Beware: Al Gore Is Trolling GOP Candidates

Vice President Al Gore attends a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 21, 2015 in Davos.
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Curious as to whether Al Gore had any comment on the Supreme Court’s body slam of President’s Obama global warming rules, I came across this tweet from Gore:

The tweet linked to a Huffington Post article that began:

When Dan Kipnis stood up and asked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) about his plan to address climate change, he thought he might face some angry audience members who didn’t like his question. He was shocked to instead find people clapping for him.

“I thought I’d get some boos or something like that,” the 65-year-old retired fishing boat captain from Miami Beach told The Huffington Post after Rubio’s Sunday town hall in Londonderry. “But you know, these people up here in New Hampshire, they’re pretty enlightened.”

This event wasn’t an isolated incident. Questions about climate change frequently come up at GOP town halls, even though it’s an issue that the candidates rarely talk about unprompted and one that almost never comes up during debates.

Kipnis said he was also able to ask former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) a climate change question at a New Hampshire town hall, and he received a similar reception.

“I basically got a standing ovation,” he said.

So who is Dan Kipnis?

As Gore revealed in his tweet, Kipnis is one of Gore’s trained climate missionaries whose job is to promote global warming hysteria. In fact, according to his web site, Kipnis is one of Al Gore’s “top ten” climate missionaries.


The Huffington Post article reports that Kipnis was questioning Marco Rubio at a Rubio campaign rally in New Hampshire ahead of the state’s primary. Is Kipnis a New Hampshire voter? No. He lives in Florida.

Is Kipnis even a Republican? In 1985 he was appointed to the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission by Democrat Gov. Bob Graham.

My conclusion is that Al Gore is sending his minions out in an effort to embarrass Republican presidential candidates on the stump. A word to the wise: Beware of  “voters” bearing climate questions.

Steve Milloy publishes (@JunkScience)


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