Al Gore does not mince words when it comes to climate.
Speaking in Aspen, Colo., last week, the former Vice President warned of the impacts of global warming and absolutely tore into its persistent skeptics.
Gore told the Aspen Institute's "Networks and Citizenship" panel not to believe those that dismiss global warming. Or as he put it, the "bull$#!t" of those "washing back at you the same crap over and over and over again."
"There's no longer a shared reality," Gore lamented. "It's no longer acceptable in mixed company - bipartisan company - to use the goddamn word 'climate.'"
"Some of the exact same people - I can go down a list of their names - are involved in this. And so what do they do? They pay pseudo scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense.'"
"'Man-made CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It may be volcanoes.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bullshit!"
Clearly, something lit a fire under Gore - and it wasn't CO2.
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