Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Gore hits back
With the U.N. climate change summit underway in Copenhagen, Former Vice-President Al Gore has been making the media rounds not only promoting his new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, but also hitting back at climate change deniers.
In an interview with Slate.com, Gore discussed environmental policy, the significance of the Copenhagen summit, and the hacked emails from the University of East Anglia. The emails were "taken wildly out of context" and the apparent climate change skeptic outrage is "sound and fury signifying nothing." Gore went further by questioning the basic intelligence of the deniers:
The basic facts are incontrovertible. What do they think happens when we put 90 million tons up there every day? Is there some magic wand they can wave on it and presto!--physics is overturned and carbon dioxide doesn't trap heat anymore? And when we see all these things happening on the Earth itself, what in the hell do they think is causing it?
Gore also appeared on CNN last night in an interview covering the same subject matter. And in an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, Gore addressed the barely literate climate change denial ramblings of Sarah Palin: "It's a principle. It's like gravity. It exists."
Posted by The Progressive Rambler at 7:02 PM