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Gore compares global warming deniers to flat earthers
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Friday March 28, 2008

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Former Vice President Al Gore is about to launch a major advertising campaign to raise awareness of global warming and will appear on 60 Minutes this Sunday to promote it.

In a brief teaser for the interview aired by CBS, Leslie Stahl says to Gore, "There's still a lot of skepticism about whether global warming is man-made."

"I don't think there's a lot," Gore replies. "You're talking about Dick Cheney?"

"I think those people are in such a tiny, tiny minority now with their point of view," Gore continues. "They're almost like the ones who still believe that the Moon landing was staged in a movie lot in Arizona and those who believe the world is flat."

Following the clip, Stahl explained to CBS that Gore's objective in his ad campaign is to heighten the sense of urgency about global warming by featuring pairs of "people who don't agree anything but this" -- such as Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson, or Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi -- sitting side by side to discuss the issue.

Stahl also emphasized that her overall impression of Gore was "how relaxed he is ... and really how happy he is."

CBS News has more details here.

This video is from CBSNews.com, broadcast March 27, 2008.



 
 


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