The chill wind of ClimateGate has blown over Al Gore’s $1,200-per handshake lecture at Copenhagen. He has canceled the hot-air hoedown.
ClimateDepot dubbed the crumbling global warming conference next week “Nopenhagen.”
Blow, winds of change, blow:
Former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday abruptly canceled a Dec. 16 personal appearance that was to be staged during the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which begins next week.
As described in The Washington TImes’ Inside the Beltway column Tuesday, the multi-media public event to promote Mr. Gore’s new book “Our Choice” included $1,209 VIP tickets that granted the holder a photo opportunity with Mr. Gore and a “light snack.”
Berlingkse Media, a Danish group coordinating ticket sales and publicity for the event, said that “great annoyance” was a factor in the cancellation, along with unforeseen changes in Gore’s program for the climate summit. The decision affected 3,000 ticket holders.
“We have had a clear-cut agreement, and it is unusual with great disappointment that we have to announce that Al Gore cancels. We had a huge expectation for the event. … We do not yet know the detailed reasons for the cancellation,” said Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Berlingske Media, in a statement posted by the company.
The ClimateDepot,com, an online news aggregator that track global warming news reports, referred to the situation as “Nopenhagen”, and evidence that popular momentum for the Copenhagen conference “is fading.”
ClimateGate: The Next Frontier…hits NASA.