Posts tagged ‘al gore’

A Historical Perspective on Hysterical Rhetoric

From 1948 to the present, environmental activists have declared that the sky is falling.

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Continue Reading February 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Celebrated Physicist Calls IPCC Summary ‘Deeply Unscientific’

Former CERN official says 65 prominent IPCC authors have abandoned “scientific rigour.”

Continue Reading December 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm

NYTimes Calls this Blog ‘Hostile’ to the IPCC

The New York Times reports on the IPCC leak I publicized yesterday.

Continue Reading November 2, 2013 at 10:15 am

Fake Nobel Laureate Steve Running

Like those sad souls who walk around with military medals they themselves didn’t earn on their chests, a forestry professor continues to bask in undeserved glory.

Continue Reading October 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

‘Carbon Pollution’ Jargon is Sick and Twisted

If carbon dioxide is pollution, every human being is a perpetual pollution factory. Every toddler in their sandbox generates CO2 every minute of every day.

Continue Reading June 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

The Drama Queen Files – Exhibit #6

Carbon dioxide, superstition, and protecting the oceans.

Continue Reading May 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

A Few Crumbs of Pastry: More Nobel Nonsense

What happens when you slice half a pie into 9,000 pieces? You get a few crumbs of pastry.

Continue Reading April 18, 2013 at 10:01 am

Public Relations Firms & Climate Change

Much of what we hear about climate change has been carefully crafted by PR firms and ad agencies.

Continue Reading April 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm

About Those Tobacco Connections…

Where’s the scholarly press release highlighting Al Gore’s “longstanding ties to tobacco companies?” Where’s the study announcing that WWF’s tobacco ties extend back to the 1960s?

Continue Reading February 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

Watch the Al Gore Machine Manufacture Scientific ‘Facts’

Are climate change ‘facts’ so hard to come by that a not-yet-finalized draft report is considered evidence?

Continue Reading February 10, 2013 at 9:26 am

Al Gore’s Travelin’ Global Warming Show

For some people, environmentalism has become a religion. With its own hellfire-and-brimstone preachers.

Continue Reading January 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Climate Change Morality

Climate change is, indeed, a moral issue. Because the green plan for fighting it amounts to a war against the poor.

Continue Reading January 14, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Busy Days

I’ll be participating in the WattsUpWithThat answer to Al Gore’s 24-hour web project this week. Additionally, I’ll be talking to a university class tomorrow and addressing a climate skeptics’ conference in Munich on December 1st.

Continue Reading November 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

Deja Vu All Over again…1991′s ‘World on Fire’

Before there was Al Gore, there was George Mitchell. Politicians have been casting themselves as environmental crusaders, saving the planet, for two decades.

Continue Reading October 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm 3 comments

US Official: ‘Activate Your Science’

A senior public servant thinks scientists should be passionate, engaged activists.

Continue Reading July 24, 2012 at 11:39 am

Liberty – the Missing Ingredient in the Green Analysis

Liberty. Freedom. These ideas inspire risk-taking and self-sacrifice. But the green movement offers the exact opposite.

Continue Reading June 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

The UN’s Environmental ‘Holocausts’

Since the 1970s UN officials have tried to frighten us. Repeatedly, their predictions have failed. Repeatedly, their time frames have been preposterously inaccurate.

Continue Reading April 30, 2012 at 7:54 am

Bob Carter: A Geological Perspective

A climate debate that includes Al Gore’s climate ideas – but not Bob Carter’s – is no debate at all.

Continue Reading February 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Free Speech is Not Negotiable: Stop SOPA

The vibrant, international climate skeptic community owes its existence to the Internet. We must defend it.

Continue Reading January 18, 2012 at 11:16 am

A Dark Day in Australia

Two thirds of Australians opposed the carbon tax that has just been passed, but Al Gore says this legislation is a victory for the Australian people.

Continue Reading November 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

Al Gore’s Money-Grubbing

Al Gore says climate change is a planetary emergency. But he’ll only tell a campus audience about it if the cheque is big enough.

Continue Reading September 12, 2011 at 11:19 am

Comic Relief

A 3-minute spoof video on environmental public service announcements. No matter where you stand on global warming, this should make you chuckle.

Continue Reading August 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Al Gore’s Shameful New Campaign

Why is Al Gore linking greenhouse gas emissions to natural disasters when experts in that field say no such link exists?

Continue Reading July 19, 2011 at 5:51 pm

The Thrashing of Al Gore Continues

When skeptics argue with Al Gore about the science of climate change do they step right into a trap?

Continue Reading June 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

Walter Russell Mead Trashes Al Gore

Over the past 16 months Walter Russell Mead, a Democrat, has authored a series of bracing commentaries about what’s wrong with the green movement. Near the top of his list: Al Gore.

Continue Reading June 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Is Everything Really Getting Worse?

David Suzuki says the planet is in “far worse shape” today than 50 years ago. But a growing library of exhaustively researched books claim the opposite.

Continue Reading February 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

The Sad State of the Debate

According to some people, only a “climatologist” can be a credible scientific voice in the climate debate. Why do we spend so much time trying to disqualify people – rather than addressing their ideas?

