Still at it: Gore blames ‘dirty energy and dirty money’ for ‘dirty weather,’ ‘extreme climate events’

By Jeff Poor

Former Vice President Al Gore showed that he isn’t giving up on sounding the alarm on global warming and its catastrophic consequences in an appearance on Current TV’s “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” on Thursday.

Gore, who owns CurrentTV and appeared alongside former Obama administration “green jobs czar” Van Jones, explained that “dirty energy and dirty money” are thwarting a green economy. And that, according to the former vice president, is behind “dirty weather” due to “extreme climate events.”

“Let me add if I could briefly,” Gore said, “As Van said, it’s the intersection of dirty energy and dirty money. And we can’t forget it’s creating dirty weather because the extreme climate events that the scientific community has been telling us are connected to global warming are getting worse. We had 12 events last year here in the U.S. that cost more than a billion dollars that were connected to climate. And it’s getting worse. And now, we have this extensive drought in big areas of the country, dramatic floods, stronger storms — completely consistent with what people have been predicting.”

Read the rest and see the video at Daily Caller.

42 Responses to Still at it: Gore blames ‘dirty energy and dirty money’ for ‘dirty weather,’ ‘extreme climate events’

  1. Fraz May 26, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    I am with Mr. Al Gore, he is absolutely right. Not only America is producing dirty weather for dirty money China and Russia are also in the same league. They are not stopping their factories and industrial giants to control pollution. Obviously they are seeing the world leader America not doing anything about the in coming threat of climate change. The last decade was bloody and killed almost 1 million people all over the world in different natural disasters. Impacts of climate change can not be ignored.

  2. Heath Clarke May 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    From Al Gore, the guy who invented Global Warming (when he first opened his mouth).

  3. NEILIO May 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    It’s too bad for Gore, what he is saying is just not true. There was even a story posted here on this site recently that had a report from the IPCC itself, the keepers of the holy grail that are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th assessment reports. It is a post from The Register posted here on March 30th. In it, it says:
    “There is medium evidence and high agreement that long-term trends in normalized losses have not been attributed to natural or anthropogenic climate change,” writes the IPCC in its new Special Report on Extremes (SREX) published today.

    “The statement about the absence of trends in impacts attributable to natural or anthropogenic climate change holds for tropical and extratropical storms and tornados,” the authors conclude, adding for good measure that “absence of an attributable climate change signal in losses also holds for flood losses”.

    So what Eyeore is saying is a direct contradiction to the SREX report by the IPCC! This is hillarious! It’s as though the Left hand doesn’t know what the Left hand is doing! This is delicious!

  4. NEILIO May 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Ok, so it was anthropogenic global warming for a while, then it was catastrophic climate change, then it was just climate change, then it was global climate disruption. Now, and I like this one the best, it’s Dirty Weather! Eyeore is insane.

  5. Rob N. Hood May 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Insane like a fox?!

    The Egyptian pyramids are in the exact shape of the Orion constellation. (luminance reflected in the size of each pyramid) The central (once hidden and secret) shafts of the great pyramid all point to Orion, Sirius, Draco, Leo. You might think that the Sphinx is only 6000 some odd years old, but it’s not.

    Scientists now know that it’s about 12,500 years old according to the physical wear of the rocks themselves from thousands of years of heavy rain fall weathering. (Studies by John Anthony West and Prof. Robert Shock, Boston University) For the last few thousands of years, Egypt has been DRY, so how did the rocks become SO heavily weathered by RAIN WATER? (Not wind erosion) If you go back to 10,500 BC, you have your answers.

    If you follow the precession of the Earth (the slow wobble of the Earth over thousands of years around the North Star) you will notice that the Sphinx points right to the constellation Leo on the SPRING EQUINOX of every year back around 12,500 years ago (10,500 BC).

    These ancient sites have been rebuilt MANY times, following the ancient blueprint of the original creators of these monuments, so they are VERY ancient indeed. Today the Sphinx currently points to Taurus, the Bull, every spring equinox. So why is the Sphinx not a bull? Because it was most likely built in 10,500 BC, not 4-6000 years ago.

    • NEILIO June 2, 2012 at 9:11 am #

      So you’re saying the climate changes despite any interference from Man. Thank you for confirming one of my basic points.

  6. Rob N. Hood May 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    It is expected that the Egyptian revolution will spread out to many other Arab countries and destroy the fragile balance of the current World Order as designed by the dark forces. One very probable consequence will be the disruption of oil supply to the West from the Middle East.

