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  • Need some help with a counter punch to the Al Gore non-fiction movie

    04/29/2008 5:27:45 PM PDT · by Cyclone59 · 70 replies · 1,549+ views
    4/29/08 | Cyclone59
    I am the proud father of a 15 year old daughter, who very effectively challenged her "science" teacher today. They finshed watching the Al Gore movie and were asked to state 5 facts about the move and write a thesis about global warming. She politely challenged the teacher about how can they write a thesis without knowing about the other side. So, this is were you all come in - I know there is a counter punch movie out there that states that global warming is a natural cycle. Someone please let me know, so she can take it to...
  • Inconvenient Help!

    02/26/2008 3:14:27 PM PST · by mbx1231 · 99 replies · 1,503+ views
    I need help. My employer is making me watch "An Inconvenient Truth" and there's no way out of it. What movie or documentary can I use to prove an opposing and rational viewpoint?
  • Record cold kills cattle and rice in Vietnam ( global warming )

    02/20/2008 7:27:47 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies · 1,811+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 13 Feb 2008
    Record-setting cold weather has killed more than 8,000 cattle and 100,000 hectares of paddy rice in northern Vietnam since mid-January, officials said Tuesday. Most of the cattle have died in northern mountainous provinces, where temperatures during the month-long cold spell have sometimes dropped to below zero Celsius, a rarity in Vietnam. "We fear that the number of cattle killed by coldness and shortage of food in northern provinces will keep rising in the coming days," ... The cold spell, which the National Hydrometeorology Forecast Center says is the longest ever in Vietnam, has also killed up to 100,000 hectares of...
  • The Real Inconvenient Truth

    01/27/2008 5:30:01 PM PST · by AwesomePossum · 36 replies · 1,511+ views ^ | Winter 2008 | Michael S. Coffman, Ph.D.
    The cover of the Aug.13, 2007, issue of Newsweek sports a very active sun with the title "Global Warming is a Hoax." But the cover story is not about how the man-caused global warming hysteria is a hoax. Oh, no, it is just the opposite. It is a diatribe about how those who are skeptical about man's influence on climate are denying the truth and are undermining true science.
  • Killer Dolphins Baffle Marine Experts

    01/26/2008 11:58:30 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 112 replies · 3,600+ views ^ | 25/01/2008 | Nigel Blundell
    Killer dolphins baffle marine experts By Nigel Blundell Last Updated: 12:01pm GMT 25/01/2008 It's hard to visualise but the intelligent and ever-friendly dolphin can also be a determined killer. New evidence has been compiled by marine scientists that prove the normally placid dolphin is capable of brutal attacks both on innocent fellow marine mammals and, more disturbingly, on its own kind. Film taken of gangs of dolphins repeatedly ramming baby porpoises, tossing them in the air and pursuing them to the death has solved a long-term mystery of what causes the death of so many of these harmless mammals -...
  • Denver Breaks Record For Snowfall On Christmas Day

    12/26/2007 6:00:47 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies · 1,701+ views
    7NEWS ^ | December 26, 2007 | Russell Haythorn
    Previous Record Dates Back To 1894. It certainly made for quite the winter wonderland on this Christmas Day, and provided quite the surprise to residents. “I think we expected a few flurries and there's probably eight or nine inches now. It's just like Norman Rockwell," . Denver officially recorded 7.8 inches of snow on Christmas Day. The storm dropped the most snowfall in Denver on Christmas Day in more than 100 years. The previous all-time record for snowfall on Dec. 25 in Denver was 6.2 inches, recorded in handwritten records in 1894. Meteorologists say the latest storm boosted Denver's December...
  • Norwegian Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg in Antarctic

    12/31/2007 4:16:35 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2007
    A Norwegian cruise ship carrying some 300 people lost engine power during an electrical outage and struck an Antarctic glacier, smashing a lifeboat but causing no injuries... The MS Fram hit the ice late Friday near Browns Bluff in the Antarctic... The engine started again and the liner continued to King George Island for an inspection. "We hit a glacier. We have damage to a starboard lifeboat and a little bit forward," ... the ship apparently suffered no serious damage. Hansen said the power outage lasted 40 to 50 minutes and sent the vessel adrift against the glacier, where it...
  • Snow sets NH record

