SAVE THE UNIVERSE

Al Gore’s conservation ambitions now extend beyond his home planet, as Peter Foster reports:

Mr. Gore’s Vanity Fair contribution, a “Green Essay” titled “The Moment of Truth,” spews the kind of apocalyptic mush that first polluted the noosphere via his monumentally unbalanced 1992 book, Earth in the Balance. Science simply doesn’t come into it.

“We” are melting glaciers. Polar bears are drowning. Great sheets of polar ice threaten to raise sea levels by 20 feet. Species are being exterminated wholesale. Acid seas threaten to dissolve shellfish. And, most grandiosely, “We are … altering the balance of energy between our planet and the rest of the universe.

Hey, Al; how do you measure that?

Posted by Tim B. on 04/29/2006 at 11:33 AM
    1. Well finally!  That means he plans to do something about the melting polar ice caps on Mars!  Doesn’t it?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 04 29 at 11:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. Acid Seas?  I can think of only one response to that:

      cheap bikinis for hotties!

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 29 at 11:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. richard, if by “cheap bikinis” you mean “nude”, I agree.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 29 at 11:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Maybe he’s referring to the scientists in New York who seem to have created a “micro- black hole”.

      “I’m serial here!!”

      Posted by outdoorspro on 2006 04 29 at 12:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. Polar bears are drowning.

      Now that is an impressive result.

      If these waters rise any farther, we might drown some of those cute little turtles.

      Also frogs.  Their little frog-nostrils are only millimeters above the current water level, you know.

      Posted by zeppenwolf on 2006 04 29 at 12:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. “We are … altering the balance of energy between our planet and the rest of the universe.”

      Oh gawwwd. And to think this buffoon nearly became President.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 04 29 at 12:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. Richard-do acid seas produce multi-tentacled creatures?

      Posted by 68W40 on 2006 04 29 at 12:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. 91B30 — Depends on your animation budget.

      Hey, guys, remember back in the skylab days when Jane Fonda angrily declared we were polluting outer space? (OK, granted, if she’d said we were polluting Australia, she might have been on to something…)

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 29 at 12:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. Andrea, I beg your forbearance:
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1923794.stm

      Somehow, this city went underwater a ways log time ago, before all this nasty industrialization.  Get the Wood Man to explain that!

      Posted by ushie on 2006 04 29 at 12:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, I was hoping it was yet another previously un-noted effect of global warming.

      Hey-I’m trying to make vacation plans here.

      Posted by 68W40 on 2006 04 29 at 12:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does that mean that there is still hope for “Atlantis”.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 04 29 at 12:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. #6 Oh gawwwd. And to think this buffoon nearly became President.

      Yes, and I voted for him then.  How embarrassed am I now?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 04 29 at 12:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. One of the expedition team, Graham Hancock, said: “I have argued for many years that the world’s flood myths deserve to be taken seriously, a view that most Western academics reject. … Scientists now want to explore the possibility that the city was submerged following the last Ice Age. If this proves correct, it would date the settlement at more than 5,000 years old.

      According to two scientists, the story of Noah’s Ark could be derived from a flooding of the Black Sea region as a result of rising ocean levels after the Ice Age. There may be many villages, towns, and perhaps cities submerged from as long ago as 5,000 BC or earlier.

      Of course, this can all be blamed on George Bush’s great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great

      (stops to count, continues)

      great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great grandfather, Methusilah Bush, also known as the Golden Smirking Chimp King and the man who began the Great Halliburton Empire.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 04 29 at 01:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. The article is hidden behind a subscription wall at the National Post, but our good friends at ElectGore2008.com have courteously made it available for our amusement on their forum.

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2006 04 29 at 01:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. Independent songwriters and artists against global warming http://www.musecampaign.org

      If everybody would write just one little global cooling song, the universe would be back in balance.

