September 13, 2011 - Al Gore

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Barack Obama unveils his jobs plan, Paul Krugman discusses the Lesser Depression, and Al Gore focuses on climate reality.

>> Stephen: TONIGHT, PRESIDENT

OBAMA HAS A PLAN TO CREATE JOBS:

SO FAR, JUST IN THE JOB PLAN

CREATING INDUSTRY.

(LAUGHTER)

AND MY GUEST IS FORMER VICE

PRESIDENT AL GORE... UNLESS THE

SUPREME COURT DECIDES IT SHOULD

BE SOMEONE ELSE.

(LAUGHTER)

ANDERSON COOPER'S DAYTIME TALK

SHOW STARTED.

EITHER THAT, OR HE'S REPORTING

FROM THE DISASTER AREA KNOWN AS

DAYTIME T.V.

(LAUGHTER)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: YES!

YES!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THANK YOU.

(CROWD CHANTING "STEPHEN")

)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> THANK YOU!

I WANT TO THANK YOU.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR

UNINTELLIGIBLE ARGLE BARGLE.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AT THE

"REPORT."

WE HAVE A LOT OF SHOW TO GET TO,

FOLKS.

TONIGHT I HAVE NOT ONE, NOT

THREE BUT TWO NOBEL PRIZE

WINNERS AS MY GUEST.

PAUL KRUGMAN AND VICE PRESIDENT

AL GORE.

JUST WATCHING TONIGHT'S

BROADCAST QUALIFIES YOU FOR A

BACHELOR'S DEGREE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WHICH, IN TURN, QUALIFIES YOU

FOR NOTHING.

(LAUGHTER)

SPEAKING OF QUALIFIED FOR

NOTHING, WOLF BLITZER.

(LAUGHTER)

LAST NIGHT, WOLF HOSTED A CNN

TEA PARTY PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

WHERE HE TRIED TO AMBUSH RON

PAUL BY ASKING WHETHER SOCIETY

SHOULD PAY FOR SOMEONE IN A COMA

WHO DOESN'T HAVE INSURANCE.

>> THAT'S WHAT FREEDOM IS ALL

ABOUT, TAKING YOUR OWN RISKS.

THIS WHOLE IDEA THAT YOU HAVE TO

PREPARE AND TAKE CARE OF

EVERYBODY...

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> ARE YOU SAYING THAT SOCIETY

SHOULD JUST LET HIM DIE?

>> NO...

>> YES!

>> YES!

>> Stephen: YEAH!

(LAUGHTER)

I SAY WE PERSONALLY TELL THAT

STUPID COMA GUY TO SUCK IT!

(LAUGHTER)

IN MORSE CODE HAND SQUEEZES.

OH, THEY'RE IN THERE.

(LAUGHTER)

OF COURSE, THIS IS STONE-HEARTED

REALISM AND IT'S A PROVEN CROWD

PLEASER AT G.O.P. DEBATES.

>> GOVERNOR PERRY, QUESTION

ABOUT TEXAS.

YOUR STATE HAS EXECUTED 234

DEATH ROW INMATES, MORE THAN ANY

OTHER GOVERNOR IN MODERN TIMES.

HAVE YOU...

(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WHAT!

WHAT!

WHOO!

234!

HE'S THE BARRY BONDS OF

EXECUTIONS!

(LAUGHTER)

OH, GOD, OH, GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT?

I HOPE PERRY HASN'T BEEN

JUICING.

I WOULD HATE FOR THOSE DEATHS TO

BE TAINTED.

NATION, THESE DEBATES ARE

SUPPOSED TO HELP US FIND THE

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE, BUT THEY HAVE ALREADY

HELPED US TO FIND HIS RUNNING

MATE-- THE GRIM REAPER.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S RIGHT, THE ANGEL OF

DEATH.

CLEARLY HE IS POPULAR WITH THE

G.O.P. BASE THIS YEAR.

