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.



  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.