Al Gore on Global Warming and Terrorism

By November 15, 2005Energy, Global Warming

Here’s a doozy from former (and maybe future) Presidential candidate Al Gore:

“I don’t want to diminish the threat of terrorism at all… but on a long-term global basis, global warming is the most serious problem we are facing.”

Really? At least he doesn’t want to diminish the threat of terrorism. Way back in 2002 (Anybody remember 2002?), he said this in a speech to the Commonwealth Club:

“We should have as our top priority preserving what America represents and stands for in the world and winning the war against terrorism first.”

He probably should have stuck with that line. Most educated people believe it, for starters. As for global warming, there are plenty of folks that doubt the theory of global warming, from groups as diverse as the UK’s Association of British Drivers (like our AAA) to the good folks over at The latter has some great info, including a map and a global thermometer and a calculator of what Kyoto has cost thus far and its expected impact — in temperature — by 2050. In case you’re wondering, it’s 0.001158723 degrees Celsius. Wow — it sure is getting hot in here. We also found this site with a treasure trove of studies and information on the topic.

All this global warming stuff feeds into the enviros’ efforts to prevent all sources of energy from being tapped, from coal to oil to natural gas to nuclear. Even uber-enviro Gore, in the article where he has his terrorist quote, seems to mellow on nuclear. Wonder when the enviros will follow suit? In any event, his “global warming is more serious than terrorism” quote was an attention-grabbing one, and wildly wrong.

Funny how far some folks will go in their quest to remain relevant.