Continue Reading January 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm

If the Science is So Persuasive, Why the Theatrics?

If climate change science is so convincing, why did Timothy Wirth schedule James Hansen’s historic 1988 testimony during the hottest time of the year? And why did he sneak into the hearing room the night before & open the windows so there’d be no air conditioning?

Continue Reading December 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm

World War II Rationing – the ‘Hated Sacrifice’

Some people argue that energy rationing of the sort imposed during wartime is necessary to save the planet. But World War II rationing made life miserable for ordinary people. It also nourished the black market & organized crime.

Continue Reading December 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Monkeys Could Do This

Al Gore said global warming caused Hurricane Katrina and that hurricanes were going to get worse. This gave insurance companies an excuse to increase premiums by tens of billions. How embarrassing that US hurricane damage has since fallen to less than half the historical average.

Perhaps those who lost their properties because they could no longer afford to insure them will forgive & forget.

Continue Reading November 14, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Are Humans Parasites?

Hostage-taker James Lee’s views about the planet being better off without humans are chillingly similar to those expressed by The Ecologist magazine in its debut editorial.

Continue Reading September 7, 2010 at 10:39 am

Skeptics’ Conference – First Photos

Images from the press conference prior to a 700-participant climate skeptics’ conference in Chicago (May 2010).

Continue Reading May 16, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Dr. Pachauri, Call Your Office

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has repeatedly declared that the climate bible relies solely on peer-reviewed source material. This claim is false. Rajendra Pachauri should resign.

Continue Reading April 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Al Gore Blows Tobacco Smoke in Our Face – Again

Al Gore’s family raised tobacco for years. He boasted about his involvement with this crop on the election campaign trail, and accepted donations from big tobacco. With supreme hypocrisy he now attempts to discredit climate skeptics by connecting them rhetorically to this unpopular industry.

Continue Reading February 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Al Gore’s Tobacco Hypocrisy

Al Gore has a bad habit. He tries to smear people with whom he disagrees – rather than refuting their arguments. It takes supreme chutzpah for a man with a family history of tobacco farming to use this rhetorical tactic.

Continue Reading January 1, 2010 at 9:30 am

Al Gore: Not This Thinking Woman’s Thinking Man

The media call Al Gore an “eco prophet” and the “thinking man’s thinking man.” So why did Gore repeatedly tell Slate magazine that “the most recent [climategate e-mail] is more than 10 years old” when, in fact, it was less than a month old?

Continue Reading December 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Why the Munk Debate Proves the Debate Isn’t Over

Is climate change the most pressing problem facing humanity? When a Canadian audience was given the chance to witness a live debate, fewer people thought so afterward than prior.

Continue Reading December 2, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Climate Confusion

Roy Spencer is a bona fide climate scientist who disagrees with the dangerous global warming hypothesis. I review his book Climate Confusion – and also discuss Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature.

Continue Reading November 12, 2009 at 6:45 am

On Saying the Debate is Over (2-minute video)

A 2-minute video about why it’s not OK for one party in a discussion to unilaterally declare that “the debate is over.” Full text provided.

Continue Reading October 13, 2009 at 9:31 am

The Age of Regret

The Age of Stupid is a fictional film about the future. It says current humans are too dumb & self-absorbed to pay attention to the threat of global warming. I propose a different scenario: What shall I say to my grandchildren when they ask me why I did nothing as every facet of daily life became assessed, inspected & regulated by eco bureaucrats? What shall I say when they ask me why I allowed personal liberties to slip away?

Continue Reading September 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm

This Is Not Fair Play (2-minute video)

We wouldn’t convict someone of a crime without hearing their side of the story. Yet we’ve listened only to the prosecution side of the global warming argument. Full text provided.

Continue Reading August 6, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Global Warming and ‘My Cousin Vinny’

My Cousin Vinny isn’t just a great comic film. It does a stellar job of demonstrating the danger of listening to only one point-of-view, of jumping to conclusions before all sides have been heard.

Continue Reading August 4, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Al Gore Thinks Your Brain Is Too Primitive

It seems not to have crossed Al Gore’s mind that some of us consider his arguments flawed, his data suspect & his rhetoric overwrought. Instead, he prefers to believe that human neo cortexes are too primitive – that we’re biologically incapable of grasping his apocalyptic message.

Continue Reading July 18, 2009 at 12:11 am

James Hansen and the Experts

Activist scientist James Hansen says the “experts agree” that meeting our current energy needs is possible via efficiency measures & carbon-free sources. But lots of experts don’t agree. Does he make a habit of pretending those with contrary opinions don’t exist?

Continue Reading July 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Slurs, Smears & Money

Skeptical climate scientists are often accused of being motivated by financial gain. So why does Al Gore charge $175,000 to deliver a speech? If global warming is really a planetary emergency, why won’t he deliver the same talk for $50,000?

Continue Reading June 19, 2009 at 10:42 am

Hysteria From the Skeptical Side of the Fence (Part 2)

If one were looking for reasons to dismiss global warming skepticism, these 13 pages of text provide ample fodder.

Continue Reading May 22, 2009 at 6:49 am


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