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Analysis: Nobel thrusts Gore back into spotlight, but will he run?

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  1. Better to light a small candle than to sit and curse the darkness from Canada writes: Good decision! Now Mr Bush ought to win something not a Nobel Prize perhaps but maybe a Dumbel Prize for his lack of effort and one sided approach to the Middle East problems and his disinclination to talk to 'enemies' because one should NEVER talk to 'enemies' jiust friends. And of course the The Bush-Cheney War with the terrible destruction of lives and property. Bush has made history with the undoubted help of Cheney.
  2. one thinker from Canada writes: If Al Gore decide to change his mind and decides to run for president, it will ruin any progress he has made advocating global warming. One can fool oneself that as president he may have more power to influence a favorable outcome on this issue, but the truth is as president he has to answer to the millions of americans on all the issues that they deman attention not just global warming. So if he wants to run, he can do it, but im sure he'll regret it afterwards if his real intentions are to help 'save the planet' from global warming.
  3. Nai Woos from Calgary, Canada writes: If I were Al Gore, I would not run for the Presidency. Right now he is a saint. Why dirty yourself with that campaign? If he loses, he would be called 'used to be the next President of the United States, twice'. If he wins, he would be trying to save the U.S.A., fighting Congress, Rush Linbaugh, the Iraq War (remember this nasty thing?), Al Qaida, even the red necks in his backyard Tennessee..... When is he going to have time to fight global warming? If he does not run, he is going to save the WORLD. He will be a leader of the WORLD, not just U.S.A.
    I suspect Jimmy Carter wants to retain the position as the only decent guy in the U.S.A.. So he wants to send Al to the dogs.
  4. tom h from Canada writes: If we ever want to reduce emissions, it will take a gutsy leader to make things happen - public pressure alone will not make anything change. The public is on Al Gore's side, and there is nobody in the world better positioned to make things happen. He may be the unwilling leader (and given the state of American electoral politics, I can't blame him for his trepidation), but Mr. Gore right now has an opportunity to change the world that environmentally-conscientious citizens could only have dreamed about a few short years ago. I sincerely hope Mr. Gore is willing to consider a presidential run in 2008.
  5. R cardin from Canada writes: I hope he runs. Things need to change and some of the biggest changes need be done in the auto industry. Does anybody anywhere not believe the oil people and the car people are not in bed together?
    30 years ago GM made an electric car then buried it.
    Today it's about Hydorgen's future but does anybody think they won't sell you a fresh tank of Hydrogen at $4-5 per gallon.
    Electric would cost next to nothing and Electricity is available every where. Big business is NOT chasing electric because it means dome for them so skrew the planet we want to continue to make money so it's Hydrogen so they can continue to make money.
    But for you and me? it's a bad deal.
    It's actually easy now to make a 100% electric car and batteries are getting better but not a peep from big business!
    Now if Gore wins, maybe, just maybe he would have enough clout to change the strangle hold big business has on all of us.
  6. Dick Nails from Desoronto, Canada writes: Republicans are hoping the goracle will shove modesty aside (well, he is not modest at all but that is typical of a egomaniac like the goracle) and back into the Dem race. That would really split the left, muddy the waters long enough for the Repubs to get their dumb act together.
  7. Dick Nails from Desoronto, Canada writes: Nai Woos from Calgary, Canada writes: If I were Al Gore, I would not run ... even the red necks in his backyard Tennessee..... When is he going to have time to fight global warming? If he does not run, he is going to save the WORLD. He will be a leader of the WORLD, not just U.S.A.
    I suspect Jimmy Carter wants to retain the position as the only decent guy in the U.S.A.. So he wants to send Al to the dogs.

    A laffaminute Nai. Thanks. The goracle is a big hit in China. They all saw the movie last saturday and in Cultural Revolution fit of self-inflicted self-loathing, all spent last sunday berating themselves publicy and vowing to never, ever use anything that would emit C02 and hold their breaths, collectively of course, until things get better. The goracle is the king of the world, no doubt.
  8. kevin o'connor from mindemoya, Canada writes: RUN AL RUN!!!
    There is too strong a possibility that Guliani will beat either Clinton or Obama and besides, Clinton voted for the war. Edwards would beat Guliani but is unlikely to make it out of the primaries, and he also voted for the war (at least he admits his error, unlike Clinton). The world cannot afford another republican administration. So Please, Please,
    RUN AL RUN!!!
  9. Roop Misir from Toronto, Canada writes: The man who would be President now has a fighting chance to test the hypothesis that he should have been President. Now with the Nobel Prize to his credit, the choice is now clear for Mr. Gore.
  10. robert quinn from Japan writes: You'd have to be one magnanimous troll not to lampoon all these previous posts. Al Gore for President? C'mon, guys. You have to know this will never, ever happen. Apart from the admittedly credible Gumby impression, a Gore candidacy doesn't answer. It's a non-starter from every angle. The Dems won't entertain it for a second, and even the Kos-Kidz will hesitate to endorse a proven stiff (not that Republicans wouldn't be ecstatic to see that smooth campaigner up against...just about anyone they've got in the stable now). Al Gore for President, no. Al Gore for Revenant, maybe.
  11. b mac from Canada writes: ..A judge in Britain has ruled that Gore’s movie on climate change should come with a warning. The case was brought by truck driver Stewart Dimmock, who accused the British government of “brainwashing” children. He ordered the government to rewrite its guidelines to highlight the movie’s falsehoods. Gore’s claim: A retreating glacier on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is evidence of global warming. Finding: The government’s expert witness conceded this was not correct. Gore: Ice core samples prove that rising levels of carbon dioxide have caused temperature increases. Finding: Rises in carbon dioxide actually lagged behind temperature increases by 800-2000 years. Gore: Global warming triggered Hurricane Katrina, devastating New Orleans. Finding: The government’s expert accepted it was “not possible” to attribute one-off events to global warming. Gore: Global warming is causing Africa’s Lake Chad to dry up. Finding: The government’s expert accepted that this was not the case. Gore: Polar bears had drowned due to disappearing Arctic ice. Finding: Only four polar bears drowned, due to a particularly violent storm. Gore: Global warming could stop the Gulf Stream, plunging Europe into a new ice age. Finding: A scientific impossibility. Gore: Species losses, including coral reef bleaching, are the result of global warming. Finding: No evidence to support the claim. Gore: Melting ice in Greenland could cause sea levels to rise dangerously. Finding: Greenland ice will not melt for millennia. Gore: Ice cover in Antarctica is melting. Finding: It increasing. Gore: Sea levels could rise by seven metres, causing the displacement of millions of people. Finding: Sea levels are expected to rise by about 40 centimetres over 100 years. Gore: Rising sea levels caused the evacuation of Pacific islanders to New Zealand. Finding: The court observed that this appears to be a false claim.
  12. Larfing Outloud from Virgin Islands (British) writes: robert quinn: well said.

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