HE'S GOT ALL THE QUALIFICATIONS

THEY'RE LOOKING FOR: HE'S OLD

AND BONE WHITE.

(LAUGHTER)

HE'S PACKING A WEAPON.

HE'S GOT AN INCREDIBLE WAR

RECORD.

AND BELIEVE ME, NO ONE WANTS TO

GET RID OF OBAMACARE MORE THAN

THIS GUY.

PLUS HE IS A CLOSE SECOND TO

RICK PERRY IN EXECUTIONS.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT DON'T WORRY, MITT ROMNEY, IF

THE GRIM REPUBLICER IS IN

PERRY'S CAMP, YOU'VE STILL GOT

TOUCH OF DEATH TO ANY CAMPAIGN.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT BELIEVE IT OR NOT, FOR THE

NEXT 14 MONTHS, BARACK OBAMA IS

STILL THE PRESIDENT.

LIKE LAST WEEK HE RUBBED IN THE

OUR FACE BY CALLING A JOINT

SESSION OF CONGRESS TO UNVEIL

HIS NEW $447 BILLION AMERICAN

JOBS ACT.

ON FRIDAY, HE HELD RALLIES TO

PROMOTE THE BILL.

YESTERDAY HE WAS IN THE WHITE

HOUSE ROSE GARDEN TO ANNOUNCE

THAT HE WAS SENDING THE BILL TO

CONGRESS AND TOMORROW HE'S GOING

TO APPEAR LIVE FROM THE OVAL

OFFICE CALLING FEDEX WITH A

TRACKING CODE TO FIND OUT IF

ANYONE IN CONGRESS WOULD SIGN

FOR IT.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

BUT FOLKS, I DO NOT BELIEVE THEY

SHOULD BECAUSE LAST NIGHT/TELL

YOU I SAT DOWN TO READ THIS

199-PAGE BOONDOGGLE BUT LUCKILY

THE T.V. WAS ON.

JIM?

>> THIS TIME LAST NIGHT,

PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS UNVEILING

HIS NEW JOBS PLAN.

MORE THAN HALF OF THAT IS TAX

CUTS PLUS NEW SPENDING ON

SCHOOLS, ROADS, AND BRIDGES.

>> Stephen: OKAY, TAX CUTS I

UNDERSTAND.

BUT WE DON'T NEED THE GOVERNMENT

BUILDING BRIDGES AND ROADS!

THAT WAS PROVEN BY REAGAN'S

SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, BO

DUKE.

HE DID NOT USE PAVED ROADS AND

HE SURE AS HELL DID NOT NEED

BRIDGES.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

OBAMA'S PLAN IS JUST MORE

JOB-KILLING SPENDING ADDING TO

OUR JOB-KILLING DEBT.

OBAMA CAN CREATE SOME

JOB-KILLINGS JOBS, RIGHT, PEOPLE

WHE WANT HIS JOB?

>> THE RIGHT ANSWER FOR AMERICA

IS NOT TO GROW GOVERNMENT OR TO

BELIEVE THAT GOVERNMENT CAN

CREATE JOBS.

>> THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES YOU

CREATE JOBS THROUGH THE

GOVERNMENT.

>> DON'T WAIT FOR GOVERNMENT TO

CREATE JOBS FOR US.

THEY'RE JUST GOING TO MESS IT

UP.

>> Stephen: WHY WOULD A PERSON

WHO CAN'T FEED HIS FAMILY WANT

ONE OF THOSE MESSED-UP

GOVERNMENT JOBS WHERE THEY PAY

YOU THIS THIS WORTHLESS

GOVERNMENT SCRIPT THEY PRINT

THEMSELVES ON PAPER!

BUT FOLKS I SAY THE NAIL IN THE

COFFIN HERE IS THAT LIBERALS

LOVE THIS BILL.