    01/01/2008 7:28:46 AM PST · by webschooner · 12 replies · 779+ views
    WCAX TV 3 News ^ | 12-31-2007
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Today's snowstorm made this month the snowiest December in New Hampshire in more than a century. The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said Concord, where New Hampshire records are kept, beat the previous record of 43 inches of snow in December by an inch and a half. That record was set in 1876. Overall, the storm left 10.1 inches in Concord, and more in other parts of the state.
  • Snow Sets NH Record(And not a peep out of Al Bore!LOL)

    01/01/2008 2:29:22 PM PST · by kellynla · 22 replies · 1,197+ views ^ | December 31, 2007 | staff
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Today's snowstorm made this month the snowiest December in New Hampshire in more than a century. The National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said Concord, where New Hampshire records are kept, beat the previous record of 43 inches of snow in December by an inch and a half. That record was set in 1876. Overall, the storm left 10.1 inches in Concord, and more in other parts of the state.
  • Al Gore Booksigning (An Inconvenient Truth) June'06

    12/16/2007 1:04:04 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies · 748+ views
    CSPN 2 | Vanity
    Just sitting down to lunch a few minutes ago, channel surfing, and CSPN2 had an Al Gore Booksining repeat from June 2006. The segment opens with a bookstore employee giving out line placement numbers and oh my, the wide eyed sheeple were in a kind of worship mode. Then, in walked His Warmness, I think I heard a halleujah in the background. Then the signing process began. These vacant eyed sheeple, with stacks of his propganda filed through, each offering platitudes to the Goreacle. My point, you may ask? Has anyone on FR ever read this book, An Inconvenient Truth,...
  • Emirates airline executive rubbishes Gore's climate film

    11/01/2007 7:15:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies · 933+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov 1
    A top executive of Dubai-based carrier Emirates on Thursday rubbished Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary on climate change, saying he did not believe the film's scientific theory on global warming. "Don't talk to me about global warming... I just do not buy it whatsoever," Maurice Flanagan, Emirates executive vice chairman, said at a regional aviation conference in Singapore. "Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth' is absolute rubbish,"
  • Earth Shoe Academies

    10/30/2007 12:47:20 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 359+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 30, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Earth Shoe Academies by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 30, 2007 Academics like to cultivate an image of themselves as cutting edge. Actually, while they may be more up-to-date than flat-earth theories, they are frequently not quite as far ahead of the curve as earth shoes. “The issue of climate change has entered its rock concert/college curriculum phase, which is a sure indicator that the issue has peaked and will begin a long, slow fade in the public mind,” author Steven F. Hayward writes in a column that appeared in the October Carolina Journal. “Simultaneous ‘Live Earth’ rock concerts were staged...
  • 35 Inconvenient Truths. The errors in Al Gore’s movie

    10/24/2007 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Tolik · 33 replies · 1,237+ views
    Science and Public Policy Institute ^ | October 19, 2007 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Christopher Walter, Third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, is a former policy advisor to Margaret Thatcher during her years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.  He may reached through SPPI, or directly at (     35 Inconvenient Truths The errors in Al Gore’s movie  A spokesman for Al Gore has issued a questionable response to the news that in October 2007 the High Court in London had identified nine “errors” in his movie An Inconvenient Truth. The judge had stated that, if the UK Government had not agreed to send to every secondary school in England a corrected guidance...
  • Doom if Saint Al loses carbs (Mark Steyn)

    10/15/2007 12:22:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 224+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 15, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    A COUPLE of days before Al Gore was awarded his Nobel Peace prize, Michael Burton, an English High Court judge and apparently a fine film critic, ruled that Al's Oscar-winner An Inconvenient Truth was prone to "alarmism and exaggeration" and identified nine major factual errors. For example, the former vice-president predicts a rise in sea levels of 6m "in the near future". "The Armageddon scenario he predicts," declared Burton, "is not in line with the scientific consensus." I'll say. The so-called scientific consensus of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggests rising sea levels across the next century of somewhere...
  • Our View: Al Gore's reputation as Nobel Prize winner rises on cloud of hot air

