Al Gore's Testimony to the United States House

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In Summary, Gore testified that there is a "planetary emergency" and that the world needs to be saved. However, some of his claims were disputed, and he refused to provide written testimony to Congress.
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Another http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=34676f81-1d89-471e-8941-5b4f0967cca9&k=0 [Broken]

"At about the same time, the New York Times (of all papers) ran a front page story questioning the “facts” contained in Mr. Gore’s movie. For instance, Mr. Gore claims sea levels will rise by as much as six metres in the coming decades due to planetary meltdown, when, in fact, even the United Nations’ global warming committee — as alarmist as any scientific committee could be — predicts the rise will be no more than 40 centimetres.

Perhaps this is why Mr. Gore refused to submit his written testimony and a list of his sources to Congressmen and Senators on Capitol Hill yesterday: He didn’t want to give them enough time to poke holes in the assertions he was about to make. If the former senator and vice-president were confident of the facts behind his claims, why would he resist giving legislators the advance look all witness are required to give?

Mr. Gore did eventually give Congressmen a 30-minute lead time on his testimony, but House and Senate rules clearly require a 48-hour lead.

In his testimony, he insisted “the planet has a fever” that is leading to a “planetary emergency” that will cause a “crisis that threatens the survival of our civilization.” Sounds like the sort of information the world should hear about ASAP. So why the hush-hush secrecy around his written testimony, unless of course he wanted to avoid embarrassing questions?"
 
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Evo said:
In his testimony, he insisted “the planet has a fever” that is leading to a “planetary emergency” that will cause a “crisis that threatens the survival of our civilization.” ...
To me this is simply a prelude to justify some sort of world government pushed by people who think themselves more equal than others and who have an insatiable urge to tell others on how to act and think.
 
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MeJennifer said:
To me this is simply a prelude to justify some sort of world government pushed by people who think themselves more equal than others and who have an insatiable urge to tell others on how to act and think.

Exactly. H.L. Mencken put it this way:

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule it

next time, when a political leader (m/f) speaks about the danger of global warming, notice how important it is that he/she leads the fight against it.

There is one exception, the Czech president, Vaclav Klaus, probably the only sceptical political leader, who knows everything about the "more-equal-than-others" part

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L21418509.htm
http://motls.blogspot.com/2007/02/vclav-klaus-about-ipcc-panel.html
 
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1. What was the purpose of Al Gore's testimony to the United States House?

Al Gore's testimony to the United States House was to raise awareness about the urgent need for action on climate change and to advocate for policies that would address this global issue.

2. When did Al Gore testify to the United States House?

Al Gore testified to the United States House on April 22, 2009.

3. What specific topics did Al Gore discuss in his testimony?

In his testimony, Al Gore discussed the scientific evidence of climate change, the potential consequences of inaction, and the need for a comprehensive approach that includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in clean energy.

4. Did Al Gore's testimony lead to any policy changes?

While Al Gore's testimony did not directly lead to any policy changes, it helped to bring attention to the issue of climate change and ultimately contributed to the passing of the American Clean Energy and Security Act in the House of Representatives in 2009.

5. Was Al Gore's testimony to the United States House well-received?

While there were some critics of Al Gore's testimony, it was generally well-received and helped to further the conversation about climate change and the need for action at a national level.

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