Al Gore: Agent of Influence or Useful Idiot of Disinformation

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The Pope condemns the climate change prophets of doom 

Pope Benedict XVI

“It is important for assessments in this regard to be carried out prudently, in dialogue with experts and people of wisdom, uninhibited by ideological pressure to draw hasty conclusions, and above all with the aim of reaching agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances.

“If the protection of the environment involves costs, they should be justly distributed, taking due account of the different levels of development of various countries and the need for solidarity with future generations.

“Prudence does not mean failing to accept responsibilities and postponing decisions; it means being committed to making joint decisions after pondering responsibly the road to be taken.”

Efforts to protect the environment should seek “agreement on a model of sustainable development capable of ensuring the well-being of all while respecting environmental balances”, the Pope said.

He added that to further the cause of world peace it was sensible for nations to “choose the path of dialogue rather than the path of unilateral decisions” in how to cooperate responsibly on conserving the planet. …”


1 JANUARY 2008

 Yet the leading prophet of doom, Al Gore, continually repeats the lie that there is a consensus on man made global warming or climate change.

This is manifestly untrue and Al Gore knows it.

So does the so-called mainstream media that refuses to challenge and confront the many misrepresentations of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.

Lesley Stahl interviews Al Gore On 60 Minutes 3/30/08 Pt.1

Lesley Stahl interviews Al Gore On 60 Minutes 3/30/08 Pt.2

An Inconvenient Truth

Global warming may save the snows of Kilimanjaro

“…Here is the bizarre aspect of all of this. Global warming might be a necessary ingredient to save the snows of Kilimanjaro. Part of the problem for Kilimanjaro is that the ice has formed into steep walls. This makes accumulation of new snow difficult or impossible. New snow disappears in a few days. If the glacier shape were different snow could accumulate and the mass would grow. And a warmer mountain would change the shape of the snow pack. The authors note that this warmer climate “would gradually erode the sharp corners of the ice cap; gentler slopes would quickly develop.” And the change in the slope would “permit the ice cap to grow.” They conclude:

Ironically, substantial global warming accompanied by an increase in precipitation might be one way to save Kilimanjaro’s ice. Or substantially increased snowfall, like the 2006-07 snows, could blanket the dark ash surface so thickly that the snow would not sublimate entirely before the next wet season. Once initiated, such a change could allow the ice sheet to grow. If the Kibo ice cap is vanishing or growing, reshaping itself into something different as you read this, glaciology tells us that it’s unlikely to be the first or the last time.

The disappearance of the snows of Kilimanjaro is not related to global warming at all. But global warming might be their salvation. Ironic indeed.”

Global Gore 

Global warming alarmism

Beck on Global Warming

His arrogant and demeaning comments about those who disagree with him calls into question his own honesty and integrity.

An Inconvenient Truth uses Hollywood animations to misrepresent what is the reality regarding polar bear populations, glaciers and flooding from rising water levels.

Al Gore as Vice-President of the United States took on Ross Perot over NAFTA and free trade.

Why not a similiar debate on the man-made global warming hypothesis?

Here are just a few of Al Gore’s many critics of man-made global warming:

John R. Cristy

Roy Spencer

Richard Lindzen

Sallie Baliunas

 Willie Soon

Sami Solanki

Syun-Ichi Akasofu

Robert C. Balling

Patrick Michaels

Fred Singer

Bjørn Lomborg

Stephen McIntyre

Ross McKitrick

 Christopher C. Horner

Nigel Calder

Peter W. Huber

The list goes on and is growing:

Category:Global warming skeptics

NO ‘Consensus’ on “Man-Made” Global Warming

The Challenge of Global Warming: 

Economic Models and Environmental Policy 

William Nordhaus, Sterling Professor of Economics. Yale University 

“…The issues involved in understanding global warming and taking actions to slow its harmful impacts are the major environmental challenge of the modern age. Global warming poses a unique mix of problems that arise from the fact that global warming is a global public good, is likely to be costly to slow or prevent, has daunting scientific and economic uncertainties, and will cast a shadow over the globe for decades, perhaps even for centuries to come.

