Gore raps Obama on climate change in post-Sandy speech

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cpasteve wrote:

The sky is falling, the sky is falling.

Dec 06, 2012 6:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RHoff wrote:

Gore is right to hold Obama accountable. Very many of us feel that if based on his negligence on climate change issues, Obama didn’t deserve re-election. Sadly, he has been far too silent; perhaps too concerned about offending the small minority of Americans who still ignore the overwhelming scientific consensus and evidence that human activities (and population growth) have set us up for increasing disasters.

Dec 07, 2012 1:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jhvance wrote:

It’s currently an exceedingly tough political environment in the US for anyone in a position of power or real authority to take a strong, principled stand for serious action to mitigate the effects of a changing climate (much less address the underlying anthropogenic-based activities that are direct influencing factors) against the deep and wide array of interests within the country which have serious vested interests in the continuation of long-established business-as-usual practices and institutional processes upon which so many corporate enterprises and individual lifestyles have been predicated.

Those who claim skepticism or deny outright that humans have had or could have any role in a forcing effect toward changes in climatic conditions follow a consistent pattern of demagoguery and use of propaganda to belittle, dismiss or attempt to refute through misrepresentation or falsehoods the ever-increasing body of scientific evidence that more and more strongly indicates otherwise. Al Gore is perhaps an easy target to mock given his own privileged upbringing and personal history, but his message accurately skewers the failure of American leadership on a global issue of vast importance to this country, and to all other countries as well.

Dec 07, 2012 4:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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