Wednesday, December 16, 2009

An Inconvenient Error

From an article published yesterday, we read about another inconvenient piece of misinformation by Al Gore -- the self appointed climate guru at large:

There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday.

The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, became entangled in a new climate change “spin” row.

Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.

In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”


Nothing new here, this is the same old alarmist propaganda that he has been methodically spewing in robotic fashion, since his loss to George Bush in the 2000 Presidential Election. But wait, there seems to be some discrepancy as we read further in the article:

...the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast.

“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”


So, a scientist would never try to pinpoint a prediction like this? Most scientists I have ever known are not likely to narrow their focus on little to anything, much less try to make bonehead predictions out of desperation.

And it is desperation that Al must be feeling right now. With the release of the CRU e-mails, the cooler than expected climate much of the world is seeing right now, and the defections of more scientists (from the "settled science" community to that of the doubtful), he's feeling the pressure.

Imagine the crow he was forced to eat, as reported later on in the same article:

Mr Gore’s office later admitted that the 75 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowksi as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.

The embarrassing error cast another shadow over the conference after the controversy over the hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, which appeared to suggest that scientists had manipulated data to strengthen their argument that human activities were causing global warming.


Imagine the crow that must be shared with the world leaders who have stepped out on the limb with Gore. I wonder what goes through Gordon Brown's mind. He is the one who once said that those of us who do not sign on to Al's way of thought are like "flat-earthers".

Or how about Nicolas "we must act" Sarkozy? This is the man who once said concerning a deal on climate change, "You cannot want to have the rights of great economic powers that you are becoming and abstain from your responsibilities. A great power has both rights and responsibilities, and this point is not open to negotiation." (This quote is from more than a year and a half ago, but the same impatience is prevailing in Copenhagen today.)

Al doesn't think much about negotiation. Nor does he like to answer questions from skeptical reporters either, as is evidenced by this scene:



Body language says it all. He looked like Bernie Madoff not wanting to incriminate himself, on camera.

At some point, when does it become criminal to perpetuate one of the costliest hoaxes ever? The family in Colorado is being made to pay for their hoax, due to the cost of the search and rescue mission. When will Al be made to pay?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I’m not sure what we should think of this article, or the post. Everyone is human; everyone makes mistakes. I shudder to think what would happen to our world if we ever get to the point of crucifying someone just because they misspoke. Now it just so happens that I think Mr. Gore is right: the world is ending, and it could occur this coming weekend and this is why I have decided to move my winter holiday up beginning tomorrow.

J. Clouseau
President
Al Gore Fan Club, International
Paris

Rocket said...

"Nicolas "we must act" Sarkozy"

In fact his name is Nicolas "where's my stool" Sarkozy

Anonymous said...

I regret to inform Mr. Clouseau concerning the end of the world coming this weekend that French workers have gone on strike protesting it and that you may have some "ennuis" for your holiday.

Best Regards

An NFL watching Friend

Tom said...

Yep - the data is fresh alright...fresh excrement (I can write that here, right?)

Nothing Gore is saying has roots in reality. He does have a vested interest in continuing the climate change fantasy.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Gore is a big dope but he isn't stupid. He's making millions off this climate change mush.

Has anyone besides me noticed that our most astute capitalists are elitist liberals. It isn't hard to figure out, is it? They know they propound mush, but there's money to be made from progressives who are saps. They won't make the mistake of allowing national interest or patriotism to get in the way of their own vested interests. There is a correlation between Pelosi's sleaze and her wealth, you know.

Show me an honest politician and I'll show you a phantasm.

Semper Fi

Mustang

LASunsett said...

//"where's my stool"//

Are we talking foot stool, bar stool, or something else we don't want to get into?

LASunsett said...

//Yep - the data is fresh alright...fresh excrement (I can write that here, right?)//

Sure can. Rocket wrote "stool" and Greg has written shit. Excrement passes muster here, especially when we are talking about Al Gore.

LASunsett said...

//Has anyone besides me noticed that our most astute capitalists are elitist liberals. It isn't hard to figure out, is it? //

If we think about it, modern day liberalism (socialism) is nothing more than an attempt to return the people to a modified form of feudalism.

Greg said...

File under "Fake But True." ;) Other items in this category: "The US created bin Laden;" "Rapes and Murders in the Superdome;" "Terrorism is Caused by Poverty."

Sure can. Rocket wrote "stool" and Greg has written shit.

Um, I've written way worse than that, and never considered whether I was crossing a line. Hope I didn't offend anyone. [blush]

A.C. McCloud said...

The Gore Effect strikes again. Big snow and cold in Copenhagen, then when the DC contingent gets back home this weekend, a snowstorm there. Loving this..

LASunsett said...

//Um, I've written way worse than that, and never considered whether I was crossing a line. Hope I didn't offend anyone. [blush]//

I can't speak for anyone else, but I use many of the same words you do, everyday in a sentence. ;)

Don't worry about it.

LASunsett said...

//The Gore Effect strikes again. Big snow and cold in Copenhagen, then when the DC contingent gets back home this weekend, a snowstorm there. Loving this..//

You'd think the idiots would have better sense than to schedule this kind of thing in the winter. Seems to me the last time Congress took this up, there was an ice storm. The some goes for the time before that.

I don;t know what it's going to take, but I wish they'd shut up. I do hate the cold.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone mention this to Holland? I mean, if all the ice melts, and I lived in the Netherlands, I'd probably want to have some advance warning.

Bob

Anonymous said...

//Did anyone mention this to Holland?//

Does ye thinks we's stupid? Everbody knos that Bob isn't a Duch name.


Clem

amerloque said...

AGW is a scientific, intellectual, political, financial and moral scam. The climate has been changing for millions upon millions of years !!!

LASunsett said...

//AGW is a scientific, intellectual, political, financial and moral scam.//

So...what's your point?

;)

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading through these comments Sunsett. Allow me to be the lady who makes the point that when discussing ALGORE's Global Warming Hoax one cannot avoid making a comparison to the element in nature that the "so called facts" most resemble... Bullshit. Also, the fact that all it is designed to do is "redistribute our wealth" and give liberals and the evil empire, The UN, more control.

If you want to see a really great site that makes fun of AGW, go to www.ilovecarbondioxide.com. Lord, I HATE moonbats.

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