The Internet’s inventor has a theory as to what cost his boy the first debate (video at link):
AL GORE: I’m going to say something controversial here. Uh, Obama arrived in Denver at 2 p.m. today, just a few hours before the debate started. Romney did his debate prep, in Denver. When you go to 5,000 feet, and you only have a few hours to adjust, uh — I don’t know, maybe…
Um, no, it’s not controversial…just supremely stupid. Moron.
Exit question: Anyone other than me surprised that the Goreacle didn’t blame it on global “warming”?
In the beginning (easy, liberals, I’m not reading from Genesis), Gore dismissed global “warming” skeptics as “mere outliers”. You know, we were so few that it wasn’t even worth acknowledging.
Then, we were considered on par with Truthers, the “9/11 was an inside job” nutbars: crazy, barely worth acknowledging, and whatever you do, don’t encourage them to talk about their lunacy.
But with more and more stories coming forward about doctored climate data, disenchanted scientists openly questioning the global “warming” alarmists’ methodologies, and hidden results, the climate Chicken Littles are now growing increasingly frightened that the world may not believe their eco-catastrophe bullshiite anymore. And for once, they’re right. So, these scoundrels have fallen to their lowest level yet: accuse proper-thinking people of racist (or racist-like) behavior. Details:
One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, at least so says former Vice President Al Gore.
In an interview with former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky broadcasted on UStream on Friday, Gore explained that in order for climate change alarmists to succeed, they must “win the conversation” against those who deny there is a crisis. (RELATED: Bill McKibben: Global warming to blame for Hurricane Irene)
“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me,” Gore said. “My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really started.”
The former vice president recalled how society succeeded in marginalizing racists and said climate change skeptics must be defeated in the same manner.
“Secondly, back to this phrase ‘win the conversation,’” he continued. “There came a time when friends or people you work with or people you were in clubs with — you’re much younger than me so you didn’t have to go through this personally — but there came a time when racist comments would come up in the course of the conversation and in years past they were just natural. Then there came a time when people would say, ‘Hey, man why do you talk that way, I mean that is wrong. I don’t go for that so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.’ That happened in millions of conversations and slowly the conversation was won.”
“We have to win the conversation on climate,” Gore added. …
Gore reminds me of the guy who is talking to a foreigner that doesn’t understand English: “If I just scream my English in a louder voice, then this guy will understand me!” He is so desperate to keep his junk science charade going that he is getting louder, more shrill, and more frantic. Unfortunately for Gore and his ilk, he’s not “winning the conversation” anymore.
Gore, father of four, favors “fertility management” to combat junk science fad known as global “warming”
I guess since his kids managed to escape their mother’s womb alive, it’s totally important now for “fertility management”. Rather misogynist, no?
Scientists faking data to support their junk science claims? The heck you say!
Yep, it’s happening. Again.
Is climate change raising sea levels, as Al Gore has argued — or are climate scientists doctoring the data?
The University of Colorado’s Sea Level Research Group decided in May to add 0.3 millimeters — or about the thickness of a fingernail — every year to its actual measurements of sea levels, sparking criticism from experts who called it an attempt to exaggerate the effects of global warming.
“Gatekeepers of our sea level data are manufacturing a fictitious sea level rise that is not occurring,” said James M. Taylor, a lawyer who focuses on environmental issues for the Heartland Institute.
Steve Nerem, the director of the widely relied-upon research center, told FoxNews.com that his group added the 0.3 millimeters per year to the actual sea level measurements because land masses, still rebounding from the ice age, are rising and increasing the amount of water that oceans can hold.
“We have to account for the fact that the ocean basins are actually getting slightly bigger… water volume is expanding,” he said, a phenomenon they call glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA).
Taylor calls it tomfoolery.
“There really is no reason to do this other than to advance a political agenda,” he said.
Climate scientist John Christy, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, said that the amount of water in the ocean and sea level were two different things.
“To me… sea level rise is what’s measured against the actual coast,” he told FoxNews.com. “That’s what tells us the impact of rising oceans.”
“Many global warming alarmists say that vast stretches of coastline are going to be swallowed up by the sea. Well, that means we should be talking about sea level, not about global water volume.”
Taylor’s takeaway: Be wary of sea level rise estimates.
“When Al Gore talks about Manhattan flooding this century, and 20 feet of sea level rise, that’s simply not going to happen. If it were going to happen, he wouldn’t have bought his multi-million dollar mansion along the coast in California.”
