GORE SAYS HE’S NOT GOING
Posted by Andrew Roman on December 4, 2009
From the “I’m Just Sayin’” file …
I’m not insinuating anything, nor am I drawing any conclusions based on incomplete data – which means I could never be on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). I’m not connecting any dots or making claims I can’t substantiate. I’m only saying that it is interesting – I say, interesting – that with only a few more days to go before the World Climate Summit in Copenhagen that the man who made the phrase “global warming” t-shirt worthy, Al Gore, has had a change of plans.
He won’t be going to Copenhagen.
That the inventor of the internet, and the foremost man-made global warming doomsaying non-scientist on two legs, has cancelled his appearance at what would seem to be the defining event of the year for climate change warriors like himself is … well, odd.
But I’m not insinuating anything … and I haven’t used the word Climategate once (except for right there).
Jennifer Harper from the Washington Times writes:
Former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday abruptly canceled a Dec. 16 personal appearance that was to be staged during the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which begins next week.
As described in The Washington Times’ Inside the Beltway column Tuesday, the multimedia public event to promote Mr. Gore’s new book, “Our Choice,” included $1,209 VIP tickets that granted the holder a photo opportunity with Mr. Gore and a “light snack.”
Berlingkse Media, a Danish group coordinating ticket sales and publicity for the event, said that “great annoyance” was a factor in the cancellation, along with unforeseen changes in Mr. Gore’s program for the climate summit. The decision affected 3,000 ticket holders.
“We have had a clear-cut agreement, and it is unusual with great disappointment that we have to announce that Al Gore cancels. We had a huge expectation for the event. . . . We do not yet know the detailed reasons for the cancellation,” said Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Berlingske Media, in a statement posted by the company.
The ClimateDepot.com, an online news aggregator that tracks global-warming news reports, referred to the situation as “Nopenhagen,” and evidence that popular momentum for the Copenhagen conference “is fading.”
One blogger at the Washington Times website equated this to the Pope deciding not to show up at Christmas Mass.