How Al Gore Built The Global Warming Fraud

And changed the alarmism from global cooling to global warming, and now climate change
by Jay Lehr and Tom Harris

Al Gore
How Al Gore Built The Global Warming Fraud

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Although his science is often seriously wrong, no one can deny that Al Gore has a flare for the dramatic. Speaking about climate change in an October 12 PBS interview, the former vice-president proclaimed, “We have a global emergency.” Referring to the most recent UN climate report, Gore claimed it showed that current global warming “could actually extend to an existential threat to human civilization on this planet as we know it.”

Al Gore’s overblown rhetoric makes no sense, of course. Yet his hyperbolic claims beg the question: How did this all start?

Back in the 1970s, media articles warning of imminent climate change problems began to appear regularly. TIME and Newsweek ran multiple cover stories asserting that oil companies and America’s capitalist life style were causing catastrophic damage to Earth’s climate. They claimed scientists were almost unanimous in their opinion that manmade climate change would reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century.

The April 28, 1975 Newsweek proposed solutions that even included outlawing internal combustion engines.

This sounds very similar to today's climate change debate – except, in the 70s, the fear was manmade global cooling, not warming.

TIME magazine’s January 31, 1977 cover featured a story, “How to Survive The Coming Ice Age.” It included “facts” such as scientists predicting that Earth’s so-called average temperature could drop by 20 degrees Fahrenheit due to manmade global cooling. Dr. Murray Mitchell of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned readers that “the drop in temperature between 1945 and 1968 had taken us one sixth of the way to the next Ice Age temperature.”

Global cooling gained considerable traction with the general public. But then, instead of cooling as long predicted by manmade climate change advocates, the planet started warming again. Something had to be done to rescue the climate change agenda from utter disaster. Enter Al Gore.

Al Gore Sr., a powerful Senator from Tennessee, saw to it that his son was elected to the House of Representatives, serving from 1977 to 1985, then going on to the Senate from 1985 to 1993. Gore Junior’s primary issue was his conviction that the Earth would perish if we did not eliminate fossil fuels.

Al Gore Vs Truth
Al Gore Vs Truth

Gore advanced to Vice President under President Bill Clinton, where he was able to enact policies and direct funding to ensure that the climate change agenda became a top priority of the United States Government. Gore’s mission was boosted when Clinton gave him authority over the newly created President’s Council on Sustainable Development.

It will come as no surprise then that, when the Council’s Charter was revised on April 25, 1997, the “Scope of Activities” included the following direction to the Council:

Advise the President on domestic implementation of policy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Council should not debate the science of global warming [emphasis added], but should instead focus on the implementation of national and local greenhouse gas reduction policies and activities, and adaptations in the U.S. economy and society that maximize environmental and social benefits, minimize economic impacts, and are consistent with U.S. international agreements. The Council should, at a minimum, identify and encourage potentially replicable examples of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions across diverse sectors and levels of society.

Considering that the Council was tasked with advising the President “on matters involving sustainable development,” and alternative points of view on the science of climate change were effectively excluded, it was a foregone conclusion that the Clinton administration would go in the direction Gore wanted. Indeed, in their cover letter to the President accompanying their 1999 report, Advancing Prosperity, Opportunity and a Healthy Environment for the 21st Century, the Council stated: “Our report presents consensus recommendations on how America can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take other steps to protect the climate.”

A cornerstone of Gore’s strategy was to ensure that all high-ranking government officials who had any involvement with funding policies relating to climate change were in line with his vision. These agencies included the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

An example of his power was shown when physicist Dr. William Happer, then Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy, testified before Congress in 1993 that scientific data did not support the hypothesis of manmade global warming. Gore saw to it that Happer was immediately fired. Fifteen years later, Happer quipped, “I had the privilege of being fired by Al Gore, since I refused to go along with his alarmism. I did not need the job that badly.”

Al Gore was also able to leverage his high visibility, his movie awards, his Nobel Prize, and his involvement in various carbon trading and other schemes into a personal fortune. When he ended his tenure as Vice President in 2001, his net worth was $2 million. By 2013, it exceeded $300 million.

Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth, provided a series of graphic images showing the apocalyptic consequences that some had predicted if fossil fuels were allowed to continue warming the planet. Images included melting glaciers, dying polar bears, spreading diseases, coastal cities inundated by massive floods, cities wiped out by hurricanes and tornadoes, and food supplies exterminated by droughts.

Al Gore Comes Out of Retirement
Al Gore Comes Out of Retirement

This compelling propaganda played a major role in frightening an entire generation about the future, causing young people and many parents to feel guilty about the role that they and their country were supposedly having in destroying our beautiful planet.

Since then, Americans have been told constantly that they should feel irresponsible if they drive cars or use fossil fuel energy to heat their homes or power their businesses. A rapid, massive conversion away from coal, oil and natural gas to renewable energy sources such and wind and solar, we are told, is the only hope for saving the planet.

Now children are increasingly depressed about their future, thanks to the constant barrage of global warming propaganda that they receive at school. Indeed, they have become so brainwashed and cowed by their peers that they no longer dare to question any statement made about catastrophic climate change.

Yet, essentially everything in Gore's climate change agenda is either wrong or highly misrepresented.

Now that he is President Donald Trump’s Senior Scientist for the National Security Council, Dr. Happer needs to show there is no “scientific consensus” on these issues, rekindle informed debate on climate and energy issues, and help bring hope, common sense and real science back into the discourse – to help end the dangerous mythology of dangerous manmade global warming.


Dr. Jay Lehr is the Science Director of The Heartland Institute of Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Tom Harris is Executive Director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition. Portions of this article were excerpted with permission of the publisher and author of the 2018 book The Mythology of Global Warming, by Bruce Bunker, PhD, published by Moonshine Cove.

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Dave James

Oldmarine wrote to me, “Do you realize that you are “Out To Lunch” OTL. Your mind is in a locked up condition. Try looking at the problem from at least 4 different Opinions…”

Opinions don’t matter when it comes to science. Evidence does and the evidence is clear. The 4th National Climate Assessment is not someone’s opinion but overview of the science. Chapter 2: Physical Drivers of Climate change refers to over 270 papers printed in credible science journals. Many of the sources have links to at papers.

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Oldmariine

Oldmarine >>> Dave James What you don’t realize is that your ” Science ” is basically measurements and theories with not one of them proven to affect the weather globally other than small local changes. These changes have been going on for millions of years. If you don’t look a problem from different angles you tend to look like the election of Hillary Clinton. That was a sure thing that never was. Many of those studies you mention are just what some one thinks because of what they have learned. They need to learn more because if the whole of… Read more »

Dave James
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Dave James

Your mistaken. Your confusing political opinions with science. We have a large number of satellites with specialized sensors orbiting the planet, monitoring our climate from miles above don’t care about partisan politics. The 11,700 Cooperative Observer (COOP) weather stations, 122 National Weather Service (NWS) Offices, 840 automated stations at airports—maintained by the Federal Aviation Association (FAA), 900+ Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS), 1,100 additional Automated Weather Observing Stations (AWOS) don’t depend on political elections. They are scientific tools we use to measure climate. If we can’t learn anything new from science were true, then we would still be hunters and… Read more »

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Robert Hartwig

What truly sickens me is that the year Gore got his Nobel Peace Prize the person he was selected over was a woman. She was Polish and she volunteered during WW 2 to work in the Warsaw sewers. She used this job to smuggle out Jewish infants and babies from under Nazi noses. She was a hero of the first magnitude. Gore is a First Magnitude pile of Sh*t.

Dave James
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Dave James

“What truly sickens me is that the year Gore got his Nobel Peace Prize the person he was selected over was a woman.”

Your comment makes no sense for two reason. First Al Gore did not award himself the Nobel Peace Prize. Second, The Warsaw Ghetto uprising was in 1943. People are not awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for heroism in a war.

