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Posted on 04/23/2009 8:40:03 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Gore Warns Global Warming Will Bring Civilization to a Screeching Halt Thursday, January 29, 2009 By Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
(CNSNews.com) Former Vice President Al Gore told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday that if action is not taken by the United States to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the world as we know it could disappear.
If we stop global greenhouse gas emissions today, according to some scientists, we will see an increase in temperatures that many scientists believe would be extremely challenging for civilization, Gore testified on Capitol Hill. If we continue at todays levels, some scientists have said it can be an increase (in global temperature) of up to 11 degrees Fahrenheit.
This would bring a screeching halt to human civilization and threaten the fiber of life everywhere on the earth, Gore said. And this is within the century, if we dont change.
Using a power point presentation, Gore showed charts and graphs that, he said, reveal how global warming is causing glaciers to melt around the world, depleting water supplies. He also said rising temperatures already are responsible for natural disasters in the United States, including forest fires, drought, and insect infestations that are killing trees.
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will he ever just SHUT UP?
Yeah, about as soon as Blago does...
"I have a Powerpoint presentation. Case closed."
Doesn’t he have stock in a number of companies set to gain if the cap & trade initiatives go thru?
Cap & Trade will bring our economy to a halt, not global warming—world is cooling....
So, there should have been no civilization after the Glaciers melted????????????????????
Well, he's got it almost right. The government policies enacted because of "global warming" will bring civilization to a screeching halt.
..unlike his carbon fill gut that could cause a multi vehicle pile up on open plains of the Sahara.
Gore Warns Global Warming Will Bring Civilization to a Screeching Halt’
No. An utter lie and mythology is incapable of doing that.
However, socialism and efforts to radically expand government, disguised as “environmentalism” and “climate science” most certainly will.
Not trying to be a smart a$$, but it occurred to me that I would like to see a lot of what passes for our “advanced” society come to a screeching halt.
Gore has been saying this same BS for how long now?
Let me check...nope...no screeching halt yet.
Rasmussen, April 22, 2009: “Just 34% of U.S. voters now think global warming is caused by human activity, the lowest finding yet in Rasmussen Reports national surveying. The Obama administration’s proposed anti-global warming efforts are predicated on reducing human causes for the problem.”
Al Gore’s breath can bring civilization to a screeching halt.
Man, Gore is a whack job!
Played golf up in Northern Maine last weekend. Still snow on the ground.
So WHY doesn’t AL-GORE come to a SCREECHING HALT???
OMG!.....Will this Asshat ever run out of gas?
Solar bursts might, not Gorebull Warming, Weird Al.
I used to see this guy who went around giving talks for IBM, he was very good and very funny at the same time, and he had a definition for an “expert”. He said that it was anyone giving a talk more than 50 miles from his home and used a flip-chart. I guess today he would update to “power point presentation” instead of flip-chart.
A “screeching AlGore” brings me to a halt!....
“If we continue at todays levels, some scientists have said it can be an increase (in global temperature) of up to 11 degrees Fahrenheit.”
11 degrees??? Gore and his enviro-statist minions must be getting desparate to make claims THAT wild. Methinks they realize that their hoax is unraveling and they need to try to cram through their agenda right now, before their fraud is fully revealed.
If we can hold them off for 2 or 3 more years, I believe global warming will be thouroughly debunked.
Global Warming giveth, and Global Warming taketh away, praise be the name of Global Warming.
Civilization as we know it would not exist without global warming. When a new ice age begins, as a phase of a natural climate cycle, civilization will indeed come to a screeching halt, and billions will starve to death.
Bring civilization to a “Screeching Halt?” Too late. The left did that decades ago. Unfortunately, Atlas is still shrugging.
Obama wants Cap & Trade, which would be a death sentence for our economy. I have to wonder if Obama and the other Socialist sponsors of this legislation are aware of basic facts. For example: 1) greenhouse gases are not evil, they are essential to keeping the earth warm enough for humans; 2) the most common greenhouse gas is water vapor; 3) CO2 is not pollution, it is essential for plants and humans; 4) CO2 is only a trace element in the atmosphere at 380 parts per million; 5) humans and their activities account for only 3% of CO2 emissions each year; 6) the earth has had cycles of cooling and warming about every 1,500 years due to variations in the sun’s activity and our orbit around the sun; 7) these cycles are beyond human control; 8) about 1,000 years ago, Greenland had vineyards; 9) the earth is cooling now, not warming relative to prior decades; 10) water expands when cooled (or frozen) and contracts when heated, so warmer temperatures would reduce sea levels as ice caps melt; and 11) a major reduction of sun spots in recent years suggests a coming mini ice age.