I guess it’s a good thing he didn’t have this conference in Minneapolis, where snow was on the ground in mid-April. Anywho, from the Goreacle:
I remember when I was young, a young teenager growing up part of the time in the South, and I remember when my generation saw the fire hoses being turned on African-Americans and all of the resistance to the Civil Rights movement. And young people asked their parents in that era, “Explain to me again why it’s okay to have legal discrimination on the basis of skin color.” And when they could not answer that moral question coming straight from the conscience of young people, that’s when the laws began to change.
And you need to ask, “Tell me again why it’s alright to put 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every 24 hours, 20 percent of it will still be there in 20,000 years from now.” You need to ask that question and other related questions. Don’t they see the evidence? Don’t they hear what the scientists are saying? Do they actually believe this line from the large carbon polluters that the scientists are making this up, committing fraud in order to get research grants?
Give me a break. They are trying to kill us, too.
Well, heck! Louise Slaughter (D-NY) figured out we’re trying to kill women (and Republican women are apparently trying to get all jihadist-like and kill themselves and other women). Now Gore has picked up our plot at mass extinction…which must mean we’re trying to kill ourselves, too, since we live on the same planet as he does. Well, physically we live on the same planet. Obviously, mentally speaking, we are on a far different and more reality-based planet than the one he occupies.
Exit question: Using Gore’s line of thinking, does Gore’s energy hog of a house count as a weapon of mass destruction?
It’s not an MSM headline. It’s a blog post title, meaning that it comes from a real news source! 😆
“Cowboys Stadium Officials Use Warming to Get Rid of Ice & Snow, Al Gore Not Consulted”
The story is about how stadium officials warmed up the stadium to melt the rooftop ice and snow. Quips Doug Powers:
Using Gore’s unassailable laws of science, won’t a rising temperature lead to an increase in the amount of snow and ice? Stadium officials really should have consulted Al first.
The inventor of the Internet (and of the junk science fad known as global “warming”): All of this snow is caused by global “warming”.
Democrats over the years: The lack of snow is due to global “warming”.
Amazing, isn’t it? Global “warming” can cause both lots of snow AND a shortage of snow.
Hey, Al, thanks for the Internet and stuff, but I could have done without my grocery bill spiking just to “fuel” your presidential (and environut street cred) ambitions. Details:
Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was “not a good policy”, weeks before tax credits are up for renewal.
U.S. blending tax breaks for ethanol make it profitable for refiners to use the fuel even when it is more expensive than gasoline. The credits are up for renewal on Dec. 31.
Total U.S. ethanol subsidies reached $7.7 billion last year according to the International Energy Industry, which said biofuels worldwide received more subsidies than any other form of renewable energy.
“It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol,” said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank.
“First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.
“It’s hard once such a programme is put in place to deal with the lobbies that keep it going.”
So why was he so gung-ho about ethanol in the first friggin’ place? Simple: political gain.
He explained his own support for the original programme on his presidential ambitions.
“One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.”
Gotta make those corn farmers in Iowa happy if you want to get that early nod in the primary and the later nod in the general election, no?
If you ever wonder why food prices have jumped, the answer is that when people stick food in their fuel tanks, there is a shortage of food to stick in people’s gullets. Gore knows that:
A food-versus-fuel debate erupted in 2008, in the wake of record food prices, where the biofuel industry was criticised for helping stoke food prices.
Gore said a range of factors had contributed to that food price crisis, including drought in Australia, but said there was no doubt biofuels have an effect.
“The size, the percentage of corn particularly, which is now being (used for) first generation ethanol definitely has an impact on food prices.
“The competition with food prices is real.”
Ethanol has been a bust. It is less fuel-efficient than fossil fuels, and in many engines (especially boat engines), it actually does damage. Yet due to political connections, the taxpayer is forced to subsidize this failure. And you know d#mn well this boondoggle is going to get its subsidies renewed, don’t you?
On the first day of school, irony will be the feature menu item! Excerpt:
School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they’ve pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.
The $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences will open Sept. 13 for about 675 students. As he was with Bill Clinton (who has an L.A. middle school named after him), Gore is second on the ticket to Rachel Carson, the late author credited with helping launch the modern environmental movement.
“Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public’s health from harm,” an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Making sure the school is safe “would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society.”
No word yet on the school’s mascot, but rumor has it that the students will decide between the Crazed Sex Poodles or the Fighting Manbearpigs.
After 40 years of marriage, Al and Tipper are calling it quits. I guess the question on everyone’s mind is “Who gets control of the Internet?”
OK, that’s the only joke I’m going to crack about an otherwise serious and sad situation. But for the love of Pete, what the hell is this?
Is there anything a journalist cannot or will not twist to bring the topic back to how life would be so much better if only not for that awful George W. Bush? On Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, with the help of the Washington Post’s Sally Quinn, Sharyl Attkisson managed to blame news, that Al and Tipper Gore are separating, on how they never got over being denied the presidency despite winning the popular vote in 2000. If only Bush hadn’t taken it from them.
