and central Rockies. And it FLURRIED on July 5th as travelers were passing through Eisenhower Tunnel.

    Al Gore … you su## ……

    I know what you’re up to Al. A new currency based on carbon credits. This is one of the greatest scams in History.

    • proreason says:

      “A new currency based on carbon credits. This is one of the greatest scams in History.”

      Tha’ts what it’s all about.

      Goldman Sachs is all over it as well.

      And all of the big corporate players have already paid bribes for negotiated their carbon credit indulgences. Who does that leave to pay the multi-trillion dollar tab?

  10. Reality Bytes says:

    “Lighten Up Al! Inhale.” – Dan Quayle 1992.

  11. Travis says:

    There was a time around 18 – 20 years ago when Al Gore was a responsible Democrat.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      In what fantasy universe was that? Ever read Aldrich’s book “Unlimited Access”? The Gores were NEVER responsible anythings.

    • Petronius says:

      A “responsible Democrat”? Not really. Al Gore has always been a radical leftist and communist fellow-traveler, but in his early days he trimmed his sails for expediency; after all, he had to get elected to Congress from Tennessee.

      Remember that Gore’s father, Al Gore Sr, was up to his neck in Soviet communism. Gore Sr was bought and sold by Armand Hammer, of Occidental Petroleum. Hammer was a Soviet agent, and a personal friend of Lenin. Hammer was a financier and money launderer for the Soviets, and Al Gore Sr was Hammer’s facilitator in the US Senate. Hammer set up Gore Sr in the coal and cattle businesses, which formed the basis of the Gore fortune. After his father’s death, Al Gore Jr continued the association with Hammer. That is where Gore’s true allegiance has always been.

    • DGA says:

      The phrase “Responsible Democrat” is an oxyMoron if I ever heard one, and much emphasis on the Moron being named Al Gore.

  12. patricko says:

    There’s an old adage in the business world. Whenever somebody tells you it’s not about the money, you can absolutely believe that it’s about the money. And when Al Gore and his useful idiots insist that the debate is over, you can rest assurred that not only is the debate ongoing, but they are losing the argument.

  13. VMAN says:

    The fact is this tool stands to get mega rich if this climate change crap goes through.

  14. crosspatch says:

    Meanwhile, Boone Pickens has has decided to scrap his wind farm and now needs a home for 687 turbines he has already paid for.

    Oh, the irony.

    • proreason says:

      Well at least the birds of West Texas now have another few years to live before extermination.

    • BigOil says:

      I wonder how many of the wind turbines will fit on the White House lawn. Obama should lead by example, like his mentor Jimmah Carter, who showed us the way to energy independence by installing solar panels at the White House.

    • proreason says:

      Maybe a new national symbol…..the windmill.

      I can just see the coin now.

      A giant, one-eyed windmill, with little pieces of chopped up eagles on the ground around it.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Well Boone was paying a cool million to any veteran who would discredit the Swift Boaters, so I’d say give me a mill and I’ll take one of those useless eyesores off of his back.

  15. Colonel1961 says:

    My stance on the global warming hoax is well-known, so I’ll just say this: cap and trade is merely a new welfare base. Each of us (per capita) will be awarded carbon credits by our Federal Government. Those with less ways and means will sell their scrip to those with more ways and means, i.e., another transfer of income and wealth. And a black market will ensue (untaxed, of course) for carbon vouchers for a problem that doesn’t exist. Are we dumb enough, yet?

  16. GnuCarSmell says:

    Algore is an energy glutton with a carbon footprint bigger than the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Hey Al, quit lecturing everybody else and put your money where your CO2 orifice is.

  17. 1republicanscientist says:

    We are replacing the symbolic eagle with Al, all bloated, swooping in on some poor working class summer bbq and tossing around their smoker grills.

    • GnuCarSmell says:

      I prefer to think of Al Gore as a manatee, a “large aquatic mammal found in warm coastal waters”, his bulbous mass swimming awkwardly towards a bucket of KFC left carelessly on water’s edge.

  18. caligirl9 says:

    I just finished watching an episode of “The Deadliest Catch” and “After the Catch.”
    Seems this past winter (opilio crab season) was colder than it has been in the last 30 years. The captains were talking about the Bearing Sea’s ice pack moving 100 miles south in one night—unheard of!
    So how’s algore gonna ‘splain that one away?

  19. Lurkin_no_mo says:

    Temps up a wee bit “AAARGH, GLOBAL WARMING!!”
    Temps down a wee bit “AAARGH, GLOBAL COOLING!”
    Heck, I’ve just called it “weather” for the past 50 years.

  20. crosspatch says:

    Reuters: Drafts for a meeting of the 17-nation MEF at the G8 in Italy have dropped any reference to the goal of halving C02 by 2050.

