Tuesday, February 20, 2007

David Suzuki lies, and Al Gore is a hypocrite

David Suzuki on the John Oakley show:

I'm not getting any money from my foundation. I'm getting my money, the foundation gets its money, from ordinary people. We don't take government money, corporations have not been interested in funding us. We get it from ordinary Canadians across the country. 40,000 thousand of them and we get some foundations in both Canada and the United States. So that's my agenda. We speak on behalf of the people that fund us.
A little fact checking exposes David Suzuki as a charlatan. (HT: Musing)
After Suzuki insinuates that scientists who disagree with him are "shilling" for big corporations, Oakley asks him where he gets his funding. Suzuki replies that his foundation takes no money from governments and complains that “corporations have not been interested in funding us."

Corporations uninterested? Is it possible that the Great Suzuki has failed to attract a single corporate donation to his feel-good campaign to save the earth? Not one?

Actually, the David Suzuki Foundation’s annual report for 2005/2006 lists at least 52 corporate donors including: Bell Canada, Toyota, IBM, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Microsoft, Scotia Capital, Warner Brothers, RBC, Canon and Bank of Montreal.

The David Suzuki Foundation also received donations from EnCana Corporation, a world leader in natural gas production and oil sands development, ATCO Gas, Alberta’s principle distributor of natural gas, and a number of pension funds including the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) Employees’ and Pensioners’ Charity Trust. OPG is one of the largest suppliers of electricity in the world operating 5 fossil fuel-burning generation plants and 3 nuclear plants... which begs the question – is Suzuki now pro-nuclear power?
And then there is Al Gore. Duplicity is the norm, rather than the exception, when it comes to the environmental prophets. As Al Gore gets ready to take his carbon polluting series of public awareness rock concerts to all 7 continents, a little more fact checking reveals Al and Tipper aren't quite ready to reap what they sow. (HT: gary h in a comment thread at The Broom):
(USA Today) For someone who says the sky is falling, he does very little. He says he recycles and drives a hybrid. And he claims he uses renewable energy credits to offset the pollution he produces when using a private jet to promote his film. (In reality, Paramount Classics, the film's distributor, pays this.)

Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself.

Then there is the troubling matter of his energy use. In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.

But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences. When contacted Wednesday, Gore's office confirmed as much but said the Gores were looking into making the switch at both homes. Talk about inconvenient truths.
(C/P: Mitchieville)

13 comments:

Honey Pot said...

Really, money from corporations? All this time I thought the prophet David was getting money from JC himself. I wouldn't put him up there as the second-coming of Christ, but at least the next Moses with his prophecies of the end of the world. Is it considered a mortal sin now to stop at a Timmie's drive-thru for a coffee? I can see it coming down as one of the new commandments being preached from the pulpit of the tree-hugging, leaf-eating new puritans.

tacopedro said...

sorry not quite on topic but I just have to vent...
typical leftie reaction to a problem...have a party(concert)
remember when SARS was a problem?
Solution to a communicable disease problem...
bring a few tens of thousands people together in one spot and encourage them to use public transport to get there
fortunately SARS wasn't in the general population if was ever to get there
Gore is a dink

mariposa said...

Someone should publish a Canadian version of the book, Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy (by Peter Schweizer). Suzuki could top a very long list.

Mark said...

And I thought Al Gore was bad. I don't Gore has ever been caught in a lie like that. (OF course, the American media throws softball questions to their preferred politicos. Tough questions are only for those conservatives.)

Anonymous said...

You're all fucking retarded as far as I'm concerned. Al and David have done MORE for this planet than ANY OF YOU WILL EVER DO!!
What have you lazy bastards accomplished?
NOTHING COMPARED TO THEM!!
Quit your chirping and get your facts right. Ever thought of how reliable your UNRELIABLE sources of information are??
Think before you post...

Anonymous said...

Hey.. idiots,

What does it matter if Gore is a dink or where the hell David Suzuki gets his funding..

NOBODY in this retard showcase has answered the real issues..
global warming is real We're all in a car that is about to hit a wall and you're arguing about the seating.

Argue the issues not the messengers..!!

John

Anonymous said...

If you go to the government of Canada web site where they post charity tax records you can see that several members of the Suzuki foundation are taking home salaries in the six figure range. Suzuki lives in a house in Point Grey, one of Vancouvers most expensive neighbourhoods. We should all have the right to live like him. Similarly Al Gore is a millionaire who we shouldn't forget was the Vice President for 8 years.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about the people? If Hitler is advocating for positive environment-friendliness then I'd agree with him too.

You seem to think that if someone does something good then that person has to be flawless. That's very unrealistic.

HopefullyPeaceful said...

It is unrealistic to preach so much about something for a large junk of your life and be doing the complete opposite, especially in so many main areas that you can easily change. Al Gore is an EcoFraud, and we all know it. But does that really change the simple idea that we should live more sustainable? No.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow this is a old post, but here it comes, up to 2008.

We know now , based on his new movie, Gore would appear to have suffered convenient selective amnesia when telling the story of his guru and erstwhile college professor. You see, when Dr. Revelle co—authored an article
entitled 'What to Do About Greenhouse Warming: Look Before you Leap,' which appeared in the April 1991 issue of Cosmos magazine, the student's treatment of the teacher was anything but reverent.

