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Confronting Climate Change, with Al Gore

Confronting Climate Change, with Al Gore

By Micah Moen 41 Comments October 7, 2019


AL GORE: Human activities, like
deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels, like
coal, oil, and gas, are changing our climate in
ways that pose increasing threats to human well-being
in both developing and industrialized nations. We are already experiencing the
harmful effects of the climate crisis, and we know that
more severe damage lies ahead unless we act quickly. The good news is
that we can still avoid the most severe
impacts of global warming by reducing our emissions
of heat-trapping gases and halting and
reversing deforestation. However, as we work to
reduce these emissions of global warming pollution by
investing in renewable energy and by protecting our
forests and soils, we must also begin to prepare
for the changes already coming by working to
better understand the risks and integrating these needs
into our development planning. In these tours that
follow, some of the world’s leading scientists
and practitioners will guide you through the
risks of climate change and identify the
opportunities for managing it. Since the beginning of
the Industrial Revolution, when we began to put
heat-trapping gases in large volumes
into the atmosphere, the global average
temperature has risen almost 1 degrees Celsius. And another 8/10 of a degree
is already in store for us, because it’s in the
ocean and will be released into the atmosphere. If we were not to dramatically
reduce our emissions, the global average
temperature is expected to rise as much as
four or more degrees Celsius by the end of this century. And that would cause severe
damage to natural systems and to human health
and well-being. Sustained warming
of this magnitude could make hundreds of
millions of people climate refugees because of coastal
flooding and as many as a billion or
more people at risk of increased water
stress mostly located in the area highlighted here. Sustained warming
of this magnitude would cause large-scale
irreversible changes, including the extinction of
up to 20% to 30% of the world’s plant
and animal species. Some of the region’s most at
risk for species extinction are areas that are expected to
have the most species turnover due to changing climate. In addition, the destabilization
and extensive melting of the Greenland and west
Antarctic ice sheets– shown here as the number of
days of Greenland ice sheet melting– has increased
dramatically since 1979. And the disappearance of
Antarctica’s Larson ice shelf and a dozen others warns
us that the melting of large areas in west
Antarctica and Greenland could cause global sea level to
rise between 4 and 12 meters, with each meter
causing, roughly, another 100 million refugees. In these tours, you will learn
about the rising risks are changing climate poses to all
sectors of society, including water supply, food
production, and public health. During these tours,
you will also learn about the range
of available solutions. You will visualize a new
world of renewable energy and see what individuals and
communities around the world are doing to both reduce
their carbon footprint and adapt to their
changing climates. At any time during
the tours, you can click Pause
to pause the tour and explore the
maps on your own. When you’re ready to join
the tour again, click Play, and the tour will start
where you left off. If you see this icon during the
tours, you can pause the tour and click this icon to
learn how that region is working to lessen climate
change and adapt to the impacts. Use this tool to get
started and learn about the risks of climate
change and the opportunities for managing it. Use this tool to get
involved and learn from others about how you
can make a difference. The climate crisis is one of the
most serious challenges facing the world today. To stabilize the
climate at a level that will limit the rise
in global temperature to about 2 to 3 degrees Celsius
and enable us to avoid the most severe impacts, global emissions
must be reduced by at least 80% by 2050. And that means stabilizing
emissions by 2015. That will be very
hard, to be sure, but the future of human
civilization as we know it is at stake. The challenge is huge,
and time is short, but together, we can solve it.

41 Comments found

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joan bolets

I went on google earth, but I couldn't see how to activate these tours… apparentely, up to the moment (sept, 26 2009) only three tours are available…

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shellius

They just started the tours, they launched on Sept. 22 so yes they are new… check back later for more of them.

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nhprman

Gore's scare tactics are based on grossly out-of-date data. The 4 meter sea level rise is a myth that even the UN had to retract and revise in its report, due to faulty models. Gore fails to mention that scientist still cannot spell out EXACTLY how much we are affecting global temperatures (plural – there is no ONE "Earth Temp.") and by what percentage we must cut back pollution to arrest those changes – that is IF we can change the earth's climate at all, which is doubtful. Google: Epic FAIL.

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M Huang

Unfortunately for people like you the consensus of scientists disagrees. Gore's data has been reiterated by many other scientists, politicians, etc.

It seems like you haven't even watched the video if you missed all the projections that were available.

There is no evidence against global warming, but there is much evidence for it. Take the recent unseasonal weather across the world for example, dust storms, floods, everything.

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M Huang

Both terms go hand in hand and proves your utter stupidity if you're scrutinizing over the name of something. Yes there is natural climate change but it has been accelerated exponentially since the industrial age due to the rather obvious reasons.

Scientists CAN look to the past in terms of the composition of the atmosphere.

Why dont you put arrogance aside and actually study these mechanisms? They're quite simple actually. Im astounded that so many in the US fail to understand this…

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M Huang

I feel for al gore with so many idiots in this world who just refuse to listen to evidence and come to conclusions themselves without it.

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Mark Gaszman

i don't understand the point you're trying to make.

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Mark Gaszman

it seems you wrote this without looking at the vids, which are full of projected global temperature changes. you also musn't have heard gore say, in this vid, that emissions need to reduce by 80% by 2050.

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nhprman

prismaticmarcus, thanks for simply repeating the bogus claims in the video. Repeat after me: Just because someone SAYS something in a video, doesn't make it AUTOMATICALLY TRUE. Projecting a "global temperature" doesn't mean there IS such a thing. Saying one must reduce by 80% does NOT say that the figure is accurate. In fact, this is a shot-in-the-dark estimate. We should always question science and there is no "settled" science here, just a lot of guesses and scare tactics.

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Sthoma Bijenman

Al Gore actually is right, believe it or not, Global warming is happening as we speak, we need to change things

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Mark Gaszman

sure the 80% figure might really be 85% or 65%. i don't know and you really don't.

but to say 'we should always question science' doesn't make sense. science IS the processing of questioning. it's about looking at the evidence and trying to develop explanations and theories that explain it. gravity's 'just a theory'. but apples still fall from trees.

and yes, the thought of the climate becoming more extreme and more unpredictable, accompanied by disappearing coastlines is very very scary.

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Mark Gaszman

i showed you the respect of trying to understand your point of view. pity you can't do the same.

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nhprman

prismaticmarcus, I get that "science is the process of questioning' But do you? The theories espoused by Gore et al are not a Religion. There is no "right" answer, and no "proven forever." You're right – I don't know what percentage, if any, we're contributing to warming. If we don't know, how can someone like Gore INSIST that we must roll back to pre-1990 levels of CO2? Why not pre-1970 levels, or pre-1880 levels? Because the final # is not known.

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Nicolas Bentayou

It makes me sick .. Global warming is a fact, but it is NOT CAUSED by HUMAN ACTIVITIES … it is directly linked to solar activity ..

And in the few next years it will cool down again .. this CO2 story is just bullshit ..

just ask google and you will find some very interesting docs on the subject ..

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mrh112

yep all gore, hmm strange how he came out with this still UNPROOVEN theory when his wonderfully crap career started to fail and hit the dust, still if you want to beleive the world is ending and all that crap be my guest, lol the sad and probably true fact is we will all probably be nuked before we can even worry about global warming, north korea, china, iran ect…

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mrh112

soo true too bad the only idiots who actually beleive global warming is caused by us are all what is left of the 70's hippy parade, still it will all come clean eventually, there getting desperate now with all the new adds and all, they know people are starting to get the truth!

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Mark Gaszman

well it look at it from a betting perspective. if you were ruler of the world would you be willing to stake unpredictable and catastrophic climate change on the chance that global warming isn't happening?

i'd rather have cleaner air and use the planet more sustainably regardless.

there's hardly ever a 'right' answer in science, but there is consensus e.g the world revolves around the sun. a small number of people not believing this and saying so very loudly doesn't make it a debate.

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Scurck

It is proven now. The earth is not getting warmer, it has in fact gone cooler in the last couple of years.

And of course, the fact STILL stands that CO2 does not increase the temperature. It is the temperature of the worlds oceans that causes the rise and fall of CO2 (as shown on Gores graphs if you zoom in a bit). The temperature changes are caused by the sun.

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Scurck

Yes it is. The data used to "prove" global warming where faulty. So they did a new study who used much more reliable data and it showed that the earth is cooling.

The half-life of CO at room air temperature is 3-4 hours (CO2=38 years).

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juncotv

It's wonderfulllllllll

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Mark Gaszman

i haven't looked at all these emails that have come to light, but my understanding is that scientists are still in the process of developing models and theories. that's fine. that's what scientists do. nothing's being 'worshipped'.

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Mark Gaszman

in the meantime the arctic ice cap and antarctic ice sheets are breaking up, and glaciers are retreating worldwide. this was predicted 30 years ago. by scientists…

whether or not you agree that global warming is accelerated by man, the evidence is there that the globe's climate IS changing. and we have to do something about it. and yes, it will affect us financially, but not as much as island nations who are already making plans for when their whole countries become submerged. that's reality.

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Bartek Kurzeja

eastangliaemails (dot) com

WAKE UP ! ! !

Write to you congress !

Make them see the bigger picture.

WE CAN MAKE THIS CHANGE HAPPEN ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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Centrist Philosopher

OBAMA, BROWN, SARKOZY, MERKEL, MEDVEDEV, RUDD, HARPER, JINTAO, SINGH, BERLUSCONI, HATOYAMA

The world will be looking to you.

