As 1.618 noted, Al Gore was planning to charge $1,200.00 per to allow people to shake his ManBearPig paw and have their picture taken with him in Copenhagen. Seems like many people ponied up to meet Al, but Gore chickened out, leaving many in a lurch.
“Former U.S. vice president has canceled his event, more than 3,000 Danes have purchased a ticket…
Looks like they will get a refund though. Might be worth more as a collectors item in ten years though.
I wonder how many people have shelled out $1200 to shake Al’s hand? Maybe not enough and he couldn’t cover the expenses for his private jet?”
“In the wake of Climategate, his continued global warming proclamations and his refusal to debate are simply untenable. Thus after Britain’s Lord Christopher Monckton recently challenged Gore to a debate, Monckton afterwards added: “If you don’t dare [debate], I want you to remain silent about [global warming] forever from now on.”
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has grown so tired of Gore’s unwillingness to debate that they are openly mocking him — offering to pay him $500.00 if he’ll debate Monckton. But with all due respect to CEI, there’s no reason to believe a scaredy cat like Gore, who is positioned to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire,” will expose the error of his ways to a sound thinker like Monckton.
Instead, he’s more likely to make himself even harder to reach in order to be sure he doesn’t have to defend his global warming assertions. There’s a good chance this was the motive behind the cancellation of his scheduled appearance at the Copenhagen climate conference later this month. Although people had already paid $1200.00 to meet the former vice president, the outcry over Climategate may have persuaded Gore that allowing people to get close enough to shake hands would be tantamount to allowing them to get close enough to ask tough questions.”
At least we have the satisfaction of now knowing that Al Gore will go down in history as just another lying, money-grubbing shyster. I don’t know about you, but that helps me sleep more soundly at night.
It will be nicer, though, when he finally stops turning perfectly good oxygen into carbon dioxide.