A Winter's Tale from Al Gore
by John Daly (17 Jan, 2004)
Still Waiting for Greenhouse
While President George Bush may be eager to get off the planet with his 'men to Mars' announcement, his 2000 (and possibly 2004) presidential rival, Al Gore, appears to be already off it.
He chose this of all weeks to repeat his clarion call for America to stop 'global warming'. While Gore was making his global warming speech on Thursday 15th January, the US media was swept up in other, more urgent, headlines.
CNN (USA) - "Freeze Strains Northeast Power Grid" - 16 Jan 04
USA Today "Frigid Weather, Icy Winds Strain Northeast's Power Grid, Shut Schools" 16 Jan 04
USA Today - "Freeze Shocks Cities Into Stillness" - 15 Jan 04
Newsday.com (USA) - "New Hampshire is Too Cold Even for Ice" - 14 Jan 04
According to Gore, "I don't think there is any longer a credible basis for doubting that the earth's atmosphere is heating up because of global warming... Global Warming is real. It is happening already and the anticipated consequences are unacceptable." Tell that to the thousands shivering in the coldest US winter for many decades.
While this winter's freeze in North America is close to being a record-breaker, the fact it has happened at all is a sure sign that 'global warming', if it exists at all, is much more feeble than the greenhouse scientists dare to admit. And why would they admit it? To do so would put an abrupt end their $4 billion-a-year party funded by the taxpayers. Every time Nature dumps a massive cold snap somewhere, that alone provides a credible basis for doubting the IPCC's hysterical predictions of rampant warming. It isn't enough to merely say the atmosphere is warming. How much it may be warming is the critical issue. A feeble warming over many decades will make scarcely any difference to global climate and that's all that can be claimed for the last 25 years - a feeble warming, most of it caused by slightly increased radiation from the sun.
Gore also slurs the so-called `climate skeptics' (such as this website). He said "Yet in spite of the clear evidence available all around us, there are many who still do not believe that Global Warming is a problem at all. And it's no wonder: because they are the targets of a massive and well-organized campaign of disinformation lavishly funded by polluters who are determined to prevent any action to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, out of a fear that their profits might be affected if they had to stop dumping so much pollution into the atmosphere."
Lavishly funded by polluters? 'Still Waiting for Greenhouse' is one of the few websites openly skeptical of the IPCC's scenarios of gloom and doom, and a primary source of what Gore regards as 'disinformation'. His 'lavish funding' accusation is not just disinformation by him, but also an outright lie. In the last 12 months, this website has received funding of - wait for it - $50. That 'lavish funding' took the form of a single donation cheque to this website. A powerful motive indeed to spread disinformation. My information from other skeptic sources suggests equally small amounts being donated.
We do what we do because we believe strongly in the truth of our case regardless of the level of, or lack of, funding.
The fact that a $4-billion-a-year industry feels threatened by skeptics working on a financial shoestring speaks volumes about the bankruptcy of the industry's message and their resort to character slurs.
If the 'polluters' have really been dumping 'lavish funding' on the skeptics, the cheques must still be in the mail.
NOTE by FAEC: This skeptic website has also been waiting for those lavish cheques from the callous oil industry and other polluters for about three years. Only one nuclear technician from Córdoba's Nuclear station at Embalse, sent $20 for buying a printed copy of the book "Ecology: Myths and Frauds", that had to be photocopied - all its 320 pages - and sent by mail, at a time when the pdf files were not yet available for downloading and printing at home - for free.
Al Gore: are you a moron, or is it just a pose you have adopted since childood?
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