Skip to comments.A couple of inconvenient truths, Mr Vice-President (Al Gore utterly manipulated in Australia)
Posted on 06/25/2014 9:24:34 PM PDT by naturalman1975
WHAT on earth possessed climate change champion Al Gore to share a stage with mining baron and at least until yesterday climate change dinosaur Clive Palmer?
Does the former US vice-president realise that, with his 12 minutes on stage, he has helped dismantle the toughest climate change response on the planet, leaving Australia, in all likelihood, without any carbon abatement scheme?
Gore has either been duped into thinking Palmer is an environmentalist or he has been handsomely paid for his bizarre appearance. Or both.
What is certain is that the man who refashioned himself as a celebrity by embarking on a climate change crusade earning the nickname the Goracle, an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize along the way has endorsed a self-proclaimed billionaire who owns dirty-coal leases, a polluting nickel refinery and was hit with overdue charges on his own carbon tax liability.
The inconvenient truth for Gore is that he has become part of yet another failed stunt designed to provide Palmer with a cloak of legitimacy.
(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...
When Palmer came out to make a speech yesterday accompanied by Al Gore, the left wing media went rather crazy about how he had suddenly come around to their view on climate change and global warming. Presumably Al Gore thought so as well, or he wouldn't have been on that stage. But as the details are emerging today, what is pretty clear is Palmer has agreed to axe the carbon tax, in exchange for a deal on carbon pricing that will, unless other major countries also decide to introduce similar carbon pricing, lead to a carbon price of $0.00 in the short term - and quite likely for the long term as well.
[To explain the balance of power situation for those who may be interested - there are 76 Senators which makes 39 a majority. After Tuesday, Labor will have 25 Senators, and the Greens 10, given them 35 if they vote together to the Coalition's 33. There are three individual Senators from the Liberal Democratic Party, the Democratic Labor Party, and the Family First Party, who will often support the Coalition on most issues (though they are entirely free agents who will certainly be using the balance of power to the advantage of their constituents, all three lean more right than left on most issues - there are exceptions, for example, Family First are big supporters of welfare state ideas) giving the Coalition, 36 reasonably reliable Senate votes. There's one genuine Independent, Senator Nick Xenophon who can easily vote either way. If PUP/AMEP support goes to the Coalition, it will often be able to pass legislation even if Labor and/or the Greens work to block it - so Palmer and his party matter).]
It sounds like Algore got in over his head. The boy isn’t very bright.
Mr Gore commended Mr Palmer's address as an 'extraordinary moment' for the world: 'In which Australia, the United States and the rest of the world is finally beginning to confront the climate crisis in a meaningful way.'
He said Mr Palmer's plans were 'significant' in supporting the world moving to solve the climate crisis and the Palmer United Party supporting the continuation of the renewable energy target, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Climate Change Authority and reintroducing an emissions trading scheme under his stipulated conditions.
'While I will be disappointed if the immediate price on carbon is removed, because it is a policy which I believe to be ultimately critical to solving the climate crisis, I am extremely hopeful that Australia will continue to play a global leadership role on this most pressing issue,' he said.
He said Mr Palmer's proposals were all 'high effective' in reducing carbon emissions. With that, Mr Palmer announced they had to go to an 'urgent dinner' and left before any questions could disturb the lovely atmosphere. 'We'll be back later', he said.
Sorry to say, but I'm really none the wiser.
Algore, the Goracle, will soon be starring in a remake of The Golem(a mindless creature)..
With Gore, is there anything *other* than a “bizarre appearance”??
“Sorry to say, but I’m really none the wiser.”
Trying to keep track of Al Gore, Global Warming, Climate Change, carbon tax, carbon footprints, global climate, footprint credits... It’s like trying to follow a shell game.
That is an interesting story. Sounds like he’s having more fun than staying in retirement!
Easy to tell Al Gore was here in Canberra, we’re freezing our butts off.
The Australian | June 26, 2014 2:40PM
LIBERAL MP and climate change sceptic Dennis Jensen claims Al Gore will personally profit from Clive Palmers new climate policy, saying the Nobel laureate would do anything and say anything for a buck.
Dr Jensen also likened the former US vice-president and leading climate activist to a member of a fictional, profit-obsessed alien race in the Star Trek movie and TV series.
Mr Gore last night commended the Palmer United Partys policy of abolishing Labors world-leading carbon tax, while retaining the Renewable Energy Target and Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
Dr Jensen, speaking in parliament, said the joint media announcement proved Mr Gore would do anything and say anything for a buck.
AGW has always been about cronyism. This is just more of the same.
Palmer is playing both sides to his enrichment. Gore will sleep with the Devil if he thinks it will increase his speaking fees.
I’m pretty sure that alleged Oscar is resting on the mantelpiece of Davis Guggenheim, who was awarded it for An Inconvenient Truth, which was named Best Documentary. Nice of him to allow Al the photo-op.
“Just spell my name right on the check,” Al Gore.
Hahaha, algore the Ferengi! That fits!