Al Gore cracks me up. The man that’s out to say that the Earth is warming up and it’s all our fault is out in a vest, long sleeves and thick jeans. Granted, this is the easiest time of year to sell this message as much of the U.S. is broiling under record temperatures. I usually find it enjoyable when the temperature is the coldest in January and February to try to get people to laugh at Global Warming anyway.
Back to Gore– he’s in the news because of his movie and the new people that he has gotten to join his crusade against those that are causing global warming– except himself in his SUV limos and jets he flies from place to place. But I digress.
It turns out that many scientists don’t think Gore’s movie is factually correct. Gore claims that many scientist back up his assertion. But:
[There are] hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. “Climate experts” is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore’s “majority of scientists” think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.
You can follow the link to see what the real climate scientists think about what is going on and who/what is at fault and whether Gores other claims are accurate, but when you start with a sample of scientists, but not those that are practiced in the field, you are just opening yourself up to attacks. It gets so bad that
Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: “Gore’s circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention.”
Carter does not pull his punches about Gore’s activism, “The man is an embarrassment to US science and its many fine practitioners, a lot of whom know (but feel unable to state publicly) that his propaganda crusade is mostly based on junk science.”
Again, the problem is that people are being deceived about a problem that the scientists in the field do not agree with the activists and what they are spouting off in an attempt to gain attention to themselves and their cause. How about some non-biased research for once?