Science in the background on climate change? Isn’t that Al Gore’s whole mantra, that we must all cease debating the causes of climate change and listen to the voice of science? And if we have any doubts about what voice of science says, Al Gore will tell us.
It’s worth pointing out that Albert Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize was shared by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IPCC’s boss, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, has been desperately trying to “walk back” the contention in a recent IPCC report that the Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035. A mere typo, the IPCC says. So, it’s actually 2305?
Pachauri puts climate skeptics in the same category as those who dispute that smoking causes lung cancer and asbestos is no different than talcum powder.
“I don’t want to get down to a personal level, but all you need to do is look at their backgrounds. They are people who deny the link between smoking and cancer; they are people who say that asbestos is as good as talcum powder – I hope that they apply it to their faces every day…”
Gore doesn’t want to get personal, either. If you disagree with him, you’re a racist, a Holocaust denier. Nothing personal, of course. Just like Pachauri wanting you to apply a carcinogen to your face.
It’s worth noting that the Danes stood up to China on human rights, even when the Communists in Beijing threatened to crush Denmark “like a little bird.” The Danes published those cartoons of you know who that set off riots throughout the world by followers of the religion of peace.
It was a Dane, Bjorn Lomborg, who published The Skeptical Environmentalist and whose documentary, Cool It, contends that global warming is happening, is man-caused, but is something we can manage—without suppressing economic growth and political liberty. This is an important message, for North America, Europe, but especially for Africa .
Of course, those Danes have been skeptical for some time. President Obama promised to stop the seas from rising. But Danish King Canute, according to legend, had his throne placed on the beach and commanded the tide not to rise. He wanted to teach a lesson to his toadying courtiers. When the tide came in, they got soaked and King Canute enjoyed a hearty laugh.
The more Albert Gore hollers, the hotter the sun gets. Let’s hope he doesn’t get sunstroke. The more President Obama lectures us on all the green jobs he’s creating, the more people point out that the only green shovel-ready project he’s found is his steam shovel at the U.S. Treasury.