Manmade climate change theory champion Al Gore typically forbids recording of his paid speeches to private green interests. Audio of a recent speech given by the former vice president has been leaked and reveals a profanity laced tirade against those who question the extent of man’s effect on the climate.
The speech, given at the Aspen Institute’s “Networks and Citizenship” forum in Aspen, Colorado on Thursday, slammed corporations who he believes put profit about Mother Earth. Gore said that just as the tobacco industry prevented health regulations, so too have corporate interests stopped the advancement of potentially job-killing rules such as Cap and Trade.
- Click here to listen to Al Gore’s rant at the Aspen Institute
As the author of two books and a movie on the topic, his passion for the topic of anthropogenic global warming was never in doubt. However the fervor in which Gore describes the issue was a bit shocking as he repeatedly called counter arguments “Bulls–t!”
The model they innovated in that effort was transported whole cloth into the climate debate. And some of the exact same people — by name, 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.” Bulls–t! “It may be sun spots.” Bulls–t! “It’s not getting warmer.” Bulls–t!
And there are about 10 other memes that are out there, and 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 … There is 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 the best evidence … It’s no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company, to use the goddamn word “climate.”
Despite the unusual language, the dire situation described by Gore is a common theme through his writings and speeches. He has said that questions raised about the manmade climate change theory are invalid and the debate is over.
Errors discovered in key documents from the United Nations that helped to drive climate change to the forefront of public debate matter little to Gore. Errors in his books or in presentations he has given are irrelevant to him although they, as well as his decision to use profanity to drive his point home, may be why we don’t normally get to hear him speak.