Gore Wishes Climate Critics Were Right

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) — Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, in an op-ed piece Sunday in The New York Times, says he wishes global warming was an “illusion,” as critics claim.

“It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it,” Gore said.


But even if global warming is an illusion, “we would still need to deal with the national security risks of our growing dependence on a global oil market dominated by dwindling reserves in the most unstable region of the world … ”

If climate change critics are right, “We would no longer have to worry that our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands. We could instead celebrate the naysayers who had doggedly persisted in proving that every major National Academy of Sciences report on climate change had simply made a huge mistake.

I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion.”

But unfortunately, Gore said, “the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In fact, the crisis is still growing because we are continuing to dump 90 million tons of global-warming pollution every 24 hours into the atmosphere — as if it were an open sewer.”

Gore was vice president from 1993 to 2001, is the founder of the Alliance for Climate Protection and the author of “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.” He also is an investor in alternative energy companies, the Times said.

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3 Responses to “Gore Wishes Climate Critics Were Right”
  1. Matthew Sailhardy says:

    I wish Al Gore were an illusion. He showed his true colours in the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election. His sore loser tactics endangered the nation. I admit his choice of a spokesperson, a member of the Daley clan, was brilliant. If anyone knows about rigged elections, it is a Daley. And the brilliance of the hanging chads and dimples on ballot cards is amazing. Surely, only Gore supporters could read the intent of voters. It would be nice if Mr. Gore couldn explain how a $500,000,000 U.S. loan to him and partners for an auto factory in Finland is good for America. Given our current cash giveaways like that, he probably thinks no one in America will be able to afford his $89,000 per car price tag. But he will be able to buy more doodads to enhance his carbon footprint on the Gore estate.

  2. John says:

    Two planets in two different galaxies: Party Planet and Yoga Planet. Party Planet overpopulated and depleted its natural resources, therefore, had to spread out to other planets. Yoga Planet lived in harmony with nature. Both planets’ sun went supernova. Yoga Planet had no survivors. Party Planet’s decedents are still partying.

    Think of the future; throw a party!

  3. Patricia Benites Wright says:

    If Al Gore had been president, I’m sure not only the United States would have done much better, but the whole planet. Either we heed his warnings or our grandchildren, will inherit a baren planet. I’m a 72 years old ecuadorian and I remember the warm seasons here to be much cooler, at least 4 or 5 degrees less.

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