17 March 2007

Give These Guys Gore's Oscar!

Are you like our friends who insist the debate about global warming is over? Do you believe all scientists agree that human created CO2 is causing global warming? Have you convinced yourself the Kyoto Protocol (or something like it) may actually affect global temperatures?

Think again.

Our brother Matt turned us on to a column by Thomas Sowell which referred to a movie entitled "The Great Global Warming Swindle." Our old man quickly followed with a link to the movie. Thanks Dad.

From Mr. Sowell:
Britain's Channel 4 has produced a devastating documentary titled "The Great Global Warming Swindle." It has apparently not been broadcast by any of the networks in the United States. But, fortunately, it is available on the Internet.

Distinguished scientists specializing in climate and climate-related fields talk in plain English and present readily understood graphs showing what a crock the current global warming hysteria is.
Please, dear lemmings, you owe it to yourselves to watch this movie and listen to a voice of reason before you follow Al Gore and the rest of the Apocalyptic Church of the Holy Environment off the edge of a cliff.

The religious parallels don't end with doomsday predictions as we documented here and here. They even sell indulgences!!! This time, from Charles Krauthammer on carbon credits:
In other words, the rich reduce their carbon output by not one ounce. But drawing on the hundreds of millions of net worth in the Kodak Theatre, they pull out lunch money to buy ecological indulgences. The last time the selling of pardons was prevalent--in a predecessor religion to environmentalism called Christianity--Martin Luther lost his temper and launched the Reformation.
But don't worry, we're sure zealots like the hypocritical, private jet-flying, Tennessee mansion energy-burning, Mr. Gore will cook up another environmental crusade you can feel morally superior about and persecute others for not joining.

**Update: At the request of some of our more sensitive readers, we've toned down the pejorative language of this post. Thus, "deluded" has become "convinced" and "whack job" is now "zealot." We apologize that "lemmings" remains in this draft. Our search of the thesaurus could not produce a satisfactory substitute.

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Justin said...

Thanks for posting the link to the video. Lately I have had fun playing my contrarian role in my own home and questioning some of my dad's liberal standpoints. This video should spark an interesting conversation.

Anonymous said...

Well written and filled with voice, Mr. Lybbert is sure to ruffle a few feathers with this one.

Snoop's Dog said...

Haven't seen the video, but my favorite argument against global warming is the fact that the surface temperature of Mercury, Saturn, Pluto and Mars has increased over the last few decades. Surely the Martians haven't invented SUVs yet . . . have they?

Anonymous said...

there's good reason why no networks have picked it up. Have you actually taken the time to watch it? Although the water vapor arguement was informative but not quite mathematically persuasive how can you argue against Mr. Gore's graph for not having a perfect fit then give an unlabeled turning graph with an even poorer fit as your justification. And the whole poor scientists for having to study global warming. Give me a break. I'm sorry that you aren't able to study ad nauseum the complex atomical structure of pocket lint and are made to look into something people care about.