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A Bad Week For Al Gore


by Paul Joseph Watson

Man made global warming myth takes another battering as Live Earth propaganda bandwagon is derailed, drug arrest puts former VP’s hypocrisy in focus again

The religion of man-made global warming has had its orthodoxy shot to pieces again right before an assorted gaggle of hypocrites and control freaks, led by Al Gore, prepare this weekend to unleash Live Earth, one of the most sophisticated and carefully packaged political propaganda assaults in recent years.

This rejuvenated religion of Pagan earth worship took another blow from hard science just today, after it was revealed that the oldest plant DNA ever discovered showed that “the planet was far warmer hundreds of thousands of years ago than is generally believed,” again underscoring the fact that climate change is a routine and natural phenomenon that has occurred throughout earth’s history.

“They also indicated that during the last period between ice ages, 116,000-130,000 years ago, when temperatures were on average 5 C (9 F) higher than now, the glaciers on Greenland did not completely melt away,” reports Reuters .

In another development, scientists examining the world’s deepest ice core samples concluded that records of greenhouse gases varied wildly over the course of 800,000 years, producing temperatures that differed as much as 15 C (27 F) at different periods of time.
http://environment.newscientist.com/channel/earth/climate-change/dn11659

These two new scientific papers, allied to the understanding that CO2 emissions lag behind temperature increase by hundreds of years , reinforce the reality that we live on a volatile and constantly changing planet.

The earth’s climate has always been shifting and is dependent on ice age cycles and the activity of the sun. Today we see global warming and climate change on every planet and moon within the solar system ,


largely due to increased sunspot activity. For humans to think that they can contribute to significant climate change models that have domineered the planet for eons before human civilization existed betrays a supreme level of arrogance and self-importance.

A Mori poll released on Monday found that a majority of the UK population were still skeptical about man-made global warming and believed the threats were being exaggerated for political purposes and to make money.

The head researchers for the poll are global warming advocates but the results forced them to admit that “counter-arguments” are beginning to erode the monopoly on truth that climate change adherents make claim to.

“The survey suggested that terrorism, graffiti, crime and dog mess were all of more concern than climate change,” reported the BBC .
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6263690.stm

This meshes with a general trend that we have tracked which clearly suggests the public are becoming wary of the outlandish fearmongering http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c68_1173904279
that the global warming crowd have engaged in to sell their belief system, for example the claim that climate change will be so disastrous for mankind that it will make world war look like heaven, as John Edwards stated.

The concern is felt so deep that even two of man-made global warming’s closest bedfellows, Professors Paul Hardaker and Chris Collier, warned their own choir earlier this year to stop preaching doomsday scenarios about global warming, recognizing that the hysteria has eroded a lot of credibility the man-made camp had built.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6460635.stm

The fallacy of man-made global warming is already running out of steam for three reasons. One - the hysteria will only get louder because man-made advocates have a dearth of facts to base their alarmism on and always have to resort to fearmongering. Two - as we progress further into the 21st century and the much vaunted eco-apocalypse never arrives, the alarmists will begin to look increasingly stupid and untrustworthy. Three - the hardcore science will continue to prove the climate cult wrong as it has done again today.

More bad news for Al Gore

The tabloid flirtation with the arrest of Gore’s son for marijuana possession is a sideshow, but it will be interesting to see if the former Vice President’s rampant hypocrisy comes to the fore once again.
http://www.ontheissues.org/celeb/Al_Gore_Drugs.htm

For it was Gore who dismissed the use of marijuana for medical purposes in May 2000 while he also proposed a $500 million dollar program of mandatory drug testing. In addition, during his presidential run Gore vowed to create a massive bureaucracy to beef up the self-defeating war on drugs, including expanding the number of drug courts and imposing tougher penalties on users.

In his 1999 National Drug Control Strategy, Gore secured funding of $18 billion dollars to use the military to support domestic drug law enforcement efforts, a violation of Posse Comitatus.

One wonders whether Gore will crack the whip when it comes to his own son as he did during his political tenure or whether, as in the case of his energy sapping 20 room mansion with its heated swimming pool that consumes 20 times the average electricity, that it will be one rule for Gore while he lectures us on following another.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/steyn/281949,CST-EDT-STEYN04.article

jlesk,

Please stop it. Everyone loves gore.

We want him to step in and save us.

Thanks.

JeffR

I almost feel bad for the guy. Almost.

Is Gore an alarmist using Global Warming to get attention? Yes.

Is this whole Green concert thing completely hypocritical? Yes.

Does this mean man caused global warming isn’t a valid concern? Not at all.

[quote]JeffR wrote:
jlesk,

Please stop it. Everyone loves gore.

We want him to step in and save us.

Thanks.

JeffR

[/quote]

lol

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
Is Gore an alarmist using Global Warming to get attention? Yes.

Is this whole Green concert thing completely hypocritical? Yes.

Does this mean man caused global warming isn’t a valid concern? Not at all.[/quote]

Aw, sheesh. How has everyone missed the forest through the trees? Global warming is cyclical, geologically speaking. What we should be concerned about is pollution. That’s the threat to our health and welfare. That’s something that can’t be refuted. It’s increasing and that’s not good. Pollution needs to be managed.

