Irate Al Gore Accuses Global Warming Skeptics of Spreading ‘Bull’

By | August 9, 2011 | 5:17 PM EDT

Former Vice President Al Gore at the U.N. Climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

( – Former Vice President Al Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his high-profile global warming advocacy, engaged in a obscenity-laced rant last week, angered over growing skepticism about his cause.

“Some of the exact same people – by name, I can go down a list of their names – are involved in this,” Gore said Thursday at an Aspen Institute forum in Aspen, Colo.

“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----!”

“And there are about ten other memes that are out there,” he continued. “And when you go and talk to any audience about climate change, you hear them washing back at you – the same crap, over and over and over again.”

Gore went on to say, “It’s no longer acceptable, in mixed company – meaning bipartisan company – to use the god---- word ‘climate.’ It’s not acceptable! They have polluted this to the point where we cannot possibly come to an agreement on it because of this organized activity.”

Gore spoke about world poverty at the Aspen Institute forum. It was first reported by the National Public Radio station for Colorado, KDNK, and has since spread across the Web and talk radio.

In a similarly angry tone, Gore also said the debt ceiling debate was “insane.”

“During the debt-ceiling debate, Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity and a collection of smaller groups did exactly the same thing,” Gore said.

“Unnoticed in Washington and New York, as the debt-ceiling debate was going on, the ratio of television advertisements was 9-to-1 – 9-to-1! – on, on the ‘Don’t-lift-the-debt-ceiling’ debate. ‘Spending is the problem. We have to shrink government.’ And now we’re going to tip the country back into recession. It’s absolutely insane.”