More Impeccable Timing From the "Goracle"

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Jul 18, 2008 4:06 PM
Remember back in 2004 when Al Gore delivered a speech on global warming in NYC -- on the coldest day in decades?

Well, the Goracle's impeccable sense of timing remains consistent.

Yesterday (with an entourage consisting of two Lincoln town cars and an SUV, one of the former idling in order to keep the interior cool for Mrs. Gore and Karenna), he delivered himself of another apocalyptic warning about the "climate crisis."   With characteristic understatement, Gore intoned that "The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more, if more should be required, the future of human civilization is at stake."

What a profoundly "inconvenient truth," then, to read today that the American Physical Society is backing off its past embrace of the theory of manmade global warming:

The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming.  The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science.  The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming "incontrovertible."

Oh, and by the way, is anyone in the media interested in pointing out, as does the invaluable Newsbusters, the fact that Al Gore has a financial interest in a lot of the "alternate energy" forms he's busy promoting?