zIFBoards - Free Forum Hosting
Free Forums. Reliable service with over 8 years of experience.

Learn More · Register for Free
Welcome to Al Gore Support Center Online Forum 2008 :: A Reality Based Organization Fighting For Al Gore!. We hope you enjoy your visit.

You're currently viewing our forum as a guest. This means you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use. If you join our community, you'll be able to access member-only sections, and use many member-only features such as customizing your profile, sending personal messages, and voting in polls. Registration is simple, fast, and completely free.

Join our community!

If you're already a member please log in to your account to access all of our features:

Name:   Password:

Forum Rules GSC News Alert Central Forum Rules

Numerous people use the GSC News Alert forum as their primary source for Gore news. Please do not "dilute" the forum by starting threads that are not news and/or related to Al Gore.

Please be aware of the following restrictions when posting in GSC News Alert forum:

Be aware that we delete discussion threads from the GSC News Alert forum that do not fulfill these requirements. We may move them to a proper area if we see need to or if this is a first offense. We will not send you a message explaining where your post went. Thank you for your understanding. We hope that you find the news area here helpful and insightful!

  Add ReplyCreate New Topic

 Al Gore in Michigan
Wayne in WA State
Posted: Oct 16 2011, 12:22 AM
Quote Post

GSC Enforcer
Group Icon

Group: Moderator
Posts: 3834
Member No.: 1466
Joined: 14-September 06

Al Gore: Climate change to blame for recent disasters
Detroit Free Press
DETROIT -- Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore was unbowed and unrepentant Thursday in blaming recent storms, droughts and wildfires on climate change.

Speaking before about 550 people at Wayne State University, Gore reeled off statistics about huge downpours in Pakistan and Colombia, wildfires in Australia and drought in Texas in the past year that he said are clear evidence of the looming climate crisis.

Even his own hometown, Nashville, had floods that experts said would only be expected once every 1,000 years, he said, and most people had no flood insurance because nobody expected floods.

"This is what is happening now all over the world," he said. "We've had 10 of the hottest years ever measured in the last 13 years."

Gore compared the rejection by many people of scientists' predictions about climate change to bankers ignoring signs of a mortgage crisis in the years leading up the 2008 recession.

The mentality then was "I'll be gone, you'll be gone," expressed in some internal emails about the mortgage situation, he said. That's the same attitude many people have now, ignoring the problems or hoping they'll go away and land in the lap of future generations, he said.

Warmer air holds more water vapor, which has caused larger and more widespread heavy storms, he said. For example, the scale that measures the strength of hurricanes and tropical storms goes through 5, but scientists are considering adopting a 6th level to accommodate fiercer storms, he said.

Gore said that in the same way tobacco companies tried to discredit scientists 40 years ago who found a link between smoking and cancer, sowing doubt in the public's mind about whether the science was valid, industries are trying to discredit the science on global warming.

Gore said 97 or 98 percent of scientists actively researching climate agree that the science is sound on the changes that are taking place.

"Imagine you had serious chest pains and were able to consult the top 100 heart specialists and 98 of them told you what the best medicine was," he said. "But two of them said, 'we're not so sure'. Who would you believe?"

Polls in the past year show that fewer believe global warming is a problem than thought that in 2007 when Gore and the International Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work on the issue.
Send PMSend Email
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:
« Next Oldest | Al Gore Support Center News Alert Central | Next Newest »
zIFBoards - Free Forum Hosting
Create a free forum in seconds.
Learn More · Register for Free

Topic Options Add ReplyCreate New Topic

Paid for and authorized by the Al Gore Support Center 2002-2005, Inc.
Please Read Our Disclaimer

A Stiles Design Creation 2005

Site Meter
Hosted for free by zIFBoards* (Terms of Use: Updated 2/10/2010) | Powered by Invision Power Board v1.3 Final © 2003 IPS, Inc.