UK Spectator journalist Ross Clark on his encounter with Gore: As soon as I mention Professor Wdowinski’s name, he counters: ‘Never heard of him — is he a denier?’ Then, as I continue to make the point, he starts to answer before directing it at me: ‘Are you a denier?’ When I say I am sure that climate change is a problem, but how big a one I don’t know, he jumps in: ‘You are a denier.’ That is a strange interpretation of the word ‘deny’, I try to say. But his PR team moves in and declares ‘Time’s up’, and I am left feeling like the guy in Monty Python who paid for a five-minute argument and was allowed only 30 seconds. On the way out, a frosty PR woman says to me: ‘Can I have a word with you?’ I wasn’t supposed to ask difficult questions, she says, because ‘this is a film junket, to promote the film’.
Gore tries to save flailing sequel: "It is our fervent hope that this one will add another burst of momentum." He also urged attendees to spread the word, saying: "If you like this movie and feel it's worthwhile, what matters most in recommending movies today in this noisy media environment is what people hear from their friends, from word of mouth, and social media."
Gore said it was "thoroughly documented" that companies producing carbon pollution had taken the "blueprint drafted by the tobacco companies" from the period when scientific evidence came forward.
UK Lord's son receives chilling diagnosis from Doctor about his Dad: "Dr Messner, a registrar in trauma and orthopaedic surgery at an NHS teaching facility in Yorkshire, seemed to think my 85-year-old father’s [skeptical global warming] opinions indicated that he was losing his mind to dementia."
BBC Radio 4 host Justin Webb to Gore: 'You’re going a little bit further than all the scientists would." Webb suggested the former vice president’s second film on tackling climate change, An Inconvenient Sequel, exaggerated facts. Webb put it to Gore that he was “joining the dots” and making claims that were “going further” than scientists would.
Gore: “Mother nature is the chief advocate for fighting the climate crisis right now.”
Webb said: “But that’s the problem isn’t it, you make the case that they’re climate related. “If I said to you, it’s a cold day in London right now, so there’s no such thing as climate change, you’d say you’re a moron, it’s an idiotic thing to say. Yet in your film, you have repeated shots of storms and you, as you put it, join the dots and suggest that they have to be because of man-made climate change. You’re going a little bit further than all the scientists would.”
But Al Gore tried to defend his position and said there was "clear evidence".He said: “Oh no. Of course the Royal Academy of Science here in the United Kingdom and all of the academies of science throughout the world are virtually unanimous on this and have been for decades."