Sunday, June 03, 2007

This Is Al Gores Consensus?

I find this overstating a rule rather than an exception of the democratic side. My friend is a teacher here in my town. He says the kids at his school get on the P.A. system to do morning announcements and call Global Warming a “Tragedy.” He told his class that this is a redefining of the word “tragedy,” and that with this definition, when he spills Del Hot Sauce (from Del Taco) on his pants, that it is a tragedy! The fear mongering from the left is incredible, but in reality, overblown. On Iraq, on the environment, on the economy, on most issues… except the Lefts moral ineptitude.

They call this a consensus?

Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

Published: Saturday, June 02, 2007

"Only an insignificant fraction of scientists deny the global warming crisis. The time for debate is over. The science is settled."

S o said Al Gore ... in 1992. Amazingly, he made his claims despite much evidence of their falsity. A Gallup poll at the time reported that 53% of scientists actively involved in global climate research did not believe global warming had occurred; 30% weren't sure; and only 17% believed global warming had begun. Even a Greenpeace poll showed 47% of climatologists didn't think a runaway greenhouse effect was imminent; only 36% thought it possible and a mere 13% thought it probable.

Today, Al Gore is making the same claims of a scientific consensus, as do the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and hundreds of government agencies and environmental groups around the world. But the claims of a scientific consensus remain unsubstantiated. They have only become louder and more frequent…..

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