The challenge of coping with global warming is particularly difficult because it spans many disciplines and parts of society. Ecologists may see it as a threat to ecosystems, marine biologists as a problem leading to ocean acidification, utilities as a debit to their balance sheets, and coal miners as an existential threat to their livelihood. Businesses may view global warming as either an opportunity or a hazard, politicians as a great issue as long as they don’t need to mention taxes, ski resorts as a mortal danger to their already short seasons, golfers as a boon to year-round recreation, and poor countries as a threat to their farmers as well as a source of financial and technological aid. This many-faceted nature also poses a challenge to natural and social scientists, who must incorporate a wide variety of geophysical, economic, and political disciplines into their diagnoses and prescriptions. …”

Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

Published: Saturday, June 02, 2007

National Post’s Deniers series:
“Scientists who challenge the climate change debate
Somewhere along the way, I stopped believing that a scientific consensus exists on climate change. Certainly there is no consensus at the very top echelons of scientists — the ranks from which I have been drawing my subjects — and certainly there is no consensus among astrophysicists and other solar scientists, several of whom I have profiled. If anything, the majority view among these subsets of the scientific community may run in the opposite direction. Not only do most of my interviewees either discount or disparage the conventional wisdom as represented by the IPCC, many say their peers generally consider it to have little or no credibility. In one case, a top scientist told me that, to his knowledge, no respected scientist in his field accepts the IPCC position.

What of the one claim that we hear over and over again, that 2,000 or 2,500 of the world’s top scientists endorse the IPCC position? I asked the IPCC for their names, to gauge their views. “The 2,500 or so scientists you are referring to are reviewers from countries all over the world,” the IPCC Secretariat responded. “The list with their names and contacts will be attached to future IPCC publications, which will hopefully be on-line in the second half of 2007.”

“…More than six months ago, I began writing this series, The Deniers. When I began, I accepted the prevailing view that scientists overwhelmingly believe that climate change threatens the planet. I doubted only claims that the dissenters were either kooks on the margins of science or sell-outs in the pockets of the oil companies. …”

The series

Statistics needed — The Deniers Part I
Warming is real — and has benefits — The Deniers Part II
The hurricane expert who stood up to UN junk science — The Deniers Part III
Polar scientists on thin ice — The Deniers Part IV
The original denier: into the cold — The Deniers Part V
The sun moves climate change — The Deniers Part VI
Will the sun cool us? — The Deniers Part VII
The limits of predictability — The Deniers Part VIII
Look to Mars for the truth on global warming — The Deniers Part IX
Limited role for C02 — the Deniers Part X
End the chill — The Deniers Part XI
Clouded research — The Deniers Part XII
Allegre’s second thoughts — The Deniers XIII
The heat’s in the sun — The Deniers XIV
Unsettled Science — The Deniers XV
Bitten by the IPCC — The Deniers XVI
Little ice age is still within us — The Deniers XVII
Fighting climate ‘fluff’ — The Deniers XVIII

Science, not politics — The Deniers XIX
Gore’s guru disagreed — The Deniers XX
The ice-core man — The Deniers XXI
Some restraint in Rome — The Deniers XXII
Discounting logic — The Deniers XXIII

Why greens don’t want to ‘solve’ climate change

“…Environmental activists and commentators frequently argue that climate change is the most pressing problem facing humanity, and that if we don’t do something about it the planet will burn up. Yet when planet-sized technological solutions to global warming – also known as ‘geo-engineering solutions’ – are put forward, environmentalists are the first to balk. ‘It will never work’, they say. Why are those who are most concerned about climate change also the most hostile to doing something serious to tackle it? …”

The Global Warming Hoax

Why then does Al Gore say their is a consensus of man-made global warming, knowing it raises doubts about is ability to read, reason and his own veracity, if not sanity?

It is hard for some individuals to admit their own mistakes or recognize the weaknesses of the evidence supporting their position.

However to continue to deny reality, is a recipe for being laughed at and eventually rejected.

Bruce Willis – An Unappealing Hunch

Yet more may be at work than a radical liberal green politician championing an issue that makes him wealthy and may be even make him a future President of the United States.

 Al Gore also repeatedly charges that many, if not most, of the critics of the man-made global warming hypothesis are directly or indirectly paid by energy companies — oil, gas, coal and nuclear.

While some are and freely admit and disclose this, most scientists are not paid anything by the energy companies. Many are in fact government/tax payor paid scientists on both sides of the man-made global warming hypothesis.

Just because the Gore family, father and son, have been royally rewarded by Occidental Petroleum when it was run by the late Armand Hammer, does not mean that every one that disagrees with Al Gore is on energy company payrolls.

Seems that Al Gore likes to project his own questionable ethics on to others.