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motoxmainia

total shit….carbon trading 08 reached 126 trillion dollars ,it is projected to reach 10 trillion dollars ,the largest comodity world wide bigger than OIL ,COAL AND IRON , THATS WHAT THIS HOAX IS ABOUT
buying and selling fresh air ,fuck you mr al (capone)gore

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THkaas

Ice has been melting for billions of years, but they didn't have google earth back then…

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Jay's Museum

still at this- ?

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parkimedes

The posts that are extremely angry because they think global warming is a hoax, are made by people paid by corporations to flame the internet to create the illusion of public opinion. Its total bullshit. Ignore the angry posts: look at the facts.

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Brian Bunu

so it isn't global warming anymore, is climate changing, rite i see. u dont have a clue do you. humans are too insignificant to make any difference to be honest. nature itself produces a lot more CO2 through decomposing animal bodies and stuff similar to that than all the humanity combined. oh yeah another thing, one single blade of grass produces 1 ton of oxygen a year. i would say thats plenty to go round.

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DJ Shadwell

Once the planets population has wiped itself out the earth will move on and heal herself, the evolution of this planet has no place for this incredibly selfish species called Homo sapien. We have a finite time here, the planet has a infinite time. To be human = to be the dick of the universe.

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George man

@jagman84 The adults are at work trying to solve some of the words greatest problems. You should take your world order bullshit somewhere else child

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jackie castle

al gore is a disapointment. here we have extinction on our plate, and he wants to tax one of the root causes to run governments. rather then exstingish it!
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Brythonic Man

The Communitarian agenda.

Temps have been decreasing since 1993. Antarctica's ice shelf is increasing not decreasing & at now record levels, only a very very small part of Antarctica has seen receding ice shelves. Climatologist who speak out are sidelined as are the few politicians with the guts to lose their careers. India & China,over one third of the worlds population, are dumping more fossil fuels into the air than all the western industrialised nations ever did & it's getting colder!

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Brythonic Man

Winter 2010 in England the temps plummeted to minus 19 on 3 occasions & well documented by amateur observers & all concurred. Yet the government stated the temps in England that year only reached minus 10. Why?

Inefficient tax payer subsidised wind turbines, cause massive amounts of energy to construct & deliver, they work in the UK for only one third of the time, have a max lifespan of 30 years, destroy bird migration patterns on land. kill fish offshore & blot our countryside! What for?

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Brythonic Man

Even if you do not believe in Agenda 21, there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that a few people backed by the senior bankers are making fortunes on the back of AGW.

The Earth's climate has always been changing and always will. The difference in the 20th & 21st century is that we have a cabal indoctrinating a scam of frightening proportions to those who are taken in by false flag fear mongering. It's long over due for the masses to start thinking out of the box before it's tool late.

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bfgmech3c

Well said Brythonic man.

People wake up! They want to enslave you even more. Your like blind sheep being led to slaughter. American freedom's and Liberties are being stripped from you daily. For your children's sake, don't buy into this man-made climate change Bologna! My God! I am appalled to think what type of place America will be to live for my great grandchildren if we continue down this slippery slope.

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Jacob Zimmerman

everybody knows that global warming is a vatican conspiracy

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Paul JWilkins

Hypocrite. Your new 12 million dollar home with pool has no renewable energy sources and you continue to use gas guzzling cars and planes! Don't preach to us hypocrite, get your own house literally in order before!

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highlandsh

Hey, grandkids, we considered preventing runaway climate change but decided it would cost too much so here's your planet. Sorry about that.

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Levi Levi

Hey diamond
We are in coastal Massachusetts. Well 35 miles from ocean. But I am assuming that when we get the storms we get called northeasters or bombosgen.. we are screwed. I believe the storm that just hit out in the middle of USA will be 3 times stronger when ocean is involved. I believe we are seeing a lack of normal magnetic polarity due to a blank sun. If this continues. Adios…

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Right Thinking

The earth and climate will adjust..with or without human interference!
Climate change crisis/Agenda 21-2030 is all about controlling humans.. Through creating fear, they will be telling you where and how you’re going to live, watching your every move, getting you out of your car and rationing your resources (water, power, land etc.) Wake up people! Look at your local cities/regions Comprehensive Sustainability plan! This plan is virtually everywhere now! It’s sneaky and “the people” didn’t vote for this super-imposition on our lives! Go watch Rosa Koire and Patrick J Michaels (Mark Levin show) on Youtube! They will tell you the truth!! Al Gore/Cortez et al. are so arrogant and should be brought up on charges for lying to the public! We don’t need, nor want, central government control over our lives! I thought we lived in the United States of America, where people are free! If you want to implement any of their ideas in your life, go ahead! We live in a free country where we choose to live the way we want to, individually! I choose not to buy into their BS and will live the way I want to!
There is no climate crisis & the world will still be here in 12 years! WAKE UP!!!! Your freedom is at stake! Fight for it! Have a nice day!

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