      Al Gore is mentioned favorably.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2006 04 29 at 01:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. According to Newsweek’s exclusive interview with Al, we’ve only got ten years left.
      In light of that, I can’t see the harm in a nice smoke and some expensive wine.

      Posted by Donnah on 2006 04 29 at 01:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Didn’t we only have ten years left back in the 70’s?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 29 at 01:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. When I left the White House in 2001

      Geez, but Al is confused.

      Oh, and if I read the article correctly he is advocating impeachment if the President fails to implement Kyoto?!?  Shouldn’t a former Senator have a better grasp on the lawmaking process?

      Posted by 68W40 on 2006 04 29 at 01:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. LiveScience.com has a list of “The Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth”. Somebody tell Algork that global warmingglobal cooling climate change isnot on the list. I may go see his movie just so I can make rude noises at the screen.

      Please run in ‘08, Al. Please, please, please, please.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 04 29 at 02:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Richard   Yeah, but this is a different ten years.  We are on the perpetual ____ year machine.

      Didn’t the Senate block Kyoto by a vote of something like 98-0 back when Algore was still in the White House.  Just asking.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 04 29 at 02:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. Four pages of Eleanor Cliff interviewing Al Gore—I’ve now done my penance for whatever sins I committed yesterday.

      But you know the temptation to reject the truth and try to manufacture your own reality is what got us into Iraq—it’s what got us into these deficits. At some point, reality has its day.

      It’s what got lots of people believing that you could be president, Al. Then, reality has its day. I love this:

      There’s another factor that’s often overlooked in 2000. Then governor George W. Bush publicly pledged to regulate CO2 emissions and to forcibly, with the rule of law, reduce them—and publicly said “this is a serious problem and I will deal with it.” Now, the other way that issues get covered in the media is if there’s conflict, and if there’s a sharp difference. And one is tempted to conclude that [Karl] Rove crafted those positions that were immediately abandoned after the election—in the first week after the inauguration, the first week—one is tempted to conclude that Rove wrote those positions in order to take from that issue any sense of contrast or conflict and thereby make it non-newsworthy. It certainly had that effect, whether it was intentional or not. I can’t look into their hearts—I’ll let the grand jury do that. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that.

      LOLOL. Good work, Lord Rove and evil minions. RDS (Rove Derangement Syndrome) is almost as debilitating as BDS.

      Al tells Eleanor he’s not a candidate (been there and done that). Say it isn’t so, Al, say it isn’t so.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 04 29 at 02:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Senate voted 95-0 for a resolution stating that they would not ratify Kyoto in its draft form since it exempted 80% of the planet, including India and China, from compliance and would do serious harm to the US economy (which was its design in the first place). The Clinton administration signed Kyoto (Gorebot signed as a matter of fact), but never submitted it to the Senate because they knew it stood no chance of ratification. Bush unsigned it within days of his inauguration (presumably that’s what Al’s carping about in the above quote).

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 04 29 at 03:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Can I please get this months copy of Wired in a plain brown wrapper?
      So sad!

      Posted by Pat Patterson on 2006 04 29 at 03:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. #21 Good work, Lord Rove and evil minions. RDS (Rove Derangement Syndrome) is almost as debilitating as BDS.

      Karl gets credit of course, but the minions didn’t do much.  Pretty much their contribution was a mass dance of some sort, with a lot of gyrations and jumping and clothes shedding, around a burning automobile while swilling copious amounts of bitter and wine.  I have no idea how that was supposed to do to help Karl obtain his goal.  But that’s pretty much what they did.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 04 29 at 03:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, Donnah, you put it all in perspective.  If Jersey’s shore will disappear and all the polar bears will drown, why not take up smoking?

      I think I’ll start with one of those tiny cigars for sale at the beer place.

      Next:  Dipping into the retirement fund.  Hell, we’ll all be dead in 10 years—why not?

      Posted by ushie on 2006 04 29 at 03:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. We are … altering the balance of energy between our planet and the rest of the universe.

