Al Gore: Global warm doubters ‘immoral, unethical and skeptical’

Al Gore: Global warm doubters ‘immoral, unethical and skeptical’

Gore homeWhenever you read about Al Gore, keep in mind that he frolics in a compound in Montecito valued in 2010 at $8.875 million. Now it’s probably worth at least $12 million. Reported the Huffington Post at the time:

“Records show that the approximately 6,500 sq. foot home boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a large pool house, 6 fireplaces, wood framed french doors, and carved stone detailing throughout.”

And that was his fourth luxury home.

Gore’s “carbon footprint,” how much energy he uses and how much CO2 he spews into the atmosphere, must be larger than entire provinces of Bangladesh.

Yet after he recently jetted to Hawaii, the Honolulu Civil Beat reported:

“The ‘barriers’ to doing something about climate change are business and political interests that profit off of fossil fuels — ‘dirty energy that causes dirty weather.’ He compared fake science from polluters stating that humans are not to blame for the climate to tobacco companies that used to hire actors to play doctors who denied cigarettes were dangerous.

” ‘That’s immoral, unethical and despicable,’ he said of both.”

That’s funny. Because in his political campaigns, Gore used to profit from both tobacco and being anti-tobacco. As Joan Beck reported in 1996, after Gore told a heart-wrenching story at the Democratic National Conventiion of his sister dying of lung cancer:

“He and his family made money by raising tobacco on their Tennessee farm for years — profiting from a product that killed lots of other people’s sisters and husbands and parents and brothers and friends in a particularly vicious and cruel way.

“They didn’t stop when the surgeon general issued his sharp warning linking tobacco with illness and death in 1964, not until Nancy’s tragic battle with lung cancer.

As late as 1988, Al Gore was bragging in a speech to tobacco farmers in North Carolina, ”Throughout most of my life, I raised tobacco. I want you to know that with my own hands, all of my life, I put it in the plant beds and transferred it. I’ve hoed it. I’ve dug in it. I’ve sprayed it, I’ve chopped it, I’ve shredded it, spiked it, put it in the barn and stripped it and sold it.” And made money growing a carcinogen that killed other people’s loved ones. Gore made this speech, remember, four years after his sister’s death. And 24 years after the surgeon general’s report.

Now, of course, Gore has become vastly wealthier trading in on the global warming/climate change political fad, even as he enjoys the lifestyles of the rich and famous and high carbon-footprinted and hypocritical.

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  1. Queeg
    Queeg 20 April, 2014, 10:07

    Doomers have missed the gravy boat by not cashing in with the globalist enviros…..forever to be mucked down in the Friedman/Laffer purist arguments while cap and trade makes the electricity rates for their single wides skyrocket.

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  2. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 20 April, 2014, 10:35

    Don’t we all wish that we could hook on to that magic issue or find that unusual product, by accident, that propells us into the stratosphere, economically! The saying is, “Everything happens for a reason”. I bet Al Gore is believing that now!

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  3. Ted O'Steele, CEO
    Ted O'Steele, CEO 20 April, 2014, 13:22

    Gore is 100% correct—-the vast majority of science goes one way—- the ignorant (a minority but large of well, sorry mostly Americans) go another.

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  4. Queeg
    Queeg 20 April, 2014, 17:21

    Enviro is a growth industry doomers….climb aboard the bullet train with former limelight Republicans eyeing or already carving out start up $$$$$’s.

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  5. Donkey
    Donkey 21 April, 2014, 06:54

    The nut jobs that inhabit the enviro movement are of the same mold as Jim Jones, seeking complete control of everyone’s life.
    The religion of weather, government, lifestyle, the RAGWUS, all seeking to control by any means possible. 🙂

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  6. Queeg
    Queeg 21 April, 2014, 07:26

    The Donkey wrong as usual…enviros love money and gravitate to emerging market areas of easy clean hands plucking…….consider it a unique form of globalist venture capitalism…..Unfortunate the West Virginia transplants to Adelanto are just a tad late to the party…..maybe some enviros will start a mutual fund for financially illiterate doomers to invest in the emerging enviro boom!

    We can only hope…..

