Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
BobK, with all due respect, it appears you hedge your words a bit by taking factual statements and making them conditional if they conflict in any way.
If Mr. Gore did use a computer generated shot instead of actual footage, There is no if here. The people who actually generated the footage for the movie have verified it.
If he's made investments that put some of his money were his mouth is in the face of a substantial number of people telling him he's an idiot for doing so and the investments look like they may well be paying off because he was right and because he worked hard, it hardly seems terribly conservative to hold that against him. There is no if here. His investments are a matter of record, unlike anyone calling him an idiot for buying such stock. There have been many such scandals over the years of people doing mass mailings, flyers, etc, touting stocks they are involved in to get the prices up before dumping them. What he is doing is nothing new. Why would he ban all reporters from being present if all is so above board?
I have no idea how accurate the stories are about his profiting from all this are, but if they are true, It would be easy enough to know. It's all there in Google. I would have printed the links but I considered them unnecessary over a point so well known. If they are true, Bob?
If Gore has made millions, and I don't know that he has, I find that hard to believe, Bob, for someone as informed as you keep yourself. You may not wish to acknowledge it but I doubt that there is actually an "if" in your mind here. Making facts conditional does not make them anything less than factual, regardless of whatever ostrich-like tendencies people employ.
Even the current administration now acknowledges the reality of global warming. No one in recent history has ever doubted it. The doubt lies in Gore's fantasy world of what will happen and the fact that it is all because of what humans are doing to it.
It would appear, Bob, that, rather than acknowlege certain factual findings, you prefer to use excuses for dismissing them or lessining their value. I do not mean that in an unkind way but, based on your responding comments in this thread I can see it no other way. You excuse direct quotes from Carter relating to Israel's part in the Middle East crisis by pointing out the writer of the article didn't like Carter, as if that changes everything.
You ignore the fact that a British judge demands that students forced to watch An Inconvenient Truth be told of all of the film's misrepresentations. Perhaps the judge was a closet Republican? You completely disregard all of the factual misrepresentations of the second link, like smow caps covering New York City in our lifetime, Tidal waves burying Florida, seals drowning because thay have to swim too far to find food, etc, etc, etc. Perhaps you consider them little more than creative spurts of imagination.
If Gore has made millions, and I don't know that he has, it doesn't seem to be at anybody's expense and it's been by doing good and working his tail off in the face of some bitter ad hominim attacks.
Not at anyone's expense is an interesting and, I'm afraid, short-sighted view. It has already cost us and when the "green" movement goes into full swing, you will get the opportunity to see just how much it really will cost us. If we and PIP are still around when that happens, I'll be happy to point them out to you. As far as Gore working his tail off, have you seen pictures of him lately? The tail is alive, well and flourishing and there is a rumor that he sweats gravy....but I don't want to be catty about it.
'm glad he got the Nobel. Ok by me, Bob. If you applaud a man who creates a false documentary with false facts and footage, invests in alternative energy stocks which he then get paid to steer other investors to, which increase the value of his own holdings while, at the same time, uses more personal energy than 50 households, which he explains away by buying carbon credits which he pays himself for....then bless you. You are a con man's dream. In actual fact, though, you are way too smart to be any con man's mark. I believe the simple fact is that your party preference put you on his side and you will defend his actions, no matter what they may be. We all do that, don';t we?. That's what makes conversations like these so frustrating and difficult to resolve. In Gore's case, however, I can honestly say that, if the man were a Republican, I would still find his actions, deceptions and scare tactics deplorable and I would not consider myself demeaning the Republican Party by doing so.....only him.
He may have the Nobel prize but he will never have the no-bull prize...that's a fact.