Attkisson recalled “it’s been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm.”
Just when I thought Bush couldn’t possibly be blamed for anything else, the MSM surprises me. These b#stards are shameless.
I do not rejoice in the breakup of a family. I do not delight in a 40-year partnership being severed. I do not know the ins-and-outs of their marriage. I do not know why they’re splitting. Quite frankly, I don’t care. All I know is that their grown children are going to have a tough time processing this, and I would be a lousy Christian if I took pleasure in their family’s pain.
So while I may detest what Al Gore has done to this planet with his junk science scam known as global “warming” (aka “climate change” when it’s cold), and while I may think “less than Christian” thoughts about his attempt to steal the 2000 election through litigation and disenfranchising our soldiers overseas, I do not think that his failed marriage is just desserts. Marriage is sacred, folks. It’s a shame more people don’t realize that.
Tweets Jim DeMint yesterday (regarding the additional 10 to 20 inches of snow due in DC):
It’s going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries “uncle”.
By “master scientist”, I mean “mouth-breathing, spittle-flecking, knuckle-dragging, waterheaded imbecile”. Same diff. Tomato, to-mah-to. Details:
Al Gore on Conan O’Brien’s show the other day:
Conan: Now, what about … you talk in the book about geothermal energy …
Al: Yeah, yeah.
Conan: and that is, as I understand it, using the heat that’s generated from the core of the earth …
Conan: … to create energy, and it sounds to me like an evil plan by Lex Luthor to defeat Superman. Can you, can you tell me, is this a viable solution, geothermal energy?
Al: It definitely is, and it’s a relatively new one. People think about geothermal energy — when they think about it at all — in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ’cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot …
[Me] The geothermal gradient is usually quoted as 25–50 degrees Celsius per mile of depth in normal terrain (not, e.g., in the crater of Kilauea). Two kilometers down, therefore, (that’s a mile and a quarter if you’re not as science-y as Al) you’ll have an average gain of 30–60 degrees — exploitable for things like home heating, though not hot enough to make a nice pot of tea. The temperature at the earth’s core, 4,000 miles down, is usually quoted as 5,000 degrees Celsius, though these guys claim it’s much less, while some contrarian geophysicists have posted claims up to 9,000 degrees. The temperature at the surface of the Sun is around 6,000 degrees Celsius, while at the center, where nuclear fusion is going on bigtime, things get up over 10 million degrees.
If the temperature anywhere inside the earth was “several million degrees,” we’d be a star.
Numbers sure do portray “an inconvenient truth”, don’t they, Al?
But hey, dude’s nearly a billionaire hypocrite with a big-anus carbon footprint who peddles a junk science fad. So, “science, schm-ience”.
Let’s see…where to begin?
Denver temps in the teens (record lows), coupled with snow and ice, have postponed the Rockies-Phillies baseball playoff game.
While the Goreacle was blathering on about how the Senate will pass cap-and-tax (they won’t), an attendee had the temerity to question errors in “An Inconvenient Truth”. This attendee had his mike cut off. Apparently, when the left says “the debate is over”, they really mean it…and they won’t listen to inconvenient truths to the contrary.
The Beeb asks: “What happened to global warming?” Dude…the Beeb is asking the question!
ABC: Global warming is helping Al Qaida and the Taliban, or something.
As with global “cooling” in the late 1970’s, this junk science fad will similarly die a humiliating death.
When he’s not busy creating the Internet, Al Gore likes to spend his time with bat guano insane analogies like this:
Al Gore today compared the battle against climate change with the struggle against the Nazis.
The former US Vice President said the world lacked the political will to act and invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill by encouraging leaders to unite their nations to fight climate change. …
Speaking in Oxford at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment , sponsored by The Times, Mr Gore said: “Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War II.”
He added: “We have everything we need except political will but political will is a renewable resource.”
Ed summarizes this lunacy far better than I could:
Of course, this analogy suffers on several levels, including intellect and taste. World War II was not a debate over economic theories and governing philosophies, or even a difference of opinion on scientific hypotheses. The Nazis had more mundane concerns, like world domination and the extermination of the Jews. While Winston Churchill had warned about the Nazis for years and had been shunned for it by the British establishment as a war-monger, he had the political will to do something about the Nazis because the Nazis had begun attacking France and Great Britain. With guns, bombs, and real death, too, and not just hyperbole about a Waterworld future.
