Gore: "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 added, "Must we change?"
Skeptics respond to Stephen Hawking's climate claims: Hawking is 'silly', 'wacky & bizarre', 'complete nonsense', 'sad'
Via Daily Caller: Climate Scientist Zeke Hausfather: "A good example that even brilliant scientists sometimes say silly things when it's outside their field of expertise (see Nobel disease)."
Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue: "Stephen Hawking's wacky and bizarre opinions on climate change (e.g. Earth becoming Venus) pollute policy debate."
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer on Hawking's Venus comparison: 'Complete nonsense...no reputable climate scientist would claim such a thing...This is partly why the public makes fun of scientists. Sad.'
Professor and environmental activist Bjorn Lomborg: "Stephen Hawking being silly. No risk of climate runaway to Venus. US Paris cuts were just 0.2% of needed to 2°C."
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: (remarkably Morano’s only has an undergraduate degree in political science, but his climate views are more scientifically accurate than Hawking’s views! Go figure.) Morano: 'Wasted IQ...Hawking is hawking nonsense on climate...Hawking has been hawking this comic routine about Venus and Earth since at least 2007...Hawking is hawking bullshit on the UN Paris Pact...Hawking descends into utter scientific nonsense about climate change.'
"Al Gore has come into you fellas business, Charlie Munger said. "He has made $3 or $400 million in your business. And he's not very smart. He smoked a lot of pot as he coaxed through Harvard with a gentleman's C. But he had one obsessive idea that global warming was a terrible thing and he would protect the world from it," he explained. [Note: Gentleman's C is defined by Urban Dictionary as "A grade given to a student (traditionally with wealthy parents) instead of a failing grade."]
Morano on marchs' treatment of skeptics: It reached absurd levels when I went to get coffee at the hospitality table, everyone greeted me cheerily, but then a man came up and said “You know he is a climate denier.” The mood of the volunteers changed immediately after I was "outed." [“I've been "outed! I wasn't even "in"! “Not that there is anything wrong with that.” - Seinfeld TV episode]Just as I was reaching for the creamer, a lady picked up the box of creamers and recoiled back so that I could not have it for my coffee. It appeared for a moment that the People’s Climate March was going to take a stand and deny a “climate denier” cream for his coffee and refuse me service. I responded: “You are really going to deny me coffee creamer” because I am a skeptic? She then relented and allowed me two creams for my large coffee. Incident avoided, coffee enjoyed.
The banner, reading “The Science is NOT Settled.” was under constant assault with marchers who refused to allow the message of climate skepticism to be seen. Many marchers either blocked the sign, harassed the people holding or ran into it with their bodies, all in an attempt to silence any skeptical message. Many marchers grabbed the banner and tried to take it down to the ground and physically stood in front of it to prevent anyone from reading the message...At one point one of the marchers challenged the driver of the truck to fist fight. Other marchers repeatedly gave the middle finger to the banners.
"It is not just droughts that are at or near record levels. On almost every measure of extreme weather, the data is not cooperating with the claims of the climate change campaigners. Tornadoes, floods, droughts, and hurricanes are failing to fit in with the global warming narrative."