LA Times: ‘Did Al Gore get played? Engaging with Trump brings risk for the left’

When Al Gore emerged from his surprise meeting at Trump Tower earlier this week to suggest the president-elect was a good listener and maybe was keeping an open mind on climate change, there was hardly universal relief on the left. But there was a lot of suspicion that Gore had been played.

Within 48 hours, Donald Trump deepened those suspicions, naming Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma and a prominent climate-change skeptic, to run the Environmental Protection Agency.

The editor of the progressive news outlet ThinkProgress, Judd Legum, posted an analysis of Google searches showing that the Gore meeting had gotten substantially more Internet attention than the choice of an official who is a favorite of the oil industry to run the new administration’s environmental policies.

“These meetings are entertainment to distract you while [Trump] guts Obama’s climate policy,” Legum tweeted.

Prominent Democrats and their allies are navigating uncharted waters as they look for openings to persuade Trump not to dismantle every policy they won under President Obama.

Not since Ronald Reagan assumed office 36 years ago have they had to deal with a president-elect who is both so reviled by their core voters and masterful at using the television cameras to co-opt them — even in those cases where they arrive at his doorstep to school him on why he is wrong.…

Please Tell Us This Is Fake News: Trump And Daughter Meet Al Gore On Climate Change

There’s a strong temptation to call Gore a crackpot, but what he truly is is a swindler. He’s made a fortune out of peddling fear where none should be. Apparently his net worth is roughly $200 million. Bloomberg News calls him “Romney-rich.” There’s no way he could have reached those financial heights without running the Great Global Warming Scam. Years of his climate exaggerations were gold for his investment portfolio: He makes up stories about a monster, then sells the frightened townspeople the weapons he tells them they need to slay the dragon.

But the monster is of course no more real than the Big Bad Wolf. He’s been talked about but never seen. There’s a reason for that.

In January we listed five ways that we know Gore has been running a global warming racket, and as the year closes we are finding items that we could add to the list.

Trump ran as the candidate who said that man-made global warming is a “hoax.” We think it’s more fraud than hoax, but his point is well-taken. That he and his daughter would give Gore even a minute of their time is a bit unsettling. The Tennessee preening horse is central to the climate deception and deserves not even a courtesy visit or call from the incoming administration. Let’s hope the Trumps walked away from the meeting realizing that Gore is a con man.


Trump Gore meeting – Cause for Concern? 

Al Gore meets with Ivanka Trump and her father

By Thomas Lifson

Trump’s approach to his presidency seems to include talking to former and current opponents. Far from inhabiting a bubble, he makes sure to hear the views of others. And Gore has plenty of connections to the world of high tech (he is on Apple’s Board), a community that now realizes it backed the weak horse in the election, and now has few connections to the incoming administration. That is an unnatural vacuum.

It is far too soon to panic. Sharing and even amplifying my calming views, Russell Cook, one of the leading debunkers of claims that critics of global warming theory are in the pay of oil companies, makes three critical observations about the meeting:

Al Gore: ‘I Felt Good’ About Trump Meeting, Ivanka Is ‘Very Committed’ on Climate Policy

Former Vice President Al Gore appeared on MSNBC tonight to further discuss his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump.

Hayes asked him, “Did you come away encouraged, terrified, or somewhere in between?”

Gore said it was “very interesting” and productive.” And while he would not divulge specific details, he made it clear he “felt good” about the meeting overall.

Hayes asked him if he’s concerned about climate change progress being rolled back under a Trump administration, and Gore ended up striking a more optimistic tone.

Minutes later Hayes returned to his meeting with the Trumps and asked Gore about if he got a sense of where Ivanka is on climate change.

“It’s no secret that Ivanka Trump is very committed,” he said, “to having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and for our world, and that was certainly evident in the conversation I had with her.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.…

Al Gore, climate activists use Louisiana floods to push narrative without evidence of link

 – The Washington Times – Monday, August 22, 2016

Few would be surprised if President Obama took aim at climate change during his visit Tuesday to survey the Louisiana flooding, which is why global warming skeptics are already raining on his parade.

The climate blame began in earnest last week with former Vice President Al Gore, who described the deluge as an example of “one of the manifestations of climate change.” Those remarks were followed by a rash of supportive articles.

“Flooding in the South looks a lot like climate change,” said an Aug. 16 headline on an article in The New York Times.

The Green Party of Louisiana issued a statement Friday calling the flooding “further evidence of the global crisis posed by climate change.”

“Until humans make global, sweeping changes to our economic and social systems, we must expect these types of disasters to continue regularly,” said the party. “The Green Party of Louisiana calls for the rapid elimination of the fossil fuel economy.”

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein called Saturday for declaring a “climate state of emergency,” saying disasters such as the Louisiana floods and California wildfires “are going to become day-to-day occurrences.”…

Gore announces coalition of Dem AGs to investigate ‘climate denial’: ‘Looks like fraud. They are violating the law’

Joined by Attorneys General from six states, former Vice President Al Gore announces the formation of an ‘historic coalition’ to investigate “commercial interests that have been… deceiving the American people” about the reality of the “climate crisis and the dangers it poses to all of us”.

AL GORE: Climate skeptics are “according to the best available evidence, deceiving the american people, communicating in a fraudulent way –  about the reality of the climate crisis and the dangers that it poses to all of us and committing fraud in their comunciations about the viability of renewable energy and efficiency and energy storage.”

“In the opinion of many who have looked at this pattern of misbehavior and what certainly looks like fraud, they are violating the law.”

Press Conference
Office of NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
March 29, 2016


Al Gore to skeptics: Agree with me or be investigated! Gore joins Attorneys General to threaten RICO style investigations –

Gore: ‘We cannot continue to allow the fossil fuel industry or any industry to treat our atmosphere like an open sewer or mislead the public about the impact they have on the health of our people and the health of our planet.’

Attorney’s General: The ‘ongoing and potential investigations into whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses.’

Democratic Attorneys General Refuse to Join Rockefeller-Backed Climate Investigation – A press conference today featuring Al Gore and more than a dozen state attorneys general was expected to reveal new state-level investigations of U.S. energy companies regarding climate change. But the vast majority of AGs standing on stage refused to join such an effort, signaling a lack of interest in wasting their own states’ resources.…