As described by one of Revelle's coauthors, Dr. S. Fred Singer in his personal account, 'The Revelle—Gore Story:'
Regrettably, Dr. Revelle died three months after the article was published. It concluded that

'The scientific base for a greenhouse warming is too uncertain to justify drastic action at this time,'

Its contrarian message was that Earth is, in fact, not in the balance. As luck would have it for Gore, the reaction to the original article and its conclusions was quite lukewarm. This was likely due to the limited readership of the magazine at that time.



'The contradiction between what Senator Gore wrote about what he learned from Dr. Revelle and what Dr. Revelle had written in the Cosmos article embarrassed Senator Gore, who had become the leading candidate for the vice presidential slot of the Democratic Party.'


In fact, the 2/24/94 Nightline edition which Adler refers to included a segment—end wherein the host, Ted Koppel, said (jaw—agape emphasis mine):

'There is some irony in the fact that Vice President Gore, one of the most scientifically literate men to sit in the White House in this century, that he is resorting to political means to achieve what should ultimately be resolved on a purely scientific basis.'


Sorry just a J/K, this was from back in 1994/91

Big jokes of 2008,

Man made GW

Terrorists/?


Oil Wars/USA



Alarmists/ environmental-terrorists

Global catastrophe

Environmental journalists

Algor/eco-religion

Carbon offsets

UN/IPCC

WWF

Maurice Strong/David Suzuki/junk science



NO JOKE FOR 2008.


Nuclear power or ANY kind of mass generator of energy for Africa to help them out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_power

Free Africa

Anonymous said...

Re Al Gore and your pathetic lack of knowledge about his motives for instigating environmental hysteria:
Al Gore claims that he personally buys carbon-offsets for his own carbon emissions- how responsible of him, and encourages you to do the same! Carbon offset “is a service that tries to reduce the net carbon emissions of individuals or organizations indirectly, through proxies who reduce their emissions and/or increase their absorption of greenhouse gases.” Wikipedia goes on to explain that “a wide variety of offset actions are available; tree planting is the most common. Renewable energy and energy conservation offsets are also popular, including emissions trading credits.”

So, where does Gore buy his ‘carbon offsets’? According to The Tennessean newspaper’s report, Gore buys his carbon offsets through Generation Investment Management. a company HE co-founded and serves as chairman:



The post then points to a link to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission list of their US holdings featuring companies like these:

AFLAC INC
AUTODESK INC
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
JOHNSON CTLS INC
STAPLES INC
WHOLE FOODS MKT INC

So basically, the Goricle is drumming up business for his own investment company by pumping up the gobal warming hysteria.

NIAC said...

It is actually a little sad that so many posted anonymously. This could have been a good discussion.

Since "John" did put his name in his anon post, I should mention that it was funny that such a glowtard (sorry E, it fit there) would use "car" in the analogy. Nice hypocrisy, "John".

Anonymous said said...

Hey, I did bump this from a year ago, so this thread was almost dead, so you have no need for our names! Rolol!

But in three months since my post,

Famine in Africa blamed on global warming

Food riots/shortages blamed on global warming

Food prices sky rocket blamed on global warming

Bio-fuels kill blamed on global warming

Carbon tax scheme almost coming into full effect for global warming

Call from Suzuki to imprison or reprogram politicians/scientists/public who deny global warming religion

$300'000'000 US Global warming campaign, not from the government

Religion is causing global warming

Beer shortages because of global warming

“Earth day” was revived from the 70’s era, that proclaimed the next ice age was caused by man made global cooling

Cannibalism suggested from global warming

Therapy needed for global warming alarmism




The learned truth in three months,


10 years of not warming but cooling

10 years of lies from IPCC

Computer climate models flawed and wrong all the time

Oceans lowering, atomic clocks show world spinning faster at equator


Temperature drop erases 100 years of heat gain

Court action to put Polar bears on the endangered species list, population three times higher then the 50’s and are encroaching on villages.

ARGO units showing oceans not warming but cooling

Co2 can’t be measured in our atmosphere

Co2 follows the heat rise

Co2 levels are depleted on earth

Water is 95% of green house gas

Water covers over 75% of our planet

Warm water steams when left in the cold

2008 Large ice pack in both poles building more then ever

The ice at the poles(north mainly) are always in fluctuation and are building right now

Glaciers are always melting till the next ice age


The earth is a open system expelling gases and heat to outer space

Our expelled gases and heat do not build up in the atmosphere

Our fossil fuel contribution to our atmosphere is .003 %


Global warming heat to record cooling temperature in one year, breaking records around the globe

Sun active and inactivity heating correlate with temperature records


If it were getting warmer from greenhouse gas in atmosphere temperatures would be increasing, not going down

The sun’s power created the stored energy reserves on earth, oil/coal is stored solar energy plants,

Fermenting plants give off methane gas, just like from a oil well
Carbon 14 is produced by fracturing of particulate/molecules coming in from our galactic soup

More Carbon 14 is found/created when times on earth have had less sun, hence the high amount in coal

The early Carboniferous environment 354 to 290 Million Years Ago was much hotter and 5 times co2 of today and was lush
The late Carboniferous environment(heat and CO2) was just like now, and in turn lack of oxygen deprived life and hindered decaying plants to create fossil fuels



The earths been cooling then warming since time, ever so slowly, interrupted only by the suns surface and core anomalies to change it drastically