EVEN "NEW YORK TIMES" COLUMNIST

IN AND LEAST INTERESTING VERSION

OF THE WORLD'S MOST INTERESTING

MAN, PAUL KRUGMAN WHO HAS

OPPOSED NEARLY EVERYTHING THE

PRESIDENT HAS DONE, CALLED THE

BILL SIGNIFICANTLY BOLDER AND

BETTER THAN I EXPECTED.

WRONG, SIR!

THIS THING WILL NOT WORK AND NO

ONE CAN TELL ME OTHERWISE.

HERE TO TELL ME OTHERWISE,

PLEASE WELCOME MY FIRST NOBEL

LAUREATE OF THE EVENING, PAUL

KRUGMAN.

PAUL, GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.

THANKS FOR COMING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

PAUL, I DO NOT... I DO NOT

UNDERSTAND, OKAY.

YOU ARE A NOBEL LAUREATE IN

ECONOMICS.

YOU MUST KNOW THAT THE

GOVERNMENT CANNOT DO ANYTHING.

>> IT CAN KILL PEOPLE.

WE'VE JUST SEEN THAT

DEMONSTRATED.

>> Stephen: YES, YES!

AND THEN THOSE PEOPLE DON'T NEED

JOBS.

CHECK MATE.

(LAUGHTER)

THAT'S PERRY'S JOBS PLAN.

HOW DO YOU CREATE JOBS WITH

GOVERNMENT MONEY?

THOSE ARE TEMPORARY JOBS.

>> FIRST OF ALL, TEMPORARY JOBS

ARE SOMETHING WE REALLY KIND OF

NEED, RIGHT?

SUPPOSE THAT WE... THAT

CORPORATIONS BECAME MORE

COMPETENT AND DECIDED TO BORROW

SOME MONEY AND SPEND AND BILL

NEW PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT.

>> Stephen: RIGHT.

>> EVERYBODY THINKS THAT WOULD

CREATE JOBS, RIGHT?

>> Stephen: RIGHT.

>> BUT IF THE GOVERNMENT GOES

OUT AND BUILDS BRIDGES AND

REPAIRS SCHOOLS AND PUTS PEOPLE

TO WORK IN HEALTH CARE AND THEN

HIRES MORE SCHOOL TEACHERS, WHY

IS THAT ANY DIFFERENT?

>> Stephen: BECAUSE OBAMA WILL

GET CREDIT.

(LAUGHTER)

THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY TO CREATE

JOBS, THE ONLY WAY TO CREATE

LASTING JOBS IS TO CUT TAXES FOR

BUSINESSES AND TO GET RID OF

REGULATION.

REGULATION IS STRANGLING JOBS.

THEN BUSINESSES WILL HAVE

CONFIDENCE AND THEY CAN PLAN FOR

THE FUTURE.

>> SO I HAVE... I I HAVE

INVENTED A CHARACTER.

SHE PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN A LOT OF

THESE DISCUSSIONS.

I CALL HER THE COMPETENCE FAIRY.

IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT THE RIGHT

WINGERS ARE ALWAYS SAYING,

THEY'RE GOING TO LAY OFF SCHOOL

TEACHERS, THEY'RE GOING TO SLASH

JOBS, THEY'RE GOING TO NOT BUILD

BRIDGES, THEY'RE GOING TO LET

THE BRYNS WE ALREADY HAVE FALL

DOWN BUT THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE THE

CONFIDENCE FAIRY WILL COME IN

AND MAKE THE ECONOMY GROW.

NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND, IN FACT, LOOK....

>> Stephen: PAUL?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: THERE MIGHT BE

CHILDREN WATCHING RIGHT NOW.

(LAUGHTER)

THE CONFIDENCE FAIRY IS REAL,

ISN'T IT?

>> U, RIGHT, YES.

>> Stephen: OKAY THANK YOU.

>> BUT THE POINT IS IF YOU ASK

BUSINESSES PROUT PROMPTING THEM

OR HAVING A LOBBYIST SAYING THIS

IS WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY TO...

