TRULY INCONVENIENT TRUTH
June 11, 2006
�Surely nobody would be a charlatan, who could afford to be sincere.� --Ralph Waldo Emerson
The French kiss Al Gore received from the mainstream media in Cannes over his shlockumentary fiction �An Inconvenient Truth� exceeded even the chronic revulsion that is symbiotic with all things Al Gore.
The over-the-top fear mongering Gore regurgitates about �global warming� conveniently ignores far more than it presumes to expose.
Most reports suggest the master of hyperbole did a superb job of �acting� and eschewed the vein-popping-mouth-frothing diatribes he is known to offer.
As Kyle Smith writes in the New York Post �He implies that no reputable scientists dispute anything he says�. BULLFEATHERS!
�His implication that he is our only hope�is ridiculous.� Smith writes. According to his own Power Point puzzle, global warming got worse during the time he and the Clintons were in charge. Now THERE is an �Inconvenient truth� Al.
Several years ago I interviewed Dr. Fred Singer, former director of the National Weather Satellite Center and author of �Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming�s Unfinished Debate.�
Singer points out, �the atmosphere changes.� Sure there is global warming�however, there is also global cooling. In the last century:
Real scientists tell us the sun has an 11-year cycle and you �clearly see this in some of the temperature records.�
Proponents of Al�s fiction often cite the list of 2,500 �scientists who subscribe to the Gore concept of global warming.
Singer says, �That is not really true. You hear about 2,500 scientists who worked on this report for the United Nations. First of all, the number is less than 2,000 and secondly, of these, perhaps 100 are qualified to say something about the climate�and they have never been polled.�
On the other side of the coin (which you never hear about), there are some 17,000 for real scientists who say global warming is a hoax. And 17,000 �actually signed a petition against the Kyoto protocol.�
When I told Dr. Singer that there is not unanimity within the scientific community about the global warming thing he replied, �That is the point�that there is a debate going on�and the public is entitled to know that there is a debate and that the debate is not finished.
Al Gore would have everyone believe the gospel according to HIM because he says so. Facts that contradict HIS preconceived opinions and prejudice are heresy. Science that refutes his spin is frankly just to be ignored�as an �Inconvenient Truth�. By the way, for those short-term memory sufferers, Al Gore also said,
Why does Gore do and say such inimitably foolish (and easily refuted) stuff? Maybe Mason Cooley nailed it when he said, �Vanity well fed is benevolent. Vanity hungry is spiteful.� And with or without the extra pounds or beard, Al Gore�s vanity is ravenous. Once upon a time the California Environmental Protection Agency had instructed scientists to destroy data that did not conform to policy. Singer wasn�t aware of the data destruction �But, I am aware of the fact that people neglect to mention data that disagrees with their biased view.�
He referenced the UN report. The summary doesn�t say �Jack� about weather satellites collecting data about the atmosphere. One would think that weather satellites are the most important data gathering instruments we have. It is the only thing that collects data on a worldwide basis. The fact that satellites are collecting data is not even mentioned. You know why? Because the satellite data shows that the atmosphere is NOT warming. THAT is why is not even mentioned. And yes, that is a for real empirical �inconvenient truth.�
Al Gore is a charlatan�a dangerous evangelist proselytizing a manufactured fiction to enable a personal dream quest to recreate a sum far greater than the intrinsic parts. Steven Vizinczey once said, �And so hubris turns to false certainties, everyone expects to be a winner, and each morning is a mind-blowing surprise.� Inconvenient Truth indeed.
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Al Gore is a charlatan�a dangerous evangelist proselytizing a manufactured fiction to enable a personal dream quest to recreate a sum far greater than the intrinsic parts.