Al Gore, Democratic AGs launch attack to silence climate skeptics

Standing alongside Al Gore, Democratic attorneys general from 16 states announced yesterday they will prosecute oil and gas companies that challenge the catastrophic global warming narrative. Articles were released last year by “journalism entities that receive funding from foundations known for their climate change activism” that allegedly show Exxon knew the dangers of carbon dioxide and suppressed the information. A spokesperson for Exxon/Mobil said the charges are baseless.

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What is the smoking gun? A single email in 1981 from Exxon’s in-house climate expert regarding the possible effects of increased carbon dioxide emissions, long before anyone was actually investigating the science of global warming. Keep in mind that during this time period, news outlets had been championing the narrative we were entering a mini Ice Age. All the investigations were done by writers funded by a left-wing nonprofit “bent on getting institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies.”

The Democratic AGs are hoping to criminalize certain political opinions, even though according to most experts they don’t have much of a case. Al Gore said at the press conference that, “In the opinion of many who have looked at this pattern of misbehavior and what certainly looks like fraud, they are violating the law.” This may explain Gore’s recent announcement that “we only have two years left to save the planet and to convince people of global warming’s imminent threat.” Except in 2014, Gore told Rolling Stones that we have reached a turning point, and have seen “the worst effects of climate change.”

The sign in front of Al Gore and the attorney generals representing Democratic-controlled states, reads: “AGs United for Clean Power.” Gore said it was an “historic coalition” that would investigate “commercial interests that have been… deceiving the American people” about the reality of the “climate crisis and the dangers it poses to all of us.” Leading the group is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who first began inquiring into the so-called smoking gun. This is not the first time Schneiderman has sought media attention over controversial issues.

Appearing in front of cameras, Schneiderman said, “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real; it is a threat to all the people we represent. If there are companies, whether they’re utilities, whether they’re fossil fuel companies, committing fraud in an effort to maximize their short-term profits at the expense of the people we represent, we want to find out about it. We want to expose it and want to pursue them to the fullest extent of the law,” he adds.

If Schneiderman prevails, it is almost certain that prices for energy will skyrocket. Both President Obama and Al Gore have been advocating for higher energy costs to wean Americans off fossil fuels, even though it is fossil fuels that have made Gore a very wealthy man. When he sold his now-defunct cable channel to Al Jazeera, he knew full well Al Jazeera was a news organization funded by Qatar, a country that receives the bulk of its wealth from fossil fuels. That deal made Gore $100 million richer.

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    GR82DRV

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    Exxon needs to stand up from their fetal crouch and [u]file their own criminal lawsuit[/u] against Al Gore and his band of fascist thugs (pictured above) for denial of First Amendment Rights.

    Doesn’t this illegal and abusive behavior scare anyone? They can only be this smug because they have big media firmly in their back pocket. Once this kind of precedent is set the sky is the limit for thought control and the Constitution becomes toilet paper.

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    JayPee

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    Al Gore launching an attack ?

    The taxpayers of the USA should be launching an attack on Al Gore and his coconspirators of the climate fraud that he has been unjustly enriched from.

    I think the people he wants to drag into court are laughing, for they will able to put the drug driven megalomaniac himself on trial for his own criminal wrongdoing which includes extortion.

    The idiots want to go to trial ?
    Well let’s see them prove that there is such a thing as their mythical

    GREENHOUSE EFFECT.

    Let’s see them prove that there is such a thing as

    ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING.

    Let’s see them prove that we are not still in

    THE LAST ICE AGE.

    I want criminal fraud AL Gore and his idiot profiteering and extortionist minions top be forced to prove that !

    Any judge who will not put them to their proof should be summarily removed and disbarred for cause.

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    GR82DRV

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    Al Gore has been exposed for fraud. Soon it will be clear that this is CRIMINAL fraud.

    Instead of waiting for the $#!+ to hit the fan Al is trying to divert the attention of his all-to-willing accomplices in the media. So sad, because If anyone [b]should[/b] appreciate the significance of free speech and expression it ought to be the media.

    This is what happens when reporters place more importance on their own political desires than on principled reporting and Constitutional rights. In the end they will reap what they sew as they themselves gradually run afoul of the tyrants they help to enable.

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    Amber

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    What a bizarre press conference ? What was that rant about solar panel installers having to record serial numbers like it was some conspiracy to stop renewable energy ? By who government regulation ? The government is going to sue itself ?
    If these people are lawyers you would think they ,of any people, would get the facts before making innuendo claims through Al Gore or did he do that all on his own .
    How did those AG’s get to the press conference ? Wind power ?

    The inconvenient truth is most renewables are far less reliable and far more costly than
    alternatives . Governments in Europe are now waking up to the escalating fuel poverty deaths caused in large part by
    carbon taxes ,feed in tariffs and billions of dollars in subsidies to intermittent bird blenders and tax payer reliant solar panel company’s. And for what ? Zero effect on the earth’s temperature which as it turns out is almost impossible to even estimate within a couple of degrees accuracy at best .

    If the earth is warming for other reasons than we are continuing to exit the last ice age so what ? Doesn’t that toasty feeling mean less fossil fuel use ,happier plants and a bit more room for fish ?

    Why is it the scary global warming promoters never talk about their real agenda . Taxation to fund their wealth redistribution scheme and money for the businesses that cannot exist without massive subsidies . .ie solar panel producers many who have gone belly up
    even with hundreds of $$millions in government grants ? Pension funds that bought those dogs need to called to account by the pensioners who’s money they blew .

