Who made the following statement?
“Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there is 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 an audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.” (I added the emphasis in bold. cbdakota)
None other than Al Gore. There’s no reason to waste a perfectly good crisis, even if you have to invent one to make a strong argument for it. As Al Gore told Grist Magazine in May, 2006
The quote and the source are from a posting on Newsmax titled “Decades of Climate Hysteria Unsupported by Data,”
His Nobel Prize inspired by the documentary “An inconvenient Truth” was indeed an overrepresentation and it was not very factual. At a local theater,, his latest documentary–“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power” was previewed. Of course, I have not seen the full documentary yet, but I expect it to be as overhyped and full of errors as the previous one.
Adding to the my disdain is this evaluation of Mr Gore by the heralded CharlIe Munger –Warren Buffett’s vice chairman . The following from a posting on Marc Marano’s Climate Depot below:
Warren Buffett’s vice chairman, Charlie Munger, told a small meeting of investors that former Vice President Al Gore is “not very smart” and “an idiot” but was still able to make “$3 or $400 million in your business” by “obsessing” about “global warming.”
“Al Gore has hundreds of millions dollars in your profession. And he’s an idiot. It’s an interesting story. And a true one,” Meager told investors. According to CNBC on June 23: “Though the comments were made more than four months ago, they went largely unnoticed and have not been widely reported on elsewhere.”
“Al Gore has come into you fellas business, Munger said. “He has made $3 or $400 million in your business. And he’s not very smart. He smoked a lot of pot as he coaxed trough Harvard with a gentleman’s C. But he had one obsessive idea that global warming was a terrible thing and he would protect the world from it,” he explained. [Note: Gentleman’s C is defined by Urban Dictionary as “A grade given to a student (traditionally with wealthy parents) instead of a failing grade.”]
Not very flattering. His zeal in promoting catastrophic man-made global warming has made him a multimillionaire. Go figure