Drudge is trumpeting Gore’s re-emergence from his Tennessee burrow, where he saw his shadow and predicted six more years of Global Alarmism.
You must give this guy credit for not just shrinking into the metaphorical snowbank and hiding in the middle of our coldest wettest winter in decades. Nope, he’s either a true believer or is too invested to simply disappear. But it does take some amazing cajones and the shamelessness that can only come with a life in “public service” to pull it off.
By choosing the NYT, Gore gets to preach to the converted. He trots out the same fear-mongering but this time has to play some defense in light of the scams perpetuated by East Anglia and the IPCC.
Let the fisking begin!
So speaketh the prophet for whom every prophecy has been met by divine mockery.
Moving on to glossing over intentional misdirection and vicious partisanship:
But the scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes. What is important is that the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged. It is also worth noting that the panel’s scientists — acting in good faith on the best information then available to them — probably underestimated the range of sea-level rise in this century, the speed with which the Arctic ice cap is disappearing and the speed with which some of the large glacial flows in Antarctica and Greenland are melting and racing to the sea.
An embarrassed IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri reveals the source of the IPCC study, “Global Warming will destroy cash crops”
Wow, I wish I could knock over a liquor store and call it an error made in good faith. In fact as a good liberal I could actually make that case. Right wingers besieged me and I had no choice but to knock off that EZ Liquors on 12th Ave!
OK, let’s address the current miserable Winter we had and why more snow and cold is evidence of more Global f*cking Warming!
Oh, I must have missed the argument that global warming puts more moisture in the environment. It could be true. Surely Mr. Gore believes that.
Please note the generalizations. Droughts are getting deeper, flooding is increasing. Citations, please.
It’s like the arguments that I heard back in the 80s that the gap between the rich and poor was getting greater. I was sure that by 2010 there would only be a peasant underclass and guys that look like the top-hat guy from Monopoly ruling the United Corporate States of America. Actually, I was convinced that we’d all be dead by 1997 from Nuclear Winter, so I lied there.
Now since his arguments really can’t stand on their own, let’s turn to an “us vs. them” argument to galvanize the faithful.
Let’s meet the deniers and agents of the status quo.
Simultaneously, changes in America’s political system — including the replacement of newspapers and magazines by television as the dominant medium of communication — conferred powerful advantages on wealthy advocates of unrestrained markets and weakened advocates of legal and regulatory reforms. Some news media organizations now present showmen masquerading as political thinkers who package hatred and divisiveness as entertainment.
TV is a tool of big anti-progressive corporate demons. Such powerful truth! Jeffrey Immelt just wet his pants and made a phone call to GE to invest “like a sonofabitch” in green stimulus-financed windmill farms and Organizing for America.
What’s that? He’s railing against Fox? Of course. They are the ones that killed our “We Are The World” party our elites had in Copenhagen.
So, what about the culpability of the developing economies? Short answer (liberal version) It’s our fault! Where would we be without this trope?
I forget, how does one say bulls***t? in Mandarin?
All in all, it is good to see Gore back in form defending his carbon-offset racket. But it it always sad when the protagonist learns no lessons and doesn’t develop as a character.