WHETHER REGULATION OR TAXES IS

THE PROBLEM, THEY BASICALLY

NEVER MENTION IT.

>> NOW, OKAY, YOU SAY THAT THE

CONFIDENCE FAIRY DOESN'T EXIST.

>> RIGHT.

OKAY, SO IF CONFIDENCE ISN'T A

PROBLEM WITH OUR ECONOMY, IS

THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?

>> NO....

>> Stephen: IT'S NOT A PROBLEM.

THEN WILL YOU SAY RIGHT NOW...

WILL YOU SAY RIGHT NOW THAT WE

ARE HEADED INTO ANOTHER

DEPRESSION?

>> WE'RE ALREADY IN KIND OF A

DEPRESSION.

I CALL IT... I'M CALLING IT A

LESSER DEPRESSION.

THERE WAS THE GREAT DEPRESSION

OF THE 1930s....

>> Stephen: THAT HURTS TO HEAR

YOU SAY.

>> WE'RE ALREADY IN SOME THAT IS

FUNCTIONLY LIKE A DEPRESSION.

IT'S NOT AS BAD.

IT'S A LESSER DEPRESSION.

NOT THE GREAT DEPRESSION.

>> Stephen: SHOULD WE START

CREATING MUSICALS WHERE WOMEN

SWIM IN POOLS AND WE SHOULD HAVE

BLOND CURLEY HAIRED CHILDREN AND

AGED NEGROS.

SHOULD WE GO BACK TO THAT

HAPPIER TIME?

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO, PAUL

KRUGMAN?

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?

>> I THOUGHT THAT PEOPLE WERE...

IPADS WERE BASICALLY THE

EQUIVALENT.

YOU KNOW, IT'S TRUE, THIS IS

REALLY BAD.

>> Stephen: DID YOU JUST CALL

IPADS AN AGED NEGRO?

(LAUGHTER)

I AM OFFENDED!

I'M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE AND

ASK... HAVE A NOBEL LAUREATE

MAKE RACIST STATEMENTS ABOUT...

PLEASE GO!

>> I WAS SAYING STEVE JOBS IS

ESTHER WILLIAMS.

>> Stephen: STEVE JOBS IS ESTHER

WILLIAMS?

(LAUGHTER)

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE'RE GOING TO

POSSIBLY EDIT THIS.

(LAUGHTER)

THANK YOU SO MUCH PAUL KRUGMAN

OF THE "NEW YORK TIMES."

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU.

WELCOME BACK TO OUR CONTINUING

COVERAGE OF TONIGHT'S SHOW.

(LAUGHTER)

FOLKS, THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT

CHOICES IN THE REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL FIELD, WHO CAN

PICK?

(LAUGHTER)

IT'S LIKE GOING TO THE KENNEL

AND WANTING TO BRING HOME ALL

THE PUPPIES BEFORE GOVERNOR

PERRY HAS THEM PUT DOWN.

(LAUGHTER)

BUT I HAVE AN ESPECIALLY SOFT

SPOT FOR AN UNDERDOG AND FRIEND

OF THE SHOW RON PAUL.

HE FINISHED A CLOSE SECOND AT

THE AMES STRAW POLL AND HE'S

POLLING NATIONALLY IN THE TOP

THREE AHEAD OF MICHELE BACHMANN

WITH A MARGIN OF ERROR OF PLUS

OR MINUS "LET SIX PEOPLE DIE."

(LAUGHTER)

AND YET I'M THE ONLY PUNDIT

WILLING TO ADMIT TO HAVING AN

INCURABLE CASE OF RON PALSY.

EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THE

OTHER CANDIDATES WHO HAVE

WRACKED UP SOME HIGH-PROFILE

ENDORSEMENTS.

MINNESOTA GOVERNOR TIM PAWLENTY

HAS THROWN HIS BABY EGRET LIKE

WEIGHT BEHIND MITT ROMNEY AND

JUST YESTERDAY RICK PERRY

SECURED THE BACKING OF CURRENT

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR AND FORMER

WIGGLE IN THE PURPLE SHIRT BOBBY

JINDAL.