Could Al Gore be the classic example of an agent of influence or at the very least the useful idiot of disinformation?

By funding and promoting an $300 million advertisement campaign, who benefits and who loses.

Clearly, if Al Gore’s policy recommednations were followed, the American economy and American people would be the big losers, not the Al Gores of this world.

The Amercan people are already complaining bitterly about higher food and energy prices. 

Imagine gasoline prices at $ $10 a gallon, the cheapest bread at $5 a loaf and a can of corn at $1 and an electrical bill three times what you are paying now.

Pass the cap and trade tax and this is exactly what you will get or worse.

If you are lucky, you still might have a job.

Sorry folks, I like to have a job, drive to work, eat food, and have a home that is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer and use appliances and computers at home and at work.

Unfortunately, all the US Presidential candidates actually support a cap and trade tax to protect us from man-made global warming.

The American people need to be protected from the American political elites who believe or at least say they do in the government funded junk science of computer models that support the man-made global warming hypothesis even if the observed data does not.

Junk Science

If the cap and trade tax is passed, can we expect food and gas riots in the USA?

I doubt it, but not so in the poorest nations of the world that would be hit the hardest.

Food riots grip Port Au Prince

Rethinking food crisis solutions 15 Apr 08

The countries of the world that would benefit from a weakened United States include Russia with oil and natural gas and the oil producing countries in the middle east, Iran, Iraq, and Saudia Arabia. 

First some defintions of terms with references to additional information:

Agent of Influence

 “An agent of influence is a well-placed, trusted contact who actively and consciously serves a foreign interest or foreign intelligence services on some matters while retaining his integrity on others. Agent of influence might also refer to an unwitting contact that is manipulated to take actions that advanced interests on specific issues of common concern.

Foreign intelligence agencies take people who tend to agree with their positions on at least one significant issue, such as opposition to some element of a nation’s foreign policy, and then seeks ways to motivate and help that person become a successful advocate on that issue within their own circle of influence.

The ultimate prize of an intelligence agency is to have someone sympathetic to their own goals and ambitions in a position of power, for example British Prime Minister Harold Wilson if it was true, as his own security officials may have believed, that he was a Soviet agent. …”

 Useful Idiot

 ” In political jargon, the term “useful idiot” was used to describe Soviet sympathizers in western countries (particularly in the United States) and the alleged attitude of the Soviet government towards them. The implication was that the person in question was naïve, foolish, or in willful denial, and was being cynically used by the Soviet Union, or another Communist state.

The term is now used more broadly to describe someone who is perceived to be manipulated by political movement, terrorist group, or hostile government, whether or not the group is Communist in nature. …”

“…In the United States, the term is sometimes used as a pejorative against political liberals, radicals, and others among left-wing politics. The tone implies that the speaker thinks the “useful idiot” is ignorant of the facts to the extent that they end up unwittingly advancing an adverse cause that they might not otherwise support. …” 

Why would Al Gore fund a $300 million advertising campaign to promote the man-made global warming hypothesis and it policy implications, if there is in fact a consensus?

Only if you are losing the argument badly do you need to resort to advertising or more propaganda to further mislead the American people into believing a lie.

Who are you in the pay of Al Gore?

One day the American people will know.

Please stop scarring the children and science challenged teachers with your Hollywood animations and lies or should I be more precise and just call it what it really is–disinformation.


Disinformation is the deliberate dissemination of false information. It may include the distribution of forged documents, manuscripts, and photographs, or propagation of malicious rumours and fabricated intelligence. In the context of espionage or military intelligence, it is the deliberate spreading of false information to mislead an enemy as to one’s position or course of action. It also includes the distortion of true information in such a way as to render it useless.

Disinformation techniques may also be found in commerce and government, used by one group to try to undermine the position of a competitor. It in fact is the act of deception and blatant false statements to convince someone of an untruth. Cooking-the-books might be considered a disinformation strategy that led to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Unlike traditional propaganda and Big Lie techniques designed to engage emotional support, disinformation is designed to manipulate the audience at the rational level by either discrediting conflicting information or supporting false conclusions.

Another technique of concealing facts, or censorship, is also used if the group can affect such control. When channels of information cannot be completely closed, they can be rendered useless by filling them with disinformation, effectively lowering their signal-to-noise ratio. …” 

The Pope is right and wise.

The prophets of doom are wrong and arrogant.

Humanity needs less hubris and more humility.

