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From Russ Vaughn, a new version of the classic Christmas tune, dedicated to Al Gore, climate maven extraordinaire:
Oh the weather in Denmark’s frightful,
But the irony’s so delightful,
That everywhere Al Gore goes,
It just snows and it snows and it snows.
When will Al ever see the light?
Will he ever go out in the storm?
Or does his tin hat still fit too tight?
And he still thinks the world’s gettin’ warm.
The conference is slowly dying,
And the moonbats are all good-bying,
Global warming has no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
As if ClimateGate has not already done enough damage to the AGW movement, Al Gore adds his own made-up numbers to the mix.
Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years. . . .
However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast.
“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”
Mr Gore’s office later admitted that the 75 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowksi as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.
Gore just can’t help himself. He’s been throwing out wild numbers like this for so long — and getting by with it — that it’s the only thing he knows to do. Unfortunately for him, the rubes are finally beginning to catch on to how the game is played, and his extreme assertions are now met with raised eyebrows rather than gasps of horror.
There was a lecture on global warming scheduled for today at the University of Texas in Austin. Unfortunately, it had to be postponed — due to snow. Blame the Gore Effect!
How about “Why it’s snowing in South Texas and making us look retarded” as a topic of discussion?
Al Gore dodged an opportunity to meet with Czech President Vaclav Klaus, a leading global warming skeptic, at a recent conference in Santa Barbara, California.
The former vice president loves to lecture others on the need to address global warming, but usually insists on appearing alone and largely unchallenged at conferences.
If the science is settled, why not appear on the same stage with a credible skeptic and demolish his position in direct debate? Unless, of course, the skeptic’s position is stronger than Gore wants the public to know . . .
Patrick Michaels takes apart Al Gore’s recent call for a national project to convert our entire electrical generation infrastructure to non-fossil fuel sources in ten years.
Here’s how Gore works. He’ll cite one scientific finding that shows what he wants, and then ignore other work that provides important context.
On point after point, Michaels shows how Gore’s exaggerated claims fail the test of truth. Gore has a pre-determined outcome in view (centralized economic planning), and he cherry picks the data to support that outcome.
There is no doubt that mankind will someday wean ourselves off fossil fuels. But I have much more confidence in free market forces to accomplish that feat, than in Gore’s ability to build a government bureaucracy to do it.
This has been around the internet quite a bit over the last year, but it bears repeating.
A 20 room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house, all heated by gas. In one month this residence consumes more energy than the average American household does in a year. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400. In natural gas alone, this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern “snow belt” area. It’s in the South.
Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university. This house incorporates every “green” feature current home construction can provide. The house is 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American Southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat-pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in the winter and cools it in the summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas and it consumes one-quarter electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Surrounding flowers and shrubs native to the area enable the property to blend into the surrounding rural landscape.
HOUSE #1 is outside of Nashville, Tennessee; it is the abode of the “environmentalist,” Al Gore.
HOUSE #2 is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas; it is the residence of the President of the United States, George W. Bush.
For the skeptics: The integrity of this comparison has been confirmed by the folks at Snopes.com.