Gore compares global warming battle to fighting Nazis

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.

From the Times Online, courtesy Michelle Malkin. First the Nazi reference, then his comment on skeptics who do not think we can reduce carbon emissions.

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?

3 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Gore got C- and D in the few science courses he took in college, thus explaining his AGW perspective.

    Obviously, he did not fare any better in any history course he took.

  2. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    Al Gore is crazy like a fox. His London company, Generation Investment Management, focuses on investing in environmentally "sustainable" companies. Here's an extract from their website:

    Sustainable Development as Economically Transformative

    Today, the global context for business is clearly changing—capital markets and capitalism are at a critical juncture. We are convinced that the transition from a high-carbon to low-carbon economy will be the most significant process in modern economic history—matching the Industrial Revolution in scale, and the technological revolution in pace."

    In short, Gore stands to make a fortune from pounding the international pavement about "climate change" issues. Meanwhile, his mansion and the cottages on his property have their lights blazing away, according to Greg Melville, a dedicated environmentalist, who made a pilgramage to his house and was shocked at the waste of electicity he encountered (when he wrote the book)! Ah, another politician to look up to and admire.

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