Gore Compares Global Warming Debate to Civil Rights Movement

As NewsBusters previously reported, a climate conference is taking place this weekend in Washington, D.C., where thousands of youth activists are sadly being brainwashed by the likes of Obama's former green jobs czar Van Jones and members of the International Socialists Organization.

Giving one of the keynote speeches Friday evening was Nobel laureate Al Gore who told attendees that the fight against global warming is like the Civil Rights movement of the '60s (video follows with transcript and commentary):

AL GORE: I remember when I was young, a young teenager growing up part of the time in the South, and I remember when my generation saw the fire hoses being turned on African-Americans and all of the resistance to the Civil Rights movement. And young people asked their parents in that era, “Explain to me again why it’s okay to have legal discrimination on the basis of skin color.” And when they could not answer that moral question coming straight from the conscience of young people, that’s when the laws began to change.

And you need to ask, “Tell me again why it’s alright to put 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every 24 hours, 20 percent of it will still be there in 20,000 years from now.” You need to ask that question and other related questions. Don’t they see the evidence? Don’t they hear what the scientists are saying? Do they actually believe this line from the large carbon polluters that the scientists are making this up, committing fraud in order to get research grants?

Give me a break. They are trying to kill us, too.

Yep. The millions of people around the world that don't believe this myth - including me! - are intentionally trying to kill off civilization as they know it.

This is what a former Vice President tells thousands of young people just months after the tragic shootings in Tucson.

So much for toning down the rhetoric.

As for this silly comparison to Civil Rights, this isn't the first time he's done it. He did it while speaking at an ECO:nomics summit in March 2009 and again the following month while testifying before Congress.

It was preposterous then, and it's preposterous now.

(H/T Hot Air)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.