Al Gore, the patron saint of the Global Warming movement, flies around the world in a private jet, has large homes that spew out inordinate amounts of CO2, and owns a zinc mine. To add insult to injury, he has a massive stake in Occidental Petroleum. The Onion couldn't do a better job at creating a farcical situation and putting it out there for all to see. Here is his latest quote, pertaining to you of course, but not to him: "So please, take this day and the milestone it represents to reflect on the fragility of our civilization and and the planetary ecosystem on which it depends. Rededicate yourself to the task of saving our future. Talk to your neighbors, call your legislator, let your voice be heard. We must take immediate action to solve this crisis. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next year. Now." I think the Emperor has no clothes - the ability of the Public to be swindled by this hypocritical huckster (as well as others) obviously knows no bounds. We teach our young people to lead by example, but we are strangely willing to ignore that from figures of authority.
The Science is Settled. Think about this. What chapter of science is ever settled? A gigantic topic, and one worth study, is modern man's effect on our planet. There are many ways to measure such a thing, and many years through which to sift records. How can such a massive topic be 'settled'? This statement was the one that got me to stop simply believing the Mainstream Media Party Line. I had a wonderful science teacher at JHS 167 named Ms. Goldstein who drilled into us that there are always fields of study to explore, and further paths to go down in science. Any time I hear that there is nothing more to discuss, I begin to question the motivation behind such rhetoric. Another bit of rhetoric is the "climate change denier" ad hominem attack. Tying the phraseology of those who deny the Jewish Holocaust of the WWII era to those who question other opinions is a cloddish way to stifle debate, as well as being logically fallacious.
Only Non Science People Deny Climate Change. Really? I had this exchange on the Sociological Petri Dish otherwise known as Facebook with someone who was incredulous simply because my opinion is different. Here is the original image with the comments:
"Stop the ignorance! Climate Change IS occurring! There should not be a debate about climate change when experts clearly say its occurring."