Al Gore: Global Warming Deniers Are Like “Homophobes,” Racists, Alcoholics, and Smokers
In a recently leaked UN report draft on climate change, it was revealed that scientists weren’t sure why global warming has slowed down so much despite record carbon emissions in recent decades. But they were still “95% sure” global warming was occurring and that it was occurring because of mankind’s use of evil fossil fuels. The Daily Mail reported:
“Set for release in October 2014, the AR5 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) includes a number of explanations for the slow-down in global warming. The Met Office told Fox News that while global temperatures rose quickly during the 1970s, the trend appears to have become flat during the last 15 years, with some parties claiming global warming has stopped altogether. Global temperatures have continued to rise, but at a slower rate since 1998, despite greenhouse gas concentrations peaking due to more emissions created by increasingly-industrialised emerging nations.”
So, if global warming is being caused by humans’ use of dirty fossil fuels, and if carbon emissions are at an all-time high, then why has the alleged warming of the planet slowed down so much? Shouldn’t it be heating up at an equally unprecedented rate?
Some of these scientists postulate that “volcanic ash, less heat from the sun and more heat being absorbed by oceans could explain the mystery.” I suppose that could explain it…assuming the idea of anthropogenic global warming is true.
But in spite of all this skepticism rising out even from the global warming alarmists themselves, Al Gore insists that anyone else who calls his theory into question is a bigot. In an interview with Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, Gore compares warming “deniers” to racists, “homophobes” and drunks:
“I remember as a boy when the conversation on civil rights was won in the South. I remember a time when one of my friends made a racist joke and another said, hey man, we don’t go for that anymore. The same thing happened on apartheid. The same thing happened on the nuclear arms race with the freeze movement. The same thing happened in an earlier era with abolition. A few months ago, I saw an article about two gay men standing in line for pizza and some homophobe made an ugly comment about them holding hands and everyone else in line told them to shut up. We’re winning that conversation… People thought the late Frank Lautenburg was crazy for proposing a ban on smoking in airplanes, but he was rewarded politically and then politicians began falling all over themselves to do the same.”
He said that this discussion about global warming is like a “family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace.” Gore assured, “But the political climate is changing. The ability of the raging deniers to stop progress is waning every single day.”
Progress toward what, exactly? Toward a cleaner and safer Earth? Hardly. That was never their goal. They want another excuse to enforce a global tax and myriad regulations. Can you imagine the money to be made once those things go in effect? Far more than what Al Gore scored when he sold Current TV to Al “Big Oil” Jazeera.