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July 10, 2009

Global Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame

Global Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame

Mark Alexander

Global Alarmist Albert Gore -- Consummate Hypocrite

"Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants." --Alexander Hamilton

Gore claimed that he and wife, Tipper, "live a carbon-neutral lifestyle."

Well, perhaps if you don't count all the fuel burned by his private jet travels and limo deliveries. One of Gore's exclusive mansions, according to a recent utility report, uses 20 times the electrical energy consumed by the average household, but who is counting.

Gore's son, Albert III, is true to his word. When he was stopped by police (his third high-speed, drug toting arrest) just before the elder Gore's Live Earth concerts began, he may have been traveling 100mph but he was doing it in his fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrid. Unfortunately, Al III was fueled up on marijuana, and had in his possession various prescription drugs -- Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall and Soma -- all without prescriptions. Fruit does not fall far from the tree.)

Separating Fact from Fiction

For the record, most reputable scientists agree that we are in a period of gradual global warming (about 0.7 degrees Celsius in the last century), and that the greenhouse effect prevents our climate from becoming a deep freeze. Most also agree that the level of CO2, including manmade CO2, in the atmosphere has increased in the last century, and that global warming is due, in some part, to the greenhouse effect.

However, there is no scientifically established correlation between global-warming trends and acceleration of the greenhouse effect due to human production of CO2 -- only broad speculation.

CO2 -- The Global Carbon Cycle

Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound with one carbon and two oxygen atoms. It is a major component of the carbon cycle -- the exchange of carbon between the biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. CO2 is one of the greenhouse gases associated with the "greenhouse effect.". The Earth absorbs about 70 percent of the Sun's radiant energy and reflects 30 percent. As greenhouse gasses increase, less of the radiant energy is reflected, with a corresponding increase in global temperatures.

All greenhouse gases comprise only three percent of the Earth's atmosphere by volume. Of that three percent, water vapor is estimated to cause up to 70 percent of the greenhouse effect, carbon dioxide up to 20 percent, and methane, nitrous oxide and ozone cause the balance, but these causal estimates are very difficult to accurately document.

All plants depend on CO2, consume it from the atmosphere and convert it to oxygen during photosynthesis, then respirate it back into the atmosphere.

Fact is, it is impossible to say with any degree of accuracy how much CO2 is produced or consumed in the natural carbon cycle and any estimate of the manmade percentage is highly questionable.

Gore's "Scientific Consensus"

Albert Gore claims, "I've been trying to deliver this message for 30 years. The degree of scientific consensus on global warming has never been stronger. Unless we act boldly, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes. Of course, there will always be questions around the edges of the science..."

Yeah, fringe inquiries like "Is the Earth really the center of the universe?" and "Is the Earth really flat?"

Despite Gore's claims, there is a growing body of peer-reviewed studies challenging conventional global warming assumptions.

While more skeptics are going on record, the media has ignored dissenting views, with some notable exceptions like the UK's public broadcasting Channel 4 network, which produced a remarkable documentary titled "The Great Global Warming Swindle,".

Of course, it has not been broadcast by any of the U.S. networks.

The documentary features distinguished scientists from MIT and other major universities around the world.

**** This is an excellent article and you can read the rest of the article HERE.

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"Global warming has become a big-ticket item in the eyes of its supporters. At stake are research funds, jobs and the ability to control lives all over the globe." --Walter E. Williams
"As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism.... The environmentalists ask for immediate political action because they do not believe in the long-term positive impact of economic growth and ignore both the technological progress that future generations will undoubtedly enjoy, and the proven fact that the higher the wealth of society, the higher is the quality of the environment.... The issue of global warming is more about social than natural sciences and more about man and his freedom than about tenths of a degree Celsius changes in average global temperature" -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus
"A couple of days before the Oscars, the Reverend Al Gore gave a sell-out performance at the University of Toronto. 'From my perspective, it is a form of religion,' said Bruce Crofts of the East Toronto Climate Action Group, who compared the former vice president to Jesus Christ, both men being (as the Globe And Mail put it) 'great leaders who stepped forward when called upon by circumstance.' Unlike Christ, the Eco-Messiah cannot yet walk on water, but then, neither can the polar bears. However, only Al can survey the melting ice caps and turn water into whine." --Mark Steyn

