Monday, March 31, 2008

Al Gore Saves the Planet!

He's on a renewed campaign to save the planet. The Democratic Party, however, is on it's own. At least for now. Big Al has bigger fish to fry. In this interview with Leslie Stahl on CBS's 60 Minutes, Al, for the 100th time tells the media he's through with politics, and doesn't see himself running for President again. He's still an uncommitted superdelegate and won't say who he's for in the Democratic Primary. More importantly, he and Tipper have donated all the profits from An Inconvenient Truth and his Nobel Peace Prize toward an advertising campaign to stress the importance of doing something now about Global Warming.

If you listen carefully, it's an almost political answer when asked to confirm what one of his lawyers said about the Supreme Court's Decision regarding the 2000 election. He says "it doesn't feel right" to ascribe political motives to the five judges in the majority. I leave you to draw your own conclusion. One of the best quotes of the interview, he chuckles when Stahl tells him that one of the people who don't believe humans are the cause of global warming is the current Vice-President. He asks, "Dick Cheney?" And then goes on to say:
"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 earth is flat. That demeans them a little bit, but it’s not that far off."
I'm glad he's saving the planet, but it's too bad we don't have an Al Gore helping to save the Democratic Party from itself. Maybe things will work out and he won't be needed, and that's a good thing because he's busy.


Anonymous said...

If somebody ask Al Gore to have a debate on quantum mechanics or algebraic topology he would definitely reply that can’t debate it because he doesn’t know much on these topics. How about climatology? What kind of arrogance makes him think that he knows anything on this subject?

In his next “60 minutes” interview I want him to discuss Borsuk–Ulam theorem, not Global Warming!

arevolutionofone said...

He's only devoted his life to the subject since about 2002 or so. You don't have to be a scientist or climatologist to be an expert on the topic. Authors and even amateurs can research a topic and become as knowledgeable as any expert.

The key is, he references experts and reliable sources. If you're so dedicated to your opinion, why are you hiding under an anonymous login. Sign in and debate the topic why don't you?

Anonymous said...

Your comment only reinforcing my point. Al Gore is amateur climatologist and his opinions should be ignored by any serious professional.
Have you ever heard about Lysenkoism? If you have political influence, power and money you can always find yourself bunch of Lysenkos. I post anonymous because I don’t want to be harassed by liberal fascists.

arevolutionofone said...

No, I'm not reinforcing your point because I make it clear that he relies upon and cites true experts in the field. He is presenting important information that most experts believe to be true, but it would never have the reach it does without Al Gore. Thank god for him.

You Lysenkos thing is clever, but irrelevant to the point. If someone has influence and power and uses it for a good cause, that's good for all of us.