An Incovenient Truth 2…. Tokyo Drift?

“Honest” Al is at  it again, and this time hes pulling out all the stops.

Al’s Gore’s much-anticipated sequel to An inconvenient Truth is published today, with an admission that facts alone will not persuade Americans to act on global warming and that appealing to their spiritual side is the way forward.

Thats right, hes finally having a stab at uniting all the worlds major religions under the banner of “being green”.


Super serial.

In his latest book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, the man who won a Nobel prize in 2007 for his touring slideshow on disappearing polar ice and other consequences of climate change, concludes: “Simply laying out the facts won’t work.”

God forbid that hed admit half of his facts were fictions… Nor would it occur to him to look at his predictions and revise his stand…


More under the fold…

As a reminder heres his 9 major errors from his first effort.

1) Mr Gore claims that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of either West Antarctica or Greenland “in the near future”. The judge said: “This is distinctly alarmist and part of Mr Gore’s “wake-up call”. He agreed that if Greenland melted it would release this amount of water – “but only after, and over, millennia”.”The Armageddon scenario he predicts, insofar as it suggests that sea level rises of seven metres might occur in the immediate future, is not in line with the scientific consensus.”

2) The film claims that low-lying inhabited Pacific atolls “are being inundated because of anthropogenic global warming” but the judge ruled there was no evidence of any evacuation having yet happened.

3) The documentary speaks of global warming “shutting down the Ocean Conveyor” – the process by which the Gulf Stream is carried over the North Atlantic to western Europe. Citing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the judge said that it was “very unlikely” that the Ocean Conveyor, also known as the Meridional Overturning Circulation, would shut down in the future, though it might slow down.

4) Mr Gore claims that two graphs, one plotting a rise in C02 and the other the rise in temperature over a period of 650,000 years, showed “an exact fit”. The judge said that, although there was general scientific agreement that there was a connection, “the two graphs do not establish what Mr Gore asserts”.

5) Mr Gore says the disappearance of snow on Mt Kilimanjaro was directly attributable to global warming, but the judge ruled that it scientists have not established that the recession of snow on Mt Kilimanjaro is primarily attributable to human-induced climate change.

6) The film contends that the drying up of Lake Chad is a prime example of a catastrophic result of global warming but the judge said there was insufficient evidence, and that “it is apparently considered to be far more likely to result from other factors, such as population increase and over-grazing, and regional climate variability.”

7) Mr Gore blames Hurricane Katrina and the consequent devastation in New Orleans on global warming, but the judge ruled there was “insufficient evidence to show that”.

8) Mr Gore cites a scientific study that shows, for the first time, that polar bears were being found after drowning from “swimming long distances – up to 60 miles – to find the ice” The judge said: “The only scientific study that either side before me can find is one which indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a storm.”That was not to say there might not in future be drowning-related deaths of bears if the trend of regression of pack ice continued – “but it plainly does not support Mr Gore’s description”.

9) Mr Gore said that coral reefs all over the world were being bleached because of global warming and other factors. Again citing the IPCC, the judge agreed that, if temperatures were to rise by 1-3 degrees centigrade, there would be increased coral bleaching and mortality, unless the coral could adapt. However, he ruled that separating the impacts of stresses due to climate change from other stresses, such as over-fishing, and pollution was difficult


I’ve done a Christian [-based] training program; I have a Muslim training program and a Jewish training program coming up, also a Hindu program coming up. I trained 200 Christian ministers and lay leaders here in Nashville in a version of the slide show that is filled with scriptural references. It’s probably my favourite version, but I don’t use it very often because it can come off as proselytising,” Gore tells Newsweek.


St Al

If thats not an open invite to a comedy routine Im buggered if I know what is. Theres something there to offend everyone.

Christians: Stop having kids, wear a rubber.

Muslims: Dont travel to the Haj, and use low carbon bombing material.

Jews: Stop smoking so much

Hindus: Dont have a cow man…


 “Among the most unique approaches Gore takes in the book is showing readers how our own minds can be an impediment to change.”

I do not think that means what you think it means….

Those conversations led Gore to politically inconvenient conclusions in this new book. In his conversations with Schmidt and other colleagues at the beginning of the year, Gore explored new studies – published only last week – that show methane and black carbon or soot had a far greater impact on global warming than previously thought. Carbon dioxide – while the focus of the politics of climate change – produces around 40% of the actual warming.
Gore acknowledged to Newsweek that the findings could complicate efforts to build a political consensus around the need to limit carbon emissions.

“Over the years I have been among those who focused most of all on CO2, and I think that’s still justified,” he told the magazine. “But a comprehensive plan to solve the climate crisis has to widen the focus to encompass strategies for all” of the greenhouse culprits identified in the Nasa study.


