Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Un-Making Of Al Gore And His Global Warming Alarmists

Not only has Tipper Gore seen the light and wants to distance herself from Al Gore (and his fraudulent activities), but the public seems to finally be catching on to what an enormous hoax the entire myth of man-caused global warming is and has been.

Wouldn't we all love to have those Billions of dollars spent on this "wild goose chase" returned to the government coffers and use that money for something based on sound, honest science instead of a socialist, leftist agenda? Maybe the tide is turning. Maybe the global economic and financial crises are causing people to take a second look at how taxpayers money is being spent. Maybe simple common sense will prevail after all.

Climate alarmists on the run (source)

FROM-The Washington Times

Former Vice President Al Gore was at his peak when the film "An Inconvenient Truth" made its initial Hollywood splash. Faith in man-made global warming had never been more widespread, with liberal academics and media subjecting to ridicule any who dared question the "settled science." Only a fool could deny that elevated carbon-dioxide levels had melted ice caps and stranded polar bears on rapidly diminishing ice floes.

How the tables have turned in a short time. On May 20, Oxford Union, the prestigious 187-year-old English debating society, formally considered the question of whether it was more important to focus on growing the economy or solving global warming. Climate realism won the day, 135 to 110. It's no wonder, considering how the purportedly scientific arguments advanced in support of the scaremongering conclusions have fallen apart since the Climategate scandal invited verification of the left's previously unexamined claims.

During the debate, Lord Whitty, former environment minister under the Labor government, claimed 95 percent of scientists were in agreement that man was responsible for a coming climatic cataclysm. Lord Monckton, representing climate realists, asked him to provide a reference backing up the claim. The audience jeered Lord Whitty for having none beyond, "Everyone knows it's true."

When the best the warmists can come up with is an appeal to authority, their case is lost for good. That's why, just a few days earlier, climate realists gathered in triumph on this side of the pondat a Heartland Institute climate-change conference in Chicago. Eminent scientists presented a wealth of evidence suggesting nature is, in fact, a much more powerful factor affecting the climate than man. That realism suggests the need for moderation when it comes to political action based on climate data.

"We think we need public policy that's based in facts, rather than facts that are based on a public agenda," Colorado State University professor Scott Denning said.

Once outcasts on the fringe of the scientific community, these individuals braved the ridicule of the self-appointed "enlightened" members of society to dismantle systematically the hockey sticks and other frauds crafted by leftists over the years.

In 1895, the New York Times suggested the Earth was headed toward a "second glacial period" in which "countries now basking in the fostering warmth of the tropical sun will ultimately give way to the perennial frost and snow of the polar regions." By 1923, the Gray Lady had decided, "The Arctic seems to be warming up" as "so little ice has never before been noted." By the 1970s, schoolchildren were indoctrinated by textbooks blaming a new ice age on man's Earth abuse.

All this begs the question of how long it will take the warmist crew to readjust their scare story to win back the public. The majority firmly rejects their socialist prescription to solve an imaginary problem.



JSG said...

The general public is quickly losing trust and respect for those in the global warming community. Unfortunately, the integrity of hard-working, honest scientists and the intrinsic soundness of the scientific method may be at risk.

Peter said...

I'm not worried about hard-working, honest scientists; they will always have their integrity, as they should.

What is damaged is public trust, and maybe that is a good thing. For example, I think people need to be skeptical about what they are told about prescription drugs and medical treatments by "Doctors" (scientists). The safety of drilling for oil in deep water is another major question.

I think it is not so much the scientific method or scientists that are in jeapordy, but how that science is applied and what happens when it becomes has the whole global warming/climate change issue. I think that is the lesson to be learned from all of this.

JSG said...

Peter, Very good point.

I didn't mean to suggest that scientists would become corrupt as a result of the AGW farce but that people might become more mistrusting of all science. But like you said, it's a good thing if more people started questioning all that we're told. Skepticism is a healthy alternative to blind obedience.

Peter said...

Yes, questioning authority is a vital process if we are to remain free. I'll bet there are a few engineers who worked on that well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico who wish they had questioned "authority" when they were ordered to cut corners to save money during the completion of the well.

Everyone in a free society has an obligation to question the status quo and bring it to everyone else's attention if they see something wrong or dangerous taking place. It is our obligation to each other. This questioning, or skepticism is not the same as rebellion, or defying laws one disagrees with.

We seem to be becoming more and more "sheeplike", going along with the crowd, wallowing in political correctness. It is actually frightening and disheartening to see so many people fall for the obvious BS surrounding the myth of man-caused global warming and all the goes with it.

JSG said...

Very well said.... I agree completely.