Oldmariine
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Oldmariine

Oldmarine Demo-craps have to blame someone all the time…. of course never any other Demo-Crap, never saw such a bunch NON-THINKERS.They ignore Natural history and good old mother nature. History shows that we have had more than one Ice Age. If Anyone believes they can Stop Climate Change then I have a bridge I want to sell them. What is this SLOW down the process? Can’t control the weather? I guess they never heard about the human trait called ADAPT to the circumstance. Humans have been doing that for thousands of years and we are still here.Demo-Craps. People that can’t… Read more »

Dave James
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Dave James

Science is not concerned with our political affiliation but with evidence. The evidence of human-caused climate change is clear as are the impacts on society see the 4th National Climate Assessment. If you want to be taken seriously, then drop the name-calling. Focus on evidence not crap.

Oldmariine
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Oldmariine

Oldmarine >>> Dave James If you look at all the supposed evidence you can find you will find that they all contradict each other. It’s really all about money. Just look how Al Gore made so much money on climate change. Although there is some truth in all of those reports there is also just a lot of opinions and points of view mostly from people who won’t look with a open mind. A solution to climate change is an impossible task and a complete wast of time and lives. There is at least four different ways to look at… Read more »

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JoeUSooner

“… the evidence is clear?????” Every scrap of ecologists’ (and your) supposed “evidence” is inductive! The theory supplies supposed “evidence,” however artificial, to support an a priori position.

If YOU want to be taken “seriously,” stick with deductive reasoning – in which the evidence suggests the theory, rather than being driven by it..

Dave James
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Dave James

Your mistaken. For example: Satellite measurements or the sun and the temperature of the earth are not inductive but objective. Science is not about supporting an a priori position but explaining the evidence.

A quick review of the 4th National Climate Assessment shows the evidence in the papers published by respected scientific journal regarding human-caused climate change.

Oldmariine
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Oldmariine

Oldmarine >>> Dave James
You have to remember that even in court that evidence must be PROVEN. AIN’t happened yet on climate change. Even Einstein didn’t believe man was causing climate change. PROVE IT YOURSELF. I some people never learn. Poor things nature has a use for them “VICTIMS” Last note on this subject, like talking to a wall.

Dave James
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Dave James

Science is not a court of law. No one cares what a jury thinks about gravity or photosynthesis. Science is a systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

I’ve never seen anything to support your claim “Even Einstein didn’t believe man was causing climate change” but since he died 1955 is not surprising he could not aware of the current scientific evidence.

Dave James
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Dave James

The scientific evidence of human-caused climate change is clear see the 4th National Climate Assessment. Mr. Tom Harris and Dr. Jay Lehr are associates which proudly describes itself as “the world’s most prominent think tank promoting skepticism about man-made climate change.” Dr. Lehr’s and Mr. Harris’ conspiracy theory that Al Gore created climate change is not supported by the facts. George Bush 41 said in 1990, “We all know that human activities are changing the atmosphere in unexpected and in unprecedented ways. Much remains to be done. Many questions remain to be answered. Together, we have a responsibility to ourselves… Read more »

Jim
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Jim

As a kid I used to watch those National Geographic show on TV in the 70’s. I remember the one where they are drilling ice cores in Antarctica, then lay them out in order on a table and show the difference in the ice crystals which would differentiate between warm and cold periods in the history of the Earth. The only problem with this fitting into Al Gore’s climate change agenda was the Scientists were looking at ice formed hundreds of thousands of years ago. This was before automobiles, jet aircraft, the industrial revolution, and even then the Earth would… Read more »

Dave James
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Dave James

Because climate change occurred naturally in the past does not mean the current warming is due to natural causes. That is like saying because my grandfather died of natural causes, my father must also have died of natural causes even the evidence shows a knife in his back.

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Oldmariine

Oldmarine >>> Dave James Ignore the past at your own peril. Man’s effect on climate change is infinitesimal that the effect is not even noticeable. It would be like controlling the weather. Good luck at that!!!! Think for a minute, you can;t change it but can prepare for climate change. Animals adapt for change don’t you thing humans can do that also? The smart thing to do, since you can’t stop it is to adapt and prepare for it. It’t impossible to stop it so use your head and try to think of a way to survive it. It is… Read more »

