Al Gore’s New Climate Optimism

March 1, 2016

Was going to hold this to the weekend, but too important.

The first half is updates to the ongoing disaster – but the most interesting part is the solutions piece – which starts at 12:45.

A window on a future that is achievable. Let’s make it a door and go there now.

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5 Responses to “Al Gore’s New Climate Optimism”

  1. Kevin Hester Says:

    Al Gore is bullshitting and has obviously gone over to the dark side, now Peter Sinclair is joining the club of deception. There is no way out of this predicament.

  2. indy222 Says:

    He’s a powerful speaker, and an honorable voice. Why o why isn’t HE there instead of Hillary? We should draft him for president. Kidnap, even! Desperate times call for desperate measures!

    • Kiwiiano Says:

      Can he please come and run for Prime Minister of New Zealand? Our current Glorious Leaders are in staunch denial.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      This post that was “too important to hold for the weekend” has now been up for 10 days has generated almost no comment. Wonder why? I myself said “good summary of AGW issues” (the “must we change?” stuff), but then felt my crap detectors vibrating in the “can we change?” portion and really getting active in the “will we change?” conclusion.

      I wouldn’t go quite so far as to say Gore has gone over to the dark side, unless one considers the “dark side” to be working hard at getting rich from green investments. Here’s an article that is a bit outdated (and biased considering the source), but Gore and friends appear to be as much if not more motivated by $$$$ as a concern for the planet.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/11/03/blood-and-gore-making-a-killing-on-anti-carbon-investment-hype/#300823e93750

      I don’t recall Michael Mann or James Hansen or any of the other climate scientists working as hard to get rich off AGW (except for maybe seeking those huge government grants).

      Gore gets carried away with the same old exponential growth curves for renewables and “green” energy—no need to say any more about the fallacy and sustainability of rapid growth from a very small base NOT overtaking the slow decline from a very large base of fossil fuel use. And Gore’s HUGE apples-and-oranges example of growth in the number of cell phones is both laughable and sad.

      As far as “will we change?”, I am not much heartened by his news that 30% of the coal generation will be replaced by natural gas, or his cheerleading BS that “it didn’t take us long to get to the moon once we decided to do it” (more apples-and-oranges irrelevancy). And I wonder why he didn’t mention that EV sales in the U.S. slumped in 2015 while the sales of pickups and large SUV’s climbed nicely—not much evidence of “we will” there

      PS to indy
      Draft Gore for president? We elected him president back in 2000 and he didn’t have the balls to to conduct a proper fight over the election. He had his chance and blew it.

      PPS to Kiwiiano
      You want him to run for PM in NZ? If the job pays enough he might consider it. Make him an offer he can’t refuse, and allow him to continue to try to profit from AGW. He can fly all over the world from there easily as he promotes green energy—just a bit more CO2 generated—-so what when there’s $$$ to be made?

      PPPS to Kevin H
      RE: “….now Peter Sinclair is joining the club of deception”. I think Peter and the others who deal honestly with AGW (and are not trying to get rich off it) are being deceptive only to the point that they don’t want to be seen as “doomers” and discourage the masses. So they throw some “bright-sided” BS out there on occasion to balance the unremitting bad news. IMO, anyone who has the science background and has spent the time to study AGW knows in the back of their mind that “There is no way out of this predicament” IF we continue to diddle around with half-measures and wishful thinking—-time is running out.


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