When it comes to practicing double standards, no group of individuals performs better than the legion of paranoid doomsday theorists, who find cataclysm behind every door, or in this case, Fahrenheit. This time around, their leader is Al Gore, who keeps getting ridiculous extensions on his 15 minutes.
“Weatherman” Al’s Godzilla-sized carbon footprint, by the way, is large enough to squash Los Angeles:
Gore’s mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES) In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home. 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. Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Gore.
I’m in NE Ohio, and typically, winter is as cold as a brass tit on the north side of an iceberg. I had to clear a whole crapload of “global warming” off of the driveway and my car this year.
Al’s global-like ass was nowhere around to help. Not that I don’t enjoy the ambience of a bit of snow around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but that Lake Effect snow is a bitch. Gawd, how I wish the “global warming trend” had at least a kernel of truth. Matter of fact, the National Weather Service pointed out that when the season finally caught up with us, it did so with a vengeance across the United States.
A compilation from the NOAA:
And (ironically) from “Ice Age Now”:
In the 1970’s there were dire predictions of “man-made” a Glacial Era:
….there was increasing awareness that estimates of global temperatures showed cooling since 1945. The general public had little awareness about carbon dioxide’s effects: at the time garbage, chemical disposal, smog, particulate pollution, and acid rain were the focus of public concern, although Paul R. Ehrlich mentions climate change from the greenhouse gases in 1968. Not long after the idea of global cooling reached the public press in the mid-1970’s, the temperature trend stopped going down. Even by the early 1970’s, there was concern in the climatological community about carbon dioxide’s effects, and it was known that both natural and man-made effects caused variations in global climate.
Now it’s “man made effects” causing “Global Warming”. It’s nice to know that we possess “god-like” powers to switch the climate faucet from cold to warm. Pollution notwithstanding, the earth’s climate has been changing for millions of years. Many scientists realize that and have tried to say “warming” and “cooling” are all a part of NATURAL climate changes.
Any scientist who doesn’t subscribe to the latest liberal groupthink is squelched, censored, and ostracized.
Just ask Meteorologist James Spann:
Well, well. Some “climate expert” on “The Weather Channel” wants to take away AMS certification from those of us who believe the recent “global warming” is a natural process. So much for “tolerance”, huh? I have been in operational meteorology since 1978, and I know dozens and dozens of broadcast meteorologists all over the country. Our big job: look at a large volume of raw data and come up with a public weather forecast for the next seven days. I do not know of a single TV meteorologist who buys into the man-made global warming hype. I know there must be a few out there, but I can’t find them. Here are the basic facts you need to know: Billions of dollars of grant money is flowing into the pockets of those on the man-made global warming bandwagon. No man-made global warming, the money dries up. This is big money, make no mistake about it. Always follow the money trail and it tells a story. Even the lady at “The Weather Channel” probably gets paid good money for a prime time show on climate change. No man-made global warming, no show, and no salary. Nothing wrong with making money at all, but when money becomes the motivation for a scientific conclusion, then we have a problem. For many, global warming is a big cash grab.
Some have even received death threats:
Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affecting climate change. One of the emails warned that, if he continued to speak out, he would not live to see further global warming.
“Western governments have pumped billions of dollars into careers and institutes and they feel threatened,” said the professor. “I can tolerate being called a skeptic because all scientists should be skeptics, but then they started calling us deniers, with all the connotations of the Holocaust. That is an obscenity. It has got really nasty and personal.”
Last week, Professor Ball appeared in The Great Global Warming Swindle, a Channel 4 documentary in which several scientists claimed the theory of man-made global warming had become a “religion”, forcing alternative explanations to be ignored.
Richard Lindzen, the professor of Atmospheric Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology – who also appeared on the documentary – recently claimed: “Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labeled as industry stooges.” “Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science.”
The only “Inconvenient Truth” is that Gore and his maniacal minions don’t have a clue. Hopefully, this latest environmental craze will go the way of Euell Gibbons and communes, but I won’t hold my CO2.