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Al Gore "Needs to shut-up and stop spreading nonsense"

Well, you can’t get much clearer than the title of this post.  This was spoken by Astrophysicist, Dr. Willie Soon, during an interview about AGW Theory at Examiner.com.  Sounds like my kind of Astrophysicist.

In the following interview, Dr. Willie Soon, a solar and climate scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, questions the prevailing dogma of man-made global warming and challenges his peers to “take back climate science.” His remarks are his personal opinion based upon 19 years of scientific research.

Seems Dr. Soon doesn’t pull any punches!

Examiner.com: What drives climate change on Earth?

Dr. Soon: Most of the weather and climate variations we observed are essentially related to the sun and the changing seasons – not by CO2 radiative forcing and feedback.

Not CO2?  Pray Tell.

Examiner.com: What is your opinion of the anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming theory?

Dr. Soon: It’s never been about the science – even from the very beginning. It’s based on confusion and a mixture of ideology. We should deal only in the facts that we do know.

Deal with facts? I think I’m going to cry.

Examiner.com: Many of the scientists promoting the global warming theory appear to be driven by politics rather than hard scientific data. What are your thoughts?

Dr. Soon: I am a scientist. I go where the facts take me. And the facts are fairly clear. It doesn’t take very long to discover that their views [of man-caused global warming] aren’t grounded in the facts. Why would any solid science need so much promotion and advertisement and the endless shouting about how the science has all been “settled”? And now we’re supposed to believe that the growing consensus on the street that humans are not responsible for global warming is due mainly to the confusion created by climate “deniers.”

Man I like that! Call it the way it is, regardless of who’s full of crap.

Examiner.com: Many scientists like you (often referred to as “skeptics”) are ridiculed and isolated for challenging the dogma of man-made global warming. Many of your peers have been very successful in their efforts to marginalize anyone who deviates from the approved script? What is happening?

Dr. Soon: The pro-AGW supporters have become more and more confrontational in their attacks on scientists who challenge their views. For instance, Stephen Schneider [a professor of environmental studies at Stanford University], says that skeptics sell garbage and that we are playing games with science. He compares it to selling drugs and believes that we are criminals who should go to jail. Guess what? You don’t pull that sort of thing on people who know something about science.

OK, let’s not forget about all the “warmer” scientists and bloggers who compare “deniers” with people who claimed cigarettes weren’t harmful…another old argument too often repeated.

Examiner.com: Many AGW scientists state with confidence that there is a very high probability that the earth is warming. Therefore, something must be done now to cut CO2 emissions. How accurate are their statistics?

Dr. Soon: Their probabilities are absolute crap. They are pulling these statistics out of thin air. It is completely anti-science. They talk about 90 percent probability. It sounds high, but would anyone fly in an airplane if it would crash once out of every 10 flights?

Talk about getting right to the point!!!  Now what about that “warming?”

Examiner.com: The temperature data over the past eight years or so seem to indicate that we have entered a period of global cooling. Are we experiencing a cooling trend?

Dr. Soon: If you look at the data empirically, there is a cooling tendency. We’re already seeing signs. The possibility of a colder climate ahead is a very real thing.

What? No warming?  Next…my favorite question and answer of the interview.

Examiner.com: What is your opinion of Al Gore?

Dr. Soon: He’s somebody who needs to just shut-up and stop spreading nonsense. He has neither credibility on science nor moral standing.

You can read the whole interview here. Someone without CO2 Insanity. Cool!

Source: Examiner.com

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Who’s Crazier? Tiny Tim or Al Gore?

I don’t know how people find this stuff, but we have the comedy winner of the month here from Creative Minority Report’s content found here titled Tiny Tim vs. Al Gore.

So Tiny Tim was the father of the global warming movement? Yeah, that fits. Make sure you at least make it to the chorus where he starts screaming “The Icecaps are meltin Oh-oh-oh-oh-OOOOOOOh!”

But you’ve got to decide who’s crazier? Tiny Tim is the obvious kind of bonkers that you see on street corners and cross the street to avoid whereas Al Gore is the more dangerous kind of looney that isn’t immediately apparent and you don’t know he’s flipped until he’s sitting in your living room eating your Chinese food and lecturing you that your freezer’s running too high.

So compare Gore’s performance with Tiny Tim’s and tell me who you think is crazier.

This is most definitely CO2 Insanity at its best.

Source: Creative Minority Report (which is definitely creative!)

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Gore Backed Group Linked to Oil Industry?

Hmmm….seems like Al Gore perhaps wants to have his cake and eat it, too. Per this article from the Toronto Sun.

MONTREAL – Five months after saying the exploitation of the tar sands was “one of the most serious threats to the human race,” former U.S. vice-president Al Gore came back to Montreal this week with financial backing from Investors Group, a Power Corporation affiliate that is indirectly involved in Alberta’s oil industry.

So, the Goracle himself is hooked into oil?

The man behind the documentary An Inconvenient Truth will participate Thursday in an international conference organized during the 2010 Millennium Summit. The event will also include Sarah Ferguson, duchess of York, and actress Kristin Davis of Sex and the City fame.

The event’s main sponsor is Investors Group, a Power Corp. company owned by the Desmarais family. The Desmarais family and their Belgian partner, Albert Frere, are the largest shareholders in oil company Total, which hopes to take three billion barrels of oil from the Alberta tar sands over the next 30 years.

