Andrea Mitchell Lets Al Gore Push Global Warming Alarmist Agenda


On Thursday afternoon, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell devoted a segment to letting environmental alarmist and former Vice President Al Gore promote his anti-fossil fuel views as he prepared to take part in the Glasgow climate summit.

The MSNBC host lauded Gore for helping to make his alarmism more popular according to some polls, and fretted that former President Donald Trump had undermined her guest’s efforts to save the world.

Mitchell began the segment by highlighting anti-fossil fuel sentiments leading countries to try to cut consumption:

 

 

In the face of rapid climate change, more countries are making the pledge to cut coal and scale up deployment of green energy. But, noticeably absent from that pledge, the world’s top coal burners, including the U.S. At the U.N. conference in Scotland today, the United States and 20 other countries did agree to end public financing of international fossil fuel projects starting next year.

After bringing aboard Gore for a live interview, Mitchell began by asking if he was afraid his efforts would be undermined by election losses by Democrats: “Nancy Pelosi just acknowledged it was a bad — clearly a bad week here for the Democrats. Small Democratic margins in both the House and Senate  Now, is it going to be a lot harder to get significant legislation passed?”

She followed up:

Do you worry that if — if Democrats lose the midterms, that what the President will now have to do through regulation — through executive order because he didn’t get the major part of his climate agenda into the legislation that they are now proposing — that that will be reversed by the next Congress?

After the former Vice President noted that some businesses and young Republican groups have moved left on the issue of global warming, Mitchell credited her liberal guest: “Well, actually, you know, you’re absolutely correct. The polling is all in that direction — young people want this change — the business community does — this has all changed. And, largely, you know, you’re largely responsible for the change in attitude.”

She soon invoked Gore’s alarmist An Inconvenient Truth documentary from about 15 years ago as she fretted that Trump had thwarted the liberal agenda the discredited film pushed:

It’s been 15 years, though, since An Inconvenient Truth came out. How much ground have we lost because of inaction and the rollbacks under President Trump — former President Trump — over the past 15 years, you know? Have we lost so much time that we are not going to be able to recover?

It was not mentioned that several of the predictions that the movie made have not come close to happening, as Mt. Kilimanjaro has continued to have plenty of snow and Glacier National Park had to quietly remove a sign predicting the ice would be gone by 2020, not to mention the polar bears that have thrived in the past 15 years.

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Transcript follows:

Andrea Mitchell Reports

November 4, 2021

12:32 p.m. Eastern

ANDREA MITCHELL: In the face of rapid climate change, more countries are making the pledge to cut coal and scale up deployment of green energy. But, noticeably absent from that pledge, the world’s top coal burners, including the U.S. At the U.N. conference in Scotland today, the United States and 20 other countries did agree to end public financing of international fossil fuel projects starting next year.

And joining us now from Glasgow is former Vice President and climate activist Al Gore. … I know you’ve got a very busy schedule there, but I do want to get your take on the U.S. commitment to combatting climate change and how that could be effected by the Democratic election losses. Nancy Pelosi just acknowledged it was a bad — clearly a bad week here for the Democrats. Small Democratic margins in both the House and Senate  Now, is it going to be a lot harder to get significant legislation passed?

(AL GORE)

Do you worry that if — if Democrats lose the midterms, that what the President will now have to do through regulation — through executive order because he didn’t get the major part of his climate agenda into the legislation that they are now proposing — that that will be reversed by the next Congress?

(…)

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE: Mother Nature has been speaking very persuasively to people —

MITCHELL: That’s for sure.

GORE: — all over the world, including in our country. And a majority in both political parties want to see this climate crisis solved. Recently, 55 — on 55 campuses, the college young Republican clubs joined together to petition the Republican National Committee to change its position on climate lest that party lose a whole generation. And we’re seeing business leaders, investors, civil society activists, people across the board saying, “Okay, we get it — it’s really time to act to stop using the atmosphere as an open sewer.”

MITCHELL: Well, actually, you know, you’re absolutely correct. The polling is all in that direction — young people want this change — the business community does — this has all changed. And, largely, you know, you’re largely responsible for the change in attitude. Now, you’ve said that the world is witnessing a sustainability revolution. How optimistic are you that you’re doing to see the pledges from the summit turn into real actionable change?

(GORE)

It’s been 15 years, though, since An Inconvenient Truth came out. How much ground have we lost because of inaction and the rollbacks under President Trump — former President Trump — over the past 15 years, you know? Have we lost so much time that we are not going to be able to recover?

GORE: We can recover — we did lose some time, for sure, but, luckily, states like California and New York and a couple of dozen others kept going in spite of the fallback on the federal government’s part. And a lot of companies have made pledges — you know, particularly, the consumer-facing companies responding to their customers — the pledges to adopt 100 percent renewable energy. A lot of those pledges have already been redeemed, and we’re seeing this fantastic shift toward solar and wind electricity, battery-power. Now, we’re seeing green hydrogen develop much faster than anyone thought was possible. 

And we’re seeing the build-down of coal in the United States and elsewhere, and now the focus is on oil and gas. Oil and gas have been the worst investment in the entire stock market for almost 20 years now. And the green energy companies are coming up strong, and now investors in financial institutions are noticing that really they’re in danger of a subprime carbon bubble of something like $22 trillion — something like the subprime mortgage crisis back in 2007/2008. They don’t want to be left on the hook because a lot of these fossil fuel assets are going to be worthless.

MITCHELL: Well, it’s a fascinating change. Just thinking back to Copenhagen and some of the previous summits, this summit has so much more energy and so much more vitality.



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