Gore: Global Warming 'Deniers' are Flat Earthers

March 28th, 2008 9:03 AM

Despite mounting evidence contrary to his hysterical proclamations, former Vice President Al Gore, he of the massive carbon footprint and $30,000 utility bills, is still clinging to his discredited theory of global warming.

In an interview with Lesley Stahl to air on "60 Minutes" this Sunday, Gore piously declares those who don't buy his climate change theories are akin to crackpots who believe the earth is flat and don't believe man landed on the moon in 1969.

Apparently rather than debating the merits of his argument in a rational and reasoned manner, Gore is left only with ad hominem attacks and smug condescension toward his critics.

Self-avowed "P.R. agent for the planet" Al Gore says those who still doubt that global warming is caused by man - among them, Vice President Dick Cheney - are acting like the fringe groups who think the 1969 moon landing never really happened, or who once believed the world is flat.

The former vice president and former presidential candidate talks to 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl in an interview to be broadcast this Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Confronted by Stahl with the fact some prominent people, including the nation’s vice president, are not convinced that global warming is manmade, Gore responds: "You're talking about Dick Cheney. 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 world is flat,” says Gore. "That demeans them a little bit, but it's not that far off," he tells Stahl.

He basically calls critics insane, but that only demeans them a little bit.

The reason many people don't believe Gore and the global warming theorists is they have no proven scientific evidence to back up their often far-fetched claims. Gore seems to reside in a fantasy world of his own where evidence refuting his postulations is stubbornly ignored.

Perhaps it's no minor coincidence Gore waited until spring to return to the public eye considering this past winter was the coldest on record in the United States since 2001, Europe suffered from its greatest cold snap in decades and China was inundated by blizzards and had her coldest winter in a century.

Update: Noel Sheppard at 9:26 From the snippet in the preview provided by CBS, we're given the impression that Stahl is actually going to ask Gore some tough questions. Think she'll ask him:

  1. Why he refuses to debate folks on the other side of this issue?
  2. How much money he's already made selling this issue?
  3. How much money he stands to make if G-8 nations including the U.S. adopt carbon cap-and-trade policies?
  4. How tied he is directly to the primary carbon trading exchanges around the world?
  5. How much his presentation in "An Inconvenient Truth" is nullified by the fact that Mann's Hockey Stick, a central component to manmade global warming theory, has been proven totally erroneous?
  6. That a British judge found nine factual errors in Gore's movie?

Think any of these questions is on Stahl's list?

No, I don't either.