Global warming crusader Al Gore lost his cool and dropped several profanities in a recent speech accusing climate change skeptics of manipulating the media.
Addressing the Aspen Institute in Colorado on Aug. 4, the former vice president declared that skeptics “pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense. Manmade CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It may be volcanoes.[Profanity]! ‘It may be sunspots.’ [Profanity]! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ [Profanity]!”
The Hot Air Network’s Green Room website, which reported the outburst, observed: “It would almost be fascinating to listen to Gore lash out at those who harbor an opposing view if it weren’t so pathetic.”
New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser was even harder on Gore: “Has the guru of global warming, the Bozo of ozone and pooh-bah of the probably-not-so-endangered polar bear, gone completely off his bleeping rocker?
“I’m talking about Al Gore, the former vice president who, after losing the White House, reinvented himself as a minor deity – a Gulfstream-riding, energy-slurping champion of Planet Earth.”
Peyser noted that Gore continued his “potty-mouthed tirade” with this comment: “It’s no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company, to use the [Profanity] word ‘climate.'”
Marc Morano, a skeptic of manmade global warming, refuted Gore’s allegations on his Climate Depot website.
One study he cited noted that a lack of volcanic dust in the atmosphere could be responsible for a rise in average global temperatures since the 1960s.
Several other studies linked solar activity and the sunspot cycle with the earth’s temperatures.
And Morano referred to a “peer-reviewed admission that ‘global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008.'”
Gore and other global warming crusaders assert that an increase in CO2 in the atmosphere due to a rise in emissions is responsible for a continuing rise in global temperatures.
But Climate Depot maintains: “It is not simply the sun or CO2 when looking at global temperatures, it is the sun, volcanoes, tilt of the earth’s axis, water vapor, methane, clouds, ocean cycles, land use, etc. Climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, not just CO2.”
Peyser pointed out that scientist Charles Monnett, who had claimed that melting polar ice caps had led to the death of polar bears, was being investigated for possible scientific misconduct by the federal agency that employs him.
“The population of fuzzy friends has actually quintupled since 1950,” Peyser writes.
“Couple that with NASA’s revelation that the earth is letting more heat escape the planet than alarmists previously thought, blowing a hole in warming hysteria. Toss it all together, and you’ve got one nutty Gore.”