Skip to comments.Jon Stewart on ClimateGate: 'Poor Al Gore - Global Warming Debunked Via Internet You Invented'
Posted on 12/02/2009 8:07:25 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Jon Stewart on ClimateGate: 'Poor Al Gore - Global Warming Debunked Via Internet You Invented' By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-12-02 10:43
If people around the world needed any more assurances the growing ClimateGate  scandal is far more significant than America's media has been portraying, they got it Tuesday night from Comedy Central's Jon Stewart.
Somewhat surprisingly, "The Daily Show" host in his opening sketch tore apart the scientists involved in sending the obtained e-mail messages involved for showing "a clear effort to raise fears about global warming, and hide evidence against it."
Stewart even mocked the man responsible for spreading more fear on this subject than anyone on the planet:
Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. OH. OH the irony.
Irony indeed (video embedded below the fold with transcript, vulgarity alert, h/t Story Balloon ):
UNKNOWN PERSON: A hacker in England got hold of emails between leading scientists which skeptics say show a clear effort to raise fears about global warming, and hide evidence against it.
JON STEWART, HOST: Oh for f**k's sake! Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. OH. OH the irony. The iro---ny. Actually, the real story isn't quite that sensational. Basically, emails stolen from scientists at one of the leading centers for global warming show them discussing the work, a bit, how do I put this, casually.
UNKNOWN FOX ANNOUNCER READING EMAIL MESSAGE FROM CLIMATEGATE PARTICIPANTS): "The fact is we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't." (Kevin Trenberth)
"I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline." (Phil Jones, CRU Director)
STEWART: (Laughing) See, I tell you it's nothing. He was just using a trick to hide the decline. It's just scientist speak for using a standard statistical technique recalibrating data in order to trick you into not knowing about the decline. But here's what's great about science: in disagreement, we go back and look at the raw data.
UNKNOWN FOX NEWS ANNOUNCER): University scientists say raw data from the 1980s was thrown out.
STEWART: Oh for f**k's sake! Why would you throw out raw data from the '80s? I still have Penthouses from the '70s! Laminated. What did you keep?
UNKNOWN FOX NEWS ANNOUNCER): The scientists say they kept something called "value added data".
STEWART: Value added data? What is that, numbers fortified with art? Truth plus, now with lemon? It doesn't look good. Now does it disprove global warming? No, of course not. But it does put a fresh set of energizers in the Senate's resident denier bunny.
SENATOR JOHN INHOFE, (R-OKLA.): The fact that this whole idea on the global warming. I'm glad that's over, gone, done. We won. You lost. Get a life.
STEWART: Alright. We knew Inhofe was going to say that. That guy thinks global warming is debunked every time he drinks a Slushee and gets a brain freeze. "If global warming is real, why does my head hurt?" But by the way, that quote was from BEFORE he found out about the leaked email story. But that's the point. If you care about an issue, and want it to be your life's work, don't cut corners. It's disheartening for people inclined towards the scientific method, and it's catnip to these guys who are going to end up celebrating tonight drunk, roaming the Arctic Circle trying to skullf**k polar bears, which are quickly disappearing because of rising oceans caused now apparently by God's tears!
To be sure, it's just a comedy show. However, for several years various polls have indicated that many young people in America get their "news" from this program.
As polls have also shown belief in the global warming myth seems to decrease as you go up in age bracket, young folks hearing Stewart's view on this matter could easily be swayed by it.
But even more important than that, "The Daily Show" addressing this subject is a clear indication that ClimateGate is not going away any time soon.
All we need now is for "Saturday Night Live" to start mocking Al Gore along with this entire pathetic scam, and we can say goodbye to cap and trade.
Keep your fingers crossed.
Bravo, Jon. Bravo.
The Cobert report that followed tore in the Yale guy that wrote the book from green to gold and made him look like a fool.
uh-oh. Looks like we’ve entered the “ridicule” stage. :)
Every once in a while Stewart hits one out of the park. His first ACORN piece was a grand slam.
Thanks for posting. Interesting. Hooray Jon Stewart!
My favorite part of this, the part that makes me laugh and never gets old; “An overwhelming number of Scientists have agreed that Climate Change (no longer called Global Warming) is caused by man.”
But the e-mails show something entirely different. When 1,000 “scientists” chime in and 250 agree with your point, 700 are discarded, silenced or discredited, then there are only 50 dissenters and that proves an overwhelming consensus.
This story appears to be actually gaining momentum. It has legs and is getting to a nice stride.
This isn’t anything good. Stewart acknowledged climategate, cherry picked an unfortunate comment by the opposition, and then proceeded to summarize that climategate is bad, but global warming is real.
Science built on lies is arguably the ultimate manifestation of the anti-Christ because it violates truth to its very core, and God IS Truth.
The end of AGW is near. Good thing Al Gore didn’t sell his Occidental Petroleum Stock. BTW, this is what made the Gore’s rich. Also, remember as VP Gore arranged for the Strategic Oil Reserve to be sold to Occidental. Remember also, Bush had to restock the entire reserve because guess what, we had two wars in the Mid East. Dems, at a some sticky sickly level you have to admire their chutzpah. I guess you can get away with these actions if you own the media.
Believe me, the pressure by Big Media is so strong, it will take herculean efforts to get the news of Climategate out to most disinterested Americans. I’ll bet ninety percent still have never heard of the recent uproar.
We may think it’s gaining momentum,
but for a reality check,
ask any “benchmark lib” that you know.
Odds are that they have either not heard of the scandal,
or will take the position that it doesn’t matter,
and we should go ahead with emission reductions anyway.
“ Most Americans are convinced that climate change is real -a necessary prerequisite for the kinds of huge economic and behavioral adjustments we would have to make to begin seriously limiting carbon emissions.”
5. "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."
Alinsky didn't cover what happens when even your allies start ridiculing you.
Back for a taglines BUMP!
I agree, brownsfan. One has to wonder what he bases his belief on if the foundational research is utterly invalid...
He must think frequent use of the F word is funny.
John 8:44 pretty much describes the ideology of the left:
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies
i think ClimateGate has been a turning point in AGW fraud.
Australian opposition leader was already thrown out in a shock move (at least partially because of the climategate) and many well-known scientist are investigated for fraud. Jon Stewart is very influential as many young people have it as their sole news source. MSM silence does not have that much effect on young people.
I think the Obama-worshipping campus crowd is going to collapse in numbers now that AGW has been acknowledged as a fraud (and accepted as such ie those evil conservatives were right after all) and when they realize the truth about massive tax increases and health care limitations.
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