June 22nd, 2011
11:32 AM ET

Gore: Obama has 'failed'

Former vice president and environmental advocate Al Gore sharply criticized President Obama's "failed" approach to global warming Wednesday.

"President Obama has thus far failed to use the bully pulpit to make the case for bold action on climate change," Gore wrote in a "Rolling Stone" article published online.

Although he acknowledged the political difficulty in taking a stand on the issue, Gore said the president has facts to back up his opinions.

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  1. Canadian Genius

    He has ridden the Mighty Moon Worm.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    This is just to good i know old ronny reagon is just rolling over in his grave laughing about loser gore calling loser obama a loser lol lol lol lol lol lol

    June 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ronald Hussein Reagan

      People that lol their own comments lol alone. LOL!!!!!!

      June 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CSnSC

    I'm guessing that 'pop' sound was a vien exploding in his brain

    June 22, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Enlightened

    Al Gore failed to challenge the recount in 2000, giving us eight years of George W. Bush, two wars that have cost us billions of dollars and thousands of American lives (Iraq and Afghanistan), and an economic meltdown/housing collapse that has thrown millions of Americans out of work but made the rich much richer. Gore should STFU...

    June 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes

      And he should have done so about 15 years ago....what a freaking moron

      June 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • bb-35

      Memo to "Enlightened", Gore did challenge the recount but the supreme court called a halt to the counting just because the "counters/dems" didn't like the answer. Time and again the post election reviews show Bush won. Give it up, sore looser! BTW, you have Barney Frank to blanme for the housing crisis. Don't force banks to lend to those who can't repay. Gore would have answered 9/11 with a plea to save the ozone layer. Thank God Bush was president at the time! Scoreboard Bush, scoreboard USA!

      June 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. winston steward

    Gore's wrong. It was he that failed. He failed to mount an aggressive legal challenge to the nine little kingmakers who appointed G.W. bush as prez in the year 2000. Because gore wanted to be a nice guy, he let the Supremes have their way, and not throw a fuss. He should have thrown a fuss. He should have fought as hard as the ten thousand protesters who lined the streets in Washington DC, the day that "President" bush was inaugurated.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      Well said, winston. If Al Gore got elected by the Supreme Court instead of Bush, 9/11 would probably have never happened, their'd be no war in neither Afghanistan nor Iraq and we wouldn't be lavishing in a severe depression as is now the case!

      June 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Liann

    We need a policy to retire ALL FORMS OF CARBON FUELS as soon as possible. There are four states burning today, one or two of them setting new records, spewing Carbon-Dioxide gas as a burn product, which is part of the self-acceleration mechanism of Global Warming. Climate change dehydrates continental interiors, which dessicates interior air, which contributes to wildfires, which adds to the speed of Global Warming.

    Methane gas (Natural Gas) is not cleaner, as unburned molecules regularly go out the flue. Each molecule of methane in the upper atmosphere destroys ozone thereby producing 25 times the global warming effect of one molecule of CO2. All the methane which does burn becomes CO2.

    We have seven times more fossil fuels needed to kill the Earth. We are not running out of fuels - we are running out of environment which supports higher life.

    The rooftops of American homes (100 million family residences x 2000 sq.ft. average floorplan) is 10% more than enough space to generate all the electrical production required presently to power the national grid. This is assuming low-efficiency 12 watts per sq.ft. polysilicon cheap photovoltaic panels with zero technical breakthroughs required.

    A smartgrid with plug-in BEV vehicles (like the Chevy Volt) will store 4 times the daily PV production, buying and selling electrons than is needed daily by America by the power grid. Hydrogen fuel cells of a 60 kW car will power 60 homes for every hour that it has fuel.

    Moving electrons is expensive - it costs $1 megabuck per mile for transmission lines for the power grid, but trucks can move PV silicon wafers from the windfields in the Dakotas to where the power is needed very economically. Turning wind into PV silicon makes more sense than pumping electrons. There's no shortage of wind or PV in that scenario, and no shortage of storage with 100,000,000 American cars and light trucks storing 20 kW each.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe Moore

    9 11 would have happened and Gore would have apologized to the muslims. And our cities would have been the battlegrounds.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lyndsie Graham

      When did you decide that, Joe? Somehow I don't agree. Bush should never have been elected and today we wouldn't be at war.

      June 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ian

    Global warning is a proven farce, a giant lie.
    Gore almst pulled off the biggest coup of all time.

    June 22, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      1. It is not disputed that greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere and increase surface temperatures. This is well demonstrated by Venus, which is hotter than Mercury, though it is farther from the sun.

      2. It is not disputed that human activities produce greenhouse gases such as CO2 and Methane.

      3. It is not disputed that human activities are reducing the planets ability to remove CO2 from the atmosphere by deforestation.

      4. It is not disputed that increases in temperature increase water vapor content in the atmosphere, which also acts as a greenhouse gas. Of course some is normal and necessary, to maintain our current temperatures, but it can amplify warming effects.

      5. It is not disputed that surface temperatures are increasing as a trend.

      6. It is not disputed that human emissions and deforestation have affected the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and have contributed to the warming trend.

      June 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Not to say that Gore isn't a sensationalist. He has overstated many things about warming, actually hurting the credible information about human impact on warming.

      June 22, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joe Moore

    We were at war with Al Queda long before Bush.

    June 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Blew State

    Al Gore is still fat, annoying, and irrelevant http://blewstate.net/2011/06/22/al-gore-still-fat-annoying-and-irrelevant/

    June 22, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    stop comperminsing with the right wing hating nutbags Mr President

    June 22, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joe Moore

    What is comperminsing? What a left wing idiot.

    June 23, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    The wilderbeast feed on green pasture unabated by global warming.

    June 23, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pop

    U people are creepy im mean very creepy

    June 23, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat2u

    Gore, you are an idiot. The only one who has failed is you. You go running around like chicken little proclaiming the sky is falling. Global warming my butt. The earth is going through a cycle of change, just as it has throughout history. These changes have been going on long before humans were causing it.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
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