Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stop Al Gore Before He Lies Again..and Again...and Again!

By Alan Caruba

The New York Times once again is Al Gore’s “enabler”, publishing a February 28 opinion editorial, “We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change”, despite the mounting evidence that global warming was and is a complete fabrication.

In November 2009, the Telegraph, a British newspaper, carried a story, “Al Gore could become world’s first carbon billionaire”, so let us disabuse ourselves of the notion that Gore just wants to save the world.

Heavily invested in the “carbon credits” scam and technologies whose success depend on people believing fairy tales about “clean energy” alternatives such as wind and solar energy, Gore has enriched himself by trumpeting the biggest hoax of the modern era.

It is no surprise that The New York Times published his latest collection of lies. The reportorial record of the Times has been decades of lies about global warming. Whatever patina of respectability it once had has been eroded by its participation in the fraud. Why should it stop now?

There is increasing discussion of whether testimony before Congress by Gore and other global warming advocates constitute criminal behavior that begins with lying under oath.

On February 24th The Washington Times reported on a hearing of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. “Republican James Inhofe told EPA head, Lisa Jackson, that man-made climate change was a ‘hoax’ concocted by ideologically motivated researchers who ‘cooked the science.’”

“More than that, Inhofe in releasing a GOP report questioning the science used to support cap-and-trade legislation, hinted that such activities may be part of a vast criminal enterprise designed to bilk governments, taxpayers and investors while enriching those making the false claims.”

The global warming hoax has been sustained for decades by reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) an agency of the United Nations Environmental Program. It is responsible for the Kyoto Protocol that required signature nations to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases said to be trapping heat. In July 1997 a unanimous Senate resolution rejected the Protocol.

Key players, the scientists who controlled and provided the data to support global warming, Phil Jones, head of Britain’s Climate Research Unit, and Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University, are just two currently under investigation for alledgely deliberately providing and publishing falsified climate data.

Based on thousands of emails leaked last year, it is clear they and others engaged in an effort to suppress any dissenting data from being published in peer-reviewed science journals.

Does that deter Al Gore? The very first paragraph of his opinion editorial claimed that the planet faces “an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale preventative measures to protect human civilization as we know it.”

He wrote this knowing that data from weather satellites have shown little warming trend of the atmosphere since 1979!

He wrote that “January was seen as unusually cold in much of the United States. Yet from a global perspective, it was the second-hottest January since surface temperatures were first measured 130 years ago.” Rubbish. He based that on the claim of a single Australian scientist that came from the same garbage can of equally absurd claims put forth for decades.

In a similar fashion, IPCC claims that the Himalayan glaciers were melting and the countless other claims attributed to global warming were based on inaccurate, often deliberately distorted computer models and from dubious sources.

Dr. S. Fred Singer, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, a leader in the effort to reveal the vast global warming fraud, on February 27 wrote that “this apparent (global warming) consensus misled not only the media and the public, but also the wider scientific community, which had remained largely unaware of the ongoing debate and of the work of many reputable climate experts who disagreed with the IPCC.”

Dr. Singer summed up the entire global warming hoax as based on “temperature data (that) had been manipulated.”

When you use bad data you get bad results. When you use it to enrich yourself, you are engaged in an activity worthy of a criminal investigation.

It was unworthy of The New York Times to lend itself to the continuing lies of Al Gore, but neither it is surprising since the credibility of this once respected newspaper has been trashed by its appalling biases and a succession of reporters who have been found to be plagiarists and fantasists.

About the only thing left in which a reader can put any confidence is the date under the Times banner each day.

© Alan Caruba, 2010


Greg said...

The Goreistas like to vilify warming skeptics over the $20 million or so that the Oil Cos spent on anti-warming research a few years back. (Never mind their spending far more on PRO warming research/lobbying since then)

Since Gore is possibly going to become a billionaire from this hoax I think it's only fair to return the love and completely dismiss everything the alarmists (not the real scientists) say on the subject with the same claim, "bought and paid for by the Gore Machine."

