From the Cheap Seats: 180 Degrees of Climate Change

May 1, 2013

ABOUT FACE? Has the left-shifted 180 degrees on the so-called issue of climate change?

Ol’ Al “The Bamboozler” Gore, America’s former future president and current, er, not-so Current TV owner, is once again trolling for “Climate Leaders.”

Al sent out a missive via Mrs. Sen. Mark Udall’s little enterprise, the Climate Reality Project, better known as CRaP, late last month.

Al, whose game depends on a kind of social amnesia, is looking for some grifters to aid in the sting he has planned.

“Thirty-five years ago, I started telling the story of the climate crisis because the scientific experts were growing alarmed and because I believed each person could make a difference,” Al has written to potential followers. “Now, more than ever, I know this is true. Today, I’m inviting you to join me to become a Climate Leader.”

Al’s story is dependent on no one remembering what was going on three decades ago.

Take a trip through the time tunnel back to the 1970’s (back when Al was still smoking the good stuff) and, well, you’ll see that people were talking about climate change back then too.

Newsweek ran a big piece on “global cooling,” which was going to freeze us all.

Newsweek was then, as now, something other than imaginative. TIME magazine a few months before ran a cover story on “How to survive the coming Ice Age: 51 things you can do to make a difference.”

Funny how Al’s lack of imagination hasn’t changed.

Of course, the story has changed 180 degrees — and we’re not talking temperature.  Now Al’s selling global warming and the chance to “make a difference.”

Cheap Seats cynical, but we can’t help but wonder whether the difference Al is hoping to make has to do with the size of his bank account, already swelled with $500 million petrobucks from the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera.

We’re also wondering when, in the words of Barack Obama, you’ve made enough money Al?

Barry may have a point.

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