In a closed-door meeting with journalists in January, the Vice Chairman of General Motors, Bob Lutz, made some comments that would turn Al Gore from green to red. As cited in FrontBurner, he claimed:

“Global warming is a “total crock of sh*t.” “I’m a skeptic, not a denier. Having said that, my opinion doesn’t matter.” “[With the battery-driven Volt], I’m motivated more by the desire to replace imported oil than by the CO2 (argument).”

Lutz, a powerful figure in the auto industry, naturally suffered some serious backlash. In an attempt at damage control, he posted a statement on GM's blog last week:

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