Showing posts from December, 2009

Why is Al Gore lying and why isn't anybody calling him on it?

First, I mostly ignored a lot of the "climategate" debates because at the end of the day they do not reveal anything new about the issue at hand - the fundamental drivers of climate change.
However, when I came across an article quoting Al Gore, even I was stunned by the sheer audacity or blindness of religious zeal which can cause a relatively normal person to just so blatantly lie to us or to himself.
In an interview he said:
I haven’t read all the e-mails, but the most recent one is more than 10 years old. These private exchanges between these scientists do not in any way cause any question about the scientific consensus.
and then repeated the same point 2 more times. These statements are simply completely wrong.
In fact, as Watts Up With That shows, one Climategate email was from just two months ago. The most recent was sent on November 12 - just a month ago. The emails which have Tom Wigley seeming (to me) to choke on the deceit are all from this year. Phil Jones’ infamous…

They want reparations!

That is the best one so far - apparently some "diplomats and officials" of less developed countries have suggested and continue to suggest that the US should pay reparations to the rest of the world for "decades of high emissions".
If there ever was a non-starter ...
Apparently they also suggest public international funding should be made available to future major polluters, the biggest one being China. Really - with 2 Trillion of reserves they should be paid by others not to build things that are going to pollute?