AUDIO: Al Gore Calls ‘Bullshit’ On Climate Science Deniers Who Push “The Same Crap Over And Over And Over Again”

Last week, Vice President Al Gore “call[ed] B.S. on global warming naysayers.” TP Green sets the stage for Gore’s blunt remarks:

Gore described the story told in Merchants of Doubt, how corporate interests have manipulated scientific institutions and the news media to defend everything from cigarettes and acid rain to global warming pollution. Big Tobacco “succeeded in delaying the implementation of the surgeon general’s report for 40 years — 40 years!” he said. “In every one of those 40 years the average number of Americans killed by cigarettes each year exceeded the total number of Americans killed in all of World War II: 450,000 per year. My sister was one of them. … It was evil, evil, evil.”

Gore then denounced the climate science deniers:

The model they’re using in that effort was transported whole cloth into the climate debate. And some of the exact same people — I can go down a list of their names — are involved in this. And so what do they do? They 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.” Bullshit! “It may be sun spots.” Bullshit! “It’s not getting warmer.” Bullshit!

There are about ten other memes out there. 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 this — 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! And yet our ability to actually come to a shared reality that emphasizes that this matters — It’s no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company, to use the goddamn word “climate.” They have polluted it to the point where we cannot possibly come to an agreement on it.

Hear! Hear!

Below are old comments from the earlier Facebook commenting system:

Good to hear from FIRE from Gore.

meanwhile Obama is sleeping away.

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Richard Brenne · Top Commenter · UCLA

I’ve never wanted to give a public figure such a huge hug. This is EXACTLY what everyone including every climate scientist and right-thinking politician needs to say about climate change deniers and all the other John Wayne Gacy clowns on the right. Al and all the rest of us need to take this tone, bottle it, and pour it all over ourselves every time we discuss climate. We often might need to be more diplomatic and civil, but we should never lose this sense of authority, since we are absolutely right about climate change and the deniers are absolute wrong and either ignorant or evil in any combination, as Al says.

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Megan Turf · Ypsilanti, Michigan

Love it!

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Tony Mohr · Manager, Climate Change Progam at Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)

Awesome. Gore gets grumpy. And with so much to be grumpy about, it’s no wonder.

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Christopher Winter · University of Iowa

Monitor control here, sir! We’re detecting a salvo of ad hominem charges incoming from the Right — ETA in 5… 4… 3…;-)

Any such charges would be bogus, of course. Mr. Gore is attacking the practices, not the people. And I say more power to him.

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Gary Herstein · Top Commenter

In addition, I would note that in order for a claim to be an example of an ‘ad hominem’ argument, it must either be false or materially irrelevant. Thus, denying the reality of climate change because Gore lives in a big house is materially irrelevant. However, accusing paid, professional liars of being paid, professional liars is BOTH true AND materially relevant to the issue at hand. So even if Gore were attacking the persons as well as the practices, it would still not qualify as an ‘argumentum ad hominem.’

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Prokaryotes — · Top Commenter (signed in using Hotmail)

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels.http://thinkexist.com/quotation/-if_you_tell_a_lie_big_enough_and_keep_repeating/345877.html

False climate change data a Crime Against Humanity.http://climateforce.net/2011/07/05/false-climate-change-data-a-crime-against-humanity/1 · Like · Reply · Subscribe · August 9 at 12:00pm

Ian David Marsden · Artist at Marsden Illustration www.marsden.fr

Sadly ome people will only listen to this if they are strapped into a clockwork orange like device. Even sadder by creating their own extinction the side-effect is that they are wiping us out too.

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Prokaryotes — · Top Commenter (signed in using Hotmail)

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly — it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over” Joseph Goebbels.http://thinkexist.com/quotation/-if_you_tell_a_lie_big_enough_and_keep_repeating/345877.htmlLike · Reply · Subscribe · August 9 at 12:14pm

  • Prokaryotes — · Top Commenter (signed in using Hotmail)

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.” Joseph Goebbels

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  • Prokaryotes — · Top Commenter (signed in using Hotmail)

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it” Adolf Hitler

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  • Prokaryotes — · Top Commenter (signed in using Hotmail)

“Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.” John Stuart Mill

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shaheercassim (signed in using Yahoo)

Reading the comments at the Aspen website makes my head want to explode. As Gores intensity increases, so will the rhetoric of the denier idiots.

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  • shaheercassim (signed in using Yahoo)

I made the mistake of engaging the commentators at RealAspen and now the forces of evil are rallying against me. Apparently I am a “Goredite”. Honestly…I don’t even like Gore.

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shaheercassim (signed in using Yahoo)

The Climate Deniers have oppressed the scientists for too long. It’s time to turn the tables.

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