"Confronted by Stahl with the fact some prominent people, including the nation’s vice president, are not convinced that global warming is man-made, Gore responds: 'You're talking about Dick Cheney. I think that those people are in such 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,” says Gore. 'That demeans them a little bit, but it's not that far off,' he tells Stahl."NO -- there are just less of them being heard because you've got the media so snowed .... its kind of like Christianities "defeat" of the Vikings.... same thing with Global warming. If you don't tow the line that it is a 'man-made phenomenon' then you get dubbed a nut in the media.
And if you are a scientist who has proof that man's effects on the enviroment are minimal you can expect to be scoffed or your funding cut off!
Just look at what happened to the lead meterologist at the Weather Channel!
And it is a GROWING group of people who are sitting back and scratching their heads about the new data. And then there are the one's who realize that the 'global warming' crowd are basing their info on only 150 yrs of data (at the most) and projecting thousands of years in the future.
Confronted by Stahl with the fact some prominent people, including the nation’s vice president, are not convinced that global warming is man-made, Gore responds: "You're talking about Dick Cheney. I think that those people are in such 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,” says Gore. "That demeans them a little bit, but it's not that far off," he tells Stahl.That demeans them A LOT ... and what is the difference if its Dick Cheney or not? Its not just VP Cheney (I noticed that Gore neglected to meantion the man's position as a former VP, I would think he'd be more sensitive to that little courtesy).
But there is a misleading statement here .... I have never heard them say that global warming/climate change isn't 'man made' ... I have heard them say that the over-all effect of mankind on the whole global warming thing is slight. They do not deny that there have been problems with pollution, nor do they deny that there is carbon dioxide build up, nor do they deny that there could be a better job done on cleaning up the enviroment .... they simply are saying that most of what we see is occuring naturally and there is no evidence that this wasn't going to occur anyways -- in fact there is more evidence that this is just a natural cycle.
Now these statements did raise my eyebrows:
He donated the $750,000 prize money to The Alliance for Climate Protection, the non-profit he started to help him on his quest. He and his wife, Tipper, tell Stahl they not only matched the Nobel money with their own, but they are also donating to the organization the significant profits from his book and Oscar-winning documentary film about global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth." The funds will help The Alliance for Climate Protection execute a new $300 million ad campaign on global warming set to start next week.
It will also pay to send Gore here & there doing his speeches ... and paying for all the trappings that go with it (like hotels, food, SUVs, airplane fuel, etc) ... I would love to see the IRS take a good look at the Alliance's financial records. I've got a really strong feeling that it is just a fancy way to get around tax laws -- in such a way that if the average American tried it we'd be snapped back so fast our checkbooks would fly across the room right into the hands of a waiting IRS agent.
Interesting side note -- Gore is a Superdelegate. How the heck does this guy get so much power? Just because he invented the internet, developed the V-chip, and discovered Global Warming?? (that is sarcasm people)