Skip to comments.Al Gore Challenged to International TV Debate on Global Warming
Posted on 03/19/2007 8:05:55 AM PDT by cody32127
Al Gore Challenged to International TV Debate on Global Warming
PERTH, Scotland, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a formal invitation sent to former Vice-President Al Gore's Tennessee address and released to the public, Lord Monckton has thrown down the gauntlet to challenge Gore to what he terms "the Second Great Debate," an internationally televised, head-to-head, nation-unto-nation confrontation on the question, "That our effect on climate is not dangerous." (http://ff.org/centers/csspp/docs/20070316_monckton.html) Monckton, a former policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher during her years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said, "A careful study of the substantial corpus of peer-reviewed science reveals that Mr. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is a foofaraw of pseudo-science, exaggerations, and errors, now being peddled to innocent schoolchildren worldwide." Monckton and Gore have once before clashed head to head on the science, politics, and religion of global warming in the usually-decorous pages of the London Sunday Telegraph last November. Monckton calls on the former Vice President to "step up to the plate and defend his advocacy of policies that could do grave harm to the welfare of the world's poor. If Mr. Gore really believes global warming is the defining issue of our time, the greatest threat human civilization has ever faced, then he should welcome the opportunity to raise the profile of the issue before a worldwide audience of billions by defining and defending his claims against a serious, science-based challenge." The arena of the glittering "Second Great Debate" will be the elegant, Victorian-Gothic Library of the Oxford Museum of Natural History, which was the setting for the "Great Debate" between the natural scientist T. H. Huxley and Bishop "Soapy Sam" Wilberforce on the theory of evolution, following the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species. Lord Monckton says he chose this historic venue "not only because the magnificent, Gothic architecture will be a visually-stunning setting for the debate but also because I hope that in this lofty atmosphere the caution and scepticism of true science will once again prevail, this time over the shibboleths and nostrums of the false, new religion of climate alarmism." Lord Monckton's resounding challenge to Al Gore reads as follows --
"The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley presents his compliments to Vice- President Albert Gore and by these presents challenges the said former Vice-President to a head-to-head, internationally-televised debate upon the question, 'That our effect on climate is not dangerous,' to be held in the Library of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History at a date of the Vice-President's choosing.
"Forasmuch as it is His Lordship who now flings down the gauntlet to the Vice-President, it shall be the Vice-President's prerogative and right to choose his weapons by specifying the form of the Great Debate. May the Truth win! Magna est veritas, et praevalet. God Bless America! God Save the Queen!"
SOURCE Center for Science and Public Policy
Gore will pull a Carter and dodge the discussion.
We all know how the climofascists do when challenged.....
It would be good to see this windbag (Gore) defend his position against deniers in the know.
I am not going to hold my breath waiting for this to happen.
$10 says he'll duck out or be in Australia that week...
No doubt after having got there on his large private jet and being shuttled around in his big SUV.
But why worry - Gore will just buy more carbon credits from his own firm!!
Whatta joke, a mighty bad one, but a joke none the less!!
By the way, I wouldn't touch your bet even if you laid odds on me!!!!
The Viscount told Gore to select the date.
Gore just got slapped in the face with a white glove. A man of honor would accept the challenge. Gore will decline.
Gore will destroy Bush, er, Lord Monckton in the debates!
Debates are not the proper way to conduct a sober assessment of science with regards to the determination of public policy. This is a publicity stunt by Monckton. Debaters can skew interpretations in a debate just like good defense lawyers can convince a jury to see the facts in a "new light" in order to get a client off.
A FRIGHTENED population is more likely to give up freedoms and rights to a government promising to SAVE them from even a bogus danger.
Could ALGORES psychosis about GLOBALONEY WARMING be yet another effort by the privileged elites to keep the great unwashed (thatd be the rest of us!) under their very well manicured and in his case, quite fat -- thumbs?
Better think about that before you give up rights your kids may have to shed blood to recover.
He probably will refuse. If he did attend, it would have a negative effect on his income from his crazy ideas. But he has a lot of followers that listen to ANYTHING he says.
Debates are not the proper way to conduct a sober assessment of science with regards to the determination of public policy.
And neither is Gores fossil-fueling his way around the globe with a Powerpoint presentation of lies and distortions. Serious assessments of science dont get television ratings and movie reviews. High powered public bantering does. The scientific debate can still take place in more somber settings without ring announcers.
Gore isnt a scientist and does not merit a scientific response. Hes a dancing bear and deserves a whipping and a muzzle.
Big Al should be soiling his (rather large) drawers right about now. He (and his inconvenient truth) will be shown to be the fraud he is for ALL the world to see.
Unless of course, he just shrinks and scuttles away like the bottom dweller he is.
Here's the link for the Great Global Warming Swindle video ... pass it on.
Yes, obviously that is their agenda. Too bad most people can't see it.
No it won't!
Maybe he'll wear his high heel cowboy boots again to try to look more intimidating. LOL. :)
--"A careful study of the substantial corpus of peer-reviewed science reveals that Mr. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is a foofaraw of pseudo-science, exaggerations, and errors, now being peddled to innocent schoolchildren worldwide."--
Foofaraw! This quote is a keeper.
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