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Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff on Thursday evening about the perils of climate change, claiming: Cigarette smoking is a "significant contributor to global warming!"
Gore, who was introduced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the world faces a "full-scale climate emergency that threatens the future of civilization on earth."
Gore showed computer-generated projections of ocean water rushing in to submerge the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, parts of China, India and other nations, should ice shelves in Antarctica or Greenland melt and slip into the sea.
"The planet itself will do nicely, thank you very much what is at risk is human civilization," Gore said. After a series of Q& A with the audience, which had little to do with global warming and more about his political future, Annan bid "adios" to Gore.
Then, Gore had his staff opened a stack of cardboard boxes to begin selling his new book, "An Inconvenient Truth, The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It," $19.95, to the U.N. diplomats.
Originally posted by HarpStrings
Ohhhh......wasn't he that guy that didn't get voted into office?
Originally posted by stanstheman
There's nothing worse than trying to enter a building and having to walk through a cloud of smoke, or walk behind someone puffing away, or drive behind someone holding their cigarette out the window so their car doesn't smell. I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours last night and was amazed at how many people threw their cigarette butts out the window-just disgusting. Maybe the smoking doesn't cause global warming but it is a significant part of the pollution problem. Just try to find a place on a public beach to sit, the beaches are full of cigarette butts. YUK!
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Originally posted by dgtempe
I think Gore has blown a gasket himself.
Originally posted by stumason
Hope I made a point there. It's all very well you sitting there preaching that smoking is so vile and disgusting that you absolutley must get it banned from everywhere you can, but in the same vein, you openly admit to pumping far more dangerous fumes into the atmosphere for us all to breath! At least you have a choice of where to go, I, as a non-driver, am compelled to breath your toxic rubbish every day of my life.
It has been scientifically proven that 10 minutes outside in any urban area is as bad as having a cigarrette.
Feeling better about yourself now?