Thursday, December 13, 2007

Al Gore's carbon spewing trip to Bali

Pumped from receiving the Nobel prize and his recent "green speech" in London, England, where he bored attendees at the cost of roughly $6500 Canadian a minute, today Al Gore addressed the delegates at the UN Climate Conference in Bali.

Al Gore savaged the US government’s “obstructing” attitude and urged delegates at the UN conference on climate change to ignore Washington if necessary to pursue the “moral imperative” of a new global regime.

“My country is principally responsible for obstructing progress here in Bali,” the former US vice-president told 2,000 of the 12,000 people attending the conference on Thursday. “[But] over the next two years the United States is going to be somewhere it is not now.”

[..] Mr Gore, fresh from receiving the Nobel peace prize jointly with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said delegates must “find the grace to navigate around this enormous obstacle, the elephant in the room that I have been undiplomatic enough to name.”

[..] A substantial part of Mr’s Gore’s hour-long address was a recap of material he has used on numerous occasions since making An Inconvenient Truth, his Oscar-winning film, in 2006. He described how scientists are warning of a rapidly escalating crisis unless greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced.
Terence Corcoran notes that in addition to the junk science regurgitated from his famous sci-fi flick, Gore - the white elephant in the room that continues to be an obstacle to rational debate - was to present a petition signed by approximately 240,000 "no-name petitioners dragged from the Internet." Compare and contrast this with the Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, signed by over 100 scientists and specialists from around the world, including some IPCC representatives.
It is not possible to stop climate change, a natural phenomenon that has affected humanity through the ages. Geological, archaeological, oral and written histories all attest to the dramatic challenges posed to past societies from unanticipated changes in temperature, precipitation, winds and other climatic variables. We therefore need to equip nations to become resilient to the full range of these natural phenomena by promoting economic growth and wealth generation.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued increasingly alarming conclusions about the climatic influences of human-produced carbon dioxide (CO2), a non-polluting gas that is essential to plant photosynthesis. While we understand the evidence that has led them to view CO2 emissions as harmful, the IPCC's conclusions are quite inadequate as justification for implementing policies that will markedly diminish future prosperity. In particular, it is not established that it is possible to significantly alter global climate through cuts in human greenhouse gas emissions. On top of which, because attempts to cut emissions will slow development, the current UN approach of CO2 reduction is likely to increase human suffering from future climate change rather than to decrease it.

The IPCC Summaries for Policy Makers are the most widely read IPCC reports amongst politicians and non-scientists and are the basis for most climate change policy formulation. Yet these Summaries are prepared by a relatively small core writing team with the final drafts approved line-by-line by government representatives. The great majority of IPCC contributors and ­reviewers, and the tens of thousands of other scientists who are qualified to comment on these matters, are not involved in the preparation of these documents. The summaries therefore cannot properly be represented as a consensus view among experts.
cp: Dust My Broom

5 comments:

MapMaster said...

The U.S. is the principle obstruction to progress? Considering that American carbon emissions have increased less than most Kyoto signatory countries over the past several years, perhaps making vapid public declarations of faith like Kyoto to absolve oneself of scrutiny is really the greatest obstruction.

Obstruction is dead, long live obstruction!

mariposa said...

From a previous post by eng under "What are we going to do? Waste Free World!"...

The IPCC says: "Human activity is likely causing half of the observed warming".
I'm sure you can find fanatics who say humans are causing all of it, and other fanatics who say humans are causing none of it.


Actually, most of the big-time global warming promoters, including Mr. Nobel Prize winner himself, believe that humans are the only cause (See below).

Note: The following is from "An Inconvenient Truth" link off AlGore.com - Al Gore's own fanatical site. You can find the following passage listed under "The Science" (LOL).

"The vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is real, it’s already happening and that it is the result of our activities and not a natural occurrence. The evidence is overwhelming and undeniable."

Note the phrase: "...it is the result of our activities and not a natural occurence."

Learning to adapt to the environment we cannot change - that's where our time should be spent.

marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

There are so many areas where it looks like a fraud.

For starters the OSIM has almost 20,000 scientists in the USA who say there is no connection between human activity and Global warming. They are putting their careers on the line not getting gobs of cash.


The ice sheets in antartica are the largest ever.

In other news Hudson Bay has frozen over.

Lisa said...

Meanwhile, Al Bore gets richer everyday.

Elaine said...

The glowtards would never let a little thing like fact get in the way of their world ending fantasy.