Skip to comments.John Stossel Exposes Global Warming Myths
Posted on 10/18/2007 6:57:32 AM PDT by ZGuy
"20/20 co-anchor John Stossel is going on the attack against experts who warn about manmade global warming along the way berating Al Gore for saying the debate over climate change is over.
In a release from ABC previewing Stossels report on Fridays 20/20, the veteran newsman and Newsmax pundit who won 19 Emmys exposing scammers and con artists says:
This week on 20/20 (in our new 8 p.m. Eastern time slot) I say Give Me a Break! to our Nobel Prize-winning Vice President.
Mr. Gore says The debate is over, and those who disagree with his take on global warming have been purchased in order to create the illusion of a debate. Nonsense. It's as if the Vice President and his allies in the environmental movement plan to win the debate through intimidation. I interview some scientists who won't be intimidated, even though one has had his life threatened for speaking up.
The Vice President's much-applauded movie, An Inconvenient Truth, claims warming is mans fault and a coming crisis! While the earth has certainly warmed over the last century, plenty of independent scientists say scientists cannot be sure that man caused the warming or that warming will be a crisis.
They say the computer models that are used to predict the disasters dont include important variables because scientists dont fully understand them. For example, warming may cause cloud formations that reflect sun and cool the earth. The computer models cannot know. These scientists call global warming activism more of a religious movement than science.
Gore's film is filled with misleading messages, says Stossel.
It suggests polar bears are disappearing and that sea levels worldwide would go up 20 feet. I interview children who are scared. They believe the polar bears are already going extinct and that the oceans will soon rise even higher than 20 feet, drowning them and their parents.
But polar bear populations appear to be steady or increasing, and a 20-foot rise is a theoretical possibility that wouldn't happen for millennia. The IPCC, the group that shared last weeks Nobel Prize with the Vice President, says in 100 years the oceans might rise 7 to 24 inches, not 20 feet. Now a British judge has ruled that British schools must disclose to students nine inaccuracies in An Inconvenient Truth if they play the movie in class.
Stossel said its nonsense for Gore to suggest that we can stop global warming by doing things like changing light bulbs and driving less.
The only practical thing we can do today that would make a difference in CO2 output is to launch a major shift toward nuclear energy. But the environmental movement rarely utters the word nuclear.
I suspect that next year's government boondoggle will be massive spending on carbon-reducing technology.
It reminds me of George Mason University Economics Department Chairman Don Boudreax's suggestion that such schemes really mean government seizing enormous amounts of additional power in order to embark upon schemes of social engineering - schemes whose pursuit gratifies the abstract fantasies of the theory class and, simultaneously, lines the very real pockets of politically powerful corporations, organizations, and experts."
He is so right. The abstract fantasies of the theory class will soon send huge chunks of your money to politicians, friends, activist scientists, and politically savvy corporations.
The debate is over? That makes me say GIVE ME A BREAK!
Ok, I admit it. I have a man-crush on Stossel.
But it is over - it’s a hoax, lie and political ideology not based on any facts, reason or perspective.
I wish everyone would learn it.
I’m so tired of all of the “green” crap.
bump for publicity
I wouldn’t mind hijacking the “Global Warming” hysteria as a means of getting free of dependence on oil, since most of it is in the hands of nutjobs. Maybe if we declared a War On Oil Dependence (got WOOD?), we could have the same kind of technological advancement that SDI brought us in the 80s, and we could move into an era of more stable energy sources.
I like Stossel. He did a really good piece a while back on the myth of gun control. Very surprising to see that on ABC.
The overriding myth is that global warming zealots give a rats butt about global warming. They know that it’s baloney, it’s just a means to an end.
Convince the sheeple that the end is near and their only salvation is to turn their lives over to Algore & Company.
FGS, I hope he doesn’t expose it before The Today Show goes to the “corners of the Earth” to examine and report on global warming. Matt’s going to Greenland to prove GW is real (no, he doesn’t see the irony in Greenland’s name, evidently), Ann is going to the South Pole, where evidently a large chunk of Antartica, the size of Rhode Island has broken off (bwhahahaha), and Roker will be at the equator, eating something, I’m sure. What a perfect storm of IRONY is building. Where in the world is Algore? It’s just not a true IRONY party if he’s not part of it!
I am soooo sick of this too....it’s soooo obvious that every producer and publicist (magazines, especially) has had Global Warming on their calendar this year.....hopefully this will be the BLOWOUT!
Lawrence Solomon's "The Deniers" (a series of articles on the view of scientists who have been labelled "Global Warming Deniers"):
This map (left) shows key areas of Antarctica, including the vast East Antarctic ice sheet. The image on the right shows which areas of the continent's ice are thickening (coloured yellow and red) and thinning (coloured blue). Â© (Left)British Antarctic Survey, (Right)Science
Exactly what I have been saying. _IF_ the Environmentalists are REALLY concerned about the environment, and if they REALLY want to achieve a real lowering of CO2 emissions, then they would be a SCREAMING for Nuclear power.. all I hear is crickets..
And, THERE it is in a nut shell.
In Viking days, they didn't do irony. They named it Greenland because back then, it was actually green, and they could colonize and farm the fertile edges of the island. Later on, the climate changed and the Vikings were frozen off their land.
Today, the glaciers are retreating again. As they melt, the stone villages the Vikings built are emerging from the ice once more.
The left uses covers for their agenda, rarely, if ever actually coming out and telling us what their goals are.
“Green” is just one of the covers. The goal is global communism with them in charge (so they believe).
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