Clip of 2016 skeptical film ‘Climate Hustle’:
ABC News Peter Jennings: “Al Gore genuinely believes that if he does not prevail, the apocalypse is coming. His opponents think he is the danger.”
American University climate Statistics Professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter: “I think [Gore’s film] is a wonderful teaching tool because it shows how we don’t do science.”
University of Pennsylvania Geologist Dr. Robert Giegengack: “I voted for Gore in 2000, yeah. I think that if he ran again, depending on who he ran against, I might vote for him. He’s a smart man.”
Climate Hustle’s Marc Morano: “But after viewing Gore’s film, Giegengack had this reaction.”
Giegengack: “And I was appalled. I was appalled because he…either deliberately misrepresented the point he was making or didn’t understand it. So it was irresponsible of Al Gore.”
(Dr. Robert Giegengack, chaired the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania.)
Morano: “Are you afraid of rising CO2 concentrations?”
Giegengack: “No, no I’m not. CO2 is not the villain that it has been portrayed. I’m impressed by the fact that the present climate, from the perspective of a geologist, is very close to the coldest it’s ever been…the concentration CO2 in the atmosphere today is the close to the lowest it has ever been.
Ivy League geologist Dr. Robert Giegengack, former chair of Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania, spoke out in 2007 against fears of rising CO2 impacts promoted by Gore and others. Giegengack noted “for most of Earth’s history, the globe has been warmer than it has been for the last 200 years. It has rarely been cooler.” (LINK) “[Gore] claims that temperature increases solely because more CO2 in the atmosphere traps the sun’s heat. That’s just wrong … It’s a natural interplay. As temperature rises, CO2 rises, and vice versa,” Giegengack explained. “It’s hard for us to say that CO2 drives temperature. It’s easier to say temperature drives CO2,” he added. (LINK) “The driving mechanism is exactly the opposite of what Al Gore claims, both in his film and in that book. It’s the temperature that, through those 650,000 years, controlled the CO2; not the CO2 that controlled the temperature,” he added. (LINK)
Update: Giegengack told Climate Depot: “The Earth has experience
The skeptical climate documentary Climate Hustle is out on DVD now and is set to go head to head against Gore’s sequel.
The skeptical film Climate Hustle, now out on DVD, had its nationwide premiere in theaters in the U.S. and Canada in May 2016, showing in over 400 theaters. The film just had its EU parliament premiere in October and has now been released on DVD.
Review: ‘Climate Hustle is the most dangerous documentary of the year’ – ‘Brutally effective’ – ‘It’s hard not to laugh’ – Christian Toto of Hollywood In Toto: ‘Climate Hustle’ is just the tonic the global warming debate needs’
Review of Former Harvard Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl below: