Gore hustled them in Melbourne

As the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne wound down, it was clear that the folks in attendance were still in awe of Al Gore’s big speech on Thursday.

I spoke to one attendee from Britain who excitedly exclaimed, “Only a person with their head in the sand could question what Gore is saying!”

Head in the sand, really?

Gore’s film was mainly a litany of naturally occurring extreme weather events that were randomly put together without any historical context.  They would have occurred whether you drive a car and use electricity… or not.

Good theater? Yes.  Convincing?  Hardly.

On the CFACT team in Melbourne is widely respected science blogger Joanne Nova.  She wrote a powerful article about Gore’s speech in which she noted:

“What I saw was nearly a whole hour of primal weather-porn – gratuitous, non-stop, scenes from the apocalypse, glowing clouds boiled about incandescent forests, and giant drains in the sky emptied massive clouds in a flash. Glaciers crumbled before our eyes.  Poor victims were stuck in boiling tar on hot roads, they crawled out of mud … Biblical is the word.”

Far from us from having our heads in the sand, Joanne said it was the attendees to the EcoCity gathering that were playing the role of ostrich:

“Gullible, naïve devotees gushed, awed, and murmured collective fear as Al spun a story of record doom and disaster with a google hit-list of extreme weather snaps. Al offered almost no graphs, long term data, or paleostudies. Few in the audience seemed to realize it was just a grab bag of the latest disaster-fest, and if a million people had had mobile phones in 10,000BC, the footage from then might have looked exactly the same or even worse, as Gore milked pretty much every weather event in the news to sell the salvation of renewables.”

Ostriches may not really stick their heads in the sand, but Leftists do.

One good thing about Gore’s appearance at this conference was it provided an opportunity for Marc Morano to present him with CFACT’s groundbreaking documentary Climate Hustle.

While Gore didn’t take it, his refusal, along with Marc’s inciteful reporting on the content of Gore’s presentation, sparked media curiosity around the globe and boosted coverage of our activities here.

In addition to the media hits I reported on yesterday that included Fox News, UK Daily Mail, and Drudge Report, this story was also recently picked up by World Net DailyAustralian Herald SunIndependent Journal Reviewthe Blaze and the Daily Caller.

More interviews are being scheduled for our next stops in Brisbane and Sydney where we’ll be showing Climate Hustle to already sold out audiences.

I’d like to give special thanks to our supporters who have made our work here possible.

You are the best!  Without you we could accomplish nothing, and the scheming and plotting of those on the radical Left would go unchallenged.

The Left has seized upon environmentalism as their ticket to wealth and power.

They want to wreck our energy economy, cram us into compact “EcoCities” and throttle down freedom and prosperity for generations.

Yet, because of you we’re making progress.

Together let’s beat back this threat to our freedoms and keep the future bright.



About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.

  • Immortal600

    Al Gore is a fraud, plain and simple. He is no scientist and doesn’t have a clue how climate dynamics really works.

    • Concerned

      Exactly. In fact he doesn’t care as long as he can distribute his own CO2 around the world and collect money. Although I have not seen his speech, I’m sure Joanne Nova summary is spot on.
      Gore believe strongly in the carbon tax as long as he can run the Carbon Exchange that reaps the profits. The sad part is that everyone knows that a carbon tax will penalize the poor and line the pockets of the rich, while spreading lies around the world.
      If global cooling really hits (as forecast by 2030), it will be of interest what these people will do. We know that they will claim AGC is caused by CO2 since it failed to cause AGW.

      • Ian5

        “If global cooling really hits (as forecast by 2030)”

        >> You are misinformed. No credible climate scientist is forecasting global cooling in 2030.

        • Concerned

          There are at least 10 different creditable scientists / organizations who are predicting cooling to occur over the next 30 years. The Russian team has been predicting this for many years, and with the sun at its lowest activity level in the last 100 years, I have no reason to doubt their prediction.
          The only correlation to global warming has been our sun (NOT CO2 since CO2 always trails temperature increase). The variation of our sun affects many different things that all tie to the surface global temperature including visible light irradiance (varies with earth’s orbit and tilt), UV irradiance, El Nino, La Nina, High-Pressure regions, Low-Pressure regions, cosmic-ray-flux, PDO, AMO, and repeated cycles at 11-years, 22-years, 40 years, 60-70 years, 100 years, 200 years, and numerous longer cycles. We are now close to the 200 year cooling cycle.
          – See more at: http://notrickszone.com/2017/03/23/russian-scientists-dismiss-co2-forcing-predict-decades-of-cooling-connect-cosmic-ray-flux-to-climate/#sthash.J8vljxAW.fSviTkfW.dpuf