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We Canít Wish Away Climate Change [Op-Ed Contributor AL GORE........]
New York Times ^

Posted on 02/27/2010 1:50:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver

We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change By AL GORE

It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.

Of course, we would still need to deal with the national security risks of our growing dependence on a global oil market dominated by dwindling reserves in the most unstable region of the world, and the economic risks of sending hundreds of billions of dollars a year overseas in return for that oil. And we would still trail China in the race to develop smart grids, fast trains, solar power, wind, geothermal and other renewable sources of energy — the most important sources of new jobs in the 21st century.

But what a burden would be lifted! We would no longer have to worry that our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands. We could instead celebrate the naysayers who had doggedly persisted in proving that every major National Academy of Sciences report on climate change had simply made a huge mistake.

I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion. But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In fact, the crisis is still growing because we are continuing to dump 90 million tons of global-warming pollution every 24 hours into the atmosphere — as if it were an open sewer.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; globalwarming; gore; kook
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Blathering idiot.......
1 posted on 02/27/2010 1:50:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 02/27/2010 1:52:19 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Sub-Driver
You can't wish it into existence either, Al.
3 posted on 02/27/2010 1:53:12 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh Owlgore shut up. Go drink some tea.


4 posted on 02/27/2010 1:54:23 PM PST by BARLF
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Algore is one of those “****ing ‘R’ words” that Rahm Emanuel is always telling us about. Sorry Al, “wish” all you want, your 15 minutes are over.


5 posted on 02/27/2010 1:54:45 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Suitcase Jake" RIP 02-25-10. You were one of a kind good buddy!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Translation: You can’t wish it into existence, no matter how badly you want to use it to enslave the world.


6 posted on 02/27/2010 1:55:58 PM PST by sourcery (The layoffs, tax increases and wealth redistribution will continue until morale improves!)
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To: Sub-Driver

We wished away another ice age....see...it worked!!!


7 posted on 02/27/2010 1:57:04 PM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Sub-Driver
We would no longer have to worry that our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands.

Like Obama and the congress does with the national debt?

8 posted on 02/27/2010 1:57:33 PM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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Yada, yada, Al. Your 15 minutes are up.
9 posted on 02/27/2010 1:58:59 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Alinsky's values aren't American values.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can we wish Albore away?


10 posted on 02/27/2010 2:01:10 PM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s just trying to protect the millions he’s got tied up in carbon credits.


11 posted on 02/27/2010 2:02:41 PM PST by Pietro ("I am not an idealouge" BHO; "I am not a crook" RMN)
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To: beckysueb

Wish him into the corn field...


12 posted on 02/27/2010 2:08:22 PM PST by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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From the op-ed, “Later this week, Senators John Kerry, Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman are expected to present for consideration similar cap-and-trade legislation.”

So Lindsey Graham has sold out and is getting cap-and-trade in through the back door?


13 posted on 02/27/2010 2:09:12 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: Sacajaweau
Probable cause of climate change:


14 posted on 02/27/2010 2:10:01 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change [Op-Ed Contributor AL GORE........]

I'm sure that THE dork has a point. What it might be is a whole other question.

You can't wish away the monsters under the bed.
You can't wish away trolls.
You can't wish away vampires.
You can't wish away killer clowns.
You can't wish away boogey men.
You can't wish away honest politicians.
You can't wish away ghosts.
You can't wish away the Bermuda Triangle.
...

So?

Nothing imaginary can be wished away.

15 posted on 02/27/2010 2:10:02 PM PST by Publius6961 (You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do)
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He might be more believable if he would actually put his fat ass where his mouth is and say all of this under oath, say in a court room or in front of congress.


16 posted on 02/27/2010 2:10:45 PM PST by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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So Lindsey Graham has sold out and is getting cap-and-trade in through the back door?

Yep, back door for Lindsey.

17 posted on 02/27/2010 2:10:59 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Sub-Driver
It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated ...

WTF?

What science?

The theory and proof of AGW fails every test of what defines "science." Every one.

Everything that follows, thus, is clearly nonsense.

Why don't you debate Lord Monckton, Dummy? You can bring your ventriloquist James Hansen, even.

18 posted on 02/27/2010 2:17:21 PM PST by Publius6961 (You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do)
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To: Sub-Driver

We can’t wish away Al Gore. More’s the pity.


19 posted on 02/27/2010 2:19:56 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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Attacks? I don’t remember any attacks. Honest intellectual questioning, routine requests for data, alternative scientific explanations, some derisive laughter and satire, but no attacks.

Don’t tell me he’s paranoid, too.


20 posted on 02/27/2010 2:20:34 PM PST by Mobties
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