Al Gore went on a rant over the lack of believing by some about global warming, saying at a conference that skeptics theories are BS. He spoke of interest groups at the conference in Aspen Colorado, “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.’ Bull$%[email protected]! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bull$%&@!’ ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bull$%&@!’”
Gore went on insisting that many of the people responsible for crafting climate skepticism are the same individuals who lobbied for the cigarette industry decades ago, he continued his uncharacteristic fervor: “They have polluted the (explicative). 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.”
The former Vice President has been involved with environmental issues since 1976, when as a freshman congressman, he held the “first congressional hearings on the climate change, and co-sponsored hearings on toxic waste and global warming.”
He continued to speak on the topic throughout the 1980s and was known as one of the Atari Democrats, later called the “Democrats’ Greens, politicians who see issues like clean air, clean water and global warming as the key to future victories for their party.”
In the late 1990s, Gore strongly pushed for the passage of the Kyoto Protocol, which called for reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Now five years after his documentary on climate change, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Gore recently announced the launch of his second act on climate change. The Climate Reality Project. Its message, according to its website: “The climate crisis is real and we know how to solve it.”
On September 14th, Gore is going to connect the globe with 24 hour-long events (one in each time zone) for an event called “24 Hours of Reality.” The event will “‘connect the dots’ between extreme weather events and climate change. Each site where a presentation originates will have basically the same 30-minute slide show,” Gore explained.By: Michael Stevens
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