June 26, 2006

GORE

Al Gore was just on Keith Olbermann a few minutes ago; they compared global warming skeptics to flat earthers and people who thought the moon landing was faked. That's a bit of a stretch, people. Then Olbermann said that people who don't believe in global warming are usually people who only think the earth is a couple thousand years old, and Gore starts quoting scripture on why people should pay attention to climate change. What? There are scientists who disagree with the hockey stick and data on carbon dioxide levels, but Gore just dismissed them all as "outliers" and shills. I'm amazed that Gore feels comfortable dismissing a paleoclimatologist as wrong and uninformed: what exactly is Gore's science background? He didn't even bother to memorize some data to refute Patterson; he just waved his hand and declared global warming to be a fact. How convincing...

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1 Ironic, isn't it, that Olbermann scoffs at those who think the earth is a few thousand years old (right or wrong, there is indeed some evidence...), which implies those who devoutly hold to what they read in the Bible are crackpots; yet at the same time, he gives unquestioned credence to Gore when he uses the same book that nutcases believe? I am reminded of the '92 nomination acceptance speech: "...the Scriptures say, 'eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has it entered the mind of man what we can build.'" Or so said then-governor Clinton. He was (mis)quoting Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth, Greece, the ninth verse of the second chapter (I Corinthians 2:9). I almost went postal when I watched him do that. p.s. Glad you all are in the States!

Posted by: Jim Shawley at June 27, 2006 04:26 PM (9MvgV)

2 This is quite a doozy of a juxtaposition of entries -- you STILL want to believe in the WMD despite out and out gov't reports and everyone admitting they don't exist, but you want to deny the majority of scientists who say global warming is a problem we had better deal with and fast. Are you joking?

Posted by: question at June 27, 2006 10:30 PM (n17hK)

3 So scientific theories are proven by majority vote? How interesting. Must begin lobbying votes for cheap spacelift and FTL technologies.

Posted by: Patrick Chester at June 28, 2006 01:47 AM (MKaa5)

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