“During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” (Oopsy, the truth is that the Defense Department commissioned the ARPANET in 1969 when Gore was 21 years old, 8 years before his first run for congress. But, not all is lost, Gore can take some credit for creating global warming or, as he says now, climate change.)
Al Gore has his own TV channel and Keith Olbermann is an anchor on it. The only problem is his channel is almost as hard to find as global warming. Recently, Gore had Olbermann interview him about the economy.
During the interview, Gore said he wants an American Arab Spring of the grassroots people, who are not tea party people, whom he says were funded by the Koch brothers, billionaires and Fox News. That’s very funny! All of us have at least passed by tea party people with their signs – do they look like they are funded by billionaires to you???
And he wants an Arab Spring? One isn’t enough? Maybe he’d like to put the tea party people in cages, put them on trial, and then cut their hands off for holding placards? I better not give him any ideas.
Funnier yet, he wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times on global warming. Gore makes an incredibly good living off his overblown version of “climate,” even though he mustn’t believe it himself or he’d do something about his obscene carbon footprint.
He has one really big carbon footprint, owns several decadent homes, lots of gas-inefficient cars, is chauffered by monster SUV’s, has a jet of course. He also has an earth-shakingly bad temper fueled by arrogance. He was a PolySci major with no science background, but you’d think he was the scientist for the ages.
Really galling is the fact that his car company of unaffordable eco-cars for the rich just got a nice fat $529 million loan from the U.S. taxpayers to make the cars in Finland. “This is not for average Americans,” said Leslie Paige, a spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, an anti-tax group in Washington. “This is for people to put something in their driveway that is a conversation piece. It’s status symbol thing.” Extremely expensive toys for the rich to be made in Finland. That’s one place our tax money goes.
The NY Post’s Alan Reynolds took on the Gore rant in the Times and did a great job of putting Gore’s claims to bed even though our brilliant scientists apparently cannot.
From Alan Reynolds: Gore says, “The heavy snowfalls this month have been used as fodder for ridicule by those who argue that global warming is a myth, yet scientists have long pointed out that warmer global temperatures have been increasing the rate of evaporation from the oceans, putting significantly more moisture into the atmosphere — thus causing heavier downfalls of both rain and snow in particular regions, including the Northeastern United States.”
According to “State of the Climate” from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “Global precipitation in 2009 was near the 1961-1990 average.” And there was certainly no pattern of increasing rain and snow on America’s East Coast during the post-1976 years, when NOAA says the globe began to heat up.
So what was it, exactly, that Gore’s nameless scientists “have long pointed out”? A 2008 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, “Climate Change and Water,” says climate models “project precipitation increases in high latitudes and part of the tropics.” In other areas, the IPCC reports only “substantial uncertainty in precipitation forecasts.”
In other words, the IPCC said that its models predicted some increases in rain or snow — not observed them. And only in high latitudes or the tropics, which hardly describes New York or Washington, DC.
In fact, recent research actually contra dicts Gore’s claims about “significantly more water moisture in the atmosphere.” Read more here: Gore is still citing the disproven.