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Gore’s “24 Hours of Reality” Makes Tragic Mistakes

“Carbon pollution is warming our planet and creating dirty weather like extreme droughts, flooding, wildfires, and superstorms.”

Al Gore frequently says this sort of thing.

But scientists continue to explain that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which are Gore’s principal concern, are neither “carbon” nor “pollution.” Reporters on both sides of the debate understand this, of course, but give him a pass on the error. They should no longer do this. Carbon is a naturally occurring, non-toxic element found in all living things. Everything from medicines to trees to oil to our own bodies and those of all other creatures are made of carbon compounds. Pure carbon occurs in nature mainly in only two forms: graphite and diamonds.

This continues to fall on deaf ears.

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