When advocates resort to this kind of hyperbole, it’s usually due to a lack of factual support to their arguments. Invoking the Nazis is about as hyperbolic as it gets. What’s next, the aliens from Independence Day? (“In the words of my generation: ‘Up yours!'” – Ed.)
Since the planet has cooled every year since 2001, and since it hasn’t ever gotten hotter than 1998 (which is when global “warming” cultists tell us that Hell was basically here on Earth), at what point can we stop putting credence in this junk science fad?
Exit question: How stupid does the Nobel Prize panel look now?
Obabykiller appears at Notre Dame, a Catholic school, and says that they need to be more accepting of infanticide. Naturally, the MSM touts his bravery (because wanting babies to die is indicative of raw manly courage, no?). Nope…no liberal media bias!
Not content with being the inspiration for a word that reflects journalistic malfeasance, NYT leftist columnist Maureen Dowd decided to further erode what shreds of credibility she had remaining by plagiarizing a lefty blog. This, of course, qualifies her to be vice-president now.
While Nancy Peliar is going down quicker than Monica Lewinsky in her presidential kneepads over her lies regarding what she knew about torture/waterboarding, she does the predictable: she blames Bush. Alas, Leon Panetta (THAT Leon Panetta?) throws her under the bus on that one, too. So what does the White House have to say on the matter? “Present.”
Dick Cheney says that Obama is a threat to national security. Gore slams Cheney for the comments, saying that he at least waited two years before accusing Bush of “betraying the country” and “playing on our fears.” There’s a problem with the Goreacle’s comments, though: he’s lying through his teeth. “Two years” apparently means “a little less than one year, several times.” His lies were easy to verify via a cursory search on the Internet, which led Adam White to quip: “I’ve turned Al Gore’s own creation against him.” 😆
Bubba recently said that Dick Cheney should avoid criticizing Oprompter, because “I do hope he gets some target practice before he goes out again.” Someone please tell me that a man who had a little “shooting” trouble of his own around a certain blue dress is not critiquing anyone’s aim!
UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM.
To think that this numbnuts came within a gnat’s rump of getting into the Oval Office! From his sycophants at the Guardian:
He shied away from specifics during the speech, not mentioning the trillion-dollar price tag of ending carbon-based electricity. Instead, Gore urged the US to institute a carbon tax that could be offset by reducing the payroll tax on employers.
“We should tax what we burn, not what we earn,” he said. (So he’s in favor of ending the income tax? Somehow, I doubt it. – Ed.)
Move over, Jesse, because a new slogan master is emerging…minus the castration threats and N-bombs, of course!
If Gore wants a carbon tax, someone needs to break it to him that his big #ss carbon footprint is going to net him a gi-normous tax bill. I’m pretty sure that limousine liberal hypocritical windbag will have no trouble affording it, though.
UPDATE (07/18/2008 – 07:37 AM EST): Americans for Prosperity were there at Big Al’s “let’s trash the economy and go back to Mother Gaia’s preferred mode of travel, rikshaws, for public transportation” speech. They have a video here of the Goron and his entourage driving Priuses and bikes…NOT! Try two Lincoln Town Cars and a Chevy Suburban SUV…leaving the engine running (and the AC cranked up) for over 20 minutes!
Not to mention a first-class grade-A hypocrite. From the Tennessee Center for Policy Research:
In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former Vice President’s home energy use surged more than 10%, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.
“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”
In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.
In February 2007, An Inconvenient Truth, a film based on a climate change speech developed by Gore, won an Academy Award for best documentary feature. The next day, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research uncovered that Gore’s Nashville home guzzled 20 times more electricity than the average American household.
After the Tennessee Center for Policy Research exposed Gore’s massive home energy use, the former Vice President scurried to make his home more energy-efficient. Despite adding solar panels, installing a geothermal system, replacing existing light bulbs with more efficient models, and overhauling the home’s windows and ductwork, Gore now consumes more electricity than before the “green” overhaul. …
The planet is in SUCH grave danger that the Goron is asking us to live in caves…while he consumes enough juice to power a small town. “Good enough for me, but not for thee!”
And don’t those achievements reflect positively on the Nobel Peace Prize? From Newsbusters:
As the international disaster of ethanol begins taking its toll on the planet — and, maybe more important, as press outlet after press outlet finally begins recognizing it — will media remember that Vice President Al Gore cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate requiring this oxygenate be added to gasoline?
After all, regardless of recent reports blaming ethanol for world hunger problems, rising food costs, and increased greenhouse gases, it seems highly unlikely green media will want to tie any of these problems to Nobel Laureate Gore.
Yet, as inconveniently reported by States News Service on August 3, 1994 (no link available, emphasis added throughout):
In a move that enraged midwestern senators, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Bennett Johnston tried Wednesday to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from mandating the use of ethanol in reformulated gasoline. The Senate narrowly killed the measure, voting to table it by a margin of 51 to 50. With the vote tied, Vice President Gore had to come in and cast the deciding vote. […]
“This is really a gigantic flim flam to the American public,” Johnston said. […]
Under the Clean Air Act, the nation’s nine smoggiest cities must begin reducing auto emissions by using a cleaner-burning fuel known as reformulated gasoline in January. Reformulated gasoline contains more oxygen than regular fuel.
Until the EPA announced its decision last month, oil refiners had a choice of boosting oxygen in reformulated gasoline with either ethanol or MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether), a petroleum derivative. MTBE is made from natural gas. The nation’s major oil companies have natural gas facilities, many of which are overseas. […]
During the four-hour debate, opponents of the ethanol mandate said the measure contains hidden costs. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the policy would cost the government $249 million during the next five years. The congressional Joint Committee on Taxation has predicted the ethanol rule would drain $545 million from the national highway trust fund each year.
“It’s highway robbery,” said Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. “It’s nothing less.”
Besides Gore, take a look at who else was DEAD wrong on this issue:
[Democratic Illinois Sen. Paul] Simon added that the ethanol mandate would not increase costs for consumers.”The price of corn flakes isn’t going to go up by one penny,” he said. “Don’t think you’re helping consumers by voting for the amendment by my friend from Louisiana.”
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Story here. I’m not sure why he’s sweating it, though. I mean, Al Bore endorsed Howard “the Scream” Dean in 2004, and look what kind of mileage that endorsement got.
Check this out. If this isn’t a case of “polishing a turd”, I don’t know what is:
Iowans who support former Vice President Al Gore have been forced to cancel a concert in his honor.
The $20 per ticket “Run, Al, Run” event, which I wrote about last month and was scheduled for Sunday in Des Moines, was called off because organizers feared they wouldn’t sell enough tickets.
Peter Ryder of Cedar Rapids told me there are two reasons the rally and concert won’t go on as planned, despite folk singer Paul Kaplan writing an original song in Gore’s honor.
The idea was to “send a message to Al Gore there is a tremendous surge of feeling about you running, but after he won the Nobel Peace Prize, he really got that message pretty loud and clear,” Ryder said.
Given the importance of Iowa for the declared Democratic candidates, “we felt it would be difficult to sell the number of tickets to make the whole thing financially viable,” Ryder added.
Got that? In the face of underwhelming ticket sales, this boob says we should ignore that “inconvenient truth” and focus on the Goron’s Nobel
Science Fiction “Peace” Prize as proof of the Goron’s popularity. Sorry, pal, but normal America disagrees with you on that one.
Beverage warning! Put down your drink, because this is “shooting through your nose” material right here. From Newsbusters:
Meredith Vieira interviewed Al as part of the show’s “Green Week” extravaganza. After congratulating him on his Nobel, Vieira invited Gore to engage in some political payback:
MEREDITH VIEIRA: Back in 1992, the first President Bush called you “Ozone Man,” he ridiculed your efforts to bring attention to climate change. He even called you crazy at one point, so is this vindication of a sort for you?
Al took the high road, claiming it wasn’t about him. For that matter, why should it be vindication for a leftist to receive an award from a group of leftists, the same people who gave the peace prize to Yassir Arafat and the fraudulent Rigoberta Menchu?
A bit later, Vieira, to her credit, did challenge Gore.
MEREDITH VIEIRA: You know you shared the prize with scientists from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and one of those scientists, John Christy, wrote an op-ed last Thursday in the Wall Street Journal in which he criticized your dire predictions about the impact of global warming [in a flashback to Gore’s disastrous 2000 debate with George Bush, Al could be seen and heard shaking his heard and uttering a loud “tsk”], he wrote: “I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming that we see.” So what do you make of his assessment?
That’s when Al launched into his comedy routine.
AL GORE: Well, he’s an outlier. He no longer belongs to the IPCC, and he is way outside the scientific consensus. But Meredith, part of the challenge the news media has had in covering this story is the old habit of taking the “on the one hand, on the other hand” approach. There are still people who believe that the earth is flat. But when you’re reporting on a story like the one you’re covering today, where you have people all around the world, you don’t take, you don’t search out, for someone who still believes the earth is flat and give them equal time. And the reason the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the thousands of scientists who make up that group, have for almost twenty years now created a very strong scientific consensus, that is as strong a consensus as you’ll ever see in science, that the climate crisis is real, human beings are responsible for it, the results will be very bad for the United States and for the entire world community, all human beings, unless we do something about it. And there is still time to solve it.
Of course Al didn’t mention that the IIPC’s vaunted consensus is for a sea-level increase of about 7-24 inches over the century, not the scare-mongering 20 feet that Gore projects. “Inconvenient Truth” would have been a lot less dramatic if Gore didn’t use that alarmist assumption, permitting him to show much of Manhattan under water.
But I digress. Gore thinks the media’s coverage has been too balanced, that they’re giving too much time to people who don’t buy into his sky-is-falling view of the world? You’re killing me, Al. Let’start with NBC, the network where he was appearing, which is celebrating “Green Week,” devoting 150 hours to pushing his environmentalist agenda on every one of its programs, from news to entertainment,even to football. ABC is no better. GMA weatherman Sam Champion is nothing less than a global-warming alarmist, and when Gore appeared on the show not long ago host Diane Sawyer bemoaned the fate of polar bears and sighed whether it was too late to save the world. …
So the Goron thinks the MSM is too “balanced” with regards to global “warming”, does he? I suppose NBC’s “green week” that pervades anything from Heroes to football constitutes “balance” in his eyes?
Also, let that sink in for a moment: even if we accept his patently ludicrous claims that the MSM is even-handed when it comes to reporting on global “warming”, he thinks that’s a horrible thing. See, when you have an ever-growing list of scientists who use actual scientific data based on real (and, unlike the “hockey stick”, unflawed) models to reject the “man-made catastrophe” junk science that has enriched the Goron, then Albert thinks these people are akin to Flat Earth nuts. By all means, let’s deprive real scientists a forum to get their competing views out there! Ironically, these jerks want a return to the so-called “Fairness Doctrine”!
That’s a tactic the left loves: stick their clammy fingers in their crusty ears and repeatedly scream “consensus” at the top of their lungs (ignoring the obvious that there is no such consensus) to shout out genuine scientific disagreement.
Someone is raining on the Goron’s parade. From Oz:
ONE of the world’s foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize “ridiculous” and the product of “people who don’t understand how the atmosphere works”.
Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, told a packed lecture hall at the University of North Carolina that humans were not responsible for the warming of the earth.
His comments came on the same day that the Nobel committee honoured Mr Gore for his work in support of the link between humans and global warming.
“We’re brainwashing our children,” said Dr Gray, 78, a long-time professor at Colorado State University. “They’re going to the Gore movie [An Inconvenient Truth] and being fed all this. It’s ridiculous.”
But Dr Gray, whose annual forecasts of the number of tropical storms and hurricanes are widely publicised, said a natural cycle of ocean water temperatures – related to the amount of salt in ocean water – was responsible for the global warming that he acknowledges has taken place.
However, he said, that same cycle meant a period of cooling would begin soon and last for several years.
“We’ll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realise how foolish it was,” Dr Gray said.
I don’t know if we will, Doc. I mean, we had the “new Ice Age” impending doom towards the end of the 1970’s, which never materialized, and we have never really heard “OK, so we were wrong!” coming from the same scientific community that now has jumped feet first into the global “warming” pool.
As for the absurb notion that global “warming” is responsible for hurricane activity:
During his speech to a crowd of about 300 that included meteorology students and a host of professional meteorologists, Dr Gray also said those who had linked global warming to the increased number of hurricanes in recent years were in error.
He cited statistics showing there were 101 hurricanes from 1900 to 1949, in a period of cooler global temperatures, compared to 83 from 1957 to 2006 when the earth warmed.
“The human impact on the atmosphere is simply too small to have a major effect on global temperatures,” Dr Gray said.
Just as I and many others have suspected the same thing, the good doctor makes the same observation:
He said his beliefs had made him an outsider in popular science.
“It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong,” he said. “But they also know that they’d never get any grants if they spoke out. I don’t care about grants.”
Like I’ve said before, it’s a crying shame that even science is no longer immune to political agendas.
Headline: “Sex and marriage with robots?”
Of course! Tipper even downloaded four kids with one, didn’t she?
The Goreacle won the Nobel Peace Prize for his science fiction movie An Inconvenient Truth. I wasn’t aware that junk science was a qualification for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Come to think of it, efforts at peace must no longer be a requirement for the Nobel Peace Prize, either. Considering that Jimmy the Dhimmi Carter won the prize for his jihadist-loving, dictator-coddling, anti-Semitic, and anti-American sentiments; and that Betty Williams wants to “kill George W. Bush”; and that terrorist leader (and eventual AIDS patient) Yassar Arafat won the prize for his efforts to eradicate as many Jews as possible; it’s clear that all it takes to win the once prestigious award is a disposition towards moonbattery.
