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Self-avowed "P.R. agent for the planet" Al Gore says those who still doubt that global warming is caused by man - among them, Vice President Dick Cheney - are acting like the fringe groups who think the 1969 moon landing never really happened, or who once believed the world is flat.
The former vice president and former presidential candidate talks to 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl in an interview to be broadcast this Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Confronted by Stahl with the fact some prominent people, including the nation’s vice president, are not convinced that global warming is manmade, Gore responds: "You're talking about Dick Cheney. I think that those people are in such a tiny, tiny minority now with their point of view, they’re almost like the ones who still believe that the moon landing was staged in a movie lot in Arizona and those who believe the world is flat,” says Gore. "That demeans them a little bit, but it's not that far off," he tells Stahl.
Originally posted by resistor
Climate change denier’s message to Algore, GET STUFFED!!!!!
Few are fooled by your globalist claptrap anymore. We recognize this global warming fertilizer, as we do Kyoto for what they are: colossal cash grabs on a level to shame the federal reserve. Take your private jet, and then your limo back to your mansion in TENN and STFU!!!
Originally posted by Kinesis
When are all the polar icecaps and mountain peeks supposed to be restored to levels previous to the 1950's?
...and we have ice caps at both poles - a situation that may be unique in Earth's history. That there are snowy winters through much of the world and permanent glaciers even in temperate places such as New Zealand may seem quite natural, but in fact it is a most unusual situation for the planet.
For most of its history until fairly recent times, the general pattern was for earth to be hot with no permanent ice anywhere.
Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything (New York, Broadway Books, 2003) p.427
During the Ordovician Period, 440 million years ago, there seems to have been 16 times as much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as there is today--and yet, judging from the gravelly deposits it left behind, there was also an ice sheet near the South Pole that was four-fifths the size of present-day Antarctica. The second exception is even more troubling. The Cretaceous Period, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and CO2 levels were about eight times what they are today, has been one of the most popular case studies for global warming forecasters. And everyone knows what the climate was like during the dinosaurs’ heyday: steamy. Or was it? The latest evidence, reported just this past summer by British researchers, suggests that temperatures in the tropics 95 million years ago were no higher than they are now; and while it was a lot warmer at the poles than it is today, it was still freezing cold.
Originally posted by jasonjnelson
reply to post by Kinesis
I would love to point out, all day, how wrong you are, but I will only take about 2 minutes.
Ice is now at its highest levels in most places, feeding in one end, falling off the other.
There is pollution caused by man, but not the same results he claims. Do a google search on those that argue with him. There are a hell of a lot more scientists than you and I have in our pockets who all repudiate what this man spews.
Originally posted by stikkinikki
I understand what Al is saying and at this stage what is the point in trying to convince 100% of the people to learn about the scientific method? It's kind of too late for that. Using what I have learned and observed about climate change phenomena and forcasts over the last 20 years I hypothesize that the signs will continue to point the way to man made altering of the environment.
Originally posted by Sublime620
reply to post by traderonwallst
... you've seen no evidence that global warming exists?
Ice caps check anyone?
What world do you live in? Now man-made or not... that's debatable. Either way, it's gonna hurt if we don't fit it.