    10/13/2007 5:13:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 299+ views
    They just don't make Nobel Prizes the way they used to. That's the feeling we get after hearing that Al Gore was named co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for his global warming alarmism. The other co-winner was the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group of scientists. It was easy enough to understand how Hollywood awarded Gore an Oscar for his climate movie ''An Inconvenient Truth.'' The Academy Award judges live in the land of make-believe. But the Nobel is a serious prize and its judges are supposed to do better work than the movie crowd....
  • An inconvenient prize

    10/13/2007 10:40:26 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 25 replies · 233+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | October 12, 2007 | Editorial
    Al Gore now has a Nobel Peace Prize to pair with his Academy Award for "An Inconvenient Truth." But neither accolade makes him any less a liar. As it did when it gave the prize to Jimmy Carter in 2002, the Norwegian Nobel Committee honored Mr. Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to make a left-wing political statement. Though it did not mention "An Inconvenient Truth" by name, the committee spoke glowingly of Mr. Gore's political activity, lectures, films and books for reducing the "danger of violent conflicts and wars." The film details Mr. Gore's arguments on...
  • City Workers Shown 'Truth' (NM-ABQ employees and AlGore)

    10/13/2007 11:51:32 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies · 206+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 13, 2007 | Dan McKay
    Watching Al Gore's movie about global warming is now part of the job at City Hall. The city of Albuquerque this week began sending its blue-collar and clerical workers to a morning-long seminar on energy efficiency. The seminar includes watching about 50 minutes of "An Inconvenient Truth," which won an Academy Award. "At the end of the day, you save money" by conserving energy, Mayor Martin Chávez told reporters Friday. "We want all our employees to understand energy efficiency." The seminars have faced criticism from those who say it interferes with regular city work. "I think it's probably a waste...
  • UK Court Calls Gore Film “Pure Rubbish”

    10/10/2007 11:14:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 500+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 6 Oct 2007 | John Semmens
    Ignoring the Academy Award won by the film, as well as rumors that former U.S. vice-president Al Gore is in line for a Nobel Peace Prize, a United Kingdom High Court judge said Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” was “assembled by a cretin of minimal understanding and even less sense.” The movie has been distributed to more than 3500 schools for children aged 11 to 14 as part of their “Climate Change” curriculum. The case reached the court when truck driver and father of two, Stewart Dimmock brought action to ban the film from UK schools. The court’s ruling substantially agreed...
  • Seriously Inconvenient Truth: Producers of Gore’s Film Asked to Return Oscars (by NZ think tank)

    10/12/2007 5:23:43 PM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies · 747+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 12, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Seriously Inconvenient Truth: Producers of Gore’s Film Asked to Return Oscars By Noel Sheppard | October 11, 2007 - 22:46 ET As media in America fall all over themselves with glee at the thought of the Global Warmingist-in-Chief winning a Nobel Peace Prize, Wednesday's findings by a British judge that Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth" contained nine material falsehoods has prompted a request to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to strip the movie's producers of the Oscars they received in February for "Best Documentary." How delicious.As reported by The West Australian Friday:   A conservative...
  • U.K. judge finds problems in Gore film

    10/11/2007 9:04:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 339+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/11/07
    LONDON - Some of the assertions in Al Gore's Oscar-winning environmental documentary are not supported by scientific evidence, a British judge said in ruling on a challenge from a school official who did not want the film shown to students. The ruling was published Wednesday and it detailed High Court Judge Michael Burton's decision this month to allow film showings to go ahead in English secondary schools. But the judge said that written guidance to teachers designed to ensure Gore's views are not presented uncritically must accompany the showings. Burton said he had no doubt the points raised in "An...
  • Judge attacks nine errors in Al Gore's 'alarmist' climate change film

