Monday, July 03, 2006
Ain't No Big Thing, Al Gore
My nomination for the most destructive book in terms of human suffering is Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring.” It inspired an almost total ban on using DDT worldwide, causing millions of deaths each year in Africa alone from malaria. Her emotional presentation of pseudo science set back progress in Africa as much or more than any of the other admittedly criminal and foolish things that Marxist African despots have inflicted on their long-suffering subjects.
For the most destructive movie, the envelope please. Tada! It’s Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”
As an aside, I get the same feeling when I hear the Democrats spouting “truth” as I did when I heard the Communists name their enslaved nations the “People’s Democratic Republics of Whatever.” It seems the charlatans always cloak themselves in the guise of their opposite. For example, TruthOut.org.
Actually, Al Gore’s desperate attempt to find relevance does not have “legs,” meaning that its shortcomings are already well documented and that his attempt to start a global warming stampede will backfire. In fact, the heightened interest will eventually benefit global warming critics more than adherents, because to this point the main stream media was only interested in the “hype and drama” of the global warming alarmists. Every hot day, every glacier calving an iceberg, each hurricane, dry spell, wet spell, heavy snowfall, El Niño, La Niña, anything and everything was pointed to as a sign of global warming.
National Geographic Magazine must have a policy that every article has to be tied to global warming some way. “Paris fashion models are featuring higher hemlines and aquatic footwear, just the thing when global warming puts the streets of Europe under water.”
However, they may have a long wait. The seas are rising, but they are not rising very fast. “Gore claims that sea level rise could drown the Pacific islands, Florida, major cities the world over, and the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. No mention is made of the fact that sea level has been rising at a rate of 1.8 mm per year for the past 8,000 years; the IPCC (United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) notes that ‘No significant acceleration in the rate of sea level rise during the 20th century has been detected.’"
Those United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guys are just a bunch of global warming spoil sports, aren’t they? Take away the rising oceans panic, and you can’t stir up enough fear to “jump and shout, and run about,” can you? Well yes you can, if you’re a Democrat, but not if you are a rational human being.
“1.8 millimeters per year? Good Gawd, Gerty! In 100 years that’ll be four inches! Four inches, Gerty! Do you know how much four inches is?’
Sorry, Gerty, I forgot. Like you always say, ‘Ain’t no big thing.’”
It’s funny Al Gore thinks it is.