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"A Heated Exchange: Al Gore Confronts His Critic(s)


Last Edited: March 6, 2009, 8:44 am

Guess seasonal temps aren't down, snow, ice and freezing rain aren't falling in Algoreland.


Its "kind of silly" to keep debating the science, Mr. Gore said (AP)

"A Heated Exchange: Al Gore Confronts His Critic(s)

Posted by Keith Johnson
Source blogs.wsj.com
March 5, 2009, 6:32 pm

"The Goreacle has spoken-again.

"Former Vice President Al Gore repeated his message that climate change is a planetary emergency at the WSJ's Eco:nomics conference in California. The Nobel-prize winner declined to take any questions from reporters, but he did receive a couple of challenges from attendees, including Bjorn Lomborg. But don't expect Mr. Gore to debate the merits of how best to tackle climate change anytime soon.

Mr. Gore stuck to his prepared script about the urgency of taking action to curb global greenhouse-gas emissions, down to well-worn phrases he trots out at conferences across the country: America is at "a political tipping point" on climate change, and even if Washington has failed to address the energy challenge in the last 35 years, "political will is a renewable resource."

But he was challenged by Mr. Lomborg, the Danish skeptical environmentalist who thinks the world would be better off spending more money on health and education issues than curbing carbon emissions.

"I don't mean to corner you, or maybe I do mean to corner you, but would you be willing to have a debate with me on that point?" asked the polo-shirt wearing Dane.

"I want to be polite to you," Mr. Gore responded. But, no. "The scientific community has gone through this chapter and verse. We have long since passed the time when we should pretend this is a 'on the one hand, on the other hand' issue," he said. "It's not a matter of theory or conjecture, for goodness sake," he added.

As an example, he pointed to a new addition to the budget for the island nation of the Maldives: "Funds to buy a new nation."


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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - March 6, 2009, 8:50 am
"Funds to buy a new nation."
Is that where the upper crust is going after they have this nation in shambles?
time*treatComment by time*treat - March 6, 2009, 9:03 am
Perhaps some have bought a little pied-a-terre in Paraguay. Oh, wait, that's been officially denied. Nevermind.
ToddComment by Todd - March 6, 2009, 9:38 am
I wish they would hand-cuff Gore to a debate podium and force him to answer questions. You gotta know that when he runs out of talking points he wouldn't have a clue how to debate the mountain of evidence against man-made global warming.

I can't believe that there is a cadre of people out there who actually think this guy is smart.
konaneComment by konane - March 6, 2009, 12:13 pm
Thanks JAP!! Yep on their way to the south of France ..... or resort somewhere .... on private jets of course.
konaneComment by konane - March 6, 2009, 12:14 pm
Thanks Time*treat!!! By now they have enough special intere$$$$t perk$$$$ they probably can afford their own island.
konaneComment by konane - March 6, 2009, 12:16 pm
Thanks Todd!!! As dictatorships have proven the dictator has the last word especially if backed up by government hell bent on creating another slush fund industry they can profit from.
konaneComment by konane - March 6, 2009, 12:18 pm
BTW all ... that photo of Algore sure speaks volumes .... his way or the highway.
jarasanComment by jarasan - March 6, 2009, 3:49 pm
I know someone who worked for Al Gore, needless to say, ManBearPig is the greatest contribution Algore ever gave us, thank you Algore. Every time I hear or see Algore I am reminded of his latest adventures hunting the elusive ManBearPig creature, half man, half bear, and half pig.

konaneComment by konane - March 6, 2009, 4:25 pm
Thanks Jarasan!!! That was a hilarious episode!!! Algore is a publicity ... seeker, probably trying to outdo what his dad accomplished. Seems to be a common affliction among offspring of people who've attained notoriety or wealth.

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