I’m not sure, but it seems to me that people wave Gore’s hypocrisy as some sort of excuse to not try to solve our fairly obvious pollution problems.

It’s as if, well, since the Earth is just going through a natural change, who cares about our massive fossil fuel use? Personally, I think global warming shouldn’t even be THAT much of an issue.

Pollution and destruction of nature is obviously not cool, independent of whether or not it causes global warming. If it does cause global warming, we should definitely take measures to stop it; if it doesn’t, we should still take measures to stop it. I don’t really see why people don’t seem to recognize this. Am I way off base here?

[quote]Agressive Napkin wrote:
I’m not sure, but it seems to me that people wave Gore’s hypocrisy as some sort of excuse to not try to solve our fairly obvious pollution problems.

It’s as if, well, since the Earth is just going through a natural change, who cares about our massive fossil fuel use? Personally, I think global warming shouldn’t even be THAT much of an issue.

Pollution and destruction of nature is obviously not cool, independent of whether or not it causes global warming. If it does cause global warming, we should definitely take measures to stop it; if it doesn’t, we should still take measures to stop it. I don’t really see why people don’t seem to recognize this. Am I way off base here?[/quote]

Hey, excellent well-balanced post.

Seriously.

My standard line to this is: Global Warming is like God, I don’t know and neither do you.

However, if science agrees with the rhetoric, I’ll do my part.

Until that happens, I’ll continue to poke fun at the dems nominee of 2000.

JeffR

[quote]kroby wrote:
Beowolf wrote:
Is Gore an alarmist using Global Warming to get attention? Yes.

Is this whole Green concert thing completely hypocritical? Yes.

Does this mean man caused global warming isn’t a valid concern? Not at all.

Aw, sheesh. How has everyone missed the forest through the trees? Global warming is cyclical, geologically speaking. What we should be concerned about is pollution. That’s the threat to our health and welfare. That’s something that can’t be refuted. It’s increasing and that’s not good. Pollution needs to be managed. [/quote]

I agree somewhat. I think pollution and deforestation are much bigger problems than global warming. I also think we should be spending money on those causes more than global warming.

As well, the lessening oil resources are a bigger problem.

Of course, those things, if limited, would cost the industrial corps of the US a lot more money then lowering carbon emissions, so good luck getting that shit through congress.

[quote]Agressive Napkin wrote:
I’m not sure, but it seems to me that people wave Gore’s hypocrisy as some sort of excuse to not try to solve our fairly obvious pollution problems.

It’s as if, well, since the Earth is just going through a natural change, who cares about our massive fossil fuel use? Personally, I think global warming shouldn’t even be THAT much of an issue.

Pollution and destruction of nature is obviously not cool, independent of whether or not it causes global warming. If it does cause global warming, we should definitely take measures to stop it; if it doesn’t, we should still take measures to stop it. I don’t really see why people don’t seem to recognize this. Am I way off base here?[/quote]

Agreed 100%

[quote]Agressive Napkin wrote:
I’m not sure, but it seems to me that people wave Gore’s hypocrisy as some sort of excuse to not try to solve our fairly obvious pollution problems.[/quote]

Al Gore is part of the problem. While people ride bikes around and TiVo the Sopranos series finale, Al Gore has advance copies flown to meet him on the tarmac so he can watch it en route to his next speech. Hard to justify getting rid of the V8 grocery-getter or forcing the people working for minimum wage to meet ever higher emissions standards when the champion of the environment has his videos jet delivered so he can see them on time.

Not cool? What if it’s to feed people? I don’t agree with wantonly or wastefully destroying nature or poisoning people, but if we can’t do things any better than mother nature, then what the hell are we doing here?

Half of the world’s two largest continents rests under frozen tundra. It just so happens that those two land masses are controlled by fairly advanced nations. On top of that, it appears that contrary to the current models, precipitation trakcs with mean temperature.

Suddenly, a globe that’s dry and half frozen would become warm, wet, and arable. I’m not saying we should heat up the globe but (it shouldn’t be surprising) it’s not as simple as “global warming’s bad m’kay?”.

One thing I am sure of, 100 yrs. is way too far into the future for us to peer and be making decisions on.

[quote]JeffR wrote:

Until that happens, I’ll continue to poke fun at the dems nominee of 2000.

JeffR
[/quote]

Ah, it’s about politics then.

So can the rest of the world poke fun at the guy you elected twice and who has been proven wrong on so many things?

I forget, was Mr Gore’s monthly electric bill $20,000 or $30,000?

He says he pays offsets, but wouldn’t it be better if he still paid those offsets, (to his own company mind you,) and still try to have a normal electric bill? Then he would �??offset�?? 100 homes worth of emissions, assuming a $200 electric bill per home.

Anyway, a few things need to be understood. The Earth is getting warmer, that is a fact, at least currently. Man does have a hand in the effects. We cannot exist and not affect the Earth.

Now the problem has been exaggerated by the environmentalists. Maybe not intentionally, at least not always, but it is exaggerated nonetheless.