    10/11/2007 7:54:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies · 1,104+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11th October 2007
    A controversial documentary on climate change which has been sent to thousands of schools has been criticised by a High Court judge for being 'alarmist' and 'exaggerated'. Mr Justice Burton said former US vice-president Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, was 'one-sided' and would breach education rules unless accompanied by a warning. Despite winning lavish praise from the environmental lobby and an Oscar from the film industry, Mr Gore's documentary was found to contain 'nine scientific errors' by the judge. These inconvenient untruths included the claim that the snows on Mount Kilimanjaro were disapearing and solely due to the global...
  • Judge rules Gore climate film requires guidance notes

    10/10/2007 8:54:39 AM PDT · by Arcy · 29 replies · 997+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10-10-07
    judge on Wednesday ruled that Al Gore's award winning climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" should only be shown in schools with guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination. High Court judge Michael Burton's decision follows legal action brought by a father of two last month claiming the former US vice-president's film contained "serious scientific inaccuracies, political propaganda and sentimental mush". Judge Burton said the Oscar-winning film should be accompanied by government guidance notes and to distribute it without them would breach education laws prohibiting the promotion of unbalanced political viewpoints. But the victory was only partial, as Dimmock failed to...
  • CNN Meteorologist: ‘Definitely Some Inaccuracies’ in Gore Film (Rob Marciano)

    10/04/2007 1:25:06 PM PDT · by RDTF · 84 replies · 2,440+ views
    newsbusters ^ | October 4, 2007 | Paul Detrick
    CNN Meteorologist Rob Marciano clapped his hands and exclaimed, “Finally,” in response to a report that a British judge might ban the movie "An Inconvenient Truth" from UK schools because, according to “American Morning,” “it is politically biased and contains scientific inaccuracies.” "There are definitely some inaccuracies,” Marciano added. “The biggest thing I have a problem with is this implication that Katrina was caused by global warming.”
  • Gore climate film's 'nine errors'

    10/10/2007 2:26:51 PM PDT · by britemp · 29 replies · 889+ views
    BBC News Website ^ | 101007 | BBC News
    A High Court judge who ruled on whether climate change film, An Inconvenient Truth, could be shown in schools said it contains "nine scientific errors". Mr Justice Burton said the government could still send Al Gore's film to schools - if accompanied by guidance giving the other side of the argument. A Kent school governor wanted the film banned from secondary schools. The judge said nine statements in the film were not supported by current mainstream scientific consensus. The Oscar-winning film was made by former US Vice-President Al Gore. In his final verdict, the judge said the film could be...
  • Judge Finds Nine Untruths in "Political" and "Partisan" Gore Movie

    10/10/2007 1:05:34 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 183+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | October 10, 2007 | Leibowitz
    After a three day trial, British High Court judge Mr. Justice Michael Burton has found nine serious factual errors in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, a film which the judge describes as attempting to support Gore's thesis on global warming through "alarmism and exaggeration." By far the largest and most troubling of the nine "errors" is Gore's false claim of a match—an exact fit, according to Gore—in the rise of carbon dioxide against an increase in global temperatures. *** And so the judge ruled that if the film is going to be distributed to public schools it would need an...
  • Court Identifies Eleven Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

    10/09/2007 5:47:48 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 65 replies · 2,810+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/9/07 | Noel Sheppard
    ... * The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government's expert was forced to concede that this is not correct. * The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years. * The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that it was "not possible" to attribute...
  • Gore likes B.C.'s green moves

    09/30/2007 9:22:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 122+ views
    CBC News ^ | September 30, 2007
    Al Gore says he's impressed with the environmental initiatives being promised by B.C.’s government. The former U.S. vice-president told a Vancouver audience Saturday night Premier Gordon Campbell is to be praised for his promise last week of legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and his pledge to adopt California's tough tailpipe emission standards for vehicles. Gore made the comments during a slide presentation based on his Academy Award-winning movie An Inconvenient Truth. Campbell...promised legislation will be passed to make B.C. the first province in Canada to legally cap greenhouse gas emissions, using an undisclosed carbon trading system. Among other initiatives,...
  • Can You Buy A Greener Conscience? (Global Warming Carbon Offset Indulgences Examined Alert)

