Black Activists Call Out Al Gore For Comparing Climate Change To Slavery

Former Vice President Al Gore’s suggestion that the climate change movement is akin to the campaign against slavery is “truly rich” considering his family history with segregation, a black activist group said Friday.

Horace Cooper, a former assistant law professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, criticized Gore for appropriating the moral fight to end slavery to lend credibility to the push against global warming.

“When Al Gore, Jr. associates these moral movements of history with one grounded in questionable data, he gives climate change activists unearned moral credibility they haven’t earned and don’t deserve,” Cooper wrote in a press statement Friday.

He was referring to comments Gore made Thursday comparing the environmental movement to the civil rights push in the 1960s. Cooper is the co-chairman of Project 21, an initiative within the Conservative Black Leadership.

Reducing the Earth’s temperature and beating back the fossil fuel industry is on par with other “great moral causes” that have improved humanity, Gore told an audience at the EcoCity World Summit in Australia. Gore used slavery and South African apartheid to illustrate his point.

He is in Australia promoting “An Inconvenient Sequel,” the follow up to Gore’s 2006 “An Inconvenient Truth.” The event was closed to the press, according to Marc Morano, a climate change skeptic and frequent critic of Gore’s climate crusade who attended the speech. Morano said he recorded Gore’s remarks.

Cooper also suggested that Gore’s father’s general support for segregation makes the former vice president’s comments inappropriate. Al Gore Sr. voted against several important civil rights initiatives during the 1960s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He did support the Voting Rights Act of 1965, however.

Gore’s global warming investment group, Generation Investment Management, has not responded to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comments about the speech or his comparison.

Gore has made similar comments in the past. Gore told reporters in 2013 that so-called climate change “deniers” are like alcoholic fathers who act belligerently when someone mentions the issue.

“It’s like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace,” he said at the time.

Other activists within Cooper’s group weighed in on Gore’s remarks as well. Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington, for instance, suggested Friday that Gore’s comments were baffling.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Gore is totaly nuts he needs to see a head shrink and a doctor that specializes in removing a foot from a mouth

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    Amber

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    Gore was robbed of the big prize and the big pot of gold at the end of that show . Seems he just found a different way to deploy his talents and bag himself a nice jet setter lifestyle . He is a lot of things but stupid he is not .
    People have seen the Madonna drama queen stuff and are no longer
    buying it .
    The planet has a fever garbage ran out of gas over 5 years ago .

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    G

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    About time someone of color calls out this DB for misappropriation. Now women, gays, and men branded as “alcoholic fathers” need to stand up too. Being in any of these groups does not mean that you have to surrender thought and opinion to Reverend Al’s Orthodox Church of the Earth.

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      rakooi

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      Too Funny, they finally found a black guy to critique Gore.
      A far Right Winger.
      Virtually unknown…but he fills the need of this little comment sheet.

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        Steve

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        As opposed to the legions of useless clueless socialists that infest the media?

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        amirlach

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        “Too Funny, they finally found a black guy to critique Gore.” Finally? Once again Racooni, you have it all wrong…

        Baby Al likely heard a lot of racist comments from his own daddy and all his democratic friends. “He(Al Gore) also stated:“my generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on the civil rights demonstrators and we went ‘whoa, how gross and evil is that?’”

        Hey Al! Do you mean you watched Bull Connor, THE DEMOCRAT? Is that the Bull Connor you watched turn hoses on civil rights demonstrators?

        Al Gore, Sr. voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when he was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Tennessee. Not only did he vote against it, he participated in a 74 day filibuster in an attempt to delay and weaken the legislation. “You’d think that if your dad was a racist within the Democrat Party, who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, you might NOT want to bring up the topic of racism, civil rights or Bull Connor….evah! Just sayin’.”
        https://enemyofthestatist1.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/al-gores-dad-was-a-racist-who-knew/

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        G

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        Yeah, I forgot. Leftists like you want to keep blacks and other minorities on the Democratic plantation where they belong. Can’t go letting them think for themselves, can you?

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    Sonnyhill

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    Democrats keep going back to the same old well. Remember Joe Biden’s call for people to unchain themselves. Transparent 70’s era blaxploitation. Stop it already. Job creation is the answer. Opportunity instead of pity.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Just as stupid as PETA comparing the treament of farm animals to the Holacast and the jew’s at the hands of the Nazis(Who were big time Animal Rights Activists and Hitler was a big time Vegan

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    rakooi

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    RIGHT WING Climate Mythology:
    Retreating Himalayan Glaciers,
    Contrary to James Taylor’s article,
    the
    American Meteorological Society’s Journal of Climate never said
    ‘growing glaciers’ are “confounding global warming alarmists”
    – that’s a quote from the Heartland Institute website written
    by… James Taylor.
    .
    He WAS actually quoting HIMSELF and attributing it to the AMS!
    ((in short HE & Heartland LIED AGAIN))

    To put the Himalayas in context,
    the original AMS study is not refuting global warming but
    merely observing anomalous behaviour in a particular region,
    the Karakoram mountains.
    .
    This region has shown short term glacier growth in contrast to the long term,
    widespread glacier retreat throughout the rest of the Himalayas (& the world)
    due to feedback processes associated with monsoon season.
    .
    Overall,
    Himalayan glaciers are retreating – satellite measurements have observed
    “an overall deglaciation of 21%” from 1962 to 2007. In essence,
    the Karakoram glaciers are the exception that proves the rule.

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    JayPee

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    Stupid Al
    pissed off the people who think that
    THEY ONLY MAY TALK OF THAT ISSUE

    You’d think that having been such
    LEFTIST SUCK-*SS LIAR
    he would know that.

    Remember
    The people who never made fun of Gore
    The people who never ridiculed Biden
    ARE

    The same people who tried to ridicule
    Dan Quayle who was obviously smarter
    than his critics.

    Most particularly

    TedWard ( HOMICDE ) Kennedy !

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Robert Kennedy Jr one of the Kennedy Brats want so called Climate Crnimals in prison he once tried to grab a microphone from a conservative reporters questioning him on his own hypocricy and he belongs to a groups of Eco-Freaks the WATER KEEPERS ALLIANCE who lost two big lawsuits against Poultry and pork farmers

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    Amber

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    Al has given up making goofy climate Armageddon prophesies because they all come back to bite him in the ass . Better to adopt the CNN race card strategy . See how well that is working for them .
    What’s next a headless climate denier . Oh sorry they already did video of a blowing up kids who wouldn’t play ball so they already used up that propaganda gem . Maybe Cathy the “comedian ”
    has some time now that she got herself fired .
    If the science is so settled why the low ball intimidation tactics ?
    The global warming con game is over and the climate clowns are leaving the building .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Al Gore has a chip on his shoulder the big block of wood on top of his neck with a face ears and hair

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    R. Johnson

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    Al figures “What the hell, I’ll just float another total lie to support the rest of my lies”…..

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