Friday, March 28, 2008

Al Gore Calls Out Wingnut Climate Change Skeptics

On the upcoming episode of 60 Minutes this weekend, Al Gore is on the show and he is fighting back against critics who still have their heads stuck in the ground. Al and many of us in the reality-based community are sick and tired of hearing the lame excuses that delusional people such as Senator James Inhofe come up with in order to cover their eyes from the massive 800 ton gorilla sitting in the room with all of us.

From CBS News:

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.

Gore’s campaign to make the world more aware of man’s role in global warming won him the Nobel Peace Prize last year. 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.

Some of the ads will feature unlikely alliances to drive home the message that people of all stripes are concerned about global warming. These include the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Pat Robertson, Toby Keith and the Dixie Chicks, and Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich.

See, even some on the right can realize that our planet is in serious danger. If people like Pat Robertson and Newt Gingrich can understand, then hopefully the remaining demented naysayers can come to grips with reality as well.

This issue should no longer be up for debate, our climate should not be political issue. We all live here and we all are and will deal with the consequences of how we treat our planet. People long ago gave up the idea that the world is flat, now it is time to let go of this fallacy too.