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    Amber

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    Aren’t we seeing a pattern here . Instead of a small clique of climate modellers we have
    just enough AG’s to fill the camera with an air of indignation and allegations about greedy corporations . Over 30,000 scientist
    supported a petition disputing the scary global warming and massive costs to accomplish basically nothing at least in adjusting the earths temperature to someones liking .
    Despite the objective of framing the issue as settled science there are 10’s of thousands of scientists who dispute the over exaggerated claims of the oh so scary global warming industry . The global warming industry is the one needing to be investigated and the financial costs to tax payers of failed solar panel manufactures for example that took hundreds of $millions in grants and loans from government and then flame out leaving tax payers ripped off .

    If AG”s want to make productive use of their time on the tax payers meter they need to look into those rip offs instead of solar panel installers having to record serial numbers .

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    Amber

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    Over $500 million was pumped into the solar power titanic Solyndra by the federal government . The government failed in it’s due diligence and the company was less than truthful thus taking USA tax payers to the cleaners .
    Has any money been recovered and where did it go ? Were any charges laid ? How big were the political donations to the government before they flamed out ?

    If the oh so indignant AG’s want to do something useful start looking at the real criminals . They won’t have to look far .

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    Amber

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    If someone doesn’t believe a warming earth is better for the vast majority of plants and
    animals they are “deniers ” .
    If humans help as claimed …well done !
    Sorry beach front billionaires, in 200 -300 years your great great grand kids might have to move your lawn furniture up a few feet .
    Let’s have a vote .
    Everyone agrees climate changes right ?
    So ,
    A. Who would prefer a trend colder __
    B. Who would prefer a trend warmer __
    Explain why in either case .
    ___________________________________________
    ___________________________________________

    Can humans control the earth’s temperature within 2 degrees +/-?
    A. Yes___
    B. No ___

    If yes ,how is that possible? Explain .
    _________________________________________

    These question results will not apply to your term make .

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    JayPee

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    All you have to do Andrzjewski is look it up for yourself or figure it out yourself instead of quoting alarmist fraudulent nonsense, if you could.

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    196-to-0

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    Correction JayPee:
    REFERENCED, CITED and LINKED fraudulent nonsense.
    As opposed to your NON-REFERENCED, NON-CITED and NON-LINKED “no greenhouse gas” fraudulent nonsense.

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    JayPee

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    Correction Andrzjewski

    Refer to comment #8
    and compare to your idiotic #9

    I know of no one who thinks you will understand.

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    196-to-0

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    What I understand JayPee is that you have no scientific study, link, citation, reference or support of any kind for your non-nonsensical pet theory.

    You can’t even get your fellow delusionoids on this site to support you and the only other “friend” you have in the blogosphere continually ticks off the sCeptic heroes of Anthony Watts and Roy Spencer.

    I, on the other hand, bask in the warm embrace of ALL (as in every single one) of the world’s earth, space and atmospheric scientific organizations.

    Put down your oxycotin and join us.

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    196-to-0

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    Hi sCeptics,
    Here is some “knowledge” for you.

    “knowledge” noun
    facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
    “a thirst for knowledge”
    synonyms: understanding, comprehension, grasp, grip, command, mastery, apprehension.

    Cook study
    The first is a 2013 study by John Cook, a fellow at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland in Australia.

    He and his co-authors examined 11,944 abstracts of climate science reports published from 1991 to 2011. Two-thirds of the abstracts didn’t express any opinion about whether man-made global warming was occurring. But among the roughly 4,000 studies that did, 97.1 percent of them “endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming,” the report says.

    Cook also asked a sample of 1,200 authors of the climate reports to rate their own papers and say whether their research agreed that global warming was man-made. The result was that 97.2 percent of the papers that expressed an opinion about man-made global warming backed the position that it’s caused by human activity.

    Richard Tol, a professor with the Institute for Environmental Studies in Amsterdam.
    In re-running the figures, Tol found that some 91 percent of climate research papers that Cook’s team examined supported the consensus that man is the main reason for the Earth’s warming temperatures.

    Despite taking aim at the specificity of the 97 percent figure, Tol said he agrees there indeed is a large consensus that warming temperatures are the result of human activity.

    “There is no doubt in my mind that the literature on climate change overwhelmingly supports the hypothesis that climate change is caused by humans,” Tol wrote. “I have very little reason to doubt that the consensus is indeed correct.”

    University of Illinois study
    Beyond this debate, NASA also cites a January 2009 study by researchers at the University of Illinois. They surveyed 3,146 earth scientists and asked two questions: Was global warming occurring? Was human activity a “significant contributing factor” for changes in the Earth’s temperatures?

    Nine out of 10 of the scientists said the Earth’s temperatures had risen, and 82 percent said human activities were a key reason.

    Winnowing the field to climate change researchers who actively published their results, the survey found that 75 of 77 of them, or 97.4 percent, said human activity is a significant driver of climate change

    National Academy of Sciences
    Another study published in 2010 by the National Academy of Sciences created a database of 908 climate researchers who had their work published at least 20 times in scientific journals.

    The study found roughly 90 percent of the climate researchers were convinced that rising temperatures are being caused by human activity, while 10 percent were not convinced. But the more expertise the researchers had, the greater their consensus.

    Looking at the top 200 researchers, based on the number of articles they published, just 2.5 percent of them were unconvinced climate change was mostly the result of human activity, the study found. That left “97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field surveyed” convinced that rising temperatures were mostly due to humans, the report said.

    American Meteorological Society
    We also found a 2013 poll of roughly 1,800 meteorologists by the American Meteorological Society found that 73 percent of those surveyed felt that humans contributed to global warming. But for the more active publishing climate science experts within that group, 93 percent believed that humans were contributing to global warming.

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