MikeSnow said...

Somebody tell Al the Carbon King that not only can we not wish away climate change, we cannot control it:

Dr. John R. Christy, a lead author on the IPCC --"Our ignorance about the climate system is enormous, and policy makers need to know that. This is an extremely complex system, and thinking we can control it is hubris."

People need to be sending links to articles like this to the PBS Ombudsman and asking WHY the PBS NewsHour censors all news about Climategate, etc.

chameeli said...

Thank you Alan Coruba!We must prosecute these conspiring criminals and punish them so heavily as to remove any temptations future politicinas/scientists/journalists/newspaper owners and other lying leeches might think of.They create an illusion of public good while really lining their pockets to the detriment of us all.

Anonymous said...

Al Gore and the New York Times are a perfect match. Neither bothers with facts, data or the truth: Similar to the scam: "War on Terror". Simply put, scare people into submission and profit from it. The environmental alarmists vocabulary speaks for itself, using such phrases as "Overwhelming Consensus". The whole Gore article is littered with such phrases because he can't explain the facts, only create an alarmist type view for readers.
I have often found ironic the use of the word, "green" by environmentalists and other activists. Why? Because without carbon dioxide foliage would not be green.
Of course, activists like Gore are a fraud, as he was as a Senator. He is an opportunist, similar to Senators Barbara Boxer, John Kerry, Dianne Feinstein and the rest of the Congress that continue to promote global warming. They have an agenda: scare people, and profit tremendously from this endeavor. Science does not matter because they can always buy a scientist like Mann and Jones through grants, prestige, and other ammenties. The IPCC was created specifically to promote global warming. Gore said that political paralysis prevents Congress from doing anything. I would rather see Congress do nothing than something, because everytime they do anything, it costs us taxpayers.

Bob Armstrong said...

I think a good differentiator of old media is whether it allows instant online comments . The Old Gray Lady is one of the declining number of safe places for Gore to spout his insanity because all it allows is a link to recommend its articles , no place for the torrent of derision his dangerous idiocy would have generated in a peer to peer posting .

Alan Caruba said...

@Bob Armstrong. Good point. I doubt that Gore has ever been published in a peer reviewed science publication.

He kicked off his "green" career with "Earth in the Balance", a book widely believed to have been written by a former EPA director who is currently an adviser to Obama, Carol Browner.

When I read it, I kept wondering just how crazy Gore was.

mogar said...

I saw the New York Times piece from Gore shortly after it came out. The usual carnival barking that I have come to expect from Al nothing new here. On thing that I found very interesting was that unlike most of the opinion pieces at the NYT they did not allow comment on Al Gores opinion. I guess they knew where the comments would lead and it would .. well .. look bad.

F. Eckenhuijsen Smit said...

Hail to all critics, who spit on Al Gore, the dangerously lying and misleading idiot, who obviously is too dumb to have some minimal understanding of any basic knowledge of worldwide climate and/or temperature change.
He makes me retch over the stupidities he still utters, although being shown by many thousands of real scientists what crap he had produced during years of unhampered propaganda for his own advantage, filling his coffers of fortune.
I pity the people who ‒in their innocence‒ once voted for the man, he showed to be, as the Nobel-prize partner of IPCC boss Pachauri, the most notorious swindler of all times.
We critics are sure that AGW CO2 (manmade CO2) is not a menace for the world, nor for mankind, because there is not ‒nor will there be‒ a worldwide climate and/or temperature change resulting from ‒even much more‒ AGW CO2.
AGW CO2 is only 0,001152% of the earth’s atmosphere, thus being such a futile quantity that it is impossible to cause a sudden change, less so causing the calamities Al Gore and his buddy-alarmists pretend to bestow on us.
F. Eckenhuijsen Smit.

Alan Caruba said...

Welcome, Mr. Smit. You summed it up very well.