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Al Gore says climate change deniers are ‘just nuts’

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:09 EDT
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Tuesday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” former Vice President Al Gore said people who denied that humans were negatively influencing the Earth’s climate were simply crazy.

“Some of the same people that were denying that it would be bad to default on the debt — they say, ‘There’s no problem, we can just pay the Chinese bond holders instead of Social Security recipients or the military’ — well, that is sort of the same as saying physics isn’t real, global warming isn’t real,” Gore said.

“It’s nuts,” he continued. “It really is nuts. And it is hard to just say it is nuts, but it is nuts.”

“Every national academy of sciences in the world has taken this position, every scientific society 97 percent of all climate scientists — and mother nature is really kind of screaming from the rooftops.”

Gore said there should be an economic cost on carbon and a political cost on climate change denial.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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