Skip to comments.Al Gore's Doomsday Clock - (Snake Oil Salesman <I>Extraordinaire</I>)
Posted on 07/22/2008 7:10:46 AM PDT by yoe
Al Gore gave a speech last week "challenging" America to run "on 100% zero-carbon electricity in 10 years" -- though that's just the first step on his road to "ending our reliance on carbon-based fuels." Serious people understand this is absurd. Maybe other people will start drawing the same conclusion about the man proposing it. The former vice president has also recently disavowed any intention of returning to politics. This is wise. As America's leading peddler of both doom and salvation, Mr. Gore has moved beyond the constraints and obligations of reality. His job is to serve as a Prophet of Truth.
In Mr. Gore's prophesy, a transition to carbon-free electricity generation in a decade is "achievable, affordable and transformative." He believes that the goal can be achieved almost entirely through the use of "renewables" alone, meaning solar, geothermal, wind power and biofuels.
And he doesn't think we really have any other good options: "The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk," he says, with his usual gift for understatement. "And even more -- if more should be required -- the future of human civilization is at stake."
What manner the catastrophe might take isn't yet clear, but the scenarios are grim: The climate crisis is getting worse faster than anticipated; global warming will cause refugee crises and destabilize entire nations; an "energy tsunami" is headed our way. And so on.
Here, however, is an inconvenient fact. In 1995, the U.S. got about 2.2% of its net electricity generation from "renewable" sources, according to the Energy Information Administration. By 2000, the last full year of the Clinton administration, that percentage had dropped to 2.1%. By contrast, the combined share of coal, petroleum and natural gas rose to 70% from 68%
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Didn’t he say we only had 10 years ago about 4 or 5 years ago? Subtraction might be beyond is math capabilities, but he should be down to 5 or 6 years before the end of the world by now.
Gore is a sappy-headed hoax. (I salute him for stopping his people from instigating race riots during the election-2000 “debate” — but enough is enough!)
I challenge everyone on Freerepublic to send me $100.
The narcs should pay him a visit!
I still shudder when I think about how close he came to sitting on the throne....
He was making these statements in 1975. I was a kid and was a bit alarmed when I heard him say these things.
No less than Bill Clinton observed that it was the NRA that made the difference in stopping this moron.
LOL. Well put.
I challenge Al Gore to reduce his own "footprint" to the equal of the average American within 1 year. If he were telling the truth he'd already have done so...is actions prove he's intentionally lying.
That does seem to be the scam.
Heard ole georgie stephinuphisnose remark that if we don’t get off fossil fuel the world will come to an end.
He’s all for Pickens’ windmills.
In his useful book “Gusher of Lies,” Robert Bryce notes that “in July 2006, wind turbines in California produced power at only about 10% of their capacity; in Texas, one of the most promising states for wind energy, the windmills produced electricity at about 17% of their rated capacity.” Like wind power, solar power also suffers from the problem of intermittency, which means that it has to be backed up by conventional sources in order to avoid disruptions. This is especially true of hot summers when the wind doesn’t blow and cold winters when the sun doesn’t shine.
At least Costeau woke us up to the dangers of so much ocean dumping. It was never a vehicle to enrich himself.
With albore, it’s all about getting rich off the gullible and harming America’s economy.
We have cleaned up our environment in many ways and there is nothing wrong that for it’s own sake. It’s the snake oil BS about global warming being our fault that is so devious.
Does anyone remember when the Goracle was pushing waterless toilets? It was such a great idea, that they proposed all new construction have waterless toilets AND backup plumbing “just in case”....One of his other snakeoil schemes that would result in “everyone else” living with the stench and inconvenience...
Former Vice President Al Gore joined the board of a waterless urinal company late last year (2003) to further the dry toilet cause and to help avert what many environmentalists believe is a looming international water crisis.
But Robert Bidinotto, publisher of ecoNOT.com and a critic of environmentalists, dismisses such notions as primitive-worship.
Incredibly, some environmentalists actually prefer that the foul messes we normally capture in diapers and landfills spill instead onto our linoleum, carpets and even our children, Bidinotto told CNSNews.com.
Paging Dr. Freud
Noting many greens opposition to flush toilets and now baby diapers, Bidinotto said environmentalists have a strange affinity for bodily wastes, and he believes they have become obsessed with toilet issues.
Hes just full of great ideas to save the universe!
After his "Live Earth" damp squib he came out in public and repeatedly claimed two billion people participated worldwide.
A subsequent tabulation of TV ratings, internet stats, and ticket sales for the concerts accounted for less than 40 million worldwide, that's TWO PERCENT of Gore's claimed participation.
Where's the other 1960,000,000 people Al?
Absolute proof that he is an outrageous liar.
Thank you for the lead-in to my tag line ...
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