I apologize in advance for another quick blog about America’s favorite crazy Uncle Albie.
Last night on 60 minutes, they devoted an entire segment to yet another story on how Uncle Albie is going to save us all from the “Global Climate Crisis.”
I swear I saw that same story like 3 months ago. Does he have some kind of appearance contract with CBS?
But whatever… causes are awesome. I think everyone should have at least one…
Here’s the part that absolutely floors me: Uncle Albie honestly believes that everyone in America, nay, the world, now acknowledges that global warming is caused by humans.
“There’s still a lot of skepticism about whether global warming is man made,” Stahl remarked.
“I don’t think there’s a lot. I think there’s…” Gore said.
“Well, there’s pretty impressive people… And they say: we don’t know what causes it and why spend all this money till we really know,” Stahl said.
“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,” Gore said.
Uhh… I don’t think so. It’s this kind of head-in-the-sand mentality that makes me doubt the very premise of your cause. There are plenty of fair minded individuals and scientists who aren’t jumping up and down in your bandwagon, Mr. Gore. Probably at best, it’s a 50/50 split. If you can’t acknowledge the simple fact that there are many, many people who do not agree with you, then how can we begin to accept the dogma that you are preaching?
Now here’s where a cause becomes an obsession. Crazy Uncle Albie (appearing with wife Tipper… so now they are ‘the Gores against global warming’) is now launching a $300m ad campaign to raise awareness so that (in his words) by the fall presidential campaign, this is the only issue the candidates are talking about.
<sarcasm>Wow. I’m totally stoked for that campaign. </sarcasm>
P.S. As I have repeatedly stated in this blog – living green is good. It’s good for your pocketbook, for the country’s foreign relations, for the environment, for everything. I’m just saying, let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
6 thoughts on “Crazy Uncle Albie”
This is his one claim to fame (other than inventing the internet) and if this issue dies so does he. I think the scientific community that believes in this tripe is even less than 50%. How can anyone give any credence to what he says when he himself uses more energy than the average person. HYPOCRITE.
IF THIS IS THE ONLY ISSUE FACING THE WORLD TODAY AND BY EXTENSION SHOULD BE THE ONLY ISSUE OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION, THEN I AM MOVING TO TONGA.
It sounds like our crazy friend Al read the book “State of Fear” by Grisham, and instead of allowing his mind to be opened to differing view on the subject he took it as a how to guide to promote his ideas and start his campaign of eco-terrorism. Let’s all do what’s right for our health and our planet but let’s not forget the many more important and pressing issues facing our world like hunger, aids, genocide, lack of health care, poverty… you get the idea. Thanks for the post!
Again, I HATE Al Gore. Oh! And how can you take anyone seriously who
has the name “Tipper?” Ick.
If this is the only issue facing the world today, then I’d say we’re in a pretty good place!
If only those pesky Islamic fundamentalists and outrageous health care policies and poor education and the breakdown of the family and violent crime and our instant gratification culture weren’t constantly getting in the way of me biking to work…
P.S. Anyone want to move to Australia with me??
I am with Alison and Annike.