Dave James
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Dave James

You criticize me for an arguments I did not make. I never said we should ignore the past nor did I claim we shouldn’t prepare for the damage cause by climate change. The scientific evidence human’s are causing climate change is both clear and convincing. “Human activities continue to significantly affect Earth’s climate by altering factors that change its radiative balance. These factors, known as radiative forcings, include changes in greenhouse gases, small airborne particles (aerosols), and the reflectivity of the Earth’s surface. In the industrial era, human activities have been, and are increasingly, the dominant cause of climate warming.… Read more »

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Oldmariine

Oldmarine >>> Dave James Do you realize that you are “Out To Lunch” OTL. Your mind is in a locked up condition. Try looking at the problem from at least 4 different Opinions. You harp on science but most of science is made up of supposition and theories that come from multiple sources There are many renown scholars and specialist that will hold and open mind on that subject. Look and you will find that more Scientists see the Climate change as a normal earth cycle and that man can’t really do anything to change it. You completely ignore nature… Read more »

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GordH

Sure Al Gore is a dumbass politician with more money than me. He’s not a scientist, just a guy with an agenda. Same as the guys from the Heartland Institute who wrote this article. Same as William Happer. Just because he’s appointed by Trump doesn’t mean he’s right. What about all the other scientists out there who are saying climate change is a teal problem? We should be listening to our national science organizations about climate change, because they’re the people who study thus stuff. Not to poliitical operators like Al Gore or William Happer or the Heartland Institute.

Dave James
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Dave James

Heartland Institute describes itself as “the world’s most prominent think tank promoting skepticism about man-made climate change.” Not only is William Happer associate with to Heartland Institute but so are Dr. Jay Lehr and Mr. Tom Harris. The

Jonathan L Paradis
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Jonathan L Paradis

Maybe he could feed the poor. It doesn’t appear that he is missing any meals.

Jonathan L Paradis
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Jonathan L Paradis

It appears to me that Al Gore ate global warming! So I didn’t think we had to worry about it anymore.
Right?

tomcat
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tomcat

When talking about this husker it has to be recalled that when he ran for president he didn’t even carry the state of Tennessee which he claimed as his home state. In addition, he did have a home in Tn. and the newspaper investigated and reported that big house had the highest electricity bills of any house in the area. They called fake on that one, also. Therefore, it is said with reason that Gore is fake through and through. It is about time people recognize him as a scam artist.

Roger
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Roger

One element missing is to note that this all fits well into the Leftists and UN’s combined efforts to transfer wealth from developed countries to the “so-called” 3rd World. Much of this accomplished since the late 60’s with the Leftist takeover
and overall influence within the educational system here in the US.

Douglas Kuykendall
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Douglas Kuykendall

He is a con artist,making hell of a lot of money off of dumbass democrats

Tionico
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Tionico

The best part of this piece is the subtle news that the same Dr. Happer, whom Al Gory had fired for making so bold as to question the “global warming insanity, has been appinted by Mr. Trump to advise him oh just these things. The pendulum has indeed swung. May the PIT swallow Gore and his ilk. Quickly. They predicted a 20 degree F drop in temps round the globe by the end of the 20th century. The reality is we’ve had about one half degree C rise since the mid 1950s. Eat THAT Mr. Gory…… whether your lie is… Read more »

Ronald Nuxon
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Ronald Nuxon

Not too long ago, proponents of Marxism, socialism, what-have-you, predicted that if we adopt this socialist economic model, we’ll be marching to Utopia. Now, that line of bunk doesn’t go over any more; it’s passé. The new b.s. for the left is forecasting doom and gloom. Yeah, you gotta do as they say, follow what do, or the world and life will end.

Jim Boyd
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Jim Boyd

Painfully true ! The whole thing is a con!

Tod
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Tod

What is truly astonishing is Al Gore doesn’t realize the ever-changing global climate change story he’s been pedaling on the internet (that he supposedly invented) is that once it’s there it’s there forever and won’t disappear or go away. The guy has been out of his element for a very long time.

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

That’s ok…. he can afford it. His lies DID earn him one hell of a lot of money! His net worth is now sitting right at a half-billion dollars!

Herb T
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Herb T

It would seem that most public statements by democrats are either misrepresented or a lie. And if you tell the lie enough times to enough people, you get rich while the peasants get poorer. Surprise, surprise.