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  7. Ted O'Steele, CEO
    Ted O'Steele, CEO 21 April, 2014, 08:13

    Montecito is fine. And– I like his pool— very nice—–I wouldn’t be so fast in judging thios home as a large carbon foot print— It has solar elec, solar pool, solar hot water, double pained windows, extra insulation, low irrigation water system, and many more delightful features– I think Al Gore is amazing— I visited DC earlier this month and did not find a statue of him anywhere—— THAT is a shame!

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  8. Bob
    Bob 21 April, 2014, 09:19

    Whenever you read about Al Gore, keep in mind that he frolics in a compound in Montecito valued in 2010 at $8.875 million. Now it’s probably worth at least $12 million. Reported the Huffington Post at the time:

    “Records show that the approximately 6,500 sq. foot home boasts 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a large pool house, 6 fireplaces, wood framed french doors, and carved stone detailing throughout.”

    And that was his fourth luxury home.

    Nothing is too good for our government masters.

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  9. Skippingdog
    Skippingdog 21 April, 2014, 11:49

    Gore would have undoubtedly preferred to be President, since he received over half a million more votes than GWB. Think of his financial success since 2000 as a fine consolation prize for being on the wrong end of a stolen election.

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 23 April, 2014, 06:44

      In the USA you need to win the “electoral college ” to become POTUS Skdog. Your misogynist pal Al did not reach that goal.

      The murder of Ashley MacDonald, and the shame investigation that followed, far surpasses the electoral loss of a pervert on the “was justice done” scale. 🙂

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      • SkippingDog
        SkippingDog 23 April, 2014, 09:58

        The analysis of Florida ballots done in the year after the 2000 election showed that Gore would have won that state by something on the order of 300 or so votes if a statewide recount had been conducted. The Gore campaign was only asking for recounts in the most populous counties, which alone would not have given him enough votes to win the state.

        If you look at the analysis conducted, you’ll find that Gore would have won under the most restrictive interpretation of “voter intent,” which was a far more accurate way to deal with dimpled chads, etc.

        If you don’t believe me, use Google and review it for yourself. You have nothing to lose but a small piece of your ignorance.

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        • Donkey
          Donkey 27 April, 2014, 00:44

          The historic event has GWB winning Skdog, but continue with your whining! 🙂

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  10. Leotis Ahmad Jones
    Leotis Ahmad Jones 21 April, 2014, 17:24

    Licking Dog, Shut your piehole, Gore is descended from slavemasters. You make me angry with your jive.

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  11. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 22 April, 2014, 10:23

    If my comments make you angry, Leotis, perhaps it’s due to your ignorance about the world around you. You can’t fix stupid, but you can fix your ignorance. Give it a try.

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  12. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 22 April, 2014, 18:38

    Teddy….who is this guy?

    El Collapso?

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  13. SeeSaw
    SeeSaw 22 April, 2014, 21:21

    Probably RWD. He is aka, Surf Puppy, and Wild Gurl.

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    • Ted O'Steele, CEO
      Ted O'Steele, CEO 23 April, 2014, 10:27

      Ya know what the Ted Steele System ™ likes about the pic of Algores ™ house??

      Answer— The way the pool sits in half shade and half sunlight— just marvelous!

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  14. Mychele
    Mychele 25 May, 2014, 15:59

    Just got finished with a barbeque where I was sitting around with a bunch of average folks from a particular sport and with a variety of jobs and education levels. The topic turned to climate change and the majority of the talkative ones doubted it was real or human-caused. Al Gore’s name came up and it really does seem that the guy, while making the issue much more out there in the media, has truly hurt the cause. His hypocrisy is simply unreal. He owns 4 MANSIONS, not just 4 houses. He has not made any effort to show how he has made each one energy neutral and promote that technology for the average Joe Millionaire, much less average Joe 6-pack. While it’s not right to point to one person’s moral and common sense failure to practice what he preaches, Gore could at least make an attempt. He shouldn’t be able to completely negate the honest and practical efforts of us average folks to increase efficiency and add alternative energy to our homes. Nevertheless he does. I didn’t know how to respond to these people. They had a very valid point. Gore is obviously making lots of money. My acquaintances are able to say that green energy gets subsidies and the people pushing it are only in it to get rich and there really is no crisis, only a scare tactic to help them, the Gores of the world, make even more money and buy another mansion.
    And so far, there is no word that the Gores have added a single solar panel to their sunny Montecito, CA villa.

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