BUT WHAT RON PAUL REALLY NEEDS,

FOLKS, IS A CREDIBLE NATIONAL

ENDORSEMENT TO GIVE HIS CAMPAIGN

THE KIND OF LEGITIMACY HIS

CAMPAIGN HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO

GET FROM HIS CAMPAIGN.

(LAUGHTER)

LUCKILY, A BIG ENDORSEMENT JUST

CAME IN FROM A PASSIONATE

HEARTLAND CONSERVATIVE WHO

ANNOUNCED HIS SUPPORT ON

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S "FRONTIER

FORCE."

>> READ YOUR CONSTITUTION!

>> OKAY?

>> ALL RIGHT?

THE CONSTITUTION IS YOUR RIGHT

TO!

DON'T GO... CONSTITUTION!

YOU GUYS... JUSTICE... WHY CAN'T

YOU GUYS JUST SIT DOWN TO ME

THAT THIS IS MY CONSTITUTION.

WHAT'S THE FIRST AMENDMENT?

WHAT'S THE FIRST SNAEPLT WHAT'S

THE FIRST AMENDMENT?

(LAUGHTER)

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW!

(LAUGHTER)

HA!

YEAH, CONSTITUTION!

READ IT AND LIVE BY IT.

>>

>> RON PAUL 2012!

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: YES!

RON PAUL!

RON PAUL HAS LOCKED UP THE

COVETED (BLEEP) FACED VOTE.

(LAUGHTER)

THIS COULD BE HUGE FOR HIM.

IF THESE GUYS DRIVE TO THE POLLS

ON ELECTION DAY PROVIDED THEY

DON'T FIRST PLOW INTO A FARMER'S

MARKET.

AND THIS GUY IS AN ELOQUENT

MOUTHPIECE FOR LIBERTARIAN

IDEAS.

>> DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE...

>> I'M TELLING NOBODY.

I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

WHAT'S THE LEGAL LIMIT OF

HURTING SOMEBODY?

>> YEAH, THE LEGAL LIMIT IS JUST

MORE NANNY STATE REGULATIONS.

THIS WAS A VICTIMLESS CRIME.

NO ONE GOT HURT BECAUSE LEGALLY

A LIVER IS NOT A PERSON!

(LAUGHTER)

SO CONGRATULATIONS, RON PAUL,

YOUR SHIP HAS FINALLY COME IN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY GUEST

TONIGHT HAS A NOBEL PRIZE.

BIG DEAL.

ALL MY GUESTS DO.

(LAUGHTER)

PLEASE WELCOME AL GORE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

MR. VICE PRESIDENT, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR JOINING US.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WHAT AN HONOR TO FINALLY HAVE

YOU NEAR WITHER UNDERNEATH THE

GLARE OF MY SCORN.

(LAUGHTER)

NOW, SIR, LET'S GET SOME

POLITICS OUT OF THE WAY FIRST,

MAY WE?

>> OF COURSE.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

RICK PERRY ENDORSED YOU IN 1988.

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: WILL YOU RETURN THE

FAVOR?

(LAUGHTER)

RIGHT NOW AND ENDORSE RICK

PERRY.

>> WELL, IT WOULD HURT HIM A

LOT.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: IS THAT AN

ENDORSEMENT.

>> NO, IT'S NOT.

>> Stephen: SO BECAUSE AN

ENDORSEMENT WOULD HURT HIM AND

YOU WON'T ENDORSE HIM ISN'T THAT

IN ITSELF AN ENDORSEMENT?

>> UM... YOU COULD PUT IT THAT

WAY.

>> Stephen: I JUST DID.

>> YES!

HE WAS A DEMOCRAT BACK THEN.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

>> Stephen: WEREN'T WE ALL.

