Al Gore Pushes Climate Change on Jeopardy

Former Vice President Al Gore gestures at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, as he speaks about his new book called “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.” Gore won a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to raise awareness about climate change. Credit: AP

Former vice president Al Gore appeared on an episode of “Jeopardy!” to plug his new book called “The Future” and continue his crusade against so-called man-made climate change.

“The future. I’m Al Gore and that’s the title of my new book about what’s driving the enormous changes reshaping our civilization, our planet, and ourselves,” Gore said.

He then provided the following clues to contestants:

World power hangs in the balance as this nation surges forward; in 2010 it ended the USA’s century-old standing as the no. 1 manufacturing nation. (Answer: China)

Looking to the future, we can’t ignore the climate crisis as we’ve done too often since back in 1859 when an Irish scientist noted the heat-trapping effect of this molecule. (Answer: Carbon dioxide)

The global economy is being transformed into Earth INC. by the mechanization of human jobs and this practice of moving jobs from industrial to developing economies. (Answer: Outsourcing)

Population and economic growth threaten our natural resources; one example is he erosion of this, the upper 6 inches of farming land that provides 99% of human food. (Answer: Top soil)

When the future seems gloomy, think of the work of Ilya Prigogine, who said that a system open to new ideas and influences can reform itself in his nobel-winning corollary to the second law of these. (Answer: Thermodynamics)

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As it turns out, not even “Jeopardy!” is safe from Gore’s climate change lectures. He has come under fire recently for selling Current TV to Al-Jazeera, which relies partly on oil profits to operate. According to Gore, big oil is a big part of the problem when it comes to climate change.

 

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(H/T: Fox Nation)