An excerpt from the March 2009 issue of The American Spectator: “All scientists agree that if man-made global warming is real, it would leave a fingerprint in the form of temperatures increasing with altitude in the tropical troposphere portion of the atmosphere up to a hotspot about 10 kilometers above the surface, reflecting the pattern of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Warming due to solar variations or other natural causes would not leave such a fingerprint pattern. Recently, higher-quality temperature data from balloons and satellites ... enables us to settle the man-made global warming debate definitively. The data from weather balloons shows the opposite pattern: no increasing warming with altitude, but rather a slight cooling with no hotspot. The satellite data shows the same result: no increasing temperature with altitude, no hotspot, no fingerprint, maybe again a slight cooling with altitude. Game over. QED. The global warming empire is rattling around but has not and cannot come up with an effective response. The data is the data. The science is the science. Man-made global warming is a hoax developed to serve powerful special interests.” (This was written by Peter Ferrara.)
Obama may not know these things, or he may be choosing to ignore the facts in order to create a huge new bureaucracy of socialist government control over our lives. Cap & trade would cause a huge decrease in GDP along with a huge increase in energy costs for Americans, and massive unemployment - probably higher than 15%. This will weaken our national defense capability versus our enemies, threatening capitalism and freedom.
Everyone should write to his or her Congressmoron. Remind them of the facts and the damage that would be caused by “cap & trade”.
Dude! Just because your getting caught up on old news doesn't mean FR is as behind as you.
Gloom. Doom. Dogs and Cats Living Together. Total Anarchy!
HESTON: You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There's been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away -- all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time.
It will certainly survive us.
If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. Might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It's powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. You think this is the first time that's happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine.
When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. Hundred years ago we didn't have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can't imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven't got the humility to try. We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.
I am starting to wonder if he isn’t helping the other side more than his own bank account at this point.
The only screeching halt will be the momentary pause to grab torches and pitchforks and run Gore out of town.
Or at least he could halt his screeching.
I wish someone or something could bring algore’s screeching to a halt!
Dammit guys, Algore is Mega super-duper cereal this time!!!
Excessive spending and taxing will bring down our American civilization in this lifetime, guaranteed, Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.
thats what they want anyways
Well, he’s certainly got the “screeching” part down. Cap & Trade should take care of the “halt”.
Anyone seen a pic of him lately....is he still ballooning up? He looked like a heart attack waiting to happen last picture I saw...
Hey, hey, hey, Fat Albert, your many trips to the fridge should come to a schreeching halt. Find another way to try and make yourself relevant, Al, this one ain’t workin!
The odds of the USA going bankrupt from socialism by the year 2100 are a near certainly, as are the odds of Al Gore being a humorous footnote in history.
This never used to bother me. Owlgore is a fool. What really bothered me is that that he won the Nobel Peace Prize over Irena Sendler. The women that put her life at risk day after day for years, helping to save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War.
If there’s any justice here, it’s that she won’t have her name associated with other “winners” like Carter and Arafat.
Its a mystery to me why this man has any credibility with anyone. Thank G-d he never became President.
So civilization comes to a screeching halt...
I’m not seeing the downside.
“will bring civilization to a screeching halt”
I thought “O” was doing pretty well in that department...
We gotta stop this train!
Because if "civilization fails" it is weak fools like him and his ilk that will be among the first to die. They have no survival skills. His money will mean nothing, his bodyguards and servants will desert him, his limousines and jets will be little more then rusting useless lumps of metal without fuel and parts, his gold and other precious metals will be taken from him if he can not defend them.
He and his family will not know how to survive without all that civilization provides. Yup, I can see ol' Al out there ripping up his manicured lawns at his mansion trying to grow food, chopping down his trees for firewood and trying to defend his family, property and crops with a gun.
“And this is within the century, if we dont change.”
I thought it was in 10 years..screeching halt. According to Rush’s doomsday clock, there’s only 6 years 9 mos and 4 days until..screeching halt.