(LAUGHTER)

I'VE GOT A LITTLE FOLLOW-UP,

RICK PERRY QUESTION FOR YOU.

RICK PERRY SAID IN ONE OF THE

RECENT DEBATES, HE SAID OF

GLOBAL WARMING, HE SAID "BACK IN

THE 17th CENTURY, ONLY GALILEO

SAID EARTH REVOLVED AROUND THE

SUN, EVERYBODY ELSE SAID THE SUN

RESOLVED AROUND THE EARTH."

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

GALILEO OR GLOBAL WARMING?

(LAUGHTER)

BECAUSE RICK PERRY SAYS YOU

CAN'T HAVE BOTH.

THE SCIENCE ISN'T IN YET, IS IT?

>> WELL, IT IS IN AND....

>> Stephen: I HAVEN'T SEEN IT.

>> STEPHEN, THE EARTH DOES GO

AROUND THE SUN.

LOOK OUTSIDE.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: BUT THE SCIENCE ON

GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT IN YET.

>> WELL, IT IS.

EVERY NATIONAL ACADEMY OF

SCIENCE, EVERY MAJOR COUNTRY IN

THE WORLD AGREES AND THE

NATIONAL ACADEMY....

>> Stephen: THOSE ARE NATIONAL

ACADEMIES.

THOSE ARE GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS

WHO ARE ON THE GOVERNMENT DOLE,

WE KNOW GOVERNMENT CAN'T DO

ANYTHING.

>> EVERY PROFESSIONAL SCIENTIFIC

SOCIETY IN EVERY FIELD RELATED

TO THE STUDY OF CLIMATE ENDORSES

IT.

97% TO 98% OF ALL THE CLIMATE

SCIENTISTS THAT ARE MOST ACTIVE

PUBLISHING IN THE FIELD AGREE

WITH IT.

>> Stephen: OKAY, BUT THAT SAYS

THERE IS GLOBAL WARMING.

I'LL ACCEPT THERE IS GLOBAL

WARMING.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE YOUR MOVIE

MADE MONEY.

(LAUGHTER)

THE MARKET HAS SPOKEN.

THE MARKET HAS SPOKEN.

WE GET EACH OTHER.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

BUT THAT'S... I'VE GOT SAY THAT

IS VERY 2007 THINKING.

BECAUSE THAT WAS A LUXURY TO

CARE.

>> IT'S GOTTEN WORSE SINCE THEN.

>> Stephen: YEAH, BUT SO HAS

EVERYTHING ELSE.

YOU KNOW?

YOU'RE A GUY WHO'S DOWN IN MY

BASEMENT SAYING HEY, YOU'VE GOT

A BROKEN FOUNDATION IN YOUR

HOUSE AND I'M TELLING YOU THAT

MY SECOND FLOOR'S ON FIRE.

THAT'S THE ECONOMY IN THIS

METAPHOR.

AND I HAVE TO PUT OUT THE

ECONOMY FIRE BEFORE I WORK WITH

YOUR FOUNDATION GLOBAL WARMING.

(LAUGHTER)

IS THIS TOO TECHNICAL?

(LAUGHTER)

>> I'M HORRIBLE AT THIS

SOPHISTICATION OF YOUR METAPHOR.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WHERE'S MY NOBEL PRIZE?

(LAUGHTER)

>> IT'S GOT SO MUCH GOING ON IT

IN.

>>.

>> Stephen: YOU KNOW WHAT I'M

TALKING ABOUT.

OUR FOCUS IS ON, LIKE, EVERYDAY

NEEDS.

>> WELL, ONE OF THE REASONS IS

ECONOMY IS IN TROUBLE IS BECAUSE

WE KEEP GOING TO WAR IN THE

MIDDLE EAST IN THE PLACE WHERE

MOST OF THE OIL IS LOCATED AND

WE KEEP BORROWING MONEY FROM

CHINA TO BUY OIL FROM A MARKET

DOMINATED BY SAUDI ARABIA AND

THEN BURN IN THE WAYS THAT

DESTROY THE FUTURE OF THE

PLANET.