    “This event may trigger the financial crisis that has many fathers, but one mother – the world inflation, the unprecedented bubble in money supply that has undermined the foundations of the world economy. This inflation has been deliberately instigated by the dark forces and their proxies in the financial corporations by creating money out of debt and thin air in order to impoverish humanity and establish the New World Order.

    This has been the pronounced aim of the Powers That Be in the last several decades.

    • NEILIO June 2, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      A good argument for increasing domestic oil supplies. Drill baby, drill! ANWR.

  7. Rob N. Hood June 1, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    On a recent Meet the Press face-off between Democrats and Republicans, a politician claimed we urgently need to cut government spending. He embraced a plan to slash vital government programs and gut retirement security, while actually cutting taxes for the rich. The only tax hikes in his plan were targeted toward the already-devastated middle class.

    Then it was time for the Republican to speak.

    Who’d have thought it? Progressive stalwarts like Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dick Durbin are pushing the same radical austerity plan as Jamie Dimon, CEO of troubled megabank JPMorgan Chase, and Robert Rubin, the Clinton Treasury Secretary who represents everything that’s broken about the Wall Street/Washington axis.

    • NEILIO June 2, 2012 at 9:29 am #

      This has nothing to do with AGW, but it does show without a doubt that I am right about something else, Liberals lie. The fact is illustrated nicely in this story…
      If you read the whole thing you’ll see where it says about Pelosi;

      “Leader Pelosi’s position on Simpson/Bowles has, in the political parlance of the day, “evolved.” When its two authors first released it, she described it as “simply unacceptable.” Then it was reported that she was willing to support even greater cuts as part of President Obama’s failed “grand bargain” with House Speaker John Boehner. Finally, this year she said of another proposal, “If it were Simpson/Bowles I would have voted for it.”

      Pelosi remarked: “I felt fully ready to vote for that myself, thought it was not even a controversial thing …” (Emphasis ours.) Soon she was telling Charlie Rose that, aside from its Social Security cuts, Simpson/Bowles was “a good framework in terms of revenue and in terms of cuts, in terms of defense spending and the rest. It was very bold.”-”

      What a liar! She changes her story time and again to fit whatever political advantage she can get out of it. What a phony human being she is.

      • NEILIO June 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

        What? Are you protesting at the Marriot?

  8. Rob N. Hood June 4, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    The evidence is clear that the current system concentrates wealth into fewer and fewer hands, and this leads to a weaker economy (as fewer and fewer people have disposable income), so it clearly does not work for the majority. Why should we put up with a system that enriches the few at the expense of the many?

    • NEILIO June 4, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      So you’re saying that there are some rich people who are no longer rich? So the richest get richer while some rich get poorer? That is not clear at all. So do you think that the redistribution of wealth is going to stop anthropogenic global warming? Or is that just going to make you feel better?

  9. Rob N. Hood June 4, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    The implosion of world-wide economic systems, all of which are now tied together more or less, would indeed have an impact in reducing greenhouse gases. Thus, perhaps the Ultra (wacky) Right is correct about the Leftist crusade to destroy capitalism headed by the devilish Al Gore of course. Re: the first aspect of your polite and tongue in cheek response, is that actually the wealth re-destribution upward is mostly effecting the middle and lower classes- due to the regressive tax policies that have been in place since the 80’s. That may not preclude, however, the parasitical nature of the Romney-types in our lovely global economy that allows and even encourages the billionaire to occassionally preying upon mere and hapless millionaire. Thus, apparently explaining, the Right’s anguish and concern for the millionaires in our midst.

    • NEILIO June 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

      Do you even know what private equity companies do? I’m getting the feeling you don’t. How is it predatory for a company that is going in the toilet to ask a private equity firm to step in and save them? What they do is take over operations and make changes to the company that will stop it from going under, and hopefully (psst, sometimes they lose money) make a profit. That’s what they do. You explain to me how that is predatory. Especially when the companies they aquire are going bankrupt, or out of business, and EVERYONE there is about to lose their jobs.
      As for the rest of your post. I’ll just ask this: How do you know? Does your degree in psychology make you and expert on world finance and politics? I don’t think so. And why do you think that this is the proper forum for voicing your concerns on these matters? It’s true that I am not an expert on global warming, yet I voice my opinions about it all the time here. And you may ask what the difference is between you voicing your opinions on world finance and politics, and me voicing my opinion on global warming. But I’m afraid that answer is too black and white for you to understand. You see there are no shades of grey in the deliniation between websites on global warming, and websites on world finance and politics.