"While the public has been led to believe that 'all' the leading scientists buy the global warming hysteria and the political agenda that goes with it, in fact the official reports from the United Nations or the National Academy of Sciences are written by bureaucrats -- and then garnished with the names of leading scientists who were 'consulted,' but whose contrary conclusions have been ignored. ... Global warming 'deniers' are likened to Holocaust deniers. The difference is that we have the hardest and most painful evidence that there was a Holocaust. But, for the global warming scenario that is causing such hysteria, we have only a movie made by a politician and mathematical models whose results change drastically when you change a few of the arbitrarily selected variables. No one denies that temperatures are about a degree warmer than they were a century ago. What [skeptical] climate scientists...deny is that you can mindlessly extrapolate that [the change is man made]. 'Global warming' is just the latest in a long line of hysterical crusades to which we seem to be increasingly susceptible." --Thomas Sowell

"Hoax is defined as, 'The art of deception.' The greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people is that manmade gases are causing climate change." --Senator James Inhofe
"A careful study of the substantial corpus of peer-reviewed science reveals that Mr. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is a foofaraw of pseudo-science, exaggerations, and errors, now being peddled to innocent schoolchildren worldwide." Lord Monckton (Viscount Monckton of Brenchley) a policy adviser to former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who has challenged Gore to an open scientific debate on climate change.
"'If you want to save the planet, I want you to start jumping up and down. Come on, m-----f-----s!' Madonna railed from the stage at London's Live Earth concert Saturday. 'If you want to save the planet, let me see you jump!' You just can't beat that. What else could capture the canned juvenilia of a 48-year-old centimillionaire -- who owns nine homes and has a 'carbon footprint' nearly 100 times larger than the norm -- hectoring a bunch of well-off aging hipsters to show their Earth-love by jumping up and down like children?" --Jonah Goldberg
"There are at least two characteristics all fundamentalists share. One is the exclusion and sometimes suppression of any and all information that challenges or contradicts the belief one wishes to impose on all. The other is the use of the state in pursuit of their objectives... One can get a sense of who is telling the truth about global warming by the company the concept keeps. Most of the disciples of global warming are liberal Democrats who never have enough of our money and believe there are never enough regulations concerning the way we lead our lives. That ought to be enough to give everyone pause, along with emerging evidence that the global warming jihadists may be more full of hot air than the climate they claim is about to burn us up." --Cal Thomas

Wild Thing's comment........

Excellent article and I love the quotes at the end of the write up.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67

Posted by Wild Thing at July 10, 2009 04:45 AM


"Gore claimed that he and wife, Tipper, "live a carbon-neutral lifestyle."

Gore is not a hypocrite. He tells the truth when he says that they live a carbon neutral lifestyle. He simply buys the carbon offsets on the European Climate Exchange or the Chicago or Montreal Climate Exchanges. With Cap&Trade, anyone can pollute to their heart’s content, you simply buy the offsets and everything’s cool. That’s how the system works, so Gore can pollute like a madman and he’s still carbon neutral. He’s not lying.

Here is the other part of the Cap&Trade story; Once C&T is in place for industry, governments plan to expand the tax to include Cap&Trade for individuals. It's called "Personal Carbon Trading" and it's the holy grail of the environmental movement. It’s where the big money is. Under PCTrading every citizen will be issued a Carbon Credit Card to be swiped every time you buy gas/diesel, fly, or use electricity. Once your card runs out, by law you must buy more carbon credits or pay a big carbon tax. Environmentalists also have meat in their sites too. So say goodbye to BBQ Ribs and hello to Tofu burgers someday, I kid you not.

Europe has had Cap&Trade for 5 years now and they are pushing for Personal Carbon Trading. The Brits almost brought in PCTrading a year ago. Check this out;

Just Google "Personal Carbon Trading". Read and learn what’s coming down the pike. What we’re seeing so far is just the beginning. Gore could one day be the world’s riches man.

Posted by: Klem at July 10, 2009 09:24 AM

"Perhaps worse still is Gore's intellectual cowardice. During his visit to Europe in January, Gore agreed to an interview with Denmark's largest national newspaper, Jyllands-Posten. Then, when he learned that Bjorn Lomborg, one of the world's leading critics of eco-theological dogma, was also going to be interviewed, Gore abruptly canceled."

This is the problem with Albert Arnold Gord, if he is giving a lecture on his pet swindle, and he doesn't know the answer he makes one up that sounds plausible.

This the prime reason he pussied out of the debate with a real Scientist. Lonborg would have called him a charlaton and a fraud which is what he is.

None of these Global warming experts will agrue their case because they know they haven't got one.

Margaret Thatchers Science Expert challanged Algore to a debate in Congress and congress dis invited him for fear of Algore would make an ass out of himself and congress.

They are runnning on pure fear and hype as their platform no scientific data just pseudo science.

