Gore is “more dangerous than global warming”

So says Bob Murray, founder and CEO of Murray Energy Corporation:

The New York Coal Trade Association, headquartered in New York City, recently held its 94th annual banquet and meeting at the New York Hilton. One of the guest speakers was Bob Murray, founder and CEO of Murray Energy Corporation and probably one of the few CEOs brave enough to challenge the militant climate control movement that threatens the future of America’s economy. In his speech, he dared to say that he regards Al Gore as the shaman of global doom and gloom. He is not joking when he says, “He is more dangerous than his global warming.”

Unlike many heads of corporations who are taking their companies on that long green mile and caving in to the demands of environmental militants, Mr. Murray is fighting tooth and nail for what he says is, “the little guy that nobody cares about.”

“Some wealthy elitists in our country,” he told the audience, “who cannot tell fact from fiction, can afford an Olympian detachment from the impacts of draconian climate change policy. For them, the jobs and dreams destroyed as a result will be nothing more than statistics and the cares of other people. These consequences are abstractions to them, but they are not to me, as I can name many of the thousands of the American citizens whose lives will be destroyed by these elitists’ ill-conceived ‘global goofiness’ campaigns.”

Mr. Murray was a coal miner in Ohio who survived two mining accidents and built funds from a mortgaged house into a private coal mining company with more than 3,000 employees. He expresses concern about the proposals in Congress that will ration the use of coal, warning of much worse adverse consequences to Americans than those experienced after the 1990 amendment of the Clean Air Act.

Mr. Murray told me that he had seen the effect of the drastic reductions in coal production, and the wrenching impact on hundreds of communities, as a result of that legislation. In Ohio alone, from 1990 to 2005, about 118 mines were shut down, costing more than 36,000 primary and secondary jobs. These impacted areas have spent years recovering, and some never will. He spoke of the families that broke up, many lost homes, and some were impoverished, because of legislation that the environmentalists call a “success.”

“I don’t need a computer graphic like in Gore’s movie, to learn about this havoc,” he told me, “I lived it and saw it firsthand.”

Something tells me Murray will be rolling his eyes when the IPCC releases its synopsis of a 1,400 page assessment on ‘man made global warming’, due out later this week. The report is currently being finalized by scientists … and diplomats, diplomats who are apparently immune from the criticism normally leveled from gw alarmists towards anyone critical of so-called man-made gw who isn’t a scientist.

The summary’s final wording must be adopted by consensus among the diplomats, with the approval of the scientists.

While there may be editing for the sake of nuance, the underlying premise of the draft report will not change. “A decade ago, climate impacts were largely hypothetical,” said James J. McCarthy, a Harvard University oceanographer who was a main author of the 2001 IPCC report. “That’s no longer a question.”

LOL. Of course it isn’t. Editing ‘for the sake of nuance’? We know what that means.

PM Update: Check out what happened to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research after they exposed the Goracle’s electricity usage. Typical. (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

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