I am Al Gore, founder and chairman of the Climate Reality Project – AMA : IAmA

antiscian770 points 1 hour ago 862|92For people that may be skeptical about global warming, what is the one undeniable scientific fact that you feel backs it up the most effectively?

 

AlGore[+1]Former Vice President[S] 1055 points 1 hour ago 1332|273

There are at least 15 deeply researched separate lines of evidence that all confirm man-made global warming. They are all consistent, each with the others. Every National Academy of Science on the planet agrees with the consensus. The Academies describe the evidence as “indisputable”. Every professional scientific society in every field related to climate science and earth science also agree. And 97-98% of climate scientists worldwide most actively publishing also agree. Animals and plants also agree — in that they are moving their ranges by latitude and altitude to find climate niches similar to the ones in which they evolved. Even if you leave climate science completely out of it and just measure extreme temperatures, the statistical record of global temperatures shows that three-standard deviation events have increased from 0.25% of the time from 1951-1980 to 10% of the time now. There is as strong a consensus as you will find in science, with the possible exception of the existence of gravity.

 

As someone who was in office during another time of obstructionism and fierce party-line divides, what advice would you give President Obama to accomplish his objectives during his second term? What advice would you give to us, the public, in dealing with the harsh realities of the partisan divide?

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AlGore

[+1]Former Vice President[S] 477 points ago (562|102)

Stand on principle. As Mark Twain said, “Do the right thing! You’ll ratify your friends and astonish your enemies.” Start with climate.

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