Al Gore

Al Gore contemplating how to "spin" the facts

The great bear of enviro-activism has poked his head out from a self-imposed hibernation. We haven’t heard from him in awhile, but Al Gore has a new op-ed piece in the New York Times. Not surprisingly, he minimizes the current climate data scandals, maintains support for the IPCC, and tries to obfuscate by marrying climate change activism with the necessity of energy independence. In other words, he “doubles down” on his support for the idea of, and the fight against, Manmade Catastrophic Global Warming — or Climate Change, if your prefer. (Plus, there are the requisite jabs at free-market capitalism and “showmen masquerading as political thinkers who package hatred and divisiveness as entertainment.”) This is, of course, not surprising.

I’d like to believe him when he says, “I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion.” But, I’m not so sure he is sincere. It depends how much of the phony science he actually believes. Still, Gore is so completely invested — time, money, power, reputation — in the Cause that he will go down fighting to the bitter end. It would take a man of incredible personal & professional integrity to admit he was wrong at this point and start working toward more sensible policies based on reasonable interpretations of real & verifiable data. But, I have no reason to believe that Al Gore is that man.

  1. pastorjeffcma says:

    I had to make sure this piece was in the NYT and not “The Onion.” Well, I guess there’s not that much difference. The line that stood out to me was, “the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.” I not trying to be disrespectful, but is this man operating on all cylinders? There are some comments that are stupefying beyond description. This “op-ed” clearly falls into that category.

  2. Mr Pink Eyes says:

    You hit the nail on the head about Al Gore marrying climate change and energy independence. He is trying to tie these two issue together. I am all for energy independence, I think it is a noble and just cause, but it has nothing to do with climate change, that is a separate issue. Al Gore is trying to tie these two issues together in order to get people like me to buy into the global warming hoax. That is never going to happen.

  3. sirrahc says:

    The link, of course, is the burning of fossil fuels which (supposedly) leads to all those greenhouse gasses getting trapped and causing the (eventually catastrophic) global warming. Get people to stop using those fuels and you solve both problems. A two-fer!

    Except, the “evidence” of the problem is highly questionable, and the offered solutions are faaaar too costly (in many ways).

    And, of course, they won’t stop there. It’s all part of getting the people to buy into the Left’s dream to remake America with all their vast, “structural” transformations. They have as much as said so.

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