The Climate Reality Project’s second annual 24 Hours of Reality is a whole day and night dedicated to reaffirming in all the attendants’ minds the belief and fear of the impending apocalypse coming from a less-than-one-degree change in the temperature, much like a Hollywood sci-fi movie.
Some fellows from Grist.com attended the convention. Grist describes itself as having “been dishing out environmental news and commentary with a wry twist since 1999–which, to be frank, was way before most people cared about such things.” So you know this 24-hour-convention was just a riot.
And who do you turn to when you really want to inspire the masses? None other than the god of gasbaggery, the Herodotus of hot air, the three-time loser of a single election in the year 2000, the Reverend Al Gore.
Yes, Mr. Gore gave a titillating interview to Grist’s David Roberts to offer his opinion on the climate and carbon credits, but I want to talk about the very first question Roberts poses.
Roberts asks Gore to comment on what White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said two weeks ago, that “We would never propose a carbon tax, and have no intention of proposing one.”
Gore responds in part:
“I don’t think that comes as a big surprise to anyone. Those of us that hold out some hope that we will find a way to get a price on carbon, and know there are multiple ways to do it, have felt that the convergence of the fiscal cliff and the climate cliff could produce some surprising results.” [Emphasis mine]
First of all, I’m glad to hear Jay Carney say the administration has no plans to tax carbon, though I somehow suspect he is either ignorant or lying.
But look at what Gore says: he “hope[s] that we will find a way to get a price on carbon.”
Think about what that means for a moment.
Okay, got it?
Gore is not a lone wolf in his pursuit to squeeze out of every human being money that ultimately ends up in his pockets via his carbon-credit-selling company, General Investment Management. There are hundreds of millions of liberals just like him who not only wish to make humanity suffer for the millennia of progress we’ve achieved, but to charge us for breathing! Breath is carbon. A carbon tax is a tax on life!
Try to comprehend the brilliance of the man who first devised the plan to make money off of human ambition and breathing, and the pure evil of the man who first endeavored to put that plan into action, making others feel guilt for their comfortable lives and then profiting handsomely off of that guilt. Ladies and gentleman, Mr. Al Gore.
This is who the Democrats feel is a man worthy of the office of the leader of the free world–the man who wishes to sell us breathing air. And to think he actually won the popular vote in 2000.