    Looks like we are going to be all alone with our rear ends in the breeze on this issue. Cost would be huge, benefit … none. Comment from a different blog:

    Of Course EPA Administrator Jackson´s statement is correct.
    This can be shown easily:

    The USA are planning to reduce their CO2 Emissions by 20 % up to the year 2020 on the basis of 2005.

    The total emission in 2006 of the US is roughly 20% of the world’s emission, with decreasing fraction because of the increase in India, China, and Russia.
    Every year the atmospheric CO2 increase is about 2 ppmV/year (Mauna Loa measurement). In 15 years this sums up to 30 ppmV globally.

    The part belonging to the US (20%) is therefore 6 ppmV.
    The anticipated reduction of 20% amounts to 1,2 ppmV.

    According to IPCC the global temperature increase is 3°C while doubling the CO2 from pre industrial 280 ppmV to 560 ppmV, which is for an increase of 280ppmV.
    (Obviously the global temperature increase will be much lower if natural variations like the activity of the sun are considered)

    Therefore the US are reducing the global temperature up to 2020 by
    3°C x 1,2 ppmV/280 ppmV = 0,013°C !!!
    (Remark: Indeed it is a factor of 1/ln2 = 1,44 higher, if instead of a linear approach the correct logarithmic dependence of temperature on CO2 concentration is assumed.)

    This indeed is a negligible even immeasurable contribution.

    Billions of dollars for an “immeasurable” amount of change.

  21. Chinnubie says:

    My father is a retired Environmental Scientist and he has told me from the very beginning that this “climate change” is complete nonsense. Needless to say I’ve been pulling my hair out over this since the late ’80s and fortunately I’m not bald, but very frustrated.

    Why can’t the government just leave well enough alone!! We as a nation do sooo much better when the government isn’t doing anything. Why do we insist that legislation MUST be passed in order to FEEL like we are doing something. As a people we need to start telling others that we already have enough laws and to STOP worrying about every little thing that comes along. Nine times out of ten times problems can get solved by themselves without any government involvement.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:


      Unfortunately, you have revealed “the great secret”.

      Many people in the country today actually believe that all things are manageable. From our own little universe to the actual, real, great expanse itself. All you really have to do is talk to an actual astronomer to get a real sense of our true insignificance as humans.

      For example, the average human will completely disbelieve that there is a massive singularity (aka “black hole”) at the center of our galaxy that is several billion times the mass of our own sun. Or, that there is one of those singularities at the center of each of the billions of galaxies throughout the universe. It is just too much to grasp…that something so incredibly dense; So powerful; So out of HUMAN control that it can’t possibly exist.

      And yet, these same humans are ready to believe that if we don’t stop driving cars right now, the world will end.

      This relativistic approach to catastrophe often bothers me. I liken it to driving behind the idiot who has a 60,000 dollar brand new car who is all over the speedometer in a 55 mph zone….yet his speed ranges from 35 to 65…and when I ask them, “Why didn’t you just set the cruise control at 55?” They respond with “Somebody might have pulled out in front of me suddenly”.

      Yup, if you want to see what’s wrong with America today…just go to Walmart.

      Algore and company aren’t in business because the average American is intelligent.

      And that’s where the real crime is. If you took away the Department of Education; Tax dollars to educate our children. Removed all the obstacles that have been put in place since its inception…do we honestly believe that suddenly….without all that “control”….that children would suddenly become morons? That they would somehow be unable to open a jar of peanut butter?

      That their natural curiosity and need to learn and discover would suddenly disappear?

      Of course not. The obvious answer is that they would suddenly be responsible for their own discovery instead of some bureaucratic crap-fest of feel-good-ism that cripples them for life. They would once again become acquainted with that sense of victory that a lesson learned is the most satisfying event in life.

      Our government, through the most EVIL entity on Earth called the Department Of Education has done more DAMAGE and more HARM by reigning in the natural instinct of children to learn and become victorious over ignorance by attempting to equalize the outcome of same.

      In 100 years, I believe that the history books will show it as the darkest hour in education ever.

  22. Liberals Demise says:


    • Rusty Shackleford says:


      As a Trekkie, and ignoring the obvious implications of a purely socialist regime in the Trek universe, the individual to which I think you are referring is Mr Sulu….no Solo.

      And….unfortunately, in recent years, George Takai, the person who portrayed the character, outing himself as a pillow-biting butt-pirate has also diminished his significance in the whole scheme of things of all things Roddenberry….

      But my point stands. It’s “Sulu”, not “Solo”.

      Sorry….I had to highlight my total nerdines to make that point.

    • GetBackJack says:

      You’re a Nerd???

      OMG, I assumed you were a Kelvan.


  23. Confucius says:

    Speaking of lying eyes, is that photo recent? He looks just overweight. Where’s his other half?

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