The Goreacle is a strange duck. For some reason, he’s equating himself to Winston Churchill trying to convince the world the Nazis were out-of-control. There is a big difference between the Nazis tearing across Europe and, well, the normal warming and cooling of the planet.
Mr Gore admitted that it was difficult to persuade the public that the threat from climate change was as urgent as the threat from Nazi Germany.
“The level of awareness and concern among populations has not crossed the threshold where political leaders feel that they must change.
“The only way politicians will act is if awareness raises to a level to make them feel that it’s a necessity.” …
He said sceptics who refused to believe dramatic cuts in carbon emissions could be delivered should consider the example of the young scientists in the Nasa team which put a man on the moon on 1969.
“The average age of scientists in the space centre control room was 26, which means they were 18 when they heard President Kennedy say he wanted to put a man on the Moon in ten years. Neil Armstrong did it eight years and two months later.”
Nice twist of the argument Al. Your assumption the so-called “skeptics” don’t think we can reduce carbon emissions is flat out incorrect. They know in the grand scheme of things, your carbon trading money scheme will not make a difference when it comes to climate change.
Gore makes the false assumption – assuming everyone agrees – that the reduction in carbon emissions will solve the problem. But many argue there is no problem at all. Al, there is no consensus.
On top of that, World War II and the Nazi machine was an imminent threat to the citizens of European countries. You know, the kind of imminent threat where a Nazi tank approaches your village starts shooting people and blowing things up, or an aircraft is bombing your businesses and homes from the sky, or your family is taken to a concentration camp. …
That’s a threat where legislation is not needed to get citizens to change their behavior ya know?