“It’s An Honor To Be Attacked On Climate Change.” ~ Al Gore

15 Sep

If you got 97 percentage points on a high school exam, you’d be pretty satisfied. That’s about the percentage of climate scientists in the world who actively publish and agree that man-made CO2 is causing global warming. So it’s frustrating to be on Marc Morano’s mailing list (not sure how I got on there) and constantly receive his well-funded nonsense conspiracy theories about so-called “climate science fraud.” Just yesterday, another hit my inbox  titled something about Al Gore and “Methane Madness.”

Thankfully Mark Memmott over at NPR has a nice write up of Gore’s Talk of the Nation interview. Gore describes being the target of Republican jabs on the issue of climate change as an honor because of the long tradition of people who don’t like a particular message turning to attack the person delivering the message.

He also makes a fair comparison between climate change denial and the tobacco industry’s attempt to fight the Surgeon General’s report linking smoking to cancer.

“They hired actors and dressed them up as doctors and gave them scripts” saying that smoking isn’t harmful. Today, said Gore, “carbon polluters” are paying for climate change doubters to say similar things.

Sounds a lot like the Marc Moranos out there.

Gore’s new project The Climate Reality Project, “24 hours of reality” began streaming on the Web last night:

“Each hour people living with the reality of climate change will connect the dots between recent extreme weather events — including floods, droughts and storms — and the manmade pollution that is changing our climate. We will offer a round-the-clock, round-the-globe snapshot of the climate crisis in real time. The deniers may have millions of dollars to spend, but we have a powerful advantage. We have reality.”

Exactly.

One Response to ““It’s An Honor To Be Attacked On Climate Change.” ~ Al Gore”

  1. GoFigure September 16, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    97% of scientists !

    That bogus survey went out to over 10,000, and asked only 2 questions, the only one relevant asking whether they believed that man’s activities were having a significant impact on our temperature. That is indeed a mushy question. From my perspective, if we’re influencing temperature enough that it can be measured that would be significant. (Not worth doing anything about, given the costs of that defense, without much more evidence indicating much more impact.)
    No credible skeptic even bothers to argue whether man has some impact. There are likely thousands of different influences on temperature (the sun being the big one, and butterflies flapping their wings in the southern hemisphere being the small one.)

    The alarmist claims depend entirely on their speculation about the feedback from such factors as clouds. In fact, they haven’t yet figured out whether that impact is positive or negative. (Common sense says it’s negative. What happens when you’re out sunning yourself and a cloud gets between you and the sun?)

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