Skip to comments.We Canít Wish Away Climate Change [Op-Ed Contributor AL GORE........]
Posted on 02/27/2010 1:50:49 PM PST by Sub-Driver
We Cant 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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Oh Owlgore shut up. Go drink some tea.
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.
Translation: You can’t wish it into existence, no matter how badly you want to use it to enslave the world.
We wished away another ice age....see...it worked!!!
Like Obama and the congress does with the national debt?
Can we wish Albore away?
He’s just trying to protect the millions he’s got tied up in carbon credits.
Wish him into the corn field...
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?
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.
Nothing imaginary can be wished away.
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.
Yep, back door for Lindsey.
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.
We can’t wish away Al Gore. More’s the pity.
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.