RUSH: I was watching in Snerdley’s office Algore being interviewed by Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Washington, and he’s out there telling some of the biggest whoppers. He says that the Arctic ice cap is melting and will soon be gone. The Universe of Lies just continues to expand. He’s out there saying, global warming, climate change is as much a part of life as gravity is. There’s no questioning it. I think these guys are in panic. They’re still human beings and in the privacy of their own lives and existence when they get behind closed doors they know they’ve got a huge problem. Their ace-in-the-hole, they think, is Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm. That’s what they think, because they think Obama’s going to be able to make the United States take the lead in this. And, by the way, you know, the EPA yesterday, do you understand what’s happening in this country? The EPA is blackmailing elected officials, representatives of the people. The EPA essentially saying, ‘If you don’t pass cap and trade, we’re going to unilaterally implement it, ’cause the Supreme Court gave us the power to. So if you don’t do it, we will.’
So we have a bureaucracy, a government agency, led by an Obamaite, Lisa Jackson, who’s basically telling the elected representatives of the people: ‘If you don’t do it, we’re going to do it.’ Democracy be damned, representative republic be damned, democratic process be damned. All of this is happening right before our very eyes. Once the United States takes the lead on declining its own progress, the rest of the world is gonna take the hint, and we are going to be the only advanced civilization in the world to purposely harm ourselves. That’s what this is leading to. We will be the only advanced civilization in the world to willingly roll back its progress for the express purpose of seeing to it that the wealth of this nation is extracted and then transferred to places around the world because the Reverend Wright certainly believes this is an unjust, unfair, immoral country, and I do not believe Obama did not hear a word he said in 20 years in a pew. We know that Obama’s mentors, his father, his educators are all from the blame-America-first crowd. That’s what he’s been taught. And they’re going to make this happen come hell or high water. And Algore is gonna profit financially like you can’t believe if this stuff ever does go down officially.
One more question about health care before we move on. Snerdley, can you tell me what our strategy to defeat health care is in the Senate? You can’t? Well, I can’t either. I don’t think anyone can. The only reason there’s any resistance to this right now among Democrats, the only reason that there are not 60 votes in the Senate is because of us, conservatives outside of Congress have been pounding the hell out of this, no thanks to the leadership. I think that election has devastated them. They were crippled, impotent, and when that happens to an elected official, when you suffer a defeat like that, you probably think, ‘Oh, my gosh, what do I have to do to make those voters like me again? Why did they throw me out? Why did they throw us out?’ The way the Democrats have set this up over the years, it’s the partisan bickering that voters don’t like. The independents just run to the Democrat Party at the first moment of Republican criticism of a Democrat.
These people buy into the notion, the premise set by the left that we have to be nicer, that we’re too mean, and that’s why people don’t vote for us, which, of course, is BS. The independents are fleeing the Democrats right now and the Republicans haven’t said a word. So we end up surrendering our principles and policies in order to pander to this group or that group, the Hispanic caucus or whatever it is we’re trying to not offend. I tell you the only reason that they don’t have their 60 votes yet is because conservatives outside of Congress have been pounding the hell out of this.
RUSH: All right, here’s Algore lying about the polar ice cap. It is a total, 150% lie with Andrea Mitchell today. She said, ‘Sarah Palin in an op-ed in the Washington Post, escalating attack on the Copenhagen summit, Palin calls it junk science and writes that the agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen will not change the weather.’
GORE: Global warming deniers persist in this air of unreality. After all, the entire North Polar ice cap which has been there for most of the last three million years is disappearing before our eyes. Forty percent is already gone. The rest is expected to go completely within the next decade. What do they think is causing this? The mountain glaciers in every region of the world are melting, many of them at an accelerated rate, threatening drinking water supplies and agricultural water supplies.
RUSH: I’m telling you, folks, every word of that is just a lie. It’s stunning. Here’s the comment where global warming climate change is like gravity. Andrea Mitchell said, ‘One of the things that Sarah Palin has written recently on Facebook is that this is doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood that makes the public feel like owning an SUV is a sin against the planet.’
GORE: Well, the scientific community has worked very intensively for 20 years within this international process, and they now say the evidence is unequivocal. One hundred fifty years ago this year was the discovery that CO2 traps heat. That is a principle in physics. It’s not a question of debate. It’s like gravity. It exists.
RUSH: I wonder if that’s that tree, that Siberian tree, the one tree that scientists use. There is no consensus. More and more scientists are diverting from this and demanding an investigation into the science that was going on at the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit. CO2 traps heat, the discovery 150 years ago? The largest greenhouse gas on the planet is water vapor, and, by the way, you know what creates water vapor in addition to things occurring naturally? Well, the ocean does, but no, all these new state-of-the-art green, save-the-planet hydrogen powered buses and vehicles emit water vapor, the largest greenhouse gas ever. So these hoaxers are actually contributing more to the problem with their fixes, which is always what liberals do. Every time they spot a problem that needs to be fixed, they worsen it. Ah, but their intentions were honorable. Do not question our results. And now Andrea Mitchell says, ‘If it’s so unequivocal, I have to ask you about the leaks of these e-mails. Even today Tom Friedman talks about them massaging the evidence. Why would they feel the need to hype the evidence if it’s so unequivocal?’
GORE: I don’t think they did. I haven’t read all the e-mails that were stolen there from — the most recent one is like ten years ago, and what they’ve done is they’ve snatched a few phrases completely out of context, and I’ll give you an example. One of the oft-quoted phrases has to do with the scientists saying that a particular study isn’t good science and shouldn’t be included in the international report. Well, that was their view, they exchanged it privately. The study was included, fully aired, discussed, the weak points were analyzed, the other points were analyzed. So it’s an example of how these private exchanges had been blown out of proportion, taken out of context, and misrepresented.
RUSH: Then why did you cancel your big meeting over there at Copenhagen? He was going to have a public meeting and they were going to charge a thousand dollars to participants to have their photograph taken with Algore. But he said the most recent e-mail is ten years ago. The most recent e-mail is last month. The most recent e-mail is last month, not ten years ago. There’s an e-mail from the AP science reporter, Seth Borenstein, asking for guidance from these hoaxers on how to deal with a legitimate scientific journal that says all this is bunk. But the biggest Algore scientific faux pas occurred on November 12th. He was on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. He was talking about the potential of geothermal energy. Algore said that the earth’s temperature was several million degrees only a couple of kilometers down below our surface, a couple of million degrees a couple kilometers down from the earth’s surface. Miners are deeper than that. The surface of the sun is only 6,000 degrees. The surface of the sun, 6,000 degrees, and here’s this champion, this paragon, this Nobel Prize winner: The earth’s temperature is several million degrees only a couple kilometers down. I think we need to check Gore’s other scientific claims and see if he’s made any other factor-of-one-thousand errors or mistakes.