But the Goracle said…..

During a trip to Toronto at the end of November, Gore said the exploitation of the tar sands is the “largest source of polluting energy on earth” and represents “one of the most serious threats to the human race.”

“The oil pulled from the tar sands gives a Toyota Prius the carbon footprint of a Hummer,” Gore said at the time, after blasting the Canadian government for its soft position on the exploitation of the tar sands.

So, it appears the Goracle talks out of both side of his mouth. As long as he’s getting paid for it, it apparently doesn’t matter where he gets his bucks from. He’ll evidently take money from anyone, regardless if they’re causing global warming or not.

Remember though, poor Al has the $20,000 + per month energy bill to pay for his house in Tennessee, and now he’s got to pay for his $8,875,000 9 bathroom mansion he just bought in Montecito, CA.

Poor Al……..him and Tipper kind of remind me of Jim and Tammy Faye Baker for some strange reason.  I wonder if their dog has an air conditioned dog house?

Yet more CO2 Insanity.

Source: Toronto Sun

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An Inconvenient Youth

Just in time for Earth Day 2010 we get yet more CO2 Insanity.  Lets brainwash the children?  Al Gore’s version of Hitler Youth? Perhaps Al should henceforth be referred to as “Mein Furher”?

I wonder if this was produced by Joseph Goebbels?

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Gore and Hansen Wrong on Sea-Level Rise

Captain_Nemo_FSMCD1208This is a picture from a movie about Captain Nemo of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea fame.  Well according to some real scientist, we won’t be needing to move into a submarine or build any underwater cities, which is what “alarmists” Al Gore and James Hansen would like you to believe will happen by the end of the century, caused, of course, by global warming and CO2.

According to Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth”, the sea could rise 20 feet.  Per James Hansen of GISS the sea will be rising more than 5 meters.  Here’s the quote from Hansen below…

As an example, let us say that ice sheet melting adds 1 centimetre to sea level for the decade 2005 to 2015, and that this doubles each decade until the West Antarctic ice sheet is largely depleted. This would yield a rise in sea level of more than 5 metres (16 feet) by 2095.

I picked up on this article from C3 today:  32 Ocean Scientists Trash The Gore and James Hansen Sea-Level Rise Predictions: The Myth Rejected. They link to a paper on CO2 Science. Per them…

The experts in seas/oceans estimate a potential 4.7 inch to 39 inch rise over 21st century – this is certainly a sea level rise range that humans can deal with, easily. And, most significantly, this is a range based on historical sea levels that actually occurred during past warmer periods. What does this tell us? The true experts are predicting a maximum sea level rise far below the non-expert opinions (propagandist myths) of fanatical warming activists, such as Gore and Hansen.

That is a far, far cry from 16 to 20 feet.  We’re talking less than 1/2 foot to a little over 3 feet.  Quite a difference form 15 to 20 feet or more!

To simplify what these scientist did, is they looked at past data from when the climate was similar and looked at what the actual sea-level rise then…

Turning to the IPCC — the most recent report of which predicts a global warming of somewhere between 1.1 and 6.3°C for the 21st century — the PALSEA group writes that “the last time that a global warming of comparable magnitude occurred was during the termination of the last glacial period,” which consisted of “a series of short, sharp steps on millennial to centennial timescales.” Hence, they looked at what is known about sea level change during the Bolling-Allerod and post-Younger Dryas/early Holocene periods, because they say “the magnitude and rate of warming during these periods are most closely analogous to the magnitude and rate of anthropogenic warming [that is predicted to occur] over the coming centuries;” and this comparison ruled out any type of exponentially increasing sea level response, pointing more towards an asymptotic response, where the sea level rise is high initially but gradually levels off.

Realistically, their study states it will take a lot longer than a century for any significant rise to occur.  Even the IPCC predicted only -0.01 to 0.17 m over the century.

Regardless which one you believe, either one easily proves that Gore and Hansen are full of alarmist bullshit designed to freak-out the average person so they’ll donate money to prevent it and move into caves with hot and cold running bats to save the earth.

Well, at least it’s one CO2 Insanity episode put to bed by a dose of reality.

Source: C3

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Dallas Gets Spring Global Warming

dallas fwd_snow_03_21_104/21/10 – Dallas gets some spring global warming. Was Al Gore in town this weekend?

According to this article from Examiner.com

Plano 8″       Frisco 5.5″     Terrell 5.4″     Allen 5.7″

My father, who lives in the area, is probably again wishing he was back in California.

Source: My father and Examiner.com

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Al Plays Hide-and-Seek Inhofe Unhappy

100315_inhofe_ap_218Per this article from Politico…

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) attacked former Vice President Al Gore on the Senate floor Monday, calling climate change “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people” and claiming that Gore is now “running for cover.”

He then compares Al to a certain bird…

He cited a secret “high-level meeting with all [Gore’s] global alarmists,” called a recent Gore op-ed in the New York Times a “sure-fire sign of desperation” and compared Gore to an ostrich.

“When it comes to reform and openness and transparency and peer review, and when it comes to practicing good science, Gore stands alone,” Inhofe said. “He wants the world to put its head in the sand and pretend nothing’s happening.

What will Big Al do next?   Lay an egg?  (I think he already has with AGW).

Source: Politico

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