A rather interesting clip.
BTW, Dr. Denis Rancourt has abandoned his support for AGW.
From an EMail I got regarding this subject:
Physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt, a former professor and environmental science researcher at the University of Ottawa, has officially bailed out of the man-made global warming movement.
In a hard-hitting and exclusive new exclusive video just released by Climate Depot, Dr. Rancourt declares that the entire man-made global warming movement is nothing more than a corrupt social phenomenon. It is as much psychological and social phenomenon as anything else, Rancourt, who has published peer-reviewed research, explained in a June 8, 2010 essay.
Watch Rancourt video here.
I argue that by far the most destructive force on the planet is power-driven financiers and profit-driven corporations and their cartels backed by military might; and that the global warming myth is a red herring that contributes to hiding this truth. In my opinion, activists who, using any justification, feed the global warming myth have effectively been co-opted, or at best neutralized, Rancourt said.
Global warming is strictly an imaginary problem of the First World middleclass, he asserted.http://utahclimate.org/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif
Rancourts dissent on man-made climate fears has not set well with many of his fellow green friends. When I tell environmental activists that global warming is not something to be concerned about, they attack me they shun me, they do not allow me to have my materials published in their magazines, editors, Rancourt explained to Climate Depot.
Rancourt bluntly examines why his fellow environmentalists are wrapped up in promoting climate alarm. (Note: Rancourt also ridicules environmental concern over acid rain and the ozone hole. See below)
They look for comfortable lies that they can settle into and alleviate the guilt they feel about being on privileged end of the planet a kind of survivors guilt. A lot of these environmentalists are guilt laden individuals who need to alleviate the guilt without taking risks, he said. They are weekend activists looking for lies to hitch onto.
The modern environmental movement has hijacked itself by looking for an excuse to stay comfortable and stay away from actual battle. Ward Churchill has called this pacifism as pathology, he explained. If you are really concerned about saving worlds forests or habitat destruction, then fight against habitat destruction, dont go off in tenuous thing about co2 concentration in the atmosphere. Actually address the question; otherwise you are weakening your effect as an activist.
Rancourt openly expresses his hostility for former Vice President Al Gores 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
I felt ill walking out of the theatre. Its terrible. It does not respect the intelligence the viewer. The film does not acknowledge people can think for themselves at all, Rancourt said.
Rancourt lamented how environmentalists could just gobble this up and agree with [Gore’s film] in a non critical fashion.
Gore strikes me as someone working for someone as someone who will financially benefit from this. He does not give me impression of someone who genuinely cares about environmental or social justice.
Rancourt spared no mercy for the embattled UN IPCC. The scientists are named by governments, they are scientists who accept to serve a political role. Their mission is to write a report that is meant to be used by government. Their goal is find a conclusion it is a political process. [Editor’s Note: Climate Depot’s Executive Editor Marc Morano appeared on Dr. Denis Rancourt’s Radio Show for One Hour in May 2010: Morano: The global warming narrative...was total bunko, it was a con job...a scientific scandal of the highest order’]
Rancourt is also very critical of proposed global warming carbon trading or cap and trade.
Someone is going to make a lot of money from these schemes. I have great distrust for it. It is not motivated by true concern for social justice and the environment. It can only be about powerful financiers. I see it as an horrendous scam, Rancourt said, adding he I completely agree with UK environmental guru James Lovelock who called carbon trading verging on a gigantic scam.
But it is his fellow University professors that Rancourt has the least amount of patience with.
They are all virtually all service intellectuals. They will not truly critique, in a way that could threaten the power interests that keep them in their jobs. The tenure track is just a process to make docile and obedient intellectuals that will then train other intellectuals, Rancourt said.
You have this army of university scientists and they have to pretend like they are doing important research without ever criticizing the powerful interests in a real way. So what do they look for, they look for elusive sanitized things like acid rain, global warming, he added. This entire process helps to neutralize any kind of dissent, according to Rancourt.
When you do find something bad, you quickly learn and are told you better toe the line on this your career depends on it, Rancourt said.
Some Key Excerpts from Denis Rancourt:
Left-wing Env. Scientist & Physicist Dr. Denis Rancourt: Some Big Lies of Science June 2010
Rancourt Excerpt: Environmental scientists naively and knowingly work hand in hand with finance-corporate shysters, mainstream media, politicians, and state and international bureaucrats to mask real problems and to create profit opportunities for select power elites I exposed the global warming cooptation scam in an essay that Alexander Cockburn writing in The Nation called one of the best essays on greenhouse myth-making from a left perspective. [...]
My essay prompted David F. Noble to research the question and write The Corporate Climate Coup to expose how the media embrace followed the finance sectors realization of the unprecedented potential for revenues that going green could represent. [...] I argue that by far the most destructive force on the planet is power-driven financiers and profit-driven corporations and their cartels backed by military might; and that the global warming myth is a red herring that contributes to hiding this truth. In my opinion, activists who, using any justification, feed the global warming myth have effectively been co-opted, or at best neutralized.
Global warming is strictly an imaginary problem of the First World middle-class.
Rancourt Ridicules Ozone Hole Claims: Do you know of anyone who has been killed by the ozone hole?
Rancourt Mocks Acid Rain Claims: As a physicist and Earth scientist turned environmental scientist, I could not find an example of a demonstrated negative impact on lakes or forests from acid rain. In my opinion, contrary to the repeated claims of the scientist authors, the research on acid rain demonstrates that acid rain could not possibly have been the problem I concluded it had been a fake problem. [...] Acid rain very, very similar to global warming. A Sanitized problem. What I found, researched from the 1950s on and I concluded that is had been a fake problem. The effect on lake acidity from acid rain was so subtle so difficult to measure virtually impossible to measure [hype about acid rain was] at a period when forests being destroyed by real things.