    09/02/2007 10:51:29 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 28 replies · 1,013+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/02/2007 | Alan Zarembo
    For all the money spent, nobody can say if the offsets have done much to alleviate global warming.... Without government regulation and mandatory caps on emissions, all that is left to drive offset sales is guilt and marketing. Offset companies charge what the market will bear. "How much are you willing to spend to feel good or to impress your neighbors?" asked Marland, of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For Katy Hansen, a 29-year-old law school student, the answer was $429.99. She wanted to offset the travel of the guests to her May wedding in Madison, Wis., and paid San Francisco-based...
  • Gore Movie Contains ‘One of the Single Stupidest Statements Ever Put on Film’

    08/18/2007 6:27:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 127 replies · 3,956+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 16, 2007 | Noel Sheppard |
    Though Austin Chronicle writer Robert Bryce is likely not a household name, his column published in Thursday's Energy Tribune is a must-read for all anthropogenic global warming skeptics. In "Al Gore's Zero Emissions Makes Zero Sense," Bryce not only skewered the Global Warmingist in Chief's schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth," but he also deliciously mocked all the sycophant devotees of the former vice president that have failed to recognize the obvious as they tour the country professing imminent planetary doom at the hands of a naturally occurring gas that happens to be a necessity to all forms of life. With that...
  • Greenhouse Simplicities

    08/13/2007 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 38 replies · 1,054+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug. 20-27, 2007 issue | Robert J. Samuelson
    We in the news business often enlist in moral crusades. Global warming is among the latest. Unfortunately, self-righteous indignation can undermine good journalism. Last week's NEWSWEEK cover story on global warming is a sobering reminder. It's an object lesson of how viewing the world as "good guys vs. bad guys" can lead to a vast oversimplification of a messy story. Global warming has clearly occurred; the hard question is what to do about it. If you missed NEWSWEEK's story, here's the gist. A "well-coordinated, well-funded campaign by contrarian scientists, free-market think tanks and industry has created a paralyzing fog of...
  • Enviro-babble

    08/12/2007 2:33:12 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 599+ views
    National Post ^ | 2007-08-11 | (editorial page)
    Canada's premiers and territorial leaders held their annual meeting in Moncton this week. The main agenda item was global warming. And so it was that on Thursday, the leaders paraded to the microphone and pronounced themselves committed to a greener world. But instead of offering practical plans, they served up hypocritical rhetoric designed for voters back home. The worst offenders were Ontario's Dalton McGuinty and B.C.'s Gordon Campbell. Throughout the summit, Mr. Mc-Guinty did his best to paint Alberta as Canada's climate bogeyman. While never identifying the province by name, the Ontario Premier repeatedly stated that the biggest emitters of...
  • More Al Gore Hypocrisy: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Wasn’t Carbon Neutral

    07/23/2007 2:18:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies · 679+ views ^ | July 23, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    More Al Gore Hypocrisy: ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Wasn’t Carbon Neutral By Noel Sheppard | July 23, 2007 - 13:43 ET At some point in time, it seems logical that the name of the Democrat Party must be changed to the Do As I Say, Not As I Do Party. In another fine example of such hypocrisy, it appears that despite claims by Al Gore that all of the CO2 emitted into the air as a result of the production of his schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" were offset with carbon credits, nothing can be further from the truth.As Steve Milloy reported...
  • Al Gore: Global Hypocrisy - Video

    07/08/2007 8:12:38 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 18 replies · 1,064+ views
    YouTube ^ | July 8, 2007 | me
    A video of Al Gore being exposed for hypocrisy on climate, global warming and his own personal energy usage. Shows Al Gore stating that we do not need to drive 4000 pounds of steel around wherever we go - and pans to his son and daughter speeding off in a Maserati Quattroporte. Shows the Al Gore Mansion and Al Gore's refusal to agree to use the same amount of energy as the average American family.
  • Global cooling at hand?

