Al Gore: Climategate Changes Nothing

Uproar over 10-year-old emails just 'sound and fury'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 11:55 AM CST
Updated Dec 9, 2009 1:57 PM CST
"What do they think happens when we put 90 million tons up there every day? Is there some magic wand they can wave on it and presto!—physics is overturned and carbon dioxide doesn't trap heat anymore?"   (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(Newser) – Al Gore thinks the so-called climategate emails are nothing but “sound and fury,” dredged up by the "noise machine built by the climate deniers," and “do not in any way cause any question about the scientific consensus.” In an interview with Slate, Gore notes that the newest of the emails is from 10 years ago, and that the study the scientists discuss suppressing wasn’t ultimately suppressed.

Besides, the changes we’re seeing in the world around us “make this discussion over 10-year-old emails kind of silly.” The Northern Polar ice cap is disappearing, as are mountain glaciers, and we've seen record numbers of storms, floods, and fires. “What in the hell do they think is causing it?” demands an exasperated Gore. “The physical relationship between CO2 molecules and the atmosphere and the trapping of heat is as well-established as gravity, for God’s sakes.”

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