      Hmmm, his concern for the “universe” seems to confirm something I’ve long suspected about his point of origin.

      His name is really Alf Gore.

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 04 29 at 04:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. wronwright— Sometimes the means ARE the end…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 29 at 04:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well, 91B30, he did work there. Although that almost didn’t happen either as Hillary, she being the co-President and all, had planned to take the VEEP’s offices and shunt Al off to the Old Executive Bldg or some place. I understand Al had to get quite unpleasant about it, threaten to go public and such.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 04 29 at 05:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. 12 Reb

      Yes, and I voted for him then.  How embarrassed am I now?

      I can top that.  I voted for Kerry.  Only later did I adopt the name “Stoop.”  For some reason.

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 04 29 at 06:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. So, if Gore ever follows Jimmy Carter into charity house-building projects, they will be named Habitats For Extraterrestrials, I take it?

      Posted by PW on 2006 04 29 at 06:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. Does al gore and family still own occidental petroleum stock that his daddy received for being armand hammer’s butt boy in the senate?

      Posted by zefal on 2006 04 29 at 06:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Hmmm, his concern for the “universe” seems to confirm something I’ve long suspected about his point of origin.

      As I understand it, Al Gore was born 9 months to the day after the Roswell Incident.

      Posted by Bruce Lagasse on 2006 04 29 at 06:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Al Gore.  God’s gift to Humanity.  If you don’t believe me, just ask Al Gore.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 29 at 07:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rebecca, Stoop –

      Don’t be embarrassed: I voted for George McGovern and Jimmy Carter.

      Then I grew up.

      Posted by Urbs in Horto on 2006 04 29 at 07:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Al Gore, John Kerry, who is next in the pipeline for ‘Universal Moonbat Candidate’?
      I have always wondered why the Dem. Party’s symbol is an ass, or is it a mule?

      I guess, since it’s confession time, I rather liked Lyndon B. Johnson, JFK and Harry Truman, from afar…
      How the mighty have fallen..

      Posted by Barrie on 2006 04 29 at 08:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Bruce,

      The first “flying saucer” was reported on June 24, 1947, near Mount Rainier, WA. The “incident” at Roswell – principally the recovery of debris on a ranch near Roswell – occurred in the first week of July, 1947. Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948, in Washington DC. So, Gore’s birth is approximately nine months after the incident, but not to the day.

      Still, I question the timing!

      Posted by Urbs in Horto on 2006 04 29 at 08:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. This is addressed quite nicely by the latest episode of South Park, in which Al Gore tries in vain to convince the townsfolk of the threat of “ManBearPig” (half man, half bear and half pig).

      (Plot synopsis with spoilers here).

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 04 29 at 08:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. The first “flying saucer” was reported on June 24, 1947, near Mount Rainier, WA. The “incident” at Roswell – principally the recovery of debris on a ranch near Roswell – occurred in the first week of July, 1947. Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948, in Washington DC. So, Gore’s birth is approximately nine months after the incident, but not to the day.

      Still, I question the timing!

      Where’s Mulder and Scully when you need’em?

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 04 29 at 08:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. I can top that.  I voted for Kerry.

      Kerry?? As in John Kerry??!

      I cast my very first vote for Nixon (my other choice was McGovern and I was a Republican back then after all), but that’s as bad as it got.

      Are you sure about this Mt Ranier UFO thing? I don’t recall Mulder and Scully ever mentioning it.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 04 29 at 08:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. “We are … altering the balance of energy between our planet and the rest of the universe.”

      In my defence it was a science fair project my son and I were working on that went awry.

      Posted by Dorian on 2006 04 29 at 09:24 PM • permalink

 

    1. Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948, in Washington DC. So, Gore’s birth is approximately nine months after the incident, but not to the day.

