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Gore launches 300 million ’climate crisis’ ad campaign
Posted by: McQ on Monday, March 31, 2008

You know, for a guy who just said in an interview that skeptics are a "tiny, tiny minority now with their point of view, they're almost like the ones who still believe that the moon landing was staged in a movie lot in Arizona and those who believe the world is flat,", he sure is behind spending a lot of money to convince the world there's a 'climate crisis' problem (apparently "global warming" is out - not urgent enough):



This is part of a 3 year, 300 million ad campaign directed at "non-news" types who watch shows such as American Idol and what are called other "non-traditional" shows.

So what does that mean, traditional folks might be skeptical? People who watch the news might be skeptical as well?

In fact, according to Science Today, the more informed you are about the so-called problem, the less you worry about it:
The more you know the less you care — at least that seems to be the case with global warming. A telephone survey of 1,093 Americans by two Texas A&M University political scientists and a former colleague indicates that trend, as explained in their recent article in the peer-reviewed journal Risk Analysis.

"More informed respondents both feel less personally responsible for global warming, and also show less concern for global warming," states the article, titled "Personal Efficacy, the Information Environment, and Attitudes toward Global Warming and Climate Change in the USA."
Of course Gore can't have that, can he? The hysteria he whipped up previously is dying out and obviously that won't do. He just got his financial scheme set up and now there is increasing news coming out that all of this concern may be unnecessary hype about a problem which is either non-existent (i.e. we may be cooling) or far less worrisome than he's portrayed.

So, what does he do? He goes out an enlists two other shysters to help push his case:
Pat Robertson and Al Sharpton just filmed an ad for the We Campaign, sitting on a couch on the beach. In the ad, now being produced, they say that while they may not agree on many things, they do agree that they have to work to save the planet.
Wow. Now you know that ad will provide hard hitting scientific proof with which to counter the growing skepticism, huh? Pat Robertson and Al Sharpton - two guys who, if they are the best you can muster to support your campaign, mean your campaign is in big trouble.

Note that Al is enlisting religious figures (and erstwhile politicians) to discuss their opinions of science. Telling.

And he doubles down with two politicians who are as popular as the two pastors:
A future couple in the “strange bedfellows” or "unlikely alliances” spots will be recorded soon: Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
This, of course, is much more troubling than the revs because as politicans, they can actually do something stupid by law that will effect all of us. And unfortunately, the 3 primary candidates for president seem to believe in this nonsense as well.

Gore's new site doesn't discuss the science of the "climate crisis" but instead the politics of it. Instead it is all about "action". Sign petitions, get active in your community and "do something".

The science? Well, Al's already explained that, and if you missed it, there's at least 1 of the 2,000 presenters for Al's "Climate Change Project" out there who'll be glad to sit down with you're group and explain exactly what Al taught them to tell you. Says Gore:
“It's much more expensive not to solve it," Gore said. “We don't have any choice. We just don't have any choice. I wish I knew a better way to do it. I constantly ask myself, 'How can I be more effective in getting this message across?' It's so clear. It's so compelling. And yet it takes time to get the facts out.”
And yet his "facts" are increasingly under fire and he refuses to debate anyone about them.

If you're interested in watching a classic propaganda campaign unfold, keep your eyes on this beauty.
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My first question is .. Who’s $300 million is this ?

Just like every other business venture, there are initial investers.
I expect there must be some sort of payoff on the other end.

If deniers can be in the pocket of the "big energy" companies, then we need to know which pockets are on the other side.
 
Written By: Neo
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Follow McQ’s first link here:
http://www.qando.net/details.aspx?Entry=7258

and you’ll see where the payoff comes from.

I think they are in jepoardy. AGW panic is becoming old hat and that was before it was safe to say we were flat temperature trendwise. Also the Refuters/Skeptics are gaining strength, numbers, and evidence.

My guess, is that Gore probably has a 2 year window to get legislation enacted to make his investment scam really pay off. This 300 million is chump change if they can get their way. And considering taxes will be part of most of that legislation, it will never be reversed.
 
Written By: jpm100
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Pat Robertson and Al Sharpton just filmed an ad for the We Campaign, sitting on a couch on the beach. In the ad, now being produced, they say that while they may not agree on many things, they do agree that they have to work to save the planet.
Any planet that they’re on probably deserves to die anyway....
 
Written By: shark
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I don’t need to get Al Gore’s jr priests and priestesses to explain to me, I have Scott Erb, self appointed priest, to do that.
 
Written By: looker
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All 3 Presidential candidates are on board the AGW express. The increasingly Dem Congress is too. Politically, the debate has moved from "is it real", to "what do we do". So far, other than a CAFE increase and minor league subsidies for some energy alternatives, it’s all been, uhh... hot air.

The question is whether they’ll actually move on a carbon tax or cap-and-trade limit that bites. Gore’s focusing on celebrities to grease the skids for such programs among pocketbook voters who will feel the pain of the steadily-increasing energy costs that are the only way to force change.

Reps have an opportunity to come up with an agenda for reducing GHG that will minimize harm to the living standards of such voters. Where is it?
 
Written By: Larry
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Funny how there no outrage from the left over money "polluting" the Globals warming/climate change debate.
As when Exxon provided funding to global warming skeptics
 
Written By: Paul L
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All 3 Presidential candidates are on board the AGW express. The increasingly Dem Congress is too. Politically, the debate has moved from "is it real", to "what do we do". So far, other than a CAFE increase and minor league subsidies for some energy alternatives, it’s all been, uhh... hot air.
Yup.

I don’t carry water for Limbaugh, but he always correctly notes that the GOP has an idiotic tendency to accept the Democrat premises, and conduct the debate on their turf. In this case, the premise tacitly (or overtly in McCain’s idiot case) accepted is that AGW is real and SOMETHING must be done about it.

They’ve already lost the battle. What they’re arguing now is damage control. We’ll see a similar collapse on healthcare sooner rather than later.
 
Written By: shark
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... in the U.K., Gore is not allowed to speak in public about his "green investment company" because to do so would violate racketeering laws by "peddling a false prospectus."
I think that answers it.
 
Written By: Neo
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According to Ted Turner, if we don’t do something PDQ, we’ll either be dead or cannibals.

Turner: Global Warming Will Cause Mass Cannibalism

(I think he must have read McCarthy’s The Road.)
 
Written By: MacGhil
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Fuel or folly?
Ethanol and the law of unintended consequences
In the pantheon of well-intentioned governmental policies gone awry, massive ethanol biofuel production may go down as one of the biggest blunders in history. An unholy alliance of environmentalists, agribusiness, biofuel corporations and politicians has been touting ethanol as the cure to all our environmental ills, when in fact it may be doing more harm than good. An array of unintended consequences is wreaking havoc on the economy, food production and, perhaps most ironically, the environment.
 
Written By: Neo
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"We have to be thankful to the anthropogenic global warming alarmists for one thing: if it weren’t for them and their voodoo science, climate science wouldn’t have attracted the attention of people from outside the field and we would be sleepwalking into that rather disruptive cooling that is coming next decade."
 
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