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14 June 2006

Gore is wrong on climate change

Al Gore continues the scaremongering with regard to climate change and Canadians should not be sucked in by his new movie:
Scientists respond to Gore's warnings of climate catastrophe

8 Comments:

Blogger Brian Lemon said...

Thank You, Thank you for saving me research.
We have scientific catechisms that need tossing.

14 June, 2006 17:34  
Blogger Mark Francis said...

Bob Carter? Oh, please. The guy has been debuked so much. Even the highly partisan CEI institute, which is fronting the attack against Gore, has recently admitted that Carter's research is simply political BS.

"Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts"

Not true. Carter works for the Institute of public Affairs in Australia:

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Institute_of_Public_Affairs

Here's the fun and games debunking Carter:

http://scienceblogs.com/cgi-bin/MT/mt-search.cgi?IncludeBlogs=15&search=bob+carter

I won't bother with the rest.

But, boy, what a lot of ridiculous blather. Modern computer models have meshed up quite well with real live observations and measurements.

Don't you think it a bit strange that you're reading an op-ed produced by a PR firm? Don't you wonder who is paying them to do it?

As for this:

"In April sixty of the world's leading experts in the field asked Prime Minister Harper to order a thorough public review of the science of climate change"

They are NOT 'leading eperts' in the field. Many aren't in the field. Most don't even publish real peer-reviewed papers.

The letter was quickly followed by 90 real experts in the field refuting them, by the way.

Here's a REAL review of Gore's movie:

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2006/05/al-gores-movie/

14 June, 2006 20:05  
Anonymous Trevor said...

Huh?

Gore is wrong on climate change because one newspaper, which has printed only anti-climate change articles (which is a real service to its readers, nothing like telling them what to think by only giving them one side of the story, especially a radical, narrow, flat earth position) has now printed another article skeptical of climate change? Wow, bang up logic. The vast majority of scientists agree with Gore. The overwhelming majority (like 100%) of peer reviewed papers on climate change have been saying the same thing as Gore.

But, of course it is not hard to find the odd person spouting anti-climate change crap. Most of the time they are financially supported by oil companies, but in this case - with Carter he is being financially supported by the Australian government, which incidently is the worst CO2 emissions criminal on the planet (yup even worse than Canada and the US).

14 June, 2006 20:09  
Anonymous primvs pilvs said...

anyone who took what Gore says without questioning it would be insane even if what he says is true some of what he say is and some obviously not

15 June, 2006 09:59  
Blogger Mark Francis said...

"anyone who took what Gore says without questioning it would be insane even if what he says is true some of what he say is and some obviously not"

I'm game. What is Gore not telling the truth about?

15 June, 2006 13:23  
Anonymous thickslab said...

Consider this the official notice that you've been PWNED!

15 June, 2006 14:29  
Blogger Ira said...

It is a lousy film, but that's not why. I wrote a review:

http://idealreason.blogspot.com/2006/06/inconvenient-pr-stunt.html

20 June, 2006 10:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Gore and his friends in the Climate Change lobby selectively cherry pick "facts" and build the entire theory on this shakey foundation.

Consider what is not said:

The global temperature on Mars is observed to be increasing.

The Vikings farmed in Greenland in the 1100's, and wine was once the national drink of Scotland. It is currently too COLD to farm in Greenland or grow grapes in Scotland.

The climate was also much colder in historical times, rivers across Europe and North America were frozen hard enough in the 1700's to hold markets on the Thames river in London England, and the American Revolution was partly won because the Americans could march armies with their cannons and logistics across frozen rivers. The generals of the American Civil war were unable to exploit these same rivers not even a century later.

Clinate change is a natural condition of the Earth, and uless Al Gore has some method of adjusting the Sun's output, we will just have to adapt like the Vikings or Enlightenment era Americans did.

21 June, 2006 11:30  

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