      Well, we are talking about aliens here.  So even at nine months give or take, it’s possible AG was premature.  Also, the aging process might be a bit different, which might account for some of the babbling and the tantrums.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 04 29 at 09:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. Kyda, Gore signed Kyoto? Vice presidents don’t usually sign anything.

      Posted by Harry Eagar on 2006 04 29 at 10:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Still, I question the timing!

      Pity Firebase: Alpha was still in the design stages back then.  Gore-Al and the other survivors of the doomed planet of Clown would’ve been so many particles.

      Posted by Achillea on 2006 04 29 at 10:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s in Revelations, people!!!

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 04 29 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Rinardman — Well, technically, the UFO’s at Mt. Rainier were sort of wedge-shaped, IIRC the mythology.  Donald Keyhoe saw the first saucer-shaped ones and Ray Harryhausen said, ‘hey, those are way easier to model.’  The rest is history…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 29 at 10:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. So, if Gore ever follows Jimmy Carter into charity house-building projects…

      Nothing gets built around Al Gore unless the Tennessee Valley Authority slips him a few bucks under the table…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 29 at 10:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. Re #42, Harry, yeah, Clinton should have signed it, but he didn’t.  Clinton delegated that to Algore (which the President can do), probably to distance himself politically.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 29 at 10:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think Gore’s bucking for the lead role in the movie version of “Pigs In Space”. Of course, he may need to lose a few pounds . . .

      Posted by paco on 2006 04 29 at 11:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. The mystery of Alf Gore deepens.

      This image raises more questions!

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 04 29 at 11:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Zefal.  Don’t know about the OXY stock but he was, and maybe still is, getting $20,000 per year in zinc mineral roylaties from operations on his farm in Carthage TN.  This is from WorldNetDaily article on 9/29,2000.

      According to the article, Hammer bought the property in 1972 for $160,000 and sold it to Al Gore Sr for the same price plus the $20,000 per year a year later.

      The article also points out that the property has been cited for polluting and non-compliance with various enviro standards.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 04 29 at 11:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. JeffS—I understood Clinton gave him the “honor” of signing because he had worked on it and it was, you know, his thang. Of course, keeping his distance was probably a motive, too, considering how unpopular Kyoto was in the US. There wasn’t exactly a lot of fanfare here about it, was there. I’m thinking I didn’t even know we were signatory to it until Bush unsignatoried us. Does anyone remember Gore talking about Kyoto during the campaign? I sure don’t. I seem to remember that regarding environmental concerns, the new Al Gore kinda distanced himself from the old Al Gore. A man of great principle.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 04 30 at 12:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. #39 Kyda:

      The Nixon/McGovern race was my first time voting as well.  McGovern made it easy to choose.  I wasn’t a fan of Nixon’s, but McGovern was so far left that the entire electorate voted against him.  They used to do that when someone spoke the truth about being socialist.  Not so much these days.

      Posted by saltydog on 2006 04 30 at 01:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Saltydog

      THAT’S WHY THEY DON’T TELL YOU THAT THEY ARE SOCIALISTS ANYMORE!!!!!  That is why Hillary is moving to the center.

      Nixon/McGovern was my second vote.  I couldn’t vote for either.  My first vote was for HHH over Nixon.  Voted Republican ever since.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 04 30 at 01:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. I should have said that is why Hillary to trying to make people think that she is moving towards the center.  My bad.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 04 30 at 01:51 AM • permalink

 

    1. #51, Kyda:  That makes sense, as Algore did work on the Kyoto Treaty.  But I wouldn’t put it past Bubba to stick it to Algore, just on principle.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 30 at 10:19 AM • permalink

 

    1. 34 Urbs
      It doesn’t help.  I voted for both of those clown-tards too.
      39 Kyda
      Yep, that one.  See?  I topped RebeccaH!  … great …  In my own defense, I’ll point out that I didn’t vote for Gore.
      But I also didn’t vote for Bush.
      Maybe I should switch to a two-handed shovel here …

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 05 01 at 05:10 PM • permalink

 

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