EX-GLOBAL-WARMING ALARMIST JUMPS SHIP: ‘THERE’S REALLY NOT MUCH HAPPENING YET’
It just keeps getting better. To be frank, I’m more happy about the fact that global-warming alarmists – Al Gore & Co. – continue to be exposed as the dishonest, self-serving opportunistic jackasses they are – than I am with the fact that their pseudoscience continues to be exposed for exactly what it is: left-wing political advocacy – hellbent on redistributing wealth.
Not to mention that it’s also “redistributed” hundreds of millions of dollars to the mansion-dwelling, Suburban-driving, private-jet-flying, lying-through-his teeth hypocrite: Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.
To be sure, global warming alarmists have always been about wealth redistribution. Gore’s laughable “carbon offset” is a perfect example. On a global level, the hypocrites of the United Nations speak of “climate commissions” and international “carbon taxes.” Do the math folks – left-wing proposals may come and go, but they’re generally focused on one thing and one thing alone: taking from those who have and giving to those who don’t. Doesn’t get much more complicated than that.
In yet another high-profile example of the crumbling of man-made global-warming hysteria, James Lovelock, the scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement, has admitted to being an “alarmist” about climate change and says that other climate change wackos – including Al Gore – are as well.
Lovelock previously painted some of the most dire visions of the effect global warming this side of Al Gore. In a 2006 article in the Independent, he wrote that “before this century is over, billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.” (Sounds like the perfect plot for Gore’s next movie.)
The man-made global-warming defector now says that he – and the other wackos – simply “extrapolated too far.” (Gore is still extrapolating his ass off.) As a result, according to Lovelock, global warming is not occurring as he had expected:
“The problem is, we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened.
The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world by now.”
Lovelock specifically pointed to Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and Tim Flannery’s “The Weather Makers” as other examples of “alarmist” forecasts of the future.
Oopsy, Al. Sorry, you dishonest wacko, but the fly in the global warming ointment – according to your ex-BFF – is this:
“The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time. It (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising.”
Lovelock is not your typical Kool-Aid drinker. In 2007, Time magazine named him as one of 13 “leaders” and “visionaries” in an article entitled “Heroes of the Environment,” which also included Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev and Robert Redford. “Heroes of the environment.” If these guys don’t fit that description, I don’t know who does. Damn.
Lovelock also won the British Geological Society’s Wollaston Medal in 2006. In a posting on its website, the society said it was “rare to be able to say that the recipient has opened up a whole new field of Earth science study.” This undoubtedly infuriated the inventor of the internet, Al Gore, who remains the poster boy for man-made global warming loons.
Lovelock said that while carbon dioxide emissions do have an impact on global temperature, the effect of the oceans is not well enough understood and could play a key role in the cyclicality of rising temperature. “It (the sea) could make all the difference between a hot age and an ice age,” he said.
Lovelock still believes that climate change is occurring – whether cyclically or otherwise – but that its effects will be felt much farther in the future than he previously thought.
While he says, “All right, I made a mistake”, he pointed out that a university or government scientist might fear that an admission of a mistake would lead to the loss of funding. Hmm, still sounds like a bit of advanced rationalization, James – but kudos for coming clean. Don’t you feel more honest now?
Hey Al; the real inconvenient truth hurts doesn’t it? The hell of it is – you’ve probably known the truth all along.
After you invent the internet, it’s pretty much all downhill from there.