Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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Yes. Al Gore actually told Politico that his inability to convince the public to believe his climate alarmism — as opposed to the not-so-alarming science — is akin to the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s. Politico, of course, buried the lead.
Al Gore wants society to ditch meat-heavy diets and go organic to combat global warming.
“Industrial agriculture is a part of the problem,” Gore said Friday during an interview with FearLess Revolution founder Alex Bogusky. “The shift toward a more meat-intensive diet,” the clearing of forest areas in many parts of the world in order to raise more cattle and the reliance on synthetic nitrogen for fertilizer are also problems, he added.
Instead, Gore advocated organic farming and relying on “more productive, safer methods that put carbon back in the soil” to produce “safer and better food.”
It’s hard to improve on the rebuttal by Doug Powers at MichelleMalkin.com:
So remember to be more like Al. The next time you leave one of your mansions, climb into a limo, wave goodbye to your four children, drive to the airport and board your private jet to fly to a conference halfway around the world where you’ll tell everybody to have fewer kids and limit their carbon footprints, make sure your in-flight meal is organic and meatless. That way you’ll have a clear conscience from the knowledge that you just did your part to save the planet.
Yeah. That’s the way it’s done. Good work, Doug.
Now to the Jim Crow part. Al Gore is trying to coin a new term. Let’s call it “climatism”:
The former vice president also criticized climate change skeptics, urging those who support curbs to greenhouse gases to “win the conversation” when it comes to global warming. He compared the struggle against climate skeptics to the fight against racism during the civil rights movement.
When racist comments would come up in the course of conversations, “There came a time when people said, ‘Hey man, why do you talk that way? That’s wrong, I don’t go for that, so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.’”
That happened in millions of conversations, and slowly the conversation was won,” he said. “And we still have racism, God knows, but it’s so different now and so much better. And we have to win the conversation on climate.”
Trouble is, Al. You’re losing the conversation — because you had unchecked climate computer models on your side before, and everyone can now see the mistakes … no matter what you “believe.” The real science is catching up to you, and people are catching on to the fraud. But rather than change your mind in the face of facts, you resort to absurd and insulting analogies. To everyone not steeped your belief, that looks like … well … a Hail Mary.
Apparently, though, some people are “talking that way” around you. That’s progress. So is the fact that you acknowledge there is a “conversation” happening about what the real climate observations reveal. Next stage: A real debate. The Heartland Institute would be happy to have you as the headliner at our next climate conference.
It’ll make Big News! If you’re so confident in your belief … er … your science, then bring it. You can have a high-profile victory for your “Inconvenient Truth.” Shut up the climatists once and for all, right? The invitation, as always, is open.
Meanwhile, Al Gore (and everyone else) can brush up on what actual scientists have found about the climate by checking out Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report. It’s the latest compilation of climate science from The Heartland Institute, just released today. Great timing, Al!