Surprise: Gore praises fossil fuels for having ‘tremendous benefits’ – ‘Poverty has declined, living standards increased’


By: - Climate DepotJuly 13, 2017 1:36 AM with 0 comments

Gore at the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne Australia on July 13, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia — Former Vice President Al Gore sang the praises of fossil fuels during a speech to the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne Australia on July 13th. The conference is being held from July 12-14.

“Must we change? We have had tremendous benefits from our reliance on fossil fuels. Poverty has declined, living standards have increased and we still depend on them for more than 80% of world’s energy,” Gore opened his talk stating. But then he again added, “Must we change?”

Gore’s answer was yes — we must change and he spent the remainder of his talk on showing the alleged negative impacts of carbon dioxide’s impact on the climate. Gore’s talk featured bad weather stills and videos from around the world from floods to typhoons to heat waves and wild fires and blamed them on rising CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. (Climate Depot Note: Blaming extreme weather on “climate change” is not supported by evidence.)

Melting pavement and fish swimming in Miami streets were some of the images he presented to “prove” CO2 induced harm. Gore also repeated his claim that the Brexit vote in the UK was a result of climate change. (See: Climate change helped cause Brexit, says Al Gore)

Also see: Gore compares climate fight to slavery, gay rights & apartheid at Aussie summit

Climate Depot has repeatedly debunked Gore’s climate claims, most recently here: Gore admits Paris pact symbolic – Makes incorrect claims about Greenland, sea levels & extreme weather on Fox News And here: Climate Depot’s New ‘Talking Points’ Report – A-Z Debunking of Climate Claims And Here  Skeptics Deliver Consensus Busting ‘State of the Climate Report’ to UN Summit

Gore also touted his participation in the People’s Climate March in Washington DC last April. “I never thought I would be marching on the White House. There was a time when it occurred to me,” he joked. 

Gore claimed that a wind and solar energy revolution was now happening globally. But history shows that over the past 100 years, the energy mix has not changed all that much.

Climate Depot Reality Check: In 1908, fossil fuels accounted for 85% of U.S. energy consumption. In 2015, more or less the same

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