Al Gore calls B.S. on corporate polluters
Awwww – has someone upset little Al Gorey Worey so that he had to throw a little temper tanty? Are people not listening to his message of doom anymore? Are people not throwing money at him anymore? Doesn’t he have enough money to buy another housie-wowsie on the hill, overlooking the rising sea?? Al Gore has managed to become a billionaire on the back of his global warming scam. History will not treat him kindly. And now he’s calling all scientists who don’t bow down to his Gaia beliefs, BS’ters. Well Mr Gore, how about you debate some of those people you like to call BS’ters? You see, Gore will get on a carbon-dioxide emitting plane and fly all over the world to be where there’s friendly fire, just to avoid debate with some of these scientist BS’ters. In actual fact, he’s the BS’ter and not the other way around. His “science” doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, because if it did then the earth would be much warmer as the CO2 levels have risen – which it’s not. Actually, there’s been no warming for the last decade. He was lucky enough to catch the gullible world at the beginning of his ponzi scheme – when not enough was known about what he was scamming about. His ‘Inconvenient Truth’ was the start of his money-making racket. He was awarded a Nobel prize for that stupid movie, which has been found to contain a few inconvenient lies by a British court. Today he has to act all flustered when people no longer believe his lies, because otherwise he may come across as the shyster he is. He flies all over the world, sprinkling us with his warming message, whilst adding to his beloved carbon footprint. He owns gas-guzzling cars and many properties (including one by the sea, which, according to him, is set to rise and destroy the world) and yet preaches to us to live within our means. His recent advice is for women to stop having children as they will destroy the planet. Yet he has four of his own. Yeah, I really need to listen to this snake-oil salesman. I mean, my life just isn’t complete until Gore tells me how to live and what to believe….especially his latest – that evil corporates put profit above people. Hahahahaaaaa……You gotta love him, bless his carbon-lite socks.
The former vice president dropped in on an Aspen Institute media forum titled “Networks and Citizenship” on Thursday and railed against corporate evildoers who put profit above society.
Gore referenced the book “Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming” by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, which tells of how petroleum, steel, autos, utilities and others enlisted lobbyists to cloud the climate debate.
Gore recalled how not long ago tobacco giants “succeeded in delaying the implementation of the surgeon general’s report for 40 years – 40 years! In every one of those 40 years the average number of Americans killed by cigarettes each year exceeded the total number of Americans killed in all of World War II: 450,000 per year. My sister was one of them. … It was evil, evil, evil.”
The model of media manipulation used then, Gore said, “was transported whole cloth into the climate debate. And some of the exact same people — I can go down a list of their names — are involved in this. 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 may be volcanoes.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bullshit!” Gore exclaimed.
“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,” he continued. “There’s no longer a shared reality on an issue like climate even though the very existence of our civilization is threatened. People have no idea! … It’s no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company, to use the goddamn word climate. It is not acceptable. They have polluted it to the point where we cannot possibly come to an agreement on it.”
Gore lamented the diminished role that reason and fact-based analysis play in modern U.S. politics.
During the debt-ceiling debate, American Crossroads, Americans for Prosperity and a collection of smaller groups followed tobacco’s blueprint for bombarding the media with its messages, he said.
“Unnoticed in Washington and New York as the debt-ceiling debate was going on, the ratio of television advertisements was nine to one on the ‘Don’t-lift-the-debt-ceiling debate. Spending is the problem.’ And now we’re going to tip the country back into recession. It’s absolutely insane,” Gore said.
“Mark my words on this: we became the greatest country on earth because we made better decisions than any other nation,” he continued. “And we made better decisions because we used shared consciousness, shared reality, rule of reason, best evidence, democratic discourse, free debate to figure out what’s more likely than not to be the best decision here. It didn’t always work, but it worked a hell of a lot better. Since we adopted this new system we are making catastrophic decisions that have massive consequences. The Iraq invasion. What just happened with macro-economic policy. It really is extremely difficult.”