Huffington Post: “He is a flawed character,” Stephen Lacey, editor-in-chief of the magazine GreenTechMedia, said on his podcast “The Energy Gang” last month. “We’re in an era of backlash against elites, so Gore, a guy who bought a 6,500-square-foot seafront home in California for $8.8 million, and who hangs around with other celebrities who talk big on climate but who live lavish lifestyles, is the perfect target at this point in time.” ...
“Many people out there simply cannot compartmentalize and say, ‘I loathe and detest Al Gore the politician because of his liberal politics, but when he talks about climate change, he’s got a real point,’” Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, told HuffPost. “As a messenger, he makes it too easy for conservatives to reject the entire concept of climate change, let alone the policies that might address it.” But by not addressing his wealth head-on, Gore does little to assuage critics who may not be partisan but read mendacious motives into his climate gospel.
Gore's 2006 'An Inconvenient Truth' served 'as a catalyst in the polarization of American public opinion on climate change.'
'Republicans may have taken an oppositional stance on climate change, at least partly, in response to signals from Democratic elites.'
The original Gore film 'likely played a role in turning Republicans against that message, since to them, Gore was simply a Democratic politician they disliked.'
'It’s highly unlikely that the release of Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth will have an impact similar to the original. The movie is generating significantly less traction in the box office and in the media. Furthermore, climate change has already become one of the most polarized issues of the day. Sadly, there is likely no way to turn back the clock. But it should serve as a warning for the future. It is not only important to pick a salient and informative message, but also an effective messenger to deliver it.'
Climate skeptic Steven Hayward comments on the new study: 'I had occasion to ask a straight-shooting 'mainstream' climate scientist I know slightly what he thought of Gore’s  film: 'I wish he’d made the film with John McCain.' In other words, Gore should have tried to make it a bipartisan effort.'
'GORE: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING' - 'This study suggests is that Al Gore is the best friend climate skeptics ever had.'
'The best way to stop climate action is to give Gore more air time. And memo to Hillary Clinton: please please please make a movie about climate change. It would probably kill off the issue once and for all.'
A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology, has uncovered a connection between changes in temperature and voting behavior in the United States of America.
"Voter behavior influenced by hot weather - Higher voter turnout and an increase in votes for the incumbent political party are linked to state-level increases in temperature during US presidential elections"
Al Gore's latest flick, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," is now being shown in movie theaters across America. Yes, I didn't notice either. And the same goes for the millions of Americans who took in a movie this past weekend. Of the estimated $121 million Americans spent at the movies last weekend, less than $1 million was spent on the Gore's sad grab at political relevancy. Perhaps Gore can take solace in the fact that he narrowly edged out for 15th place another liberal-biased movie, "Cars 3," which targets children with fossil fuel lies via cute talking cars. No word yet on whether Gore is going to demand a recount. Despite tens and perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars in free promotion offered by the left-wing media for Gore, Americans didn't take heed. And after eight straight miserable years of the Obama administration misusing its control of government bureaucracies and schools, assisted every step of the way by the government-aligned left-wing media, the purveyors of climate doom thought they had won the battle of public opinion.
ShowBiz411: Alarmism fails at Box Office: 'Last fall, Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Before the Flood” had a very limited theatrical release, made zilch, and was released more effectively for free on line and on National Geographic Channel.'
The Hill: Al Gore’s climate change sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth" finished 15th at the box office this weekend despite heavy national promotion from the former vice president and environmentalist. “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" is a follow-up to the Academy Award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," which generated nearly $50 million at the box office in 2006.
As you can see, 41% gave the film a 10 rating, while 42% gave it 1 measly point. Obviously, it’s either the best movie ever to grace the screen or the worst, depending which side of the aisle you ask. Welcome to the Divided States of America.