SICKENING – AT 11:51 A.M. ET: We now await, with no eagerness whatever, the inevitable claims that Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene was caused by global warming. Already The New York Times is exploiting the storm to inform us that some climate scientists believe storms will get worse because of global warming.
Well, there hasn't been any real global warming in a decade. How do they explain that? And how about that blizzard in New York last winter?
Now, Mr. Hot Sky, Al Gore, is out with more vulgarity, placing him squarely in the camp of the new McCarthyites. From the Daily Caller:
One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, at least so says former Vice President Al Gore.
How's that for the grand smear?
In an interview with former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky broadcasted on UStream on Friday, Gore explained that in order for climate change alarmists to succeed, they must “win the conversation” against those who deny there is a crisis.
What conversation is he referring to? He refuses to have any conversation. He simply denounces anyone who disagrees as a racist, and that's that.
“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me,” Gore said. “My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really started.”
The former vice president recalled how society succeeded in marginalizing racists and said climate change skeptics must be defeated in the same manner.
How awful. Among the "skeptics" are leading members of the scientific community. As scientists, they ask questions. They demand observation and proof. There's a lot of money being made on "climage change," and government grants are available. I suspect that cash, rather than reality, is the basis of the passion.
“Secondly, back to this phrase ‘win the conversation,’” he continued. “There came a time when friends or people you work with or people you were in clubs with — you’re much younger than me so you didn’t have to go through this personally — but there came a time when racist comments would come up in the course of the conversation and in years past they were just natural. Then there came a time when people would say, ‘Hey, man why do you talk that way, I mean that is wrong. I don’t go for that so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.’ That happened in millions of conversations and slowly the conversation was won.”
“We have to win the conversation on climate,” Gore added.
What a vile man. What he's really saying is that he's prepared to destroy the reputation of any individual who disagrees with him. In other words, blacklist that person.
Sadly, it will probably work. Very few people are willing to fight back. And many in the sciences depend on government grants to survive.
Wait 'til Gore's crowd starts asking, "Are you or have you ever been a climate skeptic?" And watch the silence of the left.
Any decent editorialist, right or left, should be denouncing Gore in editorial columns. Don't hold your breath.
August 28, 2011