Al Gore Used an Expletive to Describe Anti-Climate Change Commentary

The Tennessean reports on an Al Gore expletive episode that, naturally, has inspired Internet commentary. An excerpt including the remarks most questioned.
“The model they innovated in that effort has been transported whole cloth into the climate debate,” said Gore, speaking at an Aspen Institute forum on Communications & Society in Aspen, Colo. “Some of the exact same people — by name, I can go down a list of their names — are involved in this,” Gore said. “And so what do they do? They pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It’s not — It may be volcanoes.’ Bull—! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bull—! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bull—-!”
He continued: “There are about 10 other memes that are out there, and when you go and talk to any audience about climate, you hear them washing back at you the same crap, over and over and over again.”
Some websites have posted the audio saying Gore is “losing it” or has become “unhinged” or is “irate” during his remarks, but the first reporter to break the story disagrees.
“Those reports are out of context,” says Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of the non-profit Aspen Journalism. “He wanted to make a point about how false information gets injected into democratic debate.”

Recording of both the full speech and the expletive sound bite are available HERE.

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