If Al Gore genuinely cared about the environment, he'd be more focused on nuclear power than impractical "alternatives" like solar and wind, and would acknowledge that the shale gas boom has done more to curb global warming than the Kyoto Protocal and green-energy initiatives.
Oh, so you live in a bubble. Hmmmm...what to do with you. >:/ Let me inform you properly: tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon are released into the atmosphere every hour from tropical rainforest that is burned. On top of that, humans release ridiculously huge amounts of carbon on a daily basis. THAT is not normal, natural, and certainly not what this planet can deal with on it's own. If we don't reduce CO2 emissions, the damage done to our atmosphere will be irreversible. Don't you know anything about the greenhouse effect?[link]
Yeaahh okay, we know in a couple hundred years an ice age is gonna come anyway. Guess what? Animals go extinct! Ecosystems get destroyed! It's what happened in the Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous periods, etc. Whether or not humans are behind this global warming thing, does not matter... Because it's meant to happen, someway or another.. It's the circle of life. Life, then death, extinction, mass extinction, not a bad thing, just nature, and we're part of nature too, as are computers and cars and airplanes. Why is a bird's nest a part of nature but not a skyscraper? What about cows? Doesn't there shit pollute more? So what if we're "destroying the planet," I'm sure that's what our brachiosaurus forefathers partly did whenever they took a step. Whether or not humans cause it, which I personally think we make as much a difference as 2% does not matter, cuz humans are natural, what we do is natural..
If we DO go extinct in a few hundred years, which is unlikely, oh well. That's the way the cookie crumbles...
But we won't. Instead of getting our panties in a twist about 'global warming,' why not focus on the more pressing matters.. Don't NOT pollute cuz it'll cause global warming, don't pollute cuz it dirties the waters, the ground, the air. NOT for global warming, but just for cleanliness.
"If you want to see a real criticism of Obama from the "Left" listen to what Ralph Nader says." [link] You can also listen to fellow green Jello Biafra had to say about Gore in the 2000 election process. Jello ran in the green party primaries lost to Nader, and threw in behind nader.
and more Jello, there is always room for Jello [link]