Two Democratic lawmakers held a briefing Thursday to argue that climate change skeptics use similar arguments and tactics to those who believed that tobacco and lead are not harmful. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep. Henry Waxman (R-Calif.) said similar conservative interests have been behind many of movements that have been discredited,
Gore warned of increasing big snowfalls due to 'global warming'
Gore prophesies climate doom: 'There will be a day of reckoning and years from now. If the next generation finds themselves in a world of despair with even stronger storms, and mudlslides and deeper droughts and shortages of food and failing political systems and climate refugees and if they live in a world where they look at their children and feel there circumstances are bound to worsen even beyond what we are now enduring. They would be justified in looking back through time and asking of us: ‘What were you thinking? Why did you not act!?’” Gore screamed to applause.
'A consensus on climate change is yet to be reached. There are plenty of people, including scientists and politicians, who challenge the evidence used to support the concept of climate change and are concerned about the costs of the policies being introduced to tackle it. On top of this, scandals such as 'Climategate' have shaken the public's faith in global warming science over the last few years. In US politics, global warming has become even more divisive than abortion, gun control and the death penalty.'
Producer 'Robert Kenner’s polished and deftly argued film finds compelling subjects on both sides of the fence, from the proudly sleazy Marc Morano, who boasts of his underhanded tactics to discredit the science.'
Warmist Kenner says he can learn from Morano: 'Morano's been very successful, and I thought, okay, I could learn from him'
Kenner: 'I really enjoyed being with Morano. He was thoroughly entertaining, he was thoroughly unfiltered. And he, there was a degree of honestly coming from Marc Morano of talking about what he did. So there was no need for me to lose my cool with Marc. He was very straight-ahead, on some levels. And there was no question that he would be offended. There were one or two people who I felt were very thin-skinned; Marc was not thin-skinned. If I asked a tough question, he’d give a tougher answer. At the same time, I don’t think he was really in touch with the damage he was doing, to put it mildly...I don’t think Mark was in touch with the consequences of his actions. But he was very open, and on some levels, he helped inspire how I should tell this story. Saying: you have to connect with humor. It’s ironic, but he’s been very successful, and I thought, okay, I could learn from him.'