Skip to comments.Gore brings his global warming fight to Aspen ("It is a moral issue")
Posted on 02/21/2011 12:43:31 PM PST by maggief
ASPEN He may have been preaching to the choir, but former Vice President Al Gore stirred an Aspen audience Friday with a passionate speech about the effects of global warming, at one point pounding his fist on the podium and declaring it a moral issue.
It didn't help, Gore said, that the scientific community committed some self-inflicted wounds. That was a reference to mistakes and misstatements in an IPCC report four years ago that led to a large amount of political debate and media attention.
I think the mistakes were blown way way out of proportion, Gore said. One reason for the mistakes, he said, was that a defensive culture developed among some scientists because they were harassed on a regular basis by opponents of the concept of global warming.
But the general consensus (recognizing global warming) is so strong and so firm and so widely shared now, that it is clearly the basis for action that the rest of us ought to take, Gore said.
He was asked about the popular confusion surrounding the topic. For instance, when winter weather turns extremely cold, many people question the concept of global warming.
With global warming, since the manifestations are distributed globally, it masquerades as an illusion, Gore said. It could be a cold winter in one geography while the world as a whole is continuing to get warmer. There can be more extremes of both heat and cold. There can be more volatility in weather patterns.
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would be kinda funny to watch ManBearPig melt down! Get it? Melt! LOL
Just can’t seem to get this $10T ponzi scheme off the ground, can they?
The global cooling of ‘95-96 gave NYC its record snowfall that winter. It was a precursor to this winter’s record snowfall....you sure Algore isn’t visiting NYC this weekend, when it sets the record?
Got a little snippy going over the pass there, eh Al?
Ah, the proverbial “Moral Busybody”.
Gore should be prosecuted for the AGW scam.
Hopefully all the massage therapists in Aspen have been warned that Mr. release my 2nd Chakra is in town.
a) it’s a scientific issue
b) whatever became of the liberal mantra of “you have no right to force your morality on anyone else”?
Just when I thought this blowhard was gone from the public stage.....
...for the Planet & The Children!
Did al set time aside from promoting himself to take care of his childrens problems or has he been to busy running his scam?
He never goes to Detroit, Memphis or Cleveland.
Only the best resort locations will do.
Former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore speaks about climate change at the Forest at Risk symposium held at the Aspen Meadows on Friday. Rustin Gudim/The Aspen Times
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