15 June 2006

Canadian Press: "Gore is wrong."

[hat tip: Drudge]

Al Gore, the former VP who claimed to have invented the internet, and once claimed "I found a little place in upstate New York called Love Canal," is back at it again. He's continuing to spin hysteria and exaggerations about the environment. He was proven to have a propensity for lying. Regarding the internet, Vincent Cerf created the LINUX platform with the US military's backing - AlGore had nothing to do with it. And 'Love Canal' was an EPA disaster in upstate New York that occured well before he came into office.

Now that Al's movie is out, the scientific community is virtually unanimous is proclaiming that Al Gore is an ignorant fool who knows next to nothing about climate change.

Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention."
But surely Carter is merely part of what most people regard as a tiny cadre of "climate change skeptics" who disagree with the "vast majority of scientists" Gore cites?
No; Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. "Climate experts" is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore's "majority of scientists" think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.

The Canadian Free Press is a leftwing periodical ... it is telling that even the Canadians think that Gore is full of it.

Appearing before the Commons Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development last year, Carleton University paleoclimatologist Professor Tim Patterson testified, "There is no meaningful correlation between CO2 levels and Earth's temperature over this [geologic] time frame. In fact, when CO2 levels were over ten times higher than they are now, about 450 million years ago, the planet was in the depths of the absolute coldest period in the last half billion years." Patterson asked the committee, "On the basis of this evidence, how could anyone still believe that the recent relatively small increase in CO2 levels would be the major cause of the past century's modest warming?"

Patterson concluded his testimony by explaining what his research and "hundreds of other studies" reveal: on all time scales, there is very good correlation between Earth's temperature and natural celestial phenomena such changes in the brightness of the Sun.

As most climatologists are reporting, the data appears to show that we are in a naturally occuring cyclical event. The impact of human activities seems to be minimal or non-existent.

But Al Gore was never one to let the facts get in the way of his opinion.

It is reassuring to see that someone who you've always known to be an idiot, actually is shown to be an idiot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You and these scientists may be right about Gore's hypothesis (I pray to god you are.)but it wouldn't be the first time the "experts" were on the wrong side of a opinion. To totally dismiss the idea is arrogant and naive. Only a closed minded person or someone with a agenda (industry/big bussines)would think that the emissions and the polution discharged fom industry worldwide and from mankind in general does not affect the climate and enviornment in some shape,form,or fashion.Are these events potentially cataclysmic? I hope not.Some people believe the Earth is on the verge of a climatic change not seen since the "ice age." The question is;Has mankind inadvertanly caused this climatic shift,or is the Earth just going through a natural cycle? I don't have the answer.Maybe some of us are just being "chicken little" or just maybe we're ahead of the curve on this.The fact that there are two schools of thought on this subject should make us ALL think.We should all realize by now that just because a group of academians dismiss a certain theory doesn't make that theory irrelevant.Remember,there were learned,respected scientific minds throughout history who believed things like "the Earth is flat." or "The Sun revolves around the Earth."(just food for thought.)