Skip to comments.The sky is warming! (Jack Kelly freezes Al Gore)
Posted on 07/01/2006 9:37:28 AM PDT by smoothsailing
Article published July 1, 2006
'The sky is warming!'
THEIR efforts to politicize science are at once the most amusing and most alarming trait of liberals.
On June 6, the National Academy of Sciences issued a report on climate change. It "represented a unanimous decision that global warming is real, is getting worse, and is due to man," said CNN reporter Michelle Mitchell. "There is no wiggle room."
Richard Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT and one of the 11 scientists who prepared the report, said this wasn't true:
"We are quite confident (1) that global mean temperature is about 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than it was a century ago; (2) that atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide have risen over the past two centuries, and (3) that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas whose increase is likely to warm the earth.
"But and I cannot stress this enough we are not in a position to attribute past climate change to carbon dioxide or to forecast what the climate will be in the future," he wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Monday.
"A general characteristic of Mr. Gore's approach is to assiduously ignore the fact that the earth and its climate are dynamic," wrote Dr. Lindzen, considered by many to be America's leading climatologist. "To treat all change as something to fear is bad enough; to do so in order to exploit that fear is much worse."
Prof. Paul Reiter of the Institut Pasteur in Paris described the movie as "pure, mind-bending propaganda."
"Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak they are pathetic...
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Great post. I am agnostic on the issue. It may be that man does have some effect on the plant. To what extent, even the most brilliant scientists do not really know.
It is a good thing to increase fuel mileage and use less fuel. It is a good thing to individually try to do things to lessen our impact on the planet. That having been said, Algore is out of his freaking mind. And I refuse to take the advice of a hypocritical SOB who gives a stirring global warming speech at the Sierra Club Summit and then gets driven to the airport by his chauffeur in a Cadillac Escalade, the most powerful SUV on the planet.
Well worth reading the rest of the article, just for the references and point-by-point refutation.
Most of our "flooding" is directly related to how we "develop" land.
Every square inch converted to human use created many times that much more loss of water absorbency.
Simple mandated adaption, caverns under parking lots, etc., already in use in some places, could prevent the growing flood effect much cheaper than the tax burden of clean-up.
That being said, the US would be alot better off if we didn't have to import oil.
I do not see Dean Baquet nor Bill Keller publishing this. Do the People not have the right to know?
Now you're in my area. turn cornfields and woodland into roofs and parkinglots, and you're shoving water downhill faster. Add in the tree huggers and Gubmint Greenies in the NRCS, DNR, Army Corp of Engineers, EPA, and Dept's of Environmental Management, they make it near to impossible to keep existing ditches, creeks, streams, and rivers clear of downed trees and obstructions.
yes - the world is "warmer than it has been in 400 years!"
Well, just damn, If all those SUV drivers had been stopped back then and the politicos had instituted Kyoto 400 years ago, we wouldn't be going through another of nature's cycles now. /double s
And yet, many private institutions and corporations understand and manage to create well managed areas (in terms of flood control).
That in itself is more than logical to explain algore is a total moron...and that's an insult to morons!
Wow, I am in *SHOCK* that the MSM would totally and completely misrepresent a scientific finding!
Are you saying that they may actually have an agenda??
One wonders why people would want to believe this crap? Not just those who want to grab power, those that have substituted socialsim with environmentalism, but you've got to be a freaking idiot to ignore the facts.
Then, armed with their knowledge of "global warming," they rushed to put the blame on Western civilization and to use guilt and scare tactics to get everyone stirred up about something that would have occurred naturally anyway.
---Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak they are pathetic...---
Funny, we said the same thing when he was running for President and again when he was trying to steal the election in Floridah.
I saw that and was very impressed -- can you provide the link or the chart again?
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