Propaganda via game show? Geez. Jeopardy folded to Al Gore’s climate change-touting ideology by hosting the former Vice President on a recent episode of the show. The producers even gave Gore the opportunity to plug his new book.
“The future. I’m Al Gore and that’s the title of my new book about what’s driving the enormous changes reshaping our civilization, our planet, and ourselves,” he said.
He then offered these clues to the Jeopardy contestants:
World power hangs in the balance as this nation surges forward; in 2010 it ended the USA’s century-old standing as the no. 1 manufacturing nation. (Answer: China)
Looking to the future, we can’t ignore the climate crisis as we’ve done too often since back in 1859 when an Irish scientist noted the heat-trapping effect of this molecule. (Answer: Carbon dioxide)
The global economy is being transformed into Earth INC. by the mechanization of human jobs and this practice of moving jobs from industrial to developing economies. (Answer: Outsourcing)
Population and economic growth threaten our natural resources; one example is he erosion of this, the upper 6 inches of farming land that provides 99% of human food. (Answer: Top soil)
When the future seems gloomy, think of the work of Ilya Prigogine, who said that a system open to new ideas and influences can reform itself in his nobel-winning corollary to the second law of these. (Answer: Thermodynamics)
Who would have thought Jeopardy would have entered the partisan arena in such a shameless way. Here’s the vid, if you’re interested: