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Fisking Al Gore

I really hate to use the medium he invented against him, but someone has to do this:

Al Gore invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill today by encouraging political leaders to follow the example of Britain’s wartime leader and unite their nations to fight climate change.

So, skeptics are Nazis now (and no I’m not stretching it here – the original headline, now changed, had Gore comparing skeptics to Nazis)? I’m not sure if that’s better than a “traitor to the planet”, but it sure seems the Warmers are left with nothing but name calling as an argument.

The former US vice-president accused politicians around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming. He said lack of awareness among voters allowed governments to avoid taking difficult decisions.

You have got to love this one – this is said by Gore in a country in which a court ruled that his film, “An Inconvenient Truth” couldn’t be shown in schools without an addendum explaining at least 9 factually incorrect points.

“The level of awareness and concern among populations has not crossed the threshhold where political leaders feel that they must change.”

Perhaps that’s because the level of “science” presented by Gore has been found to be wanting in several areas and the skeptics are being successful in making the point that much of Gore’s data is dated or wrong.

“The only way politicians will act is if awareness raises to a level to make them feel that it’s a necessity.” Mr Gore, who brought the issues around climate change to a mass audience with the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, said the great hope for the future lay in the high level of environmental awareness among young people.

Or said another way, get ‘em while they’re young and don’t know any better and you have a fairly decent shot at getting them to do whatever you want (after all, that’s what schools are for).

He said sceptics who refused to believe dramatic cuts in carbon emissions could be delivered should consider the example of the young scientists in the Nasa team which put a man on the moon on 1969.

“The average age of scientists in the space centre control room was 26, which means they were 18 when they heard President Kennedy say he wanted to put a man on the moon in 10 years. Neil Armstrong did it eight years and two months later.”

Yup, and Buzz Aldrin said that AGW was a batch of cow cookies. I mean if we’re going to invoke the name of astronauts let’s at least keep it germane to the subject.

He said future generations would put one of two questions to today’s adults.

“It will either be ’what were you thinking, didn’t you see the North Pole melting before your eyes, didn’t you hear what the scientists were saying?’ “Or they will ask ’how is it you were able to find the moral courage to solve the crisis which so many said couldn’t be solved?’.

Actually there’s a third question – “How did you muster the courage to stand up against bad science and horrible politics in order to save the world as we know it from economic catastrophe when it is clear now that the AGW group was completely wrong?”

Gotta appreciate the fallacy of the false choice though, don’t you? Al Gore uses all the tricks to run his nonsense by you.

I’m sure Gore gave that a lot of thought as he winged his way home on his private jet.

~McQ

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16 Responses to Fisking Al Gore

  • I have always said this, and though I know it is illegal to wish violence on anyone, I personally would like to see someone – anyone – walk right up to Al Gore and plunge a massive pie right in his face. Of course, the whole thing should be recorded and put up on YouTube for the world’s amusement. It would make everyone laugh at that moron, who should be ridiculed for his Chicken Little stupidity.

  • this is said by Gore in a country in which a court ruled that his film, “An Inconvenient Truth” couldn’t be shown in schools because it was factually incorrect in at least 9 places.

    I believe that this is not quite correct. The court ruling was that Gore’s film could not be shown in a British school without a fact sheet being handed out that lists and explains those 9 (or is it 11?) untruths.

    • You’re correct Rory. And there were 20 inaccuracies logged but only 9 were required to have an addendum explaining why they were inaccurate. Post corrected.

  • actually there is a forth question ” You mean after 10 years of cooling you still listened to this deuche bag al gore?”

  • Yeah, Big Al has quite a pair doesn’t he? In fact, he fits right in with the rest of the Banksters and Wall Street goombas who have committed all the fraud that is about to capsize the USS America. Contrary to his (and Obama’s) claims, the science is far from settled….so why on Earth would he so publicly state such nonsense? Hmmmm….let me think now. Ah yes! Could it have something to do with a butt load of money as the following piece from the Canada Free Press indicates:

    “Gore, self-proclaimed Patron Saint of the Environment, buys his carbon off-sets from himself–the Generation Investment Management LLP, “an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C., of which he is both chairman and founding partner. The Generation Investment Management business has considerable influence over the major carbon credit trading firms that currently exist, including the Chicago Climate Exchange”
    Okay, now let me see if I get this straight: Gore stands to benefit mightily if he can sell this BS to the rest of the world. So by running around making bogus speeches, flashing is Nobel Prize (don’t get me started…) and generally calling people names who don’t like hearing him whine all the time (BTW, is he smarter than 5th grader or just act like one?), Gore stands to bank some bongo Benjamins, right? Gee, there just couldn’t be any conflict of interest there at all, huh?
    And let’s not forget this about our Prezbo (again couresy of the CFP):

    “The same Chicago Climate Exchange promoting public rip-off was funded by Obama before he was POTUS. Even as man-made global warming is being exposed as a money-generating hoax, Obama is working feverishly to push the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme through Congress.”
    Yeah, as McQ says, “Pass the hotdogs”.
     

  • McQ – “I’m sure Gore gave that a lot of thought as he winged his way home on his private jet.”

    I know it’s a small thing in the overall scheme of things (and I DO mean “scheme”), but the fact that con artists and professional alarmists like Algore continue to live their oppulent, carbon-heavy lifestyles while hectoring politicians into ordering the rest of us to live our live like medieval peons really, really burns me up. Algore and his mansion, SanFran Nan and Air Force Three, etc, etc. What makes it doubly sorry is that MiniTru is complicit: instead of revealing the lifestyles of these rich and famous so that people can judge how well they match word with deed, MiniTru contents itself with repeating their propaganda.

    Grrrrr!

  • I ran into one of those “Times-reading” progressives over the 4th holiday who couldn’t stop talking about how the sea level was going to drown us all and how the polar bears were all dying and such.  Given that he really isn’t a scientist or have a deep scientific background, it’s really hard to talk the science (or lack thereof) in regard to AGW without the standard invocation of how .. all “conservatives” take marching orders from Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity or Tom DeLay .. I really hate this “ad hominem version of mind control” crap and frankly it’s back enough on the internet and worse in real life.
    Bottom line it all comes down to …prove it … but all that does is lead to the yelling, screaming and gnashing of teeth.
    The “school of AGW” acts like the Flat Earth Society with their .. everybody knows proof.

  • “The level of awareness and concern among populations has not crossed the threshhold where political leaders feel that they must change.”

    When Al Gore is too afraid to actually debate the points of AGW science, it’s pretty obvious that he has his own doubts about the science .. or at least his own grasp of the science, which shows that he is no expert.

  • The former US vice-president accused politicians around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming. He said lack of awareness among voters allowed governments to avoid taking difficult decisions.

    The push for “cap and trade” and other useless remedies is to have in place a justification for politicians to take credit for the cooling that is already taking place.
    Sign “cap and trade” legislation tomorrow and within months there will be reports of how the worst of AGW is behind us.

    • Exactly right Neo.  Remember how about 20 years ago it was all about how the ozone hole was growing and we were all going to die.
      In fact the ozone hole over the Antarctic is perfectly natural and has fluctuated within the same size limits since we could measure it.
      But this was the reason we all had to do an expensive change over to new fluorocarbon formulas. This coincided, conveniently with the expiration of the patents on the old refrigerants.
      Just AS SOON AS the legislation passed, you never heard a single word about the ozone hole again.  Even though much of the rest of the world still uses the old refrigerant formulas.
       

  • Just give them the old ” I heard that too, I also heard that we’ve been in a cooling trend for the past 10 years or so do you know anything about that? It’s in all the scientific journals.  I also heard Al Gore just bought a house right on the beach somewhere so perhaps sea level rise isn’t such an issue if a true enviromentalist like Gore isn’t worried about it.”
     
    If you play it right they’ll be spouting all the info you just fed them.

  • Al Gore is a partner in a carbon trading company.  The whole thing is a self serving scam in order for him to make more money.  God what a hypocrite.

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    Just AS SOON AS the legislation passed, you never heard a single word about the ozone hole again.  Even though much of the rest of the world still uses the old refrigerant formulas.

    Yep, I was working in that area (ozone and DIAL monitoring equipment) in the early 90s.  I remember feeling like I was part of the greater good.  Off course back when I was left of center and believed more horsesh1t than I do now. :)

    Whenever people tell you they are doing something to you that is painful for the greater good watch where their hands are.  It is usually taking money from their pockets and putting in theirs.

  • oops that should read “your pocket to theirs”.  more coffee required  :(

  • NeoWhen Al Gore is too afraid to actually debate the points of AGW science, it’s pretty obvious that he has his own doubts about the science…

    Good point.  I and others mock Algore for his refusal to even take questions.  One might charitably conclude the Gore, like a salesman who can’t tell you a thing about his product outside of what he knows from his canned and memorized pitch, KNOWS that he’s not an expert and doesn’t want to damage his cause by being trounced in public.

    However, Algore and his fellow con artists ASSURE us that there are plenty of scientists who believe in man-made global warming.  There are other scientists who don’t believe in it (a handful of paid lackeys of Big Oil, to hear Algore tell it).  Does anybody know if there have been any actual debates between people on both sides who actually thoroughly understand the science?  Or does the “debate” consist solely of one-sided presentations, cherry-picked data, and ad hominems?