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Climate of Denial
#1
RollingStone

June 22, 2011

By Al Gore

EXCERPT:

The first time I remember hearing the question "is it real?" was when I went as a young boy to see a traveling show put on by "professional wrestlers" one summer evening in the gym of the Forks River Elementary School in Elmwood, Tennessee.

The evidence that it was real was palpable: "They're really hurting each other! That's real blood! Look a'there! They can't fake that!" On the other hand, there was clearly a script (or in today's language, a "narrative"), with good guys to cheer and bad guys to boo.

MORE GARBAGE HERE
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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#2
From page two:

Quote:Melting Ice. An enormous mass of ice, four times larger than the island of Manhattan, broke off from northern Greenland last year and slipped into the sea. The acceleration of ice loss in both Greenland and Antarctica has caused another upward revision of global sea-level rise and the numbers of refugees expected from low-lying coastal areas. The Arctic ice cap, which reached a record low volume last year, has lost as much as 40 percent of its area during summer in just 30 years.

The lies and distortions flow heavily here.

Sea level increase has been slowing down in recent years.The contrived "revision" is nothing more than a baldfaced effort to hide the declining sea level rise.

The Arctic Ice cap is growing thicker over the last 3+ years.
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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#3
(06-22-2011, 06:19 PM)Sunsettommy Wrote: The Arctic Ice cap is growing thicker over the last 3+ years.

and thus the accelerate calving.

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”.J Robert Oppenheimer.
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#4
There are people in the comments who still prove that there are sycophants in this world.

I am amazed that Al Gore still has followers after being so wrong so many times and overtly hypocritical all these years.

There is a PhD candidate in Environmental Sciences.Who commented favorably for Al Gore.

Quote:Matteo Kausch
31 minutes ago

This essay is to the point and written with great attention to detail as far as scientific evidence and factual information are concerned. As a PhD candidate in Environmental Sciences, I often cringe at the statements and word choices made even by pro-science politicians when talking environmental science, not here. To the best of my knowledge every word is in-line with the international, scientific consensus of what is known about climate change.

Far more striking than the accuracy of stated scientific facts however (which are just that, established facts, not news or Gore's opinion), is the keen-eyed and eloquent way in which Mr. Gore analyses the broader systemic issues that underlie the climate change pseudo-debate. The metaphor of the wrestling match is spot on: This is NOT a fair fight. The real fight on whether humans cause climate change, ruled by reason, was fought in scientific journals and societies for many years and ended about a decade ago: The answer is yes, there is strong evidence "...that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities." (IPCC, 2001).

So what's with all the commentators claiming otherwise in this very response section? Why are misinformation and lies being pitted against rigorous evidence? Even on Wikipedia, you can read about the scientific opinion on climate change, in a thorough unequivocal manner, backed up by more than a hundred legitimate sources in the end.

(Look for "Scientific opinion on climate change on Wikipedia.org)

Did the commentators bother doing any research at all? Are they trying to mislead purposefully? Why are their opinions given a forum and allowed to stand, given that they provide no evidence whatsoever (note that in this very thread there are numerous outrageous claims, none of them providing a reference for their "facts")? Answers to these questions are provided in Mr. Gore's excellent essay. If you are tempted to follow the non-arguments of the critics here please read the essay again. Also, keep looking for evidence and sources from those who attack, you will find that they have no standing thus confirming Mr. Gore's point.

Finally keep in mind that attacking a person in an attempt to undermine an argument they make is a logical fallacy.

(Look for "Ad hominem" on Wikipedia.org)

I'm seeing a lot of that here.

bwahahahahahaha!!!

But then we still have Paul Ehrlich hanging around after his decades of errors.

Rolleyes
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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#5
I have posted a number of comments there.

I am amazed at the level of ass kissing Gore gets.They think he is on the ball and such.

The worship is very deep over this man who is rich fleecing these sycophants.

Rolleyes
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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#6
Anybody ever heard Al Gore talk "science"?

He only ever regurgetates MSM drivel thus he is never wrong.
Environmentalism is based on lies and the lies reflect an agenda that regards humanity as the enemy of the Earth. - Alan Caruba
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#7
There are many, many people in denial of the fact that there is no greenhouse effect.
Which is the basis for it all.

Hence I have changed my signature here, to a H L Mencken quote Steve LeMaster had in great prominence on the old forum.

Steve LeMaster was well ahead of the game, though I suspect he did not know the "how".
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken.  

The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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