So anywho, congrats to the Goron for winning the $1 million prize. That money will go a long way towards filling up his jumbo gas-guzzling carbon-spewing jet and for paying that gi-normous power bill at his Nashville energy-hogging house.
If it weren’t for double standards, Gore would have no standards at all. From Drudge:
As former Vice President Al Gore waits to hear if he has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless effort on climate change, a new video will air this weekend capturing Gore on a fuel-guzzling private jet!
FOXNEWS host Sean Hannity is set to unleash the damning video this Sunday night, network sources reveal.
All I really ask, Al, is that you STFU about how we’re cooking the planet…while you’re the one operating the microwave.
Soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore is now encouraging citizens “to engage in peaceful protests to block major new carbon sources” stating that he “‘can’t understand why there aren’t rings of young people blocking bulldozers, and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants.”’
As Noel Sheppard observes:
So, folks like Gore and his ilk successfully forced American electricity companies to totally abandon nuclear power generation in the ’70s thereby moving towards coal. Now, these same folks want to prohibit the use of coal.
Isn’t it clear that they just don’t like energy, and that whatever we power our houses with, it’s bad?
It is bad, indeed…unless we own big carbon-hogging behemoth polluting mansions like the Goreacle’s humble abode. Then, it’s hunky dory.
Though Austin Chronicle writer Robert Bryce is likely not a household name, his column published in Thursday’s Energy Tribune is a must-read for all anthropogenic global warming skeptics.
In “Al Gore’s Zero Emissions Makes Zero Sense,” Bryce not only skewered the Global Warmingist in Chief’s schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” but he also deliciously mocked all the sycophant devotees of the former vice president that have failed to recognize the obvious as they tour the country professing imminent planetary doom at the hands of a naturally occurring gas that happens to be a necessity to all forms of life.
With that in mind, Bryce marvelously began with one of the world’s greatest truisms (emphasis added throughout):
It is the nature of civilization to use energy and it’s the nature of liberalism to feel bad about it.
Honestly, have you ever heard any statement that better describes this whole debate?
Fortunately, Bryce wasn’t even warmed up yet:
Here’s my review: it is an overly simplistic look at a complex problem and it concludes with one of the single stupidest statements ever put on film. Yes, that’s harsh criticism. But it’s the right one, given that just before the final credits, in a segment addressing what individuals can do about global warming, the following line appears onscreen: “In fact, you can even reduce your carbon emissions to zero.”
This statement is so blatantly absurd that I am still stunned, weeks after watching Gore’s movie, that none of the dozens of smart people involved in the production of the movie – including, particularly, Gore himself – paused to wonder aloud something to the effect of, “Hey, what about breathing? Don’t we produce carbon dioxide through respiration?”
The answer, is yes, we do. Thus, by including the claim that you can “reduce your carbon emissions to zero” the film’s producers might as well have hung a sign around Gore’s neck that says “I’m an idiot.”
Does that mean all of the folks that are buying Gore’s snake oil must also be wearing such a sign around their necks?
The entire column is freakin’ hilarious.
The only way to reduce your carbon emission to zero is to…quit breathing. For those of you on the left, that means the end result would be death. The fact that Al Gore won an Oscar for saying something so monumentally stupid is a strong indicator of the intellect of the people who gave him that award and heaped praise upon him for being such a “deep thinking” guy.
We all know by now that Gore’s concern about global “warming” is about as genuine as Bubba’s wedding vows. From his global jetsetting in jumbo-sized carbon spewers to that energy hog he lives in (part of the year, anyway) in Nashville, he has standards that he demands of us little people to which he will not personally adhere.
Well now, add this to the Goreacle’s resumé: he doesn’t think China should have to curb emissions until America does. From Allahpundit:
He had two options. Take his own global-warming platform seriously by encouraging all countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as expeditiously as they can? Or work a nonsensical wealth-based double standard in there to thrill and delight “the international community”?
Environmentalist or leftist? Choices, choices.
Emerging economies such as China are justified in holding back on fighting greenhouse gas emissions until richer polluters like the United States do more to solve the problem, former Vice President Al Gore said Wednesday…
Chinese officials said they would act after industrial countries such as the United States and others make changes themselves, Gore said, addressing a conference in Madrid on global warming.
“They’re right in saying that. But we have to act quickly,” said Gore, who was nominated last week for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in drawing attention to global warming.
“China’s reaction to the scientific report last week was disappointing, but it was instructive,” Gore said.
Exit question: Does this class-based exception to the scourge of glacier-melting help or hinder his Nobel chances?
True environmentalists believe in doing their own part, but they also at least pay lip service to everyone else doing theirs. Gore is saying that he doesn’t care if China cleans up or not, so long as he gets to bash America first. Then again, as Florida 2000 shows, this man routinely fails to have his own country’s best interests at heart.
