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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; globalwarming; gore; kook
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To: Sub-Driver

Drill here, drill now, and use domestic natural gas. Develop small nuclear power plants for use by individual towns and cities.


21 posted on 02/27/2010 2:20:50 PM PST by Citizen Tom Paine
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To: Sub-Driver
People like Algore, should be tried and shot for crimes against humanity. Algore’s gloBULL warming hoax has cost plenty of lives in Africa and other third world countries, as live saving, urgently needed modernization projects were cancelled due to pressure from the lunatics from Green Peace and other enviro wacko outfits.
22 posted on 02/27/2010 2:21:06 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Sub-Driver

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”

Joseph Goebbels


23 posted on 02/27/2010 2:21:31 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The climate gets warmer or colder and there is nothing that mankind can do to change that fact. We can not undo the industrial revolution. Who are we to tell developing countries that they can’t have electricity or burn coal because Venice might flood or Al Gore might lose millions. It is unethical to allow third world countries to keep burning dung for heat and light while they could have access to electricity.

Globull warming is a socialist scam.


24 posted on 02/27/2010 2:26:02 PM PST by CollegeRepublican
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey, Al! Wanna buy a hockey stick?


25 posted on 02/27/2010 2:27:04 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

[. . . requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.]

Translation: turn over trillions of dollars to AlGore and his buddies and they will try to keep the Earth from frying.


26 posted on 02/27/2010 2:30:46 PM PST by spinestein (The answer is 42.)
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To: Sub-Driver
our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation

Feeling guilty yet, Algore?

27 posted on 02/27/2010 2:31:47 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Sub-Driver
“We Can’t Wish Away Climate Change”

nor do we want to wish away climate change. Climate change is part of nature, and nature provides us with all we need to sustain physical life.

28 posted on 02/27/2010 2:32:56 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion."

No you don't you big fat liar. You have made money and gotten media recognition after your political career went into the toilet and you demanded a recount in Florida like the over-indulged brat that you have been your entire life.

"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."

No, you liar, we found out that people were lying. They used "tricks" - their word, not mine - to hide the fact the planet is not warming, as you claimed in your book. You screamed that the "consensus of scientists is clear" and that, "the science is settled." You were pushing a bigger load of crap than you did in your first Senate campaign when you told the tobacco farmers how you had raised tobacco on your farm in Tennessee. Fast forward to the Democratic National Convention when you gave a tearful speech about your sister who died from cancer. You have spend your entire life lying Mr. Gore.

"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."

Mr. Gore, one more time, the numbers were cooked. There is not an issue with the planet warming. The "90-million tons" figure is just a complete and utter lie in a long life filled with lies. I swear, I don't know who was worse, your racist pig of a father who got his money from land speculation back in Tennessee or you, a man who has never done one honest day's work in his entire life. You climbed into bed with Bill Clinton, arguably the sleaziest man to ever soil the White House, and you acted as if God himself had anointed you to run the world.

If you are not going to shut up about the world heating up, if you are going to continue to run around like a climate Henny Penney claiming that the "sky is falling", then I hope that you will finally just start walking every where you go. Reduce your carbon footprint and finally drop some pounds you fat, lying pig.

29 posted on 02/27/2010 2:39:49 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess when you stand to become a carbon credit billionaire, you fight to the bitter end.


30 posted on 02/27/2010 2:54:24 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How much has he made off this hoax now....$500,000,000?????


31 posted on 02/27/2010 2:58:43 PM PST by evad (OBAMA is a Clear and Present Danger to This Nation..and...He doesn't learn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

jeez, you can’t wish away hellbent control freaks either but it doesn’t hurt to ignore their idiotic means. Take all of your liberal “bans” and shove them up your A$$ spotted owl.


32 posted on 02/27/2010 3:01:19 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Sub-Driver

No we can’t wish away climate change or any other part of GOD’s plan for the universe. Further, why should we?


33 posted on 02/27/2010 3:10:31 PM PST by billhilly
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Not the Cause
34 posted on 02/27/2010 3:12:12 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sub-Driver

gore’s watching his dreams of money grabbing at taxpayers expense, drift away. And all his investments into the global warming green companies aren’t looking as good as they were before the big lie was exposed!


35 posted on 02/27/2010 3:15:47 PM PST by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama just told the World: We can't control nature.

So who's right?

The godlike 0bama
or the Buddha like Gore?

36 posted on 02/27/2010 3:29:00 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (He has refused his Assent to Laws. He has erected a multitude of New Offices. Who? Obama!)
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To: Sub-Driver

AlGore hires someone to write this drek. He’s too lazy


37 posted on 02/27/2010 3:30:29 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: Sub-Driver

We can’t wish away climate change. We can’t do anything about it, either. It has always been with us, and will always exist. It’s criminal to take a fact of nature and use it to try to hoodwink people into giving you money, Al Gore. You’re already rich enough, and have done little enough honest work to show us that you actually deserve your riches.


38 posted on 02/27/2010 3:57:40 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion.”

What a lie—he would lose millions and millions if it were not so.


39 posted on 02/27/2010 4:03:22 PM PST by richardtavor
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To: JimWayne
So Lindsey Graham has sold out and is getting cap-and-trade in through the back door?

Oh hell yes.

Gramnesty and Frenchy Kerry (served in Nam) are now occupied trying to establish a price for 'carbon'.

40 posted on 02/27/2010 4:03:54 PM PST by Ole Okie
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