Here he goes again.
In a speech at Washington’s Constitution Hall, Gore touched on an array of the nation’s current woes, saying the economic, environmental and national security crises are all related.
Blah blah blah. Carbon-free, renewable (because that’s been working out), BS. Seriously, I can barely think over the propaganda alarm going off in my head. WOOP! WOOP! Beware the flashing lights.
“It is only a truly dysfunctional system that would buy into the perverse logic that the short-term answer to high gasoline prices is drilling for more oil 10 years from now,” Gore said.
You know, because that old thing about supply and demand is really meaningless. Please.
CNN’s fawing at the altar of the Goracle is sickening. They take every opportunity to call him a Nobel laureate, Oscar winner, pompous blow-hard. Oops, that last one was me. They even dredge up this gem in response to his energy consumption of 2007.
Gore subsequently has installed solar panels, compact fluorescent light bulbs and other energy-saving technologies in his home.
Of course failing to mention that his consumption actually increased after that. Because no one ever talks about that. Well, except for those of us with brains. (Yeah, that’s right. I just linked myself)
Conveniently, this article hit the web with beautiful excerpts like this one (thank you Rott).
So far that debate has just consisted of a simple sleight of hand: show evidence of global warming, and while the audience is stunned at the implications, simply assert that it is due to carbon emissions.
In the minds of the audience, the evidence that global warming has occurred becomes conflated with the alleged cause, and the audience hasn’t noticed that the cause was merely asserted, not proved.
The money quote:
If there really was any evidence that carbon emissions caused global warming, don’t you think we would have heard all about it ad nauseam by now?
Why yes, now that you mention it. I do indeed think that they would be going on and on about the evidence. He goes on to say this (emphasis mine).
There is no evidence to support the idea that carbon emissions cause significant global warming. None. There is plenty of evidence that global warming has occurred, and theory suggests that carbon emissions should raise temperatures (though by how much is hotly disputed) but there are no observations by anyone that implicate carbon emissions as a significant cause of the recent global warming.
They figured this out in 2003. Two years before Gorebecile’s Oscar winning power point.
And who is this guy anyway? What are the credentials of this eeeeviiilll denier?
I DEVOTED six years to carbon accounting, building models for the Australian Greenhouse Office. I am the rocket scientist who wrote the carbon accounting model (FullCAM) that measures Australia’s compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, in the land use change and forestry sector.
Oh. I guess it really does take a rocket scientist to figure this stuff out. Go read the whole thing. I’m betting we don’t see a peep about this in the main stream media.