      • NEILIO June 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

        Oh, and Eyeore is a capitalist. He just happens to be capitalising on global warming fears. So he is not the one leading the environmentalists, he is using the environmentalists.

  10. Rob N. Hood June 5, 2012 at 7:12 am #

    Does your degree in HVAC make you an expert on world finance? And- is it better to capitalize on something for the greater good (potentially) or for more indiviualized purposes? Logically speaking, that is.

    • NEILIO June 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

      Would you like some cheese with that whine sir?

  11. rextopher June 7, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    this is insanity. this website is crazy. is there anyone out there that buys into this website and is not either highly religious or highly right-wing? i mean, sure, most of you will be both….but i wonder is there anyone out there who is neither? why does every reputable, non-gov’t sponsored scientist subscribe to climate change? is it a conspiracy? srsly dudes….you need to learn to play nice with the other children.

    • rextopher June 7, 2012 at 1:44 am #

      also: even if we aren’t changing the climate (and we are) i heard that pollution is really bad and stuff… it can make you sickie with cancerie and make go to sleepiesleep forever in a dirtnappie sammich where you die from sicknesses……is that really worth the interesting kaleidoscopic sunsets? think about it

      • NEILIO June 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

        Now, see, this is exactly the kind of thing that I just can’t stand. You say that we are changing the climate, yet you fail to cite anything that makes you say that. I would like to know how and why you believe that. See this website is committed to discussing these exact issues, and there are a lot of people, like me, who do not agree with that assertion, do not agree with the classification of CO2 as a pollutant, and resent it when drive by commenters drop in to spew the IPCC warmist view. We know that you will not discuss it, and that you won’t be back to read anything that might dispute what you claim. Why do you even bother? As if those of us who disagree with AGW are going to change our minds because you decided to do a drive by comment? Get real.

    • Rob N. Hood June 9, 2012 at 7:20 am #

      In case you haven’t noticed, I am basically your “neither”. I am the token Liberal Athiest trying to keep the true non-believers as it were honest. Trying, didn’t say I was succeeding.

    • NEILIO June 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      Well, I am not religious at all. I believe there is a God, but I don’t follow any religions. I am also pretty Libertarian in my views. I would hardly call that highly right-wing. I think it’s funny how you have just put everyone here in a generalized box, and you’ve completely left out our friend RNH, who is very, very Left Socialist who posts here more often than I do sometimes. I thought you Lefties wern’t supposed to be judgmental, or place labels on people. I also thought the personal pronoun of “I” was supposed to be capitalized too.

  12. Rob N. Hood June 7, 2012 at 7:05 am #

    Wow really? Good one… especially given I was basicaly echoing your cheesy statement.

    • NEILIO June 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

      Imitation is the highest form af flatery. But in this case, not so much. I would categorize that more as mocking than imitation.

  13. Rob N. Hood June 8, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    In what way? Who’s doing the mocking, me or you? I was making a very valid point by “echoing” you (i.e. are at least equally unqualified as me, even though you hypocritically attempted to indicate otherwise) and I was at the same time mocking you for doing so. It was in no way imitation. If you want to delude yourself in such a way, be my guest. You partake a lot of delusion apparently.

  14. Rob N. Hood June 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Plus you predictably didn’t answer the question.

    • NEILIO June 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

      Why should I answer that? You know the answer. I was explaining to you how venture capital firms work because you don’t seem to have even a rudimentary understanding of them, yet you called Romney predatory which is a reference to his time at Bain Capital. I just tried to explain that what venture capital companies do is not a predatory practice because you have been misinformed. But because I am informed properly about what they do does not make me an expert on the subject, in fact, I told you ALL that I know about them. So don’t play this silly game of saying I think I’m an expert on the subject when you know darn well I’m not claiming to be. For someone who claims to be so logical, and intelligent, why do you remind me of a four year old sometimes?

  15. Rob N. Hood June 9, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Ohhh, I see. Once again you’ve confused me and simply toying with me with your superior ways…

    • NEILIO June 9, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

      Why do you do that? Whenever you have no argument you use these kind of snarky, derision laced statements like this one. If you don’t like what I say then disagree with it. Buck up! Inferring that I have a superiority complex is not a valid response. Maybe you could try telling me I’m wrong, and explaining why you think I’m wrong. I don’t know, just a thought.