Humanity needs no more  Hitlers, Stalins, Maos, and Pol Pots  and many more Edisons, Bells, Teslas, and Einsteins.

Humanity needs less government spending, taxes and regulations and more jobs, goods and services that people need and want from from such companies as General Electric, Exxon Mobil, Intel and Microsoft. 

Humanity needs less plans, programs and propaganda and more free enterprise, free trade and freedom. 

Happy May Day.

May Day

Charlton Heston on Global Climate Change

carpenters -We’ve Only Just Begun

Background Articles and Videos

Gore sensitive about Hammer connection
“…Hammer used to boast that he had Sen. Al Gore Sr. “in his back pocket.” As I have reported here before, Hammer set up Gore Sr. in business before he ventured into politics, stayed close to him throughout his political career and hired him after he left office.

“Throughout the whole of his life, Al Gore Sr. and his family depended on pay-outs, kickbacks and subventions from Hammer,” wrote Neil Lyndon, who worked for Hammer. “Like his father before him, Al Gore Jr.’s political career was lavishly sponsored by Hammer from the moment it began until Hammer died, only two years before Gore Clinton in the 1992 race for the White House.”

Who was Hammer? He was a personal friend of V.I. Lenin. He was known as Lenin’s “path” to America’s financial resources. He was the first of a long line of Western businessmen to participate in KGB-controlled joint ventures in the Soviet Union. He was the son of Julius Hammer, a founder of the Socialist Labor Party and later the Communist party USA and who served time in Sing Sing for performing illegal abortions. Armand Hammer was called the “Capitalist Prince” by the KGB. He dutifully served the Soviets for seven decades and became the first — and only — “American capitalist” to be awarded the Order of Lenin.

According to Edward J. Epstein’s “Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer,” Lenin told Stalin about this so-called “industrialist”: “This is a small path leading to the American ‘business’ world, and this path should be made use of in every way.”

In other words, Hammer was a part-time spy, part-time money-launderer, part-time “industrialist” — but a full-time traitor to the United States of America. …”

The Real Al Gore Sr.

“…Conscience? Humble beginnings? When the elder Gore retired from the Senate, he received a $500,000-a-year job as head of Occidental’s coal division. So, it would seem, the cleanest money in Al Gore’s family tree came from tobacco. The really dirty, blood money came direct from Moscow for services rendered to Communist totalitarians and their pseudo-capitalist puppet, errand boys. Tell me about conscience, Al. …”

Al Gore’s Communist Connection

Gore Family Ties – Al Gore

“… “There is no U.S. company that Gore is closer to, financially or socially, than Occidental, one of the most controversial in America. It was Occidental, via Hooker Chemical, that brought us Love Canal in the 1970s. The configuration of the vice president, Al `Earth in the Balance’ Gore, with an oil company is more than a little surprising”

Does this mean that Gore’s highly touted environmentalism is tainted with oil? Actually oil, coal and zinc, but the biggest taint was Hammer himself. It’s a matter about which the vice president is more than a little sensitive. …”

“…Hammer was involved in any number of dubious dealings all over the world” Lewis tells Insight. “He was personally close to both Al Jr. and his father, who was paid $500,000 by Occidental upon losing his Senate seat.” In fact, as president of Occidental’s Island Creek coal division and a member of Occidental’s board of directors, Gore Sr.’s salary was reported as $750,000 per year back in the days when three-quarters of a million dollars was real money. Island Creek was at the time the third-largest coal producer in the United States.

Once free of Hammer’s payroll, Lyndon tore a fairly large chunk out of the hand that had fed him, terming his former boss “one of the [last] century’s most sinister figures” as well as “the godfather of American corruption” who “bribed and suborned elected representatives at all levels of American life, from city assemblymen and mayors to presidents.” Lyndon said in an article in London’s Sunday Review that Hammer liked to claim he had Gore Sr. “in my back pocket” patting his wallet with a chuckle. …”

Armand Hammer

Charlie Rose: November 29, 1996

Al Gore speech at Cannes Advertising Festival 1/3

Al Gore speech at Cannes Advertising Festival 2/3

Al Gore speech at Cannes Advertising Festival 3/3

Economist Bjorn Lomborg: Global warming is not a priority

 Crash Course in KGB/SVR/FSB Disinformation and Active Measures 

“…Out of these ‘Principles of Leninism’ the contemporary Soviet concept of Dezinformatsiya, or disinformation, has evolved. The Russians define disinformation as ‘the dissemination of false and provocative information.’ As practised by the KGB, disinformation is far more complex than the definition implies. It entails:

  • the distribution of forged or fabricated documents, letters, manuscripts, and photographs;
  • the propagation of misleading or malicious rumours and erroneous intelligence by agents;
  • the duping of visitors to the Soviet Union; and
  • physical acts committed for psychological effect.

