Friday, June 23, 2006

The High Priest of the Church of the Warming Globe - Al's Big Adventure...

Questions for Al GoreTodays Patriot Post covers "Al's Big Adventure" —This summer's hottest hit...

(Check out Questions for Al too)
... Gore has always promoted himself as a "man of the people," a thoughtful and inquisitive farm boy who grew up in Carthage, Tennessee, on his family's 80-acre estate. Yet the real Al Gore was a pampered, privileged rich boy, heir to his father's financial and political estate. It's likely, then, that the closest Prince Albert ever got to real livestock was the time he spent roping hamsters in his family's penthouse suite atop Washington's tony Fairfax Hotel.

After college, Gore dabbled with seminary for a couple years, but dropped out to hop his father's escalator to the Senate. Years later, when Bill Clinton picked the lesser Gore to run on the bottom of his ticket, the elder Gore said, "We raised him for it." Bill and Al, and spouses Hill and Tipper, tolerated each other for two long terms.

Gore—earth tones, orange face and all—tried every trick in the book to prove his alpha maleness in the 2000 presidential election, but alas, to no avail. Since then, he has dedicated himself to his true calling—picking up where he left off after leaving seminary, and building a cathedral of worship for his cadre of eco-nuts.

Which brings us to his latest sermon, "An Inconvenient Truth," in which Gore proposes Orwellian government regulations curtailing industrial output from Western nations on the thesis that global warming is a man-made phenomenon. In typical fashion, Gore dramatically exclaims, "The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequence." He chastises "deniers" (un-believers), and predicts cataclysm if his teachings are not received.

"An Inconvenient Truth" is a documentary knockoff of last years pop film, "The Day After Tomorrow," only less credible.

"Everyone is entitled
to his own opinion,
but not his own facts."
—Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"The debate in the science community is over," Gore insists, but in the inimitable words of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a classical liberal, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

Questions for Al GoreMore than 17,000 scientists, to date, have signed a petition sponsored by Dr. Frederick Seitz, past president of the National Academy of Sciences, refuting Gore's claims that global warming is human-induced. The petition states: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth."

Renowned meteorologist Dr. William Gray, in a recent interview with Discover Magazine (which has advocated the theory of human-induced global warming), says: "This human-induced global-warming thing... is grossly exaggerated... I'm not disputing there has been global warming. There was a lot of global warming in the 1930s and '40s, and then there was global cooling in the middle '40s to the early '70s. Nearly all of my colleagues who have been around 40 or 50 years are skeptical... about this global-warming thing. But no one asks us." (Gray was described by Discover Magazine's editors as one of "the world's most famous hurricane experts.")

"Freeze or fry, the problem
is always industrial capitalism,
and the solution is always
international socialism."
—Harvard Professor Malcolm Ross

Commenting on the misuse of science to support political agendas, Harvard's Dr. Malcolm Ross concludes of such folly, "Freeze or fry, the problem is always industrial capitalism, and the solution is always international socialism."

Dr. Roy Spencer, former Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, has issued "Questions for Al Gore" based on what he calls "Gore's Inconvenient Truth." NASA scientist James Hansen, director of the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, argues, "The natural fluctuations of climate are still large—at least, the natural fluctuations of weather compared to long-term climate change." (Hansen, it should be noted, is a liberal who publicly endorsed the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry.)

Neil Frank, former director of the National Hurricane Center, is a bit less nuanced about Gore's claims: "[Global warming] is a hoax."
Read the whole thing... here. It's worth it!

Quote of the week...
"Back in the 1970s, the hysteria was about global cooling and the prospect of a new ice age. A National Academy of Sciences report back then led Science magazine to conclude in its March 1, 1975, issue that a long 'ice age is a real possibility.' According to the April 28, 1975, issue of Newsweek, 'the earth's climate seems to be cooling down.' A note of urgency was part of the global-cooling hysteria then as much as it is part of today's global-warming hysteria. According to the February, 1973, issue of Science Digest, 'Once the freeze starts, it will be too late'."

—Economist Thomas Sowell

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