ALL OF THAT'S GOT TO CHANGE.

WE CAN PUT PEOPLE TO WORK AND

STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY BY

BUILDING SOLAR AND WIND

FACILITIES, REFURBISHING

INEFFICIENT BUILDINGS, BUILDING

SMART GRIDS AND FAST TRAINS AND

PUTTING PEOPLE WORK INSTEAD OF

CONTINUING THIS ADDICTION TO

VERY EXPENSIVE DIRTY OIL AND

COAL.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THAT WAS VERY WELL

SAID.

SIR, THAT WAS VERY WELL SAID BUT

I SUSPECT THOSE ARE THE FIRST

100 WORDS YOU SAY EVERY MORNING.

(LAUGHTER)

WHILE YOU'RE SHAVING.

YOU'RE ONE OF THE CO-FOUNDERS OF

CURRENT T.V. AND YOU'RE PLANNING

SOMETHING CALLED THE CLIMATE

REALITY PROJECT.

IT'S A 24 HOUR BOARD WIDE EVENT

STARTING IN MEXICO CITY.

WHAT HAPPENS?

>> 24 HOURS IN REALITY WHICH IS

STREAMED LIVE ON THE INTERNET

FOR 24 HOURS IN ALL 24 TIME

ZONES, IT FOCUSES ON THE

CONNECTION BETWEEN... BETWEEN

THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND THE

EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS WE'VE

BEEN HAVING.

YOU CAN SEE IT LIVE ON, STREAM,

YOU CAN GO TO

CLIMATEREALITYPROJECT.ORG ON THE

INTERNET.

>> Stephen: AND I CAN WATCH 24

HOURS OF PEOPLE TESTIFYING ON

HOW THEY'RE AFFECTED BY GLOBAL

WARMING AND THE SOLUTIONS?

I CAN WATCH THAT FOR 24 HOURS

WITHOUT STOPPING?

>> WELL, YOU CAN IN 13

LANGUAGES.

>> WOW.

SO YOU WANT TO KEEP MY COMPUTER

ON FOR 24 HOURS AND TALK ABOUT

CONSERVING ENERGY?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: THAT'S A MIXED

MESSAGE, SIR.

>> AND YOU CAN BURN MORE ENERGY

BY WATCHING IT LIVE ON

TELEVISION ON CURRENT T.V.

DURING THE FINAL HOUR.

ON SEPTEMBER 15.

>> Stephen: IS KEITH OLBERMANN

PART OF THIS?

HE'S ON CURRENT T.V.

>> KEITH IS DOING GREAT.

HE'S NOT ON THIS PARTICULAR

PROGRAM.

>> I'M WORRIED ABOUT THAT.

HE SCARES ME.

IS HE STILL YELLING A LOT?

>> WELL, HE SCARES FOX NEWS AND

HE SCARES YOUR CHARACTER,

ABSOLUTELY, AS HE SHOULD:.

>> Stephen: MY CHARACTER?

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING

ABOUT, SIR?

>> I FORGOT FOR A MOMENT.

I'M SO SORRY.

>> Stephen: YOU FORGOT ONE WHAT?

YOU'VE COMPLETELY LOST ME!

>> I'VE BEEN SO FOCUSED ON THIS

REALITY PROJECT.

>> Stephen: AS WELL YOU SHOULD!

AS WELL YOU SHOULD, SIR.

I THINK OUR JOB IS DONE HERE.

(APPLAUSE)

THE THANK YOU, AL GORE.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

AL GORE, THE LIVE ONLINE

BROADCAST.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

THANK YOU.

(CHEERS AND APP

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELL, THAT'S IT FOR

THE SHOW, EVERYBODY.

FOR "THE COLBERT REPORT", I'M

STEPHEN COLBERT.

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