Al Gore has returned from the seclusion of his palatial estate, where he had been secretly hiding away from the fallout of the Hadley CRU document dump. His ALness re-entered society by submitting an editorial piece, dutifully presented by the New York Times. In it he made a series of inane comments on the state of affairs in the Global Warming Hysteria hoax business, summing up that he is ready to go back to business as usual, scaring the crap out of school children and shaking down the rest of us over an unproven theory that has no grounding in empirical evidence.
"But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
I suppose that is true as far as it goes. The reality of the danger has not changed - it is still as negligible as it ever was. Furthermore, the science the alarmists have been pushing has not changed either. They continue to ramble on endlessly about the physics of long wave radiation absorption of CO2 and the cataclysmic consequences of the minuscule rise in this 'trace gas'. What has changed, AL, is our perception of the validity and integrity of the rather small scientific community that has been pushing this nonsense upon us. This has been changed dramatically, and we have not lost our place with the passage of a few months time.
Wesley Smith has a great break down of AL Gores entire piece here at his blog Second Hand Smoke.
"In fact, the crisis is still growing because we are continuing to dump 90 million tons of global-warming pollution every 24 hours into the atmosphere — as if it were an open sewer."
Very true. 1995 CO2 levels stood at 359.7 ppm, and the 2010 level has exceeded 388 ppm. That is an 8 percent increase in the earths CO2 blanket. Fortunately for us, and rather unfortunately for you and your argument, the earth has not warmed during this same period of time. It hasn't warmed up at all.
If CO2 was the dominant force agent you have presented it to be, you would think there would be some increase in the global climate with an 8% increase, but no. Even one of the Hadley CRU scientists, Dr. Kevin Trenberth, famously complained in the document dump e-mails:
"The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t."
There are clearly many factors that influence the global climate. What is increasingly well defined is that whatever effect CO2 may have, it is remarkably weak.
"But the scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes. What is important is that the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged."
It may be important for you personally AL, but it is not important for everyone else. What is important for us is to understand our world better to allow us to make informed choices.
Speaking of mistakes, now that you are writing in the New York Times, I would think this would be a perfect opportunity to clear the air if you will, about another of the many mistakes in the farcically titled An Inconvenient Truth. Remember that tear jerking scene bemoaning the shrinking ice caps of Mt. Kilimanjaro, melting away because of the long ranging effects of Northern Hemisphere factories and automobiles? Oops. Scientists from the Netherlands recently concluded a study of the snow cap in question, and concluded the changes were a part of the natural cyclical events related to the Indian Ocean monsoons, and had nothing to do with CO2 levels, man made or otherwise. (For you more dedicated readers, you will recall what fun we had with the previous posting on this topic here).
The Hadley CRU document dump and subsequent revelations of the undermining of the peer review process and the political intrusion into the 'science' utterly undermined the entire enterprise of global warming alarmism. Go away with your tiresome fear mongering AL, and keep away from our kids. Its over, and we've all already gotten off the train.
As to the winner of the best title to an AL Gore piece, the prize has got to go to Pundit and Pundette, whose gut busting Gore goes Full-Bore easily takes away the prize. Yikes! A Full-Bore AL Gore - how much Bore can we take?
Couple of shysters.
AL Gore stands alongside discredited IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri as they accept their Nobel Prize.