Michael Mann agrees with Climate Depot’s Morano about how Gore was not the optimal spokesman for global warming movement: Mann: ‘Gore, I would argue, was convenient foil for those alreadly looking to polarize/politicize issue’
Twitter / chronsciguy: 'I wonder how successful the polarization campaign would have been had Gore not emerged as climate's chief spokesman'
Mann replies: Twitter / MichaelEMann: 'Fair question. Gore, I would argue, was convenient foil for those alreadly looking to polarize/politicize issue'
Flashback: Climate Depot's Morano: 'A movement that had Al Gore, a divisive political figure [who] resulted in one of the closest presidential elections in history, as the face of your movement was going to be nothing but a polarizing part of the movement.' Further, Morano says using the United Nations as the 'gold standard of science' was another reason man-made global warming was doomed to fail'