Al Gore: It’s like gravity; It exists.

(noon. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Chalk One up for Science, as if Science, were subject to Popular Vote …

(If that were true, guess who would of won in 2000?)

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews Al Gore…

MITCHELL: Palin calls it “junk science.” She says, “The agenda-driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen won’t change the weather, but they would change our economy for the worst.”

What’s your response to that?

GORE: Well, you know, the — the global warming deniers persist in this air of unreality. After all, the entire north polar icecap, which has been there for most of the last 3 million years, is disappearing before our eyes. Forty percent is already gone. The rest is expected to go completely within the next decade. What do they think is causing this?

The mountain glaciers in every region of the world are melting, many of them at an accelerated rate, threatening drinking supplies — drinking water supplies and agricultural water supplies. We have these record storms, drought, floods, fires, three deaths in the American West, climate refugees beginning now, expected to rise to the hundreds of millions unless we take action.

These effects are taking place all over the world exactly as predicted by the scientists, who have warned for years that, if we continue putting 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every day, the accumulation — that’s going to trap lots more heat, raise temperatures, and cause all of these consequences that are already beginning.

MITCHELL: Well, one of the things that she has written recently on Facebook is that this is doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood that makes the public feel like owning an SUV is a sin against the planet.

GORE: Well, the scientific community has worked very intensively for 20 years within this international process, and they now say the evidence is unequivocal. A hundred and fifty years ago this year was the discovery that CO2 traps heat. That is a — a principle in physics.

It’s not a question of debate. It’s like gravity; it exists.…

It’s a Matter of Science, NOT Opinion, or belief.

Do we argue about Gravity?

Do we debate anymore, whether the World is Flat or Round?

So when will certain people, quit denying the obvious, that the planet’s ice caps are melting, at unprecedented rates …

Scientists world wide say the evidence is overwhelming — just like the evidence for Gravity. It’s something we can firmly stand on. Like the sun rising tomorrow in the east — it Exists, it’s a Fact.

Debate over.

The Science has been weighed, and it was NOT found lacking. (although the rationalizations of the skeptics, certainly has been grasping at straws.)

The IPCC report summarized for non-specialists

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — Reporting Process

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Wiki Page

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Hmmm?  … maybe it’s just a “warm spell”, eh Sarah?


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    • jamess on December 10, 2009 at 06:14

    Antarctic Real Estate will be a bargain?

    New Country, anyone?

  1. available for habitation? Mars, maybe?

    Because this planet is kind of going to shit. And, fuck all, I really wish Al Gore had showed this much passion back in 2000.

    • BobbyK on December 10, 2009 at 18:29

    is that the End Times arrive quickly. It will be the only way her name doesn’t become another word for stupid.

  2. I bought the DVD “An Inconvenient Truth“, and have been a big Al Gore supporter since 1992.

    I was crushed when the 2000 Election (which he really won) was just crookedly ripped out from underneath him, because he would have obviously been a significantly more honest and better policy President than Bill Clinton ever was (and light years better than George H. W. Obama Johnson).

    Anyway, I provided that just for background context because while I completely agree with the diagnosis about Global Warming, and feel sorry for ignorant people who label it “junk science” — I also disagree with the whole “cap & trade” idea as the so-called remedy.


    The way “cap & trade” has been proposed, it has an unnecessary Orwellian character to it. Homeland Security, or some government body, can forcebly enter your home and then charge you money just for inspecting it (whether you did anything wrong or not) – whenever they feel like it.  They can abuse home owners and small businesses — while (being a good government entity) give a wink-wink pass to the real abusers like: the Halliburtons, the Exxon-Mobiles, the Coal Plants, the Lockheed Martins, the General Dynamics, the Dow Chemicals, etc. of our Country.  

    And also on just an academic level, American taxpayers will now have to pay taxes, fees, and fines on to some unelected, Global, Non-U.S. authority that usurps control over our Country’s people across a wide sphere. That is just not Constitutional.  In a way, we do this anyways today since we are forced (without choice) to send taxpayers money (out of our pockets) to the IMF, World Bank for dubious causes and reasons, and to the U.N.. But that doesn’t mean it is applied properly or the best use of our money.  Some people fear that this effort is part of bringing into effect World Government, and part of the International Bankers desire to put all the people and Industry under their control — along with replacing the U.S. Dollar with a global (fiat) currency that only they operate. So this is a slipperly slope because it is yet another Orwellian model — not a liberating one. We have enough damn Orwellian constructs, procedures, and tactics in our Country today, along with the predictable loss of many of our once cherished freedoms and liberties.  Clearly, we don’t need to pile on even more gasoline to this fire.

    In addition, the whole “cap and trade” scheme is just rife for Wall-Street style abuse and corruption. The fees are supposedly used to “offset” the use of CO2 by planting a tree somewhere in the Amazon (or some such similar area). But how do we know any of this is even real when the necessary Real Estate is finite?  How do we know that this beauracracy isn’t just pocketing most of the money and not following through? How do we stop them from corrupt swapping tactics like “virtual offsets”, and computerized offsets, and trading schemes that just obscure all the money that they’re really taking in?  And if the IMF and the World Bank are the blueprint here, then we are in trouble, and it will all just be a big, giant ripoff.


    I feel much more comfortable with the focus being, not on some hairbrained “cap and trade” scheme, but simply on new Invention, Industry, and Engineering. That is the real answer. A concentrated focus on developing Solar, Wind, Geothermal power systems, and: a) Getting off of The Electric Grid, and b) Getting off all dependency on Foreign and Middle-East sources of Oil.

    The latter goal could be realized just by simply raising the auto-milage standard to 35MPG for all cars.  If we did just that alone, we could kiss the whole Middle-East goodbye and then also take our Tanks, Military Basis, War planes, Predeator Drones, and depleted Uranium with us and go home  (now that would be worthy of a “Nobel Peace” Prize).

    The first goal (a above) is acheivable in a 7-10 year timeline — which is probably only twice as long as it would take for this ineffective “cap and trade” scheme to both pass Congress, and begin to be implemented anyway.

    Thirdly, what made our Country great has always been manufacturing and invention — whether it was Intercontinental Railraods, the invention of the Airplane, putting a man on the Moon, or the invention of the Internet (which allows me to type this).

    We already have enough sunlight that can be potentially captured in New Mexico to power the entire World. Miracles are not needed for this to become real.  It is only a matter of development of widescale production and deployment of existing technologies. It is far less of a technical challenge than putting a man on the Moon ever was — which took just 7 years after a President set that remarkable task as our National goal.

    So the answer here is not a global authoritarian approach, which is always subject to abuses, waste, fraud, inequities, and no public representation — but rather the answer rests upon Invention, Manufacturing, and a repudiation of the whole “fossile-fuel = National Security” equation.  By focusing on these efforts, a real solution can and will be acheived .. and the very real problem will not just be politicized away with yet another smoke and mirrors deception put over on the public.  

  3. Fuck NBC commercial piece of shit GE war machine owned Illuminati globo-corpo-fasist Nazi asshole scumbag pedophile Bernie Madoff types.

    Go out with a fucking bang pouring oil right down the storm drain.  Fuck recycling too.  Yeah I am that pissed about this bullshit.

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