Al Gore: Global Warming Deniers Should Be Treated Like Racists

So then, being skeptical of the hysterics from proponents of human-caused global warming is like bigotry? Speaking out against the notion that we can control climate trends by controlling human activity is hate speech?

That’s the logical conclusion from these sort of comments. And while it may make Al Gore to see his ideological opponents silenced, those of us who prefer a free and open exchange of ideas should find it reprehensible.

One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, at least so says former Vice President Al Gore. …

“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me,” Gore said. “My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really started.”

The former vice president recalled how society succeeded in marginalizing racists and said climate change skeptics must be defeated in the same manner.

“Secondly, back to this phrase ‘win the conversation,’” he continued. “There came a time when friends or people you work with or people you were in clubs with — you’re much younger than me so you didn’t have to go through this personally — but there came a time when racist comments would come up in the course of the conversation and in years past they were just natural. Then there came a time when people would say, ‘Hey, man why do you talk that way, I mean that is wrong. I don’t go for that so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.’ That happened in millions of conversations and slowly the conversation was won.”

In other words, Al Gore thinks people who disagree with him on climate change are like racists. But that’s not surprising.

As push back from skeptics has made serious inroads into Gore’s supposed “global warming consensus” Gore himself has increasingly become shrill in response, and has wanted to declare the debate over. But that’s like a baseball manager wanting to declare the game over in the 7th inning when he has the lead.

That’s not how it works, especially in America where even racists have free speech rights.

Meanwhile, according to Gore, it’s the global warming skeptics who would lie about the issue to benefit themselves. The proponents of Gore’s zealotry? They’d never do such a thing.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • VocalYokel

    Algore…a joke without a punchline.

  • Neiman

    Anything contrary to their liberal beliefs must be condemned in the strongest possible terms, they must use the most extreme terms if they are to win absolute control of our nation and world.

  • sbark

    Proof that Liberals like just their religions intertwined into all levels of  Govt………..

    Democrats top 5 religions:  Bigger Govt,  Enviromental radicalism,  Abortion,  Govt Health Care, Welfare…..the order of priority changes as needed.

  • Randy G

    Algore believers should be treated like the criminals they are.

  • 2hotel9

    “Al Gore: Global Warming Deniers Should Be Treated Like Racists”  Yep, All knows all about racism, since he is a racist f*cking c*nt.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, at least so says former Vice President Al Gore. …

    Is he saying we should be treated like Democrats? Which political party has destroyed the American Black family more than the Democrat party? STFU Al

  • Fredlave

    Gore has to get over losing to George W. Bush in the 2000 Presidential election. I think it’s driving him nuts.

  • JoZo

    Algore’s father voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964(he was a Dem congressman),so big Al would know what a racist is.

    • Rob

      I forgot to mention that. And remember he didn’t just vote against it. He filibustered it.

  • SigFan

    Global warming believers should be treated like mental patients – as Algore proves every time he opens his mouth.

  • mikemc1970

    Fine, Liberals have destroyed the meaning of that word anyway, I will just refer to AGW worshipers as “unpatriotic”, because they are.

  • noblindersonme

    harsh words coming from Mr Gore and it will be like red meat to the snarling mad dogs like the ones who live here. check out the always ‘hate personified’  2hotel9!
     But sometimes one has to confront fools like that with harsh words , afterall he is not an elected official anymore and is ‘free’ to tell it like it is!
     and to guys like sbark who seem to have latched onto the smirky and popular right wing diatribe that to liberals , enviromentalism is their new reigion !! Well that will work with the gullible here and on the fringe right , but it does nothing to solve environmental degradation at all , just gives the deniers the excuse to always do nothing! BTW , this ‘ new relgion’ baloney could just as easily and more effectively be applied to the righties and how they feel their guns! and that would really piss you guys off!!! So if really want to play a silly game like that ….
    Lastly remember what we all learned as kids ‘ Cleanliness is next to Godliness” !!! THAT forms at it’s core how most of us enviro’s feel about ‘God’s great world”. I see nothing moral and Christian-like in the mocking those who see the truth that man must live and respect God’s great gift to us!  

    • 2hotel9

      Poor little blindasabat, still crawling on your knees and begging Democrats to feed you sh*t. Your religion is a lie. Humans are not destroying the “environment”, moron f*cks like you are destroying America. F*ck you. And f*ck Algore.

  • noblindersonme

    to rob – ‘the alarmists have a pretty cruddy track record’ . Well more truthfully ‘the ‘alarmists as you say ,have an imperfect track record! NO ONE has a perfect handle on what the future holds and how climate and weather unfolds . but without going into a long defense of all the examples that proved they have been right in their predictions , and the examples are overwhelming,  and more truthfull claim can be be made that the DENIERS have a even more cruddy track record!!!
     You want  wear your badge of conservatism like a damn a pufffedup buffoon but  when you are asked to be a TRUE conservative and act to spend the pennies now and err on the side of cleanliness , rather than be wrong and short sighted and spend the massive amount of dollars later to clean up. Of course when asked to clean up later you will bitch too! Or more typically , when the bad things predicted do not materialize because decent people with the foresight took action , you will  exclaim ” See I told you so , it didn’t happen !” or look what WE did ! you will take credit for the clean environmental results as if you were on board all along !( that is a hennenism) .
    For much of the 20th century we treated our rivers as sewers! Everything was dumped into them . just as one example the rivers in Ohio caught FIRE several times until one fire in the 60’s so infuriated decent people that environmental laws were pushed thru and the DEAD lake Erie was restored back to life. Conservatives bitched the whole way , it would cost too much ! it would impede progress and cost jobs! the health of the people along those rivers were over dramatized by the ‘alarmists!! yadda yadda .. AFTER the filth was cleaned up and after life was restored to the water , and without great economic debt , in fact with great economic benefits!, conservatives today yammer about the great job THEY did!

    • 2hotel9

      Keep spewing your anti-Human, anti-technology sh*t, blindasabat. It is all you have.