  16. Rob N. Hood June 10, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Uhh, you are the one who didn’t answer a posed question. And then you say “you know the answer” which isn’t an answer at all, and is avoidance. I don’t care if you answered it or not, but to do what you did and then criticise me for something you yourself just did…. well, then all I can say is – you are the master, and you must be toying with me. Otherwise you’d just answer the question, or move on to something else. And as far as snark and derision go, once again you are the master.

  17. Rob N. Hood June 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    And I thought we already established the fact that you are simply toying with me and funnin’ with me, or maybe that was your other superior personality who stated that. It’s kinda hard to keep all of your personalities in order.

  18. Rob N. Hood June 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Then again, maybe you were just toying with me when you said you were toying with me. Whoa, that’s deep dude!

  19. Joe June 13, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    Thank God Fat Albert never became President in 2000. We think we have it bad with our present President? Take bad case scenario times 1000 if Gore had been President. Heaven forbid. Finally, doubt he can go to NY anymore, he can’t get a super-sized drink nor salt. Poor soul.

  20. Rob N. Hood June 13, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    You prejudiced against fat people too Joe? Gore would have been 1000 times better than the illegally selected dangerously evil goofball we got. But I agree with you, Gore probably is and would have been more Liberal than Obama as President. But that wouldn’t really be that hard to do.

  21. Joe June 22, 2012 at 11:53 pm #

    Remember, “Liberalism and growing up” is an oxymoron. Nobody in my lifetime has been as liberal/socialistic/dangerous as our present President. He’s in first grade checking out the paste with his little finger in the wind. Even Putin reprimanded the little man. Sad. That’s our “Leader?”

    Gore, unfortunately, would been better but how do you qualify a “loser” as better than a “Loser?” It is a no brainer.

  22. Rob N. Hood June 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Obama is not a socialist by any measure you could take of his actions to date, and to real Liberals he’s a let down. How do you explain that Joe? Reality just not an option for you folks is that it? Make it all up, because you are programmed to hate and attack no matter what, as long as it is directed at your current “Liberal” opponent? If Obama was really Liberal I’d be complimenting him about every bit of it. There are many Liberals who aren’t even sure they want to vote for him because he is right-of-center in reality. But we must be deluded. Regardless of actual reality, you must be right about him. But they’re all right-of-center now, and have been, ever since Carter. Nothing you or I can do will change anything. The elite are doing what they want, when they want, and every President that comes along has their prior approval. And we are all lied to in every possible way about every possible thing, maybe including global warming. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if that was a scam after all. Or at least a hyper-promoted concern made into a scam over time. For the benefit and profit of the already wealthy, at our expense, as usual.

  23. Joe June 30, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    You are correct, the elite (hollywood, Obama’s friends in Wall Street that he chastises and then secures their millions) Yes, he does what he wants with their approval. Nice connections I assume? See that all his actor friends are now pressing Europe. Love to see a good movie with a failed ending. Clooney can star as Biden? Can see it now with Kenny Green songs behind him. Memories………….

  24. Rob N. Hood July 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I want whatever it is you’re smokin’.

  25. Rob N. Hood July 9, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    How much severance would you expect after one day on the job? Not a lot, right? Well, the now ex-CEO of Duke Energy Corp., Bill Johnson, is getting up to a cool $44.4 million for his one day at the helm. Johnson had previously been CEO of another energy company that merged with Duke and signed a contract to be Duke’s chief officer when the merger took effect. That was July 2. Suddenly, on July 3, he resigned (though rumors speculate it was more of a firing). Either way, Johnson stands to collect $7.4 million in severance, a $1.4 million bonus and some hefty stock awards to round out the rest. A quick look at the calculator shows that’s an hourly rate of $5.5 million. Not bad for a day’s “work”.

  26. Rob N. Hood August 1, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Are people really considering voting for a man (Romeny) who won’t answer questions from the press, won’t release his tax returns, won’t provide details about his proposed policies, hid records and emails from his governorship, and lied about when he resigned from Bain? Is that what you’re going to do, 1/2 of America? At least there’s a much saner other half of America.

  27. Joe August 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    To answer your July 7th post. I’m not smoking anything like Obama. Now that is some wicked stuff that “The Leader” is smokin!

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