Should Al Gore be held accountable?
Well, he has profited from frightening people about global warming. When he realized the globe was not warming, he changed the scary theme to that of “climate change.” Some claim he may have made over $100 million from the scare he promoted. Some call him the world’s first “carbon billionaire.”
He did use appearances before Congress to promote his theories. Which of course helped his movie and his book and his paid appearances.
He did lobby for policies that would further his profitable causes. Such as his various companies and climate change investments.
He did use his name and fame to push scare theories that are now riddled with fraud. Theories now peppered with sloppy pseudo-science.
Al Gore did promote his film and books worldwide. He still rakes in huge fees for evangelizing, using the same material. Nearly all the frightening predictions he made in the film have proven to be rot. Senator James Inhofe calls the theories that human activities have induced climate change “a hoax.” He says scientists, motivated by ideology, “cooked the books.”
Al Gore did accept the Nobel Prize and the money that comes with it. He shared it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Much of its work has been exposed as a sham.
He has refused to publicly debate challenges to his theories.
Now, Al Gore is not a scientist. He did not conduct experiments or create computer models to determine whether we have global warming. Sorry, climate change. Sorry, human-made climate change.
Nor did he create the internet. Nor did he become the role model for the characters in the movie Love Story. (He has suggested both.)
However, he did choose to serve as a mouthpiece for the warming and climate change theories that are being discredited week by week. He did push what now seems like ideological propaganda into classrooms. He did help, in enormous ways, to plant a picture in the minds of millions that is proving to be distorted. To some it is utterly filled with lies.
He did take in a lot of bogus science and spew it out as The Chosen Word.
He evidently refuses to apologize for any of this. He still refuses to debate any credible opponents. Despite the defrocking of many of those whose “research” he peddled, he remains silent.
What do you feel? Should he be held accountable in some way? Senator Inhofe wants to bring him back before a senate committee. He feels some of the eco-stuff may have been illegal and wants Gore to explain his role in it.
Me?My humble opinion is that we should give him a duncehood. The Brits bestow knighthoods and call them “Sir.” Dunce Al. It has a good ring.
He may be a dunce, but he has made fools of millions. And he has taken their money. My bet is that he won’t offer it back. He may be a dunce, but he ain’t stupid.
From Tom ... as in Morgan.
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