These techniques are used variously to influence policies of foreign governments, disrupt relations among other nations, undermine the confidence of foreign populations in their leaders and institutions, discredit individuals and groups opposed to Soviet policies, deceive foreigners about Soviet intentions and conditions within the Soviet Union, and, at times, simply to obscure depredations and blunders of the KGB itself.

Disinformation operations differ from conventional propaganda in that their true origins are concealed, and they usually involve some form of clandestine action. For this reason, Soviet rulers always have charged their clandestine apparatus with primary responsibility for disinformation. –John Barron, KGB, 1974 …” 

An interview with retired KGB Maj. Gen. Oleg Kalugin

“…On the other hand — and this is the other side of the Soviet intelligence, very important: perhaps I would describe it as the heart and soul of the Soviet intelligence — was subversion. Not intelligence collection, but subversion: active measures to weaken the West, to drive wedges in the Western community alliances of all sorts, particularly NATO, to sow discord among allies, to weaken the United States in the eyes of the people of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and thus to prepare ground in case the war really occurs. To make America more vulnerable to the anger and distrust of other peoples. …”

A History of the Early Soviet Union

A Sophisticated
Disinformation Operation


Dezinformatsia: active measures in Soviet strategy. – book reviews

“…The authors define covert disinformation as “as non-attributed or falsely attributed communication, written or oral, containing intentionally false, incomplete, or misleading information (frequently combined with true information), which seeks to deceive, misinform, and/or mislead the target.”

The one aspect about which little is publicly known is the agent-of-influence operation “carried out by a person who subtly and artfully uses his or her position, influence, power, and credibility to promote the objectives of a foreign power in ways unattributable to that power.” The agent of influence can be someone recruited for his task or can be an unwitting, manipulated individual. In between the controlled agent and the unwitting collaborator is what is called the “trusted contact.” Any well-informed Washington observer could with little difficulty make up a list of individuals who fit easily into the agent-of-influence category but about whom there is no evidence other than the question: Cui bono?…”

Possible Soviet Responses
to the US Strategic Defense Initiative

Interagency Intelligence Assessment


“…2. The Soviets consider active measures(3) an offensive instrument of foreign policy, designed specifically to influence the policies of other governments in favor of the USSR. The classic techniques — press placements, disinformation, front organizations, friendship societies, and so forth — can be used to disrupt relations between states arrayed against the USSR. The United States is the primary target. Academicians, journalists, and other agents of influence have been used to conduct political influence operations.

3. We believe that the Soviets will employ measures to cope with the President’s BMD initiative that could include:

  • Attempts to cause divisiveness and unrest among the US allies by arguing that the US initiative is an attempt to abandon them and that the United States is reverting to a “Fortress America” policy.
  • Attempts to force the administration to withdraw or step down the BMD initiative by trying to convince the American people that implementation of the President’s proposal would seriously curtail US social programs.
  • Claims that the United States is upsetting the strategic balance and planning for a nuclear war-winning capability, disrupting the peaceful coexistence between East and West which has been so successful in maintaining peace since the end of World War II, and is starting a dangerous new spiral in the arms race.
  • Veiled threats of Soviet response, including statements implying that undefined countermeasures are already under way. …”

LOL or COL (Crying Out Loud)

The Price of Ethanol…

Al Gore, the hypocrite…

Global Warming is a Myth…

Climate Models Overheat Antarctica, New Study Finds

May 07, 2008

“… Computer analyses of global climate have consistently overstated warming in Antarctica, concludes new research by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Ohio State University. The study can help scientists improve computer models and determine if Earth’s southernmost continent will warm significantly this century, a major research question because of Antarctica’s potential impact on global sea-level rise.

We can now compare computer simulations with observations of actual climate trends in Antarctica,” says NCAR scientist Andrew Monaghan, the lead author of the study. “This is showing us that, over the past century, most of Antarctica has not undergone the fairly dramatic warming that has affected the rest of the globe. The challenges of studying climate in this remote environment make it difficult to say what the future holds for Antarctica’s climate.”

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