Archive for the ‘Global Warming’ Category

Al Gore to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Tennessee

March 6, 2010

Well deserved, I’m sure.  From John Leonard in the American Thinker:

The University of Tennessee announced that former Vice President Al Gore will receive an honorary doctorate of Laws and Humane Letters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology on May 14 at graduation ceremonies, where he will be the featured commencement speaker. Reporter Chloe White Kennedy wrote on knoxnews.com that UT chancellor Jimmy (no tongue in) Cheek said:
 
Vice President Gore’s career has been marked by visionary leadership, and his work has quite literally changed our planet for the better. He is among the most accomplished and respected Tennesseans in history, and it is fitting that he should be honored by the flagship education institution of his home state.

Al will be adding to an impressive haul of honors and accolades that he’s accumulated over the years, including the first runner-up for Time Person of the Year in 2007, the Dan David award from Israel (with a million bucks), an Oscar, and the Nobel Peace Prize (and another million).  

The green champion of global warming recently emerged from wherever he had been hiding since Climategate broke to submit a self-serving op-ed piece to the New York Times. Gore wrote, 
 

But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The two errors to which Al referred were the claim the Himalayan glaciers were melting because of an article in a hiking magazine and the failure of certain researchers to abide by British Freedom of Information Act requests from climate change skeptics. In the Times piece, he also wrote that “e-mail messages stolen from the University of East Anglia in Britain showed that scientists besieged by an onslaught of hostile, make-work demands from climate skeptics may not have adequately followed the requirements of the British freedom of information law.”

Did Al actually read the article to which he provided the link in the quote above? It talked about how the scientists “flouted” regulations. Those were the same poor scientists “besieged by an onslaught of hostile, make work demands” who cheered at the death of a leading skeptic who had been hounding them to validate their alarmist claims.

Al conveniently ignored recent admissions by lead climate conspirator Phil Jones that there’s been no warming for fifteen years when he amazingly wrote, “What is important is that the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged.”

But Al cannot afford to accept this inconvenient truth. Climategate exposed the leading climatologists and global warming experts as conspirators, data-fabricators, and obstructionists. Al’s got too much skin in the game, standing to make billions if Obama advocates for cap-and-trade as he’s done for health care reform.

According to the U.K. paper The Guardian, Gore has invested in one company that received over half a billion dollars in subsidies from the Department of Energy. Another company he’s involved with received $683 million for “green investment.” With those two companies alone, Gore has interests that control over a billion dollars in U.S. funds, and if cap-and-trade is ever passed, he’ll control much, much more.

Hypocrisy is nothing new to Al Gore. He huffed (through a spokesperson, naturally) that he purchased more than enough green power to balance his electricity costs. However, in February 2007, Bruce Nussbaum reported in Business Week:
 

The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh-more than 20 times the national average.    
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Al Gore Mocked at Apple Shareholder Meeting

February 27, 2010

From CNET via Gateway Pundit:

The presence of one of the world’s pre-eminent environmentalists at Apple’s shareholder meeting Thursday was the subject of much of the morning’s pointed discussion.

As expected, Apple’s attitude on environmental and sustainability issues was one of the main concerns of the stockholders present Thursday, followed closely by the company’s immense pile of cash. But early harsh comments about former Vice President Al Gore’s record set the tone.

Gore was seated in the first row, along with his six fellow board members, in Apple’s Town Hall auditorium as several stockholders took turns either bashing or praising his high-profile views on climate change.

At the first opportunity for audience participation just several minutes into the proceeding, a longtime and well-known Apple shareholder–some would say gadfly–who introduced himself as Shelton Ehrlich, stood at the microphone and urged against Gore’s re-election to the board. Gore “has become a laughingstock. The glaciers have not melted,” Sheldon said, referring to Gore’s views on global warming. “If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn’t need to be re-elected.”

Another shareholder immediately got up to defend Gore and endorse his presence as an Apple director. And that wasn’t the end of it. Two different proposals from shareholders were presented in regard to Apple’s environmental impact.

Global Warming Update: Snow on the Ground in 49 of 57 States

February 12, 2010

Apparently this is a first, w/ Hawaii being the only holdout.  From Marc Sheppard in the American Thinker:

The storm that just dumped enough snow on the Florida Panhandle to force the closing of the University of West Florida has brought the official count of states with the white-stuff on the ground to a full 50.  

Patrick Marsh at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told USA Today that “he’s unsure if such a weather phenomenon has ever occurred before.”  Others, including Janice Dean at Fox News, have declared the literally nation-wide measurable snow to be unprecedented.

With snowfall records being rewritten around the country (even Dallas reached a single-day record of 12.5 inches falling within 24 hours yesterday), watch for alarmists and their MSM accomplices to join the entire country in its exhaustive shoveling.

Of course, as they desperately cling to their claim that recent ferocious snowstorms somehow prove rather than refute manmade global warming, what they’ll be shoveling will be neither cold nor white.

Danny Glover Blames Haiti Earthquake on Global Warming

January 16, 2010

Danny Glover, actor and friend of Hugo Chavez, knows what caused the earthquake in Haiti this past week.  Apparently he dabbles in geology in his spare time.

From Ethel Fenig in the American Thinker:

Most geologists, geographers and other earth scientists have explained how the movement of tectonic plates caused the tragic earthquake in Haiti.
Most. But not all.
The most authoritative, the most knowledgeable scientist disagrees. This respected scientist, who also moonlights as actor Danny Glover, knows what really, really is responsible for the earthquake’s horror. Graciously sharing his advanced scientific and technical insight with the rest of the world so it won’t occur again, he clearly explains

 

“What happened in Haiti could happen to anywhere in the Caribbean because all these island nations are in peril because of global warming.”

“When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m saying? We have to act now!”

Et tu, Build a Bear?

December 24, 2009

Build a Bear, the toy store that allows children to design and create their own stuffed animal, is pushing Global Warming to kids through the video below. Truly pathetic. 

Univ. of Texas Climate Change Lecture Postponed due to Snowstorm

December 5, 2009

Oh, the irony!  From JammieWearingFool:

Heh. We noted earlier the snow down in Houston. Now reader Jed passes along this deliciously ironic note from the University of Texas where a lecture on mythical global warming had to be rescheduled due to the Gore Effect.

Climate change is coming to Texas but how much and in what ways will Texas be affected by global warming? Will central Texas become a desert? Will rainfall actually increase? Will there be more wildfires? Will there be more hurricanes? What kind of climate change does Texas need to be ready for? Climate expert Gerald North will discuss climate change and its effect on the Lone Star state and its people.

How about “Why it’s snowing in South Texas and making us look retarded” as a topic of discussion?

The Gore Effect is a bitch.