The self proclaimed prophet of the global warmista religion who stated that "in order to garner support for the "unjustified" attack of Saddam Hussein's Iraq President Bush "lied to Congress and the American people" by "playing on our fears" and exaggerating the the danger has recently revealed himself to be a shameless hypocrite:
After our item on scientists critical of Al Gore's "global warming" alarmism, a reader called our attention to an interview with Gore that appeared last May in a publication called Grist:I guess it's OK for the warmistas to use hype but not proponents of the war on the jihadis.
Q: There's a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What's the right mix?
Gore: I think the answer to that depends on where your audience's head is. In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.
"An over-representation of factual presentations of how dangerous it is." Isn't that what people accused President Bush of offering vis-à-vis the erstwhile Iraqi regime? Didn't this lead a certain former vice president to thunder, "He betrayed this country! He played on our fears!"?
And it's not as if Gore's "over-representations" don't have harmful effects. They've caused a lot of people to get really sad and stressed out. Consider this report from BusinessWeek:
In recent years, the TED conference has gained a reputation for blissfully big ideas buoyed by unrelenting optimism. So few conference goers were prepared for venture capitalist John Doerr to choke up with emotion as he kicked off the second day of talks on Mar. 9.
"I'm scared," he told the audience, looking down at his 15-year-old daughter in the front row. "I don't think we're going to make it."
Doerr issued a passionate call to action for everyone to make environmental concerns their "next big thing."
And this one from the Post-Chronicle, about someone called Jennifer Garner:
Jennifer has also confessed she cries more now she is a mother. The actress believes the experience has made her more caring.
She said: "Since I became a mother, I cry more because I care about things more.
"I can't watch a movie where something happens to a child. And I've always cared about global warming and breast cancer, but now there seems to be an urgency about them."