But What About Al Gore?:

It was the IPCC report that allowed the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to share the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore back in 2007.

However, there was another interesting event that took place in 2007 that went generally unreported by the American media. Gore attempted to have his 2006 film, An Inconvenient Truth, shown to British school children as a documentary which presented scientific fact. This was challenged by concerned individuals and eventually ended up in court where a judge was asked to review the content and render judgment. The result was that An Inconvenient Truth was declared to be a "political film" which could not be shown in the schools, and was determined to be riddled with the following nine significant errors:

  1. Responding to Gore's claim that a "near future" rise in sea levels, up to 20 feet, the judge ruled that "The Armageddon scenario ... is not in line with the scientific consensus."
  2. Where Gore claims that Pacific atolls "are being inundated because of anthropogenic global warming", the judge rules that there was no evidence of any evacuation having yet happened.
  3. Gore claimed that global warming was shutting down the Atlantic Gulf Stream, but the judge said that that was "very unlikely".
  4. Gore claimed that two graphs showing increases in CO2 and rising temperatures demonstrated "an exact fit" and causal correlation. The judge said that "the two graphs do not establish what Mr Gore asserts".
  5. Gore argued that global warming was directly responsible for the melting snow on Mt. Kilimanjaro. But the judge ruled that other factors were much more likely to be the cause.
  6. Gore argued that the drying of Lake Chad was due to global warming. The judge said there was insufficient evidence and that other causes were much more likely.
  7. Gore blamed Hurricane Katrina on global warming, but the judge ruled that there was "insufficient evidence to show that".
  8. Gore claimed that polar bears were seen swimming up to 60 miles in order to find new ice. The judge said that the only scientific evidence presented related to four bears, and that did not support Gore's thesis.
  9. Gore argued that global warming was bleaching coral reefs around the world, but the judge stated that it was difficult to separated the stress on reefs due to temperature from other factors including over-fishing and pollution, so Gore's claims were unjustified.

In addition, Gore based many of the film's fundamental points on Michael Mann's fraudulent "hockey stick" temperature graph (or as Bill Whittle calls it, "Mann-made global warming") which has since been thoroughly debunked, thereby invalidating all subsequent conclusions. A thorough discussion of the many other errors in this film can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Keep up the good work Mr. Gore!

If you ask what Al Gore's vested interest is in global-warming, it turns out to be the same answer as for the research scientists: the government money. Gore is an investor in Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm which makes money from involvement with energy companies that ultimately score taxpayer funding from government handouts and grants. Gore has also invested significantly in Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) a trading outlet for Carbon Credits, which will become lucrative, only if government-imposed energy caps are placed upon businesses and individuals worldwide. The bottom line is summed up in the title of the UK Telegraph's article: Al Gore could become world's first carbon billionaire. Yes, Gore stands to gain considerably from a climate crisis—whether real or imagined, and is an example of the new breed of "businessmen" who rely upon leveraging government contacts to acquire a sizable portion of the tax dollars being extracted from productive wealth creators and redistributed to these "Political Entrepreneurs". [Update: Unfortunately for Mr. Gore, the CCX has expired and will stop carbon trading by the end of 2010])

Due to increasing publicity being given to the advocates of the global warming hypothesis, and in direct response to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, the British television producer Martin Durkin, created a documentary titled The Great Global Warming Swindle, which aired on UK television on March 8, 2007, presenting a variety of specialists disputing many of the scientific "facts" used to back up the claim that an Anthropogenic Global Warming crisis was imminent.

Despite a few errors of its own, this film exposed many serious flaws in Gore's scientific arguments, while at the same time arguing that political ideology and government research funding were primary drivers for the underlying scientific corruption — arguments that were substantiated by the Climategate scandal. Click on the image to the left to view 75 minute video.

Well, scientific facts and the resulting shift in public opinion have not been going Al's way over the past decade, and he is definitely not happy about this. On August 4th, 2011, Gore gave a speech to a group at the Aspen Institute, where he expressed his deep-seated feeling about those who disagree with his personal views on man-made global warming. If you are interested, you can listen to the short, profanity-laden, audio clip to the right.

Beyond the raw emotional hatred he feels for anyone who does not fully buy into his official party line, the most interesting statement he makes is his lament that "there is no longer a shared reality on an issue like climate". Here, Gore shows his totalitarian stripes, demanding that everyone simply must agree with him or, as his tone so clearly implies, else.

The following 36 minute 2014 video by weather forecaster, John Coleman, discusses how the global warming scare began, including information regarding Al Gore's involvement. Of particular interest is the discussion of Roger_Revelle and his staunch neutrality regarding global warming, despite Gore's continued disgraceful attempt to lay the entire AGW scare at his feet.

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