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Gore: Global Warming a ‘Threat to Our Survival’ Just Like World War II

"It doesn’t trigger the ancient reflexes we inherited from our ancestors when they were attacked by other humans with weapons but..."

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June 11, 2013 - 1:58 pm
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WASHINGTON – Comparing “global warming” to World War II, former Vice President Al Gore said America should “mobilize” to combat climate change and put a “price on carbon pollution.”

“Even though we give FDR and the New Deal the credit for ending the Great Depression, what really ended it was World War II when we mobilized for a great national effort in which the survival of our country and our values was deemed to be at stake and when we decided to act, then we put people to work and the economy started booming like never before,” said Gore on Tuesday at Rhode Island Energy and Environmental Leaders Day sponsored by Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

“Well, this time the threat is different and it doesn’t trigger the ancient reflexes we inherited from our ancestors when they were attacked by other humans with weapons, but it is nonetheless a threat to our survival. This stuff is no joke. We’re now, we’re seeing the acceleration of this.”

Gore, who won an Academy Award for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth, said he is training 800 representatives from 91 countries in Turkey this weekend on a “new version” of his global warming slideshow presentation. After the training, Gore said, they would give the presentation in their home countries.

“Even though on a population basis the cities that are most affected by sea level rise are in India and China and so forth, Bangladesh – if you look at the value of assets at risk in coastal cities, number one is Miami, number two is New York, New Jersey and we are paying the cost of carbon pollution. It is well past time that we put a price on carbon pollution and not just accept the price that it extracts from us,” Gore said.

The former Tennessee senator said retrofitting U.S. buildings and infrastructure would create more jobs and lower “global warming pollution.”

“It’s a huge fork in the road, huge choice that we have to make and if we mobilize the way we should, if we put a price on carbon and get the signals correct in the economy, then we’re going to put many millions of people to work installing the solar, installing the wind, reconfiguring buildings with more insulation,” Gore said.

“We can save 90 percent of the energy saved being used in most buildings – 25 to 30 percent of all the global warming pollution in the world comes from poorly insulated, poorly constructed buildings. The retrofitting of our buildings and our infrastructure, that’s the way to create jobs and the installation of the renewable energy systems.”

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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When Algore stops taking the Gulfstream all over the world and moves into a mud hut, I'll take him seriously. Apparently carbon is not such a dire threat or he'd stop spewing so much of it into our atmosphere!
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http://notrickszone.com/2013/06/10/murry-salbys-presentation-in-hamburg/
"Their divergence over the last decade and a half is now unequivocal. In the models global temperature tracks CO2 almost perfectly. In the real world it clearly doesn’t.”
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/06/another-nail-in-the-climate-change-coffin.php
At the end of the presentation, Salby implies, quoting Richard Feynman, that CO2 science today can be described as “Cult Science”.
He sums up quoting Feynman: “If it differs from observations, then it’s wrong. That’s all there is to it.”
44 weeks ago
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I'd love to make fun of this moron but the fact is he made himself a gazillionaire off this schtick while I'm still working for someone else.
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This is a serious issue. Global warming has always scared us.
http://homebusiness-homejobs.com
32 weeks ago
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No wonder Tipper bailed.
43 weeks ago
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I think that Gore should begin by tossing in the 500 million he got when he sold his cable tv company to an oil sheik.
43 weeks ago
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Al Gore is a threat to my survival. He is "poorly constructed and poorly insulated" and thus emits more hot air than any fossil-fuel plant or engine known to man.
43 weeks ago
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"In America, we have the right to be stupid."

Another spokesperson for John Kerry's revelation about the democratic party.
43 weeks ago
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They are scrambling to distract attention away form the lack of warming since '98, so of course we are seeing a full-court press to get something done before even the LIVs start seeing reality.
43 weeks ago
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I can't stand it. After him & Bill hyped the Dot.com bubble it crashed. Now, he's hyping the Green.com bubble, what'll happen when it crashes after they've made coal history, nuclear too expensive to matter and we've collectively gone down the deadend path of wind and solar? To a person the Greens eschew nuclear energy -- the only currently available proven technology capable of replacing fossil fuels -- despite the fact that the Low Dose Research Program paid for by your tax dollars shows that the risk of cancer from low doses of ionizing radiation is less than previously theorized by the Linear No Threshold Theory. This means that the risk of cancer isn't proportional to the dose, the regulations are too stringent and the fears the public has based on those inaccurated regulations are unfounded. I hope I live long enough to see it all collapse as it most surely must since everything on this planet follows the simple laws of physics.
43 weeks ago
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As it stands, what makes the most sense is the cheap carbon based energy we currently have, including NG, oil and coal. That said, the fact that Gore et al don't push a workable solution like nuclear shows that they are not really interested in serious solutions to their made up problem.

Nukes would be much cheaper if the regulations on them were sane--but I don't know if that would make them competitive with carbon plants. Also, reprocessing types should be used, to eliminate most of the waste and solve the major real problem with nuke power plants.
43 weeks ago
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Given today's headlines we shouldn't forget Gore's other ambitions for world domination. Anyone remember Prism's ancestor; "Carnivore"?

http://www.wnd.com/2000/08/7112/

43 weeks ago
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I think he should redouble his efforts towards man-bear-pig. It's a much more realistic and possible threat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf69EEL3WBk
44 weeks ago
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Wait, did he just say that the New Deal didn't end the Great Depression? That's been the liberal mantra for the last 3 quarters of a century, overspending on things we didn't need led to economic prosperity. It's nonsensical, and silly, and pretty obviously untrue, but every liberal thinks its so anyway...except apparently for Al. We ended the depression by overproducing on things we needed (planes tanks guns ships) to win WW2, and coincidentally at the end of it the rest of the world was bombed flat, so that ours was the only productive industrial base anywhere on the planet.

I think Al just admitted something he's not supposed to...but never mind, everyone thinks he's a crackpot now anyway.
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WW2 didn't end the Great Depression, at least not directly. The Great Depression was continued by FDR's New Deal policies, most particularly the fact that he over priced labor in his minimum wage. This has been shown by UCLA economists. The Depression ended because FDR focused his efforts to the war, and stopped messing up the economy.
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