Time and other media outlets are reporting on the latest lunacy (note the pun in a moment) equating his fight against the fabled “global warming” apocalypse to the Apollo lunar landing pushed by President John F. Kennedy.
Mr. Gore: you’re no John F. Kennedy.
Gore wants to get the United States completely off electricity generated by fossil fuels in 10 years. While this would be nice, the only place such a thing is realistic is in liberal fantasyland. Even “mainstream” Time magazine admits Gore is at least a little nuts:
Speaking in Washington on July 17, Gore called on Americans to completely abandon electricity generated by fossil fuels within 10 years, and replace them with carbon-free renewables like solar, wind and geothermal. It is a bold plan, almost to the point of folly.
“What we are going to have to put in place is a combination of the Manhattan Project, the Apollo project, and the Marshall Plan, and scale it globally.”
There is a key difference between the Apollo moon mission and Al Gore’s sci-fi budget-busting thriller. When we aimed for the moon, we aimed at something tangible, something we could see, something verifiably real.
Aiming for Gore’s “save the planet” scheme, we’d be shooting at something not backed by accurate science, something we can’t see, and no real evidence for its existence in the first place. Meanwhile, there’s a growing mountain of evidence that indicates any warming is natural and cyclic.
Something Gore rarely admits in front of the “mainstream” media is his financial interest in this scheme. Oh, you hear plenty via the “mainstream” press about “oil money” such such when someone expresses skepticism about Gore’s fairy tale, but you never hear abou the financial interest on the other side of the coin.
Did you know Gore is financially invested in these “carbon credit” schemes? Did you know Gore pays himself so he can look green? Did you know he’s admitted it on at least one occasion? Perhaps his motives aren’t as altruistic as he’d have us believe?
As more and more people realize the whole anthropogenic global warming tale is full of hot air, Gore must be having desperate delusions of grandeur. Perhaps he thinks if he speaks in grandiose and epic terms, he’ll be taken more seriously.
In reality, he’s only barking at the moon.