The Sun has been increasing output by .05% a decade since the 70’s, and has been stated a million times, Mars is also getting warmer.

Another problem, environmentalists. Yup. Anyone remember the report that came out where they found the air had become so much cleaner that since the mid 90’s more sunlight reaches the Earth? Why doesn’t anyone realize that this can have an effect? Environmentalists are causing global warming.

Now if you watch a documentary on global warming, they will act as if carbon dioxide is the only thing connected with global temperatures. Yet there are documentaries without political bias, (or at least less,) that mention sun output, the Earths wobble (which interestingly ends a cycle in 2012,) and volcanoes.

Volcanic dust can cause the Earth to cool. In fact in 1815 the Tamboro volcano erupted, (reported to be the strongest in 10,000 years) and caused the infamous year without a summer in 1816. And that wasn’t even as big as it could have been.

But what people need to realize is that regardless of whether or not we are here, the climate will change. The Earth has had periods without any glaciers before. The period we are in now is specifically called interglacial. The climate could naturally be leading towards an Earth without glaciers. Imagine a sunny and lush North Pole. It was that way in the past, and guess what, no humans to cause it then.

Now the big mistake is people attempting to change the climate by cutting back on technology. Yet, even using the math by the wonderful people who brought you the Kyoto Protocol, to have a truly serious change, we would have to live in a way that even 90% of environmentalists would refuse to.

Then there is the idea of carbon credits that can be traded, which means no change in CO2 output, but developed countries start giving money to undeveloped counties. (Back door socialism.)

Another mistake people make is the belief that spending more money is worth it to save the environment. But while it is over simplistic, the easiest way to determine if something is producing less CO2 emissions is if you save money. The cost of an item is related to the energy put into creating it.

I currently have every light bulb (except one) changed to a compact fluorescent bulbs. They have paid for themselves in energy savings.

Now if you really want to cut down on emissions, lets switch to nuclear power. Safer then ever, and not as dangerous to terrorist attacks as people think. (In fact they are terrible targets.) If you want a cooler Earth, get lighter color roof tiles. Paint your house a lighter color.

Hey, try this. Chop down old trees, and plant young ones. Young trees use more CO2 then older trees do. In fact since once idea to reduce CO2 is to bury the carbon sequestered by trees, it would seem to make sense not to recycle paper.

Trees are planted, grow, and are cut down as their carbon sequestering starts to drop, and are turned into paper which after use is buried. In other words it might be bad for the environment to recycle paper.

[quote]reckless wrote:
JeffR wrote:

Until that happens, I’ll continue to poke fun at the dems nominee of 2000.

JeffR

Ah, it’s about politics then.

So can the rest of the world poke fun at the guy you elected twice and who has been proven wrong on so many things?[/quote]

Muffin Man,

Sure. You can make fun of W.

However, if I were you, I wouldn’t want the light shined on your pathetic existence.

I’d probably work on making my country more than a bakery.

Oh, if you make fun of W’s failings, fairness would dictate that you highlight his successes.

I won’t hold my breath.

JeffR

[quote]Agressive Napkin wrote:
Pollution and destruction of nature is obviously not cool, independent of whether or not it causes global warming. If it does cause global warming, we should definitely take measures to stop it; if it doesn’t, we should still take measures to stop it. I don’t really see why people don’t seem to recognize this. Am I way off base here?[/quote]

Excellent point.

The sad truth is that the world is nothing but an oligarchy, and the big guy’s interests aren’t necessarily in accord with those of nature lovers. There’s also the astonishingly selfish and short-sighted idiots that want the latter generations to deal with the problem.

This post was flagged by the community and is temporarily hidden.

“A heatwave in the western states of the US has caused a string of wildfires, threatening homes and closing highways.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6282246.stm

[quote]lixy wrote:
“A heatwave in the western states of the US has caused a string of wildfires, threatening homes and closing highways.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6282246.stm[/quote]

We’ve had our coolest, wettest summer ever in South Texas.

[quote]JeffR wrote:
reckless wrote:
JeffR wrote:

Until that happens, I’ll continue to poke fun at the dems nominee of 2000.

JeffR

Ah, it’s about politics then.

So can the rest of the world poke fun at the guy you elected twice and who has been proven wrong on so many things?

Muffin Man,

Sure. You can make fun of W.

However, if I were you, I wouldn’t want the light shined on your pathetic existence.

I’d probably work on making my country more than a bakery.

Oh, if you make fun of W’s failings, fairness would dictate that you highlight his successes.

[/quote]

Such as?

[quote]GDollars37 wrote:
JeffR wrote:
reckless wrote:
JeffR wrote:

Until that happens, I’ll continue to poke fun at the dems nominee of 2000.

JeffR

Ah, it’s about politics then.

So can the rest of the world poke fun at the guy you elected twice and who has been proven wrong on so many things?

Muffin Man,

Sure. You can make fun of W.

However, if I were you, I wouldn’t want the light shined on your pathetic existence.

I’d probably work on making my country more than a bakery.

Oh, if you make fun of W’s failings, fairness would dictate that you highlight his successes.

Such as?[/quote]

Good question