    07/06/2007 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 24 replies · 1,538+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 6, 2007 | Editorial
    In his latest missive, "Moving Beyond Kyoto," in the Sunday New York Times, Al Gore promoted his coming Live Earth concert with an assault on reason: Mankind's carbon-dioxide emissions "have literally changed the heat balance between Earth and the Sun." In his universe, the earth (mean surface temperature, 59 F) warms the sun (9,953 F). But it's nice to see Mr. Gore acknowledge the research of geologists and solar scientists into the sun's role in heating the planet. Many of these experts have concluded that instead of tilting at warming windmills, mankind should prepare for the next Big Chill. R....
  • Climate change blunders mirror Iraq war: Gore (Won't rule out 2008 run)

    06/05/2007 9:44:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 754+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 2, 2007
    LONDON (AFP) - Al Gore said the war in Iraq mirrors the lack of action on climate change in that the best evidence has been ignored, in an interview published Saturday. The United States was sucked in by "crass manipulation" over the moves towards the invasion of Iraq, the former US vice president turned environmental campaigner told British newspaper The Guardian. And Gore, who is repeatedly asked if he will run for office again, said he did not have the skills it takes to get elected as US president -- though he admitted there was no job in the world...
  • Newly Single

    06/05/2007 9:28:25 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 44 replies · 2,628+ views
    Page Six ^ | June 5, 2007
    THE inconvenient truth for Laurie and Larry David is that their marriage is over. The couple has separated after 14 years and two kids. Laurie - a liberal die-hard who produced "An Inconvenient Truth" and recently toured with Sheryl Crow to promote global warming - was starting to overshadow her husband, the co-creator of "Seinfeld" and star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
  • Weather breaks record (S.Africa sets 54 new records for COLD. Darn Rove Weather Machine!!!!)

    05/23/2007 5:10:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 586+ views
    Cape Times ^ | Sapa and Staff writer
    THE icy weather of snow, hail and heavy rain that has swept across South Africa over the past few days has set 54 weather records. The South African Weather Service said 34 new records were set on Monday and another 20 yesterday. Almost all records were for the lowest maximum and minimum daily temperatures in towns across the country. Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma both recorded their highest daily rainfall, at 68mm and 71.2mm respectively, on Monday. Plettenberg Bay recorded its lowest minimum temperature, 5.6°C, yesterday. Tsitsikamma had its lowest maximum temperature on Monday, 12.1°C, and its lowest minimum yesterday, 6.3°C....
  • Steve Jobs proposes Al Gore for president

    05/23/2007 3:08:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 1,914+ views
    Mac World UK ^ | May 23, 2007 | Jonny Evans, Macworld
    Apple board member and former US vice president Al Gore would win the presidency if he ran for election, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "If he ran, there's no question in my mind that he would be elected," Jobs told Time Magazine. "But I think there's a question in his mind, perhaps because the pain of the last election runs a lot deeper than he lets most of us see." The report explains the background Gore's strenuous campaigning to persuade people to address the growing threat of climate-change caused environmental collapse. "We have dug ourselves into a 20-foot hole, and...
  • Snow kidding! Weather wacky

    05/23/2007 9:18:53 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 10 replies · 281+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5-23-2007 | rocky mountain news
    The southwestern mountains of Colorado are under a snow advisory, with up to 8 inches of accumulation possible by early evening. A freeze watch is in effect for tonight in the San Luis Valley region and much of southeastern Colorado is under a flash flood watch.
  • College Students Forced to Watch Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

    05/18/2007 9:44:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies · 2,279+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 18, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Here’s a disturbingly inconvenient truth: Students at Roger Williams University in Briston, Rhode Island, were forced to watch Al Gore’s global warming schlockumentary if they wished to graduate. Think I’m kidding? As reported by Young America’s Foundation: The week before Earth Day, professors teaching the lab portion of CORE 101: Science, Technology and Society required their students to watch Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth during class. Every student at RWU must enroll in this core class to qualify for graduation. Amazing, huh? Fortunately, the students didn’t go down without a fight: Dana Peloso, a Young America’s Foundation student activist and...
  • No Consensus on Global Warming (The earth is warming – but we’re not at fault.)

