Thursday, March 15, 2007

That Truth Grows More Convenient All the Time

If you're Algore, the hour-plus video on YouTube must be a nightmare.

For seventy five minutes, meteorologists and environmental scientists -- not to mention the co-founder of Green Peace, who quit in disgust -- give us the real skinny on "The Great Global Warming Swindle” complete with all its hideously ambitious and prevaricating zeal.

Frankly, I never thought we’d get to this point so quickly and so completely. If Algore was planning to run on his convenient half-truths and misrepresentations about the environment, he’d better have a Plan B.

This film is a tsunami, washing over all his hopes and hallucinations.

Watch it in sections, or sit down with a bag of popcorn for the whole thing. It’s worth every single minute. I first saw if at LGF, and then noticed a plug on Belmont Club. The question is, will it ever be mentioned by the MSM?

The producers of this undoing of the drivel we’ve had to listen to for the last ten years deserve a medal. Like Galileo, they may have to wait awhile.

Hurricane BonnieI plan to see it again, just to watch the part about the solar rays and the production of clouds. What a great mixture of talking heads and time-lapse photography and lots of natural disasters.

The Emperor is naked at last, and an ugly sight he is!

Good flick. Click on it.

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9 comments:

Wally Ballou said...

I'll have to watch that. I believe significant global warming is occurring, and I hope it is a result of some cyclic phenomenon like sunspots. I also believe that significant changes to the Earth's atmosphere, forest cover, deserts, etc, are not a good idea in general and could have all kinds of unforeseen consequences for the future survival and quality of life of humans on Earth.

That said, I don't take scientific or moral instruction from a pompous lying fraud like Algore, who wants to use "the fate of the planet" as a hook for personal power and for building socialism. The Barony probably uses less energy, and produces less CO2 all year, than the Algoria does in a week.

Wally Ballou said...

make that "in one day". It's too early in the morning for artithmetic.

Anonymous said...

Dymphna

The media has already been all over this, primarily in the UK. For example, the Telegraph has been covering the fallout from the airing of the documentary. In particular, notable scholars have face funding application problems as well as death threats.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/11/ngreen211.xml

Other aspects include the fact that one of the scientists in the documentary has disavowed his involvement by declaring that he was taken out of context. See
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2031455,00.html
Note that Wunsch's retraction was predicted by Lubos here:
http://motls.blogspot.com/2007/03/great-global-warming-swindle.html

Not much of an impact in Aussie land. Almost completely ignored here.

Dymphna said...

manny--

I noticed that Wunsch was weasling out -- saw the dust-up on lgf. As the document states, there is too much money to be made on this subject for people to be honest. And when I looked at what he said, I didn't see what might have been misconstrued. I'll look at that second url to see the "why" of it.
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Wally--

Make that a day plus a few hours, due to the poor insulation in the living room. Though I do notice an increase in electric usage since the Baron is home all the time -- more cooking is being done. OTOH, little to no gas is being guzzled since he's not using the car much. In fact, we do come out ahead. Not being out and about, he doesn't bring home bottles of wine he found on sale.

OTOH, when the fB is home, more showers, more food, more car usage, etc., etc. Definitely takes up more room on the planet and our budget.

However, he makes up for his greediness by strangling socialist greenies in his spare time. This accomplishes two things: rids the earth of those -ugh- human beings, and develops the muscles in his upper arms.

chuck said...

I think the show is a welcome corrective to the global warming hysteria, but I would caution against taking its own explanations as the truth. I think the lesson that should be taken away is that the science is not settled and until it is all this political crap is a waste of time. One thing the show did not emphasize enough, IMHO, is that the proposed solutions to co2 concentrations will have no noticeable effect on temperature, so the proposed ruination of industrial development is just more feel good symbolism. Might as well put a bumber sticker on the car and be done with it.

mommysaurus said...

Didn't I read not too long ago that the ice caps on Mars are melting too? That punches a big hole in AlGore's theory. It points much more to solar activity.

Dymphna said...

well, one thing that has served to increase global warming is the several years Algore's pants have been ablaze, as in:

"Liar, liar, pants on fire!"


...just thought I'd elevate the conversation

Archonix said...

The problem faced by this is that the program was a little too strident in its alternative theory, and I've already seen tiny flaws in that version of the sunspet theory being used as an excuse to ignore the fact that this program punched a great gaping hole in the CO2-driven climate hypothesis.

It needs ot be said often: models are not the thing, and with positive feedback you can prove anything you like. What is rarely mentioned is that a given climate model will give very similar results no matter what initial starting conditions it is given.

The truth of the matter is, we just don't know. I personally am of the opinion that our influence on climate is negligible at best via the CO2 mechanism simply because our contributions to the actual whole are so incredibly tiny. Others may differ, but however you spin it, there's very little we can do to control the climate.

IgnorantInfidel said...

Here are some interesting articles that counter the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) hysteria. My impression from these, and other articles, is that natural Global Warming (GW) leads to increased CO2 levels.

GLOBAL 'SUNSCREEN' HAS LIKELY THINNED, REPORT NASA SCIENTISTS
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NasaNews/2007/2007031524529.html

Is global warming for real?
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/060407.html

Is this consensus group smaller than ALL GORE's? It is significant none the less.
17,100 scientists sign Global Warming Petition rejecting Kyoto treaty
http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p357.htm