Posted by: Mark at July 10, 2009 11:50 AM

Funny how they want us "normal everyday" joes to live a life of abject poverty while they get to sit in Ivory towers and look down their noses at us. They want to change the world, but they are unwilling to give up those fancy homes and cars and private jets and months long vacations in France or the South Sea Islands. If they want this so badly, then let it start with them! You know why they won't? They know it's all fake, but we aren't worth the salt in their tears, so they don't care and won't care until the money starts to dry up because all our money is going on the taxes to make the administration more wealthy than they need to be.

Posted by: Lynn at July 10, 2009 02:06 PM

Since the year 2000, atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased 18.4% of the increase from 1800 to 2000. According to the average of the five reporting agencies, the trend of average global temperatures since 1998 shows no increase and from 2002 through 2008 the trend shows a DECREASE of 1.8°C/century. This separation (there have been many others) corroborates the lack of connection between atmospheric carbon dioxide increase and average global temperature. I wonder how wide the separation will need to get before the IPCC and a lot of others are forced to realize that maybe they missed something.

As the atmospheric carbon dioxide level continues to increase and the average global temperature doesn’t it is becoming more and more apparent that many Climate Scientists have made an egregious mistake and a whole lot of people have been misled.

I am now CERTAIN that added atmospheric carbon dioxide has no significant influence on average global temperature. For some time I was a skeptic regarding the human contribution to Global Warming. After thousands of hours of research I am no longer a mere skeptic.

Many Climate Scientists appear to understand some relevant science poorly (it’s not in their curriculum). With understanding of the missing science and knowledge of accepted paleo temperature data it is trivial to show that added atmospheric carbon dioxide has no significant influence on average global temperature. See the pdfs linked from for the evidence, to identify the missing science and to see the cause of the temperature run-up in the late 20th century.

There is, however, the certainty of peek oil given the finite resource. Research money would be far better spent to modify the dna of some algae that are high oil producers to make them more robust and/or other algae that are robust to make them higher oil producers. (There was Government sponsored research to identify high oil-producing algae in the 90s that was not exploited because of cheap oil at that time) Calculations based on that work show that an open facility (which could be located in the desert) 120 miles on a side using only sunlight, sea water and genetically engineered algae could produce enough oil to meet all liquid fuel needs in the U.S.A. Alternatively, known technology using fast breeder nuclear reactors could meet all of humanities needs for energy for millions of years.

Posted by: Dan Pangburn at July 10, 2009 02:46 PM

That's one big Orsat analyzer WT. I wonder if the scientists measurements on CO2 clathrate hydrates as developed by K.Y. Song and R. Kobayashi used the paramagnetic property of oxygen to separate the gases into individual components or if they used the molecular sieves of their mass spectrometer/chromatographs to separate gas components for measurement? Perhaps they used a cryogenic cold trap to capture the liquified gases for measurement. The Joule-Thompson effect will lower the temperature of some gases to the point they will liquify and drop out, then their temperature can be stabilized by being brought to the proper Réaumur scale just before entering the McLeod Gage for a micron count. The same technology can be used to turn CO2 into it's hydrate for safe storage. Sorry WT, when I thinks I gets tired, when I sits I falls asleep.

Posted by: Jack at July 10, 2009 04:05 PM

Jack, great idea, use an Ersatz Analyser, then we'd be better able to change the velocity of temperature change from Meters/Second to Furlongs/Fortnight.

Thats some high tech stuff. Maybe, the government will put one of those on the new Chevy's and drive for free...and maybe not.

Great point.

Posted by: Mark at July 10, 2009 06:23 PM

Klem, I think you are right about Gore
to be the richest man in the world one
day. His income has grown already in
leaps and bounds in a shocking amount.

Thanks for the other information too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2009 01:00 AM

Mark, Wow thank you for that about Thatchers
expert. Amazing how people do not demand a
debate about this. I guess we would need
the media to be pushing that but once
again that isn't going to happen.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2009 01:02 AM

Lynn, exactly, pure socialism or communism.
You said it Lynn, all of that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2009 01:05 AM

Dan Pangburn, some of that went over
my head.

I do understand this part...
"As the atmospheric carbon dioxide level continues to increase and the average global temperature doesn’t it is becoming more and more apparent that many Climate Scientists have made an egregious mistake and a whole lot of people have been misled."

If they had a real debate and Gore
was faced with this information people
would see what a con artist he is, and he
just won't allow that to happen.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2009 01:11 AM

Jack, ((Hug)) thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2009 01:12 AM