Als fans.

So the world is about to implement a plan to cut a gas that accounts for only 40% of the worlds troubles? How big an own goal is that.

For a decade we have been bullshitted that the science is settled, we are supposedly months away from locking in a global tax regime, and they are only just working out CO2 is less than half of the problem? Why isnt this causing a major, massive rethink of the whole AGW fiasco?


“Over the years I have been among those who focused most of all on CO2, and I think that’s still justified,” he told the magazine. “But a comprehensive plan to solve the climate crisis has to widen the focus to encompass strategies for all” of the greenhouse culprits identified in the Nasa study.

But he still clings to his “old time religion”, the facts have changed, but his answer to those facts has remained the same, what a ridiculous clown. And his answer “tax CO2, then look at expanding the tax to other items..” what a fiscal genius!

Faced with climbing down and rethinking his holy mission in the light of new information (even though the science is “settled” for a decade now) what does he do? More cowbell!!!


Check his own site, perhaps some of our American chaps/chappettes can enlighten me, is it usual for an ex-VP toy still be refered to as vice president after they have been booted out of office?


Today Vice President Gore announced that his next book, Our Choice, will be published by Rodale in the US and by other publishers internationally on November 3, 2009. Picking up where An Inconvenient Truth left off, Our Choice utilizes Mr. Gore’s forty years of experience as a student, policymaker, author, filmmaker, entrepreneur and activist to comprehensively describe the real solutions to global warming. A co-recipient of the Nobel Peace prize in 2007 for his environmental work, Mr. Gore continues to make sense of the pressing issues we face and Our Choice will unquestionably inspire and rally those ready to fight for solutions that were deemed impossible only a short time ago.

(Als own website, and what picture do they use to show him working hard?)


How can you parody this bloke?

Al has finally admitted 2 things. Carbon dioxide is only 40% of the “problem”, and he will now turn to theology rather than reality for his arguments. truly the emperor of AGW has no clothes…

One Response to “An Incovenient Truth 2…. Tokyo Drift?”

  1. bingbing Says:

    Crafty bastard. From the link…

    The book aims to reach those Americans by familiarising readers with emerging alternative energy sources, such as geothermal, biomass and wind power, as well as the possibilities of making cleaner coal power plants, and developing a more efficient and responsive “smart” electrical grid.

    Gore also explores how deforestation, soil erosion, and the rising world population are multiplying the effects of rising greenhouse gas emissions.

    Hey, if geothermal and biomass is efficient and cost-effective, then why not utilize it. Same goes for wind power, ‘cept that it definitely ain’t efficient, nor cost effective. When/if it is, no worries. But not until then. America’s electrical grid is getting old and needs upgrading. If “smart” grids mean the developers save money (in the long run) and the consumer does too, great. Clean coal? Fine – if it’s cost-effective. Virtually no one is advocating deforestation and subsequent soil erosion. However deforestation should not be mixed up with sustainable logging. They’re being dickheads down in the Amazon, clearing rain forest for bio-fuel. Not so in Tasmania. And sure, the planet has enough people. Yet it’s the rich industrialized nations that are having problems even sustaining their current populations with massive immigration being the key although I won’t get into Europe’s changing demographics (read: Muslim immigration) right now. The population explosions are occurring in the poorer countries. Solution? Get them industrialized.

    If Al Gore wants to moralize, he should consider why the green movement he is a champion of has caused so many unneeded deaths – around 40 million – just from banning DDT alone. What about the black soot and subsequent lung conditions the world’s poor endure every day because they can’t get access to cheap coal-powered electricity? CO2 pollution in the West has enabled us to lead longer, richer lives, and the planet is still doing fine. Average temperatures are relatively stable, weather patterns such as storms and hurricanes are relatively stable. In fact, they’re at a 30-year low. Sea levels are rising, but gently, and far far less than they did in the 20,000 or so years after the last ice age. Polar bear numbers have increased dramatically. The Arctic ice sheet is relatively stable. The Antarctic ice sheet has been growing for ages.

    Just where is this moral imperative to reduce my carbon footprint, to stop getting richer?

    We all know who’s going to get richer and live better if Al gets his way. And we all know who will get poorer, who will pay.

    Just where is this moral imperative to hand over my rights as a voter, to hand over my country’s sovereignty, and my tax dollars to an undemocratic, unelected world government set up by the UN? Because that’s what will happen if the treaty is signed in Copenhagen. We the people will have power stripped from us and put in the hands of an essentially communist few. Is that what we fought and won two world wars for?

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