Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff on Thursday evening about the perils of climate change, claiming: Cigarette smoking is a "significant contributor to global warming!"
Gore, who was introduced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the world faces a "full-scale climate emergency that threatens the future of civilization on earth."
In 1988, while running for president, he defended tobacco farmers while
campaigning in Southern tobacco states (and made the quote up above: 'I've
raised tobacco ... I've shredded it, spiked it,... and sold it.') He accepted
contributions from tobacco companies as late as 1990.
Get a straitjacket on the guy already!