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petegz28 02-23-2014 04:19 PM

Al Gore brings climate change message to Kansas City
 
Al Gore has been known for his climate change warnings since the 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.”

But the former vice president, speaking Saturday in Kansas City, cited many more recent examples how heavy use of fossil fuels is contributing to extreme weather events and trends, in his view.

Gore filled a Westin Crown Center ballroom with a 90-minute presentation, using photos and videos to illustrate a litany of floods, wildfires, torrential rains, droughts, dust storms, rising sea levels and increasing world temperatures.

To those attending the Folk Alliance International conference, he noted examples of flooding in locations both remote and closer to home, such as in Manitou Springs, Colo., where high water barreled down mountain highways last year, carrying cars along with it.

“They had never seen anything like this in Manitou Springs,” Gore said.

He cited the possibility of how flooding in Pakistan could destabilize that country, a nuclear power, and the possible effect that continuing drought in California might have on the world’s food supply.

“Think about that,” he said. “The Dust Bowl is coming back, quickly, unless we act.”

Gore presented animation from his 2006 film depicting water pushing into the streets of lower Manhattan — much mocked at the time, Gore said — followed by images of water filling New York City subway tunnels during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

Gore conceded the possible fatigue some may have with his warnings, as well as the possible sense of powerlessness as to what any one individual can do to affect what appear to be vast, unchangeable trends.

“Do we really have to do this and — if the answer is yes — can we do it?” Gore said, repeating two questions he routinely hears.

“The answer to both of those questions — spoiler alert — is ‘yes.’ ”

Gore cited what he considered the increasing momentum with which renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar power have been embraced.

Just as one telephone company study 25 years ago underestimated the huge increase in the use of cellphones, estimates on the acceptance of wind and solar technology also have been conservative, Gore said.

Among the countries or states turning to renewable energy strategies, Gore mentioned the Vatican’s increasing use of solar technology. Vatican City, Gore said, wants to be the first CO2-neutral sovereign city-state in the world.

“They have two advantages,” Gore said. “It is very small, and they have God on their side.”

He urged his listeners to act on an individual basis.

“The one missing ingredient may well be you, no kidding,” he said.

And, given how he was addressing a room filled with folk music admirers, Gore framed his remarks with references to two singers: Bob Dylan and the late Pete Seeger. Reciting a phrase from “The Times They Are a-Changin’ ” and later invoking Seeger’s memory, Gore urged those in attendance to write songs and spread a renewable energy message “all over this land.”

Folk music, he added, “played a positive role in resolving the central question in civil rights, as to what was truly right and truly wrong.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/22...#storylink=cpy

HonestChieffan 02-23-2014 04:20 PM

**** him.

Thank you from Missouri.

Fish 02-23-2014 04:30 PM

Gore is to climate change, what Fred Phelps is to Christianity.

Donger 02-23-2014 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by petegz28 (Post 10448962)
To those attending the Folk Alliance International conference, he noted examples of flooding in locations both remote and closer to home, such as in Manitou Springs, Colo., where high water barreled down mountain highways last year, carrying cars along with it.

“They had never seen anything like this in Manitou Springs,” Gore said.

That's really profound and scary. Except for the inconvenient truth that it is patently wrong. So, Gore is either unintentionally wrong or intentionally lying.

Cochise 02-23-2014 04:47 PM

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Fairplay 02-23-2014 05:01 PM

He's a nut job all the left are batty

aturnis 02-23-2014 05:06 PM

I'll get you four some crayons...

Donger 02-23-2014 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by aturnis (Post 10449043)
I'll get you four some crayons...

Color me confused. It doesn't bother you that he's either ignorant or lying about his claims?

aturnis 02-23-2014 05:11 PM

Be specific.

Donger 02-23-2014 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by aturnis (Post 10449053)
Be specific.

I already have been specific. See post #4.

aturnis 02-23-2014 05:12 PM

Ok

Donger 02-23-2014 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by aturnis (Post 10449055)
Ok

Great, now that that's out of the way, it doesn't bother you that he's wrong, either intentionally or not?

aturnis 02-23-2014 05:13 PM

Wrong about what specifically.

Donger 02-23-2014 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by aturnis (Post 10449059)
Wrong about what specifically.

“They had never seen anything like this in Manitou Springs,” Gore said.

Fairplay 02-23-2014 05:15 PM

He believes what Gore says lol


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