Gore concedes on climate this year

By Steve Milloy
GreenHellBlog, August 10, 2010

Speaking about the likelihood of climate bill being passed by Congress in 2010, Al Gore told a conference call of supporters tonight that, “this battle has not been successful and is pretty much over for this year.” Gore bitterly denounced the Senate and federal government stating several times, “The U.S. Senate has failed us” and “The federal government has failed us.” Gore even seemed to blame President Obama by emphasizing that “the government as a whole has failed us… although the House did its job. [emphasis added]”

Gored urged his listeners to take the “realistic view that they had failed badly.” Gore said that “Comprehensive legislation is not likely to be debated” and that a “lame duck debate” is a “very slim possibility indeed.” (N.B. We thought, because Gore told us, that “the debate” was over.)

Gore said “the government was not working “as our founders intended it to” and laid more blame at the feet of fossil fuel interests who conducted a “cynical coordinated campaign” with “unprecedented funding” and “who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars just on lobbying.” He criticized “polluters” for “dumping global warming pollution into the atmosphere like it was an open sewer.”

Gore blamed the skeptics for “attacking science and scientists.” “They [the skeptics] did damage and cast doubt,” Gore said.

Asked why the alarmists were ineffective in addressing Climategate, Gore bitterly blamed a “biased right-wing media… bolstered by professional deniers.” Gore claimed the Wall Street Journal published 30 editorial and news articles about Climategate and “not a single one presented [his] side of the science.”

Speaking about the post-2010 prospects for a climate bill, Gore tried to boost morale by stating that “the battle is not over” and that “we [alarmists] have no choice but to win the battle.” Gore said that “reality is [the alarmists] ally” and then, among other things, blamed recent flooding in Nashville and the Russian heatwave/forest fires on global warming.

He concluded by observing that “it is darkest before dawn” and “we have not yet begun to fight.”

In a warm-up discussion before Gore addressed the call, National Wildlife Federation chief Larry Schweiger referred to the skeptics as “enemies” and that he hoped the alarmists would “outlive the bastards.”

37 thoughts on “Gore concedes on climate this year”

  1. Gore is a real “piece of work.” Chutzpah his middle name. Pretty stupid too. Tries to make a point that the global warmers are the realists.That the scientist haven’t proved him wrong. We haven’t had to. Over $30 billion in research grants have been expended trying to validate the hypothesis of human caused warming and to date have not published a scrap of empirical evidence that Co2 releassed by human use of carbon based energy has had a significant effect on the global climate. That is more than sufficient evidence to squash any hypothesis. The reason
    it endures as there is a huge investment in AGW by the Greens. Politicians love it for its power to wring money out of the people and control them. Gore has big investments in
    technology to control climates, an economic
    disaster for any country that attempts it. Local weather could be altered temporarily, but on planetary scale–that’s a job for mother nature, she has a thermostat that has been successful with ancient climates. Our world has no record of ever being too hot for life.

  2. Mr. massage man Gore is upset because his side of the pseudoscience argument wasn’t presented? How many times have atmospheric scientists and their advocates wanted to debate Gore on the science but he flat out refused? Maybe Al is in trouble with his investors in the Chicago climate exchange scheme it doesn’t look like the old Jedi mind trick is going to work.

  3. We don’t call Big Al Gore Ozone Al for nothing.
    Remember he was born the year the aliens crashed at Roswell New Mexico. He a hybrid acorn nut. Fly your jet around Ozone leave that carbon foot print while we drive little compact cars. Yeah right you nut job.

  4. Al Gore is really a screwed up person.

    I guess his investments are toast as well.

    Pushing a lie when everybody knows it’s a lie is really a tough assignment.

  5. Hey Al,
    We are having beautiful weather here in Oregon. I think I’ll blame it on normal climate variations. Its going to be hot this weekend, global warming? Nope, it’s president Bush’s fault. I’m pretty sure global warming caused the Jet Blue flight attendent to go off. Gotta blame something on “global warming”.

  6. “Gore claimed the Wall Street Journal published 30 editorial and news articles about Climategate and “not a single one presented [his] side of the science.””

    His side of science? Since when is he a scientist? Oh, I forgot, maybe he got his science degree on the same internet that he invented.

  7. not surprising. This man believes the temperature at the core of the earth to be millions of degrees.

  8. Gore blamed the skeptics for “attacking science and scientists.” “They [the skeptics] did damage and cast doubt,” Gore said.

    If the science is not able to stand against questioning and doubt, then it should be discarded. Don’t blame people for questioning or doubting your science. If it’s legit, it should pass this test.

  9. The Leftists are against carbon fuels, but we can’t get hydrogen-powered cars. The Leftists are also against nuclear fuel. They’re against every form of alternative fuel there is, so what is it that they actually want? Do they want us all to just die off?

  10. Considering that the Climategate revelations – the exposure of corrupted datasets, duplicitious computer climate modeling software, and malevolent e-mail communications among the worldwide net of CRU correspondents – was news of a happening that would undeniably impact upon industries and financial markets, all of which are of interest to the readers of The Wall Street Journal, how the hell ELSE should the editors of this publication have treated this story?

    A complete “blank out” would have been journalistic irresponsibility in the extreme.

    Algore – that petulant putz – might as well have expected The National Enquirer to avoid making front-page news of his own marital infidelities.

  11. As usual ManBearPig is spouting his garbage. He cannot do anything else, he has been lying for so long. How can he suddenly change what he says?

    He can only go down swinging as, if he does not, the many friends, very wealthy friends, that he misled are going to want their pound of (pig) flesh in compensation.

    He would end up like Jimmy Hoffa – where is he buried again?

  12. I guess as long as there is still one holdout in the fourth estate that doesn’t guzzle and regurgitate the socialist kool-aid, the liberals will continue to denounce the press as “biased and right wing.” Unless it’s totally 100% socialist, it’s “biased.”

    Reminds me of the liberals’ cries to legislate against the “monopoly” of the AM band by conservatives, after liberals abandoned it for FM and left the service to die, and conservative talk radio single-handedly revived it. The liberals didn’t actually WANT it, they just didn’t want the conservatives to have it.

  13. The ultimate in chutzpah. Al complains about 30 editorials from the WSJ. What about the 30,000 one-sided stories and editorials from the NYT, the Wash. Post, the entire British press and the major TV networks? No Al, the reason your side lost is because like Lincoln said, you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. The next Nobel peace prize should go to the guy who exposed the climategate emails. He’s my hero.

  14. Can we say, “two-year old child” rant? LOL! Gore needs to concede defeat and move along. He was recently in Mexico trying to further sell the cap n trade bull to them.

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