Al Gore, known for wild rants about global warming, including one where his foul language earned him the description "mentally unstable," is at it again.
Only this time he's complaining about those who put up "barriers" to his agenda that critics say includes cracking down on carbon emissions, buying and selling credits for that activity and putting the American coal industry out of business.
"The 'barriers' to doing something about climate change are business and political interests that profit off of fossil fuels – 'dirty energy that causes dirty weather,'" he said, according to an online report about a recent speech he made.
"He compared fake science from polluters stating that humans are not to blame for the climate to tobacco companies that used to hire actors to play doctors who denied cigarettes were dangerous," the report said.
"That's immoral, unethical and despicable," he said of both.
Gore spoke recently to a crowd at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii.
Speaking largely to supporters and fans, Gore said climate change, the newest evolution of what started out as global warming, is getting worse.
The Civilbeat blog that reported on his visit to the island state said, "Gore's talk was an updated version of the one he's been giving for years and that he first laid out in his 1992 book 'Earth In the Balance.' The planet is in trouble because humankind burns too much coal and oil, which is trapping greenhouse gases and raising temperatures."
Gore blamed that for "famine, drought, floods, refugees, species extinction, to name just a few."
Gore claimed that the number of hotter days over the past 80 years has been growing "alarmingly disproportionate to the number of cooler days and days with average temperatures," the report said.
"The way we have to respond to this is going to require a set of changes that are beyond our routine," he said, his voice growing to a shout. "I know that we are capable of that. Our way of life is at stake, our grandchildren are at stake, the future of civilization is at stake."
The 66-year-old Gore was vice president under Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. His 1988 and 2000 presidential bids failed.
WND reported earlier on an earlier Gore rant that prompted Brian Sussman, author of "Eco-Tyranny," to conclude, "He's clearly becoming mentally unstable."
Sussman, a weather expert turned journalist, cited an August 2011 speech Gore gave in Colorado to a gathering of elites at the Aspen Institute, an address that turned into a wild rant filled with repeated obscenities.
During his address, Gore claimed special interest groups "pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: 'This climate thing, it's nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn't trap heat. It may be volcanoes.'
"'It may be sun spots.'
"'It's not getting warmer.'
"It was a gorebasm in which Al totally lost it," Sussman said, explaining that gorebasms are Al's pejorative statements directed toward deniers and skeptics of climate change.
"Listening to audiotape of the speech makes it abundantly evident even the Aspen audience was uncomfortable witnessing the ravings of a madman."
In case someone had been present with a view contrary to his, Gore then intimidated the crowd, blustering:
"The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism" tears the cover off the left’s manipulation of environmental issues for political purposes, showing incontrovertible evidence "catastrophic man-made global warming" is not actual science
"When you go and talk to any audience about climate, you hear them washing back at you the same crap over and over and over again. They have polluted the sh--. There's no longer a shared reality on an issue like climate even though the very existence of our civilization is threatened. People have no idea!"
Gore continued: "It's no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company, to use the G-- damn word 'climate!'"
An audio clip of Gore's obscenity-packed address can be heard here: (WARNING: Profane and obscene language is used).
WND also reported that Marc Morano, editor of ClimateDepot.com, confirmed the chairman of a U.N. panel on climate, Rajendra K. Pachauri, admitted in an interview last September with the London Guardian that the purpose of the periodic U.N. climate report was to make the case that "action is needed on climate change."
"Top United Nations officials apparently knew years in advance exactly what this new U.N. climate report was going to say,” Morano said. “The U.N. IPCC is guilty of nothing short of making the science fit their political agenda.”
At a press conference in Yokohama, Japan, March 25, Pachauri released the U.N. panel's fifth climate assessment, which concludes a continued rise in carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere threatens the fundamental systems that support human civilization, to the extent “no one will be untouched."
In this case, lowering the historical temperatures for years prior to 2000. Which makes the temperatures after that look like they've risen. Which makes it look like global warming.
"A newly uncovered and monumental calculating error in official U.S. government climate data shows beyond doubt that climate scientists unjustifiably added a whopping one degree of phantom warming to the official 'raw' temperature record," the report says.
It comes from the discovery by independent data analyst Steven Goddard, who did a study of the official U.S. temperature records used by NASA, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and others.
He found that for the records, when global temperatures plummeted in 1999, on the official U.S. chart, they didn't.
Essentially, he said, the charge was revised downward by one degree for readings before 2000. But they "left post-2000 temperatures more or less intact."
Also weighing in was well-known scientist Art Robinson, who spearheaded The Petition Project, which to date has gathered the signatures of 31,487 scientists who agree that there is "no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."
"This kind of shenanigan has been going on for decades," he told WND.
WND reported only weeks ago that Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., author of "The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future," says not only has he seen through the "hoax," but so have his fellow lawmakers.
In that recent interview with Aaron Klein of "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio," the host asked Inhofe – in light of Al Gore and other global warming alarmists' failed predictions – how progressives continue to "get away" with pushing their "green schemes" in the name of climate change.
"They don't get away with it in the eyes of the American people," Inhofe answered. "I find fewer and fewer members of the United States Senate that are sympathetic to this whole cause."
Hear the entire interview below:
Cairo saw its first snow in 100 years. Oregon, like several other states, reached its coldest temperature in 40 years. Chicago saw its coldest days ever, and – as if to add finality to the trend – Antarctica reached the coldest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth.
Ironically, just a few years ago, believers in anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming – since renamed “climate change” – claimed cold weather and snow would soon be just a memory.
"Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past," announced the headline in Britain’s newspaper the Independent at the turn of the millennium. The report quoted David Viner, senior research scientist at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, long considered an authoritative resource for global warming research, as saying snow would soon be "a very rare and exciting event" in Britain.
"Children just aren't going to know what snow is," he said.
However, the authoritative reputation of East Anglia was seriously downgraded in 2009 when leaked emails proved researchers there were engaged in a major scheme to manipulate and suppress evidence against global warming, misconduct London's Telegraph newspaper called "the worst scientific scandal of our generation."