This schmuck is not to be taken seriously as an environmentalist at all.
Abso-freakin’-lutely awesome piece from Investors Business Daily (via CNN):
Politics: Was what Al Gore called “the largest global entertainment event in all of human history” also the largest in-kind political contribution? And where’s the Fairness Doctrine when you need it?
Considering that here in the U.S. the Peacock Network’s three-hour Gore infomercial on global warming lost out in the ratings to “Cops” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Gore’s claim may be open to question. Live Earth, in fact, may have been America’s funniest home video. Ever. (Ouch! – Ed.)
But thanks in large part to the 75 hours of free airtime that NBC gave Gore on its various stations, starting with NBC and including CNBC, Bravo, the Sundance channel, Universal HD and Telemundo, Gore may now be the 800-pound gorilla this political season.
Gore insists he’s not running for president. Yet, as we have wondered before, why would a man who insists that global warming is the biggest threat to mankind, bigger than nuclear terror, not want control of the reins of a major world polluter and chief resister to Kyoto?
Dan Harrison, an NBC corporate senior vice president, called the Gore effort “an initiative we believe in” — the “we” presumably including corporate parent General Electric. (NYSE:GE) Yet he insisted: “I don’t think climate change is a political issue.”
From the other side of his mouth, Harrison opined: “If it’s a political issue, it’s whether the political will exists to address that change. We know we need to do something, and this is a way to heighten awareness.”
So he considers it NBC’s mission to generate that political will in an election cycle in support of a man who once ran for president.
NBC and GE have other interests in hyping climate change. Let’s not forget GE is the parent of NBC and stands to make a wad of cash from selling alternative energy products from wind turbines to solar panels to those compact fluorescent bulbs containing mercury.
So when Gore prances on stage to demand we stop building coal-fired plants, that’s music to GE’s corporate ears.
NBC’s Ann Curry certainly thinks global warming is a political issue. During prime-time coverage, she almost got down on her knees to beg the jolly green giant to run for the White House.
Interviewing Gore from the site of the concert in New Jersey, Curry gushed:
“A lot of people want me to ask you tonight if you’re running for president. And I know what you’re answer is gonna be, believe me. I gotta ask you though. After fueling this grass-roots movement, if you become convinced that without you there will not be the political will in the White House to fight global warming to the level that is required, because the clock is ticking, would you answer the call? Would you answer the call, yes or no?”
Certainly Gore thinks global warming is a political issue, appearing earlier this year before Democrat-controlled House and Senate committees pleading for action. During his opening statement before the House, he famously said: “The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor.”
After Gore’s testimony, a better course of action would have been to ask for a second opinion.
When a conservative appears on talk radio, liberals cry for the Fairness Doctrine. Seventy-five free hours for Archbishop Gore’s Church of Climate Change? Not a peep.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
In a fashion reminiscent of Jenjiss Khan…sorry, Kerry flashback!…of Al Gore the Arrogant, this quote sounds exactly like something that pompous gasbag would say. From the NY Daily News:
With Al Gore in the news for battling global warming and Al Gore 3rd in the news for getting toasted, my favorite NYPD detective recalled a story that helps explain how father and son each became a particular kind of loser.
The story was told to the detective by a Secret Service agent some years back as they worked security for a dignitary visiting New York. Such details largely consist of just standing there for as long as 12 hours and the talk turned to a day when the Secret Service agent was assigned to then-Vice President Gore.
The detective recalls the agent saying that he was outside a room where Gore was loudly berating Al 3rd for something to do with school. The agent then overheard the senior Gore say to his son something truly stunning.
“What, do you want to end up like those guys standing outside the door?”
The guys being the agent and his partners, highly trained and intensely dedicated individuals who remain ever-ready to take a bullet for whomever they are assigned to protect.
You would think that such selfless and motivated people would be perfect role models for a teenager having a little trouble staying on track.
You have to wonder if the son might have turned out differently if the father had asked the agent to take his boy under his wing.
“Now [the senior Gore] is probably wishing his son did end up like those guys outside his door,” the detective said yesterday. (Ouch! – Ed.)
King asked about the son’s arrest and Gore would only say this was “a private family matter.” But, if there now seems just an outside chance the father might end up becoming President after all, one thing that can now be said for certain about Al 3rd is that he will never end up like those guys outside the door.
The Secret Service does not hire people with criminal records.
“He should be so lucky,” my favorite detective said.
What an @ssh0le! That he is not the Commander-in-Chief (despite his best attempts at grand larceny) is proof that karma has a wicked sense of humor and a mean set of molars.
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