    05/17/2007 2:09:14 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 29 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | May 15, 2007 | Gary Witzenburg
    If you have tried to reason with a GWF (Global Warming Fanatic), you know it's a waste of time. They believe GW with a passion that has no room for facts and data. Tell them the planet has been warming (slightly) since 1977 because it's on the up side of a solar-driven warming and cooling cycle going back hundreds of thousands of years. Tell them CO2 (carbon dioxide) - not a pollutant but a harmless gas that every oxygen-breathing animal breathes out and plants breathe in to survive - is a tiny fraction of the Earth's atmosphere, man-made CO2 a...
  • Climate Momentum Shifting: Prominent Scientists Reverse Belief in Man-made Global Warming ......

    05/16/2007 6:08:18 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies · 1,823+ views
    U.S.Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works ^ | May 15, 2007 | Posted by Marc Morano
    Growing Number of Scientists Convert to Skeptics After Reviewing New Research Following the U.S. Senate's vote today on a global warming measure (see today's AP article: Senate Defeats Climate Change Measure,) it is an opportune time to examine the recent and quite remarkable momentum shift taking place in climate science. Many former believers in catastrophic man-made global warming have recently reversed themselves and are now climate skeptics. The names included below are just a sampling of the prominent scientists who have spoken out recently to oppose former Vice President Al Gore, the United Nations, and the media driven “consensus” on...
  • GLOBAL WARMING: Secularist indoctrination

    05/14/2007 10:19:37 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 18 replies · 943+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | May 12, 2007 | Editorial
    Historians agree the cause of freedom of conscience had no greater champion than Roger Williams. A theologian, separatist and founder of the Providence Plantations (later Rhode Island), he railed against religious coercion by society's institutions. He believed, for example, the forced conversion of Indians to Christianity was "monstrous and most inhumane." To him, "forced worship stinks in God's nostrils." One only can wonder how Mr. Williams might view the decision by the college that bears his name to compel students to pray at the altar of America's new secular religion: the political science of man-made climate change. Henceforth, students at...
  • New findings indicate today's greenhouse gas levels not unusual

    05/14/2007 7:04:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 909+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 14, 2007 | Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris
    "Stopping climate change" may be all the rage with celebrities and environmental lobbyists, but fortunately for the rest of us, the scare's scientific foundation is rapidly disintegrating. One of the fundamental pillars of the hypothesis that humanity is causing dangerous climate change is the belief that levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), the greenhouse gas of concern in countries such as Canada, have been rising steadily since the start of the industrial revolution. But what if CO2 levels have not increased? How could our emissions of this otherwise benign gas then have anything to do with the past century's modest warming?...
  • Saving the Earth: The Biodiesel Bus Blog (Sheryl Crow wants us to use only 1 square of TP}

    04/22/2007 10:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies · 3,230+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2007 | Sheryl Crow & Laurie David
    Singer Sheryl Crow and environmentalist Laurie David have been traveling across America on a two-week Stop Global Warming College Tour, which winds up today at George Washington University. Crow and David (co-producer of the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" and wife of "Curb Your Enthusiasm's" Larry David) have been touting their cause and chronicling their travels in a rather idiosyncratic blog. Here, on Earth Day, are a few excerpts: David (4/10, Dallas): I am jogging outside in 40 degree freezing cold . . . 70 degrees in January and 40 degrees in April. That is exactly why Sheryl Crow and I...
  • 29 Ways To INCREASE Global Warming

    04/17/2007 9:18:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 2,949+ views ^ | 2007 | MetroSpy
    29 Ways To INCREASE Global Warming The hysteria surrounding global warming is a crock. The idea that human beings are destroying the planet with BBQs and hair spray is stupid and silly...and I refuse to accept this nonsense. Following is a 'how-to' guide on enjoying more of the wonderful resources our Earth has to offer. I encourage readers to stop feeling guilty if they choose NOT to recycle. It's time to burn those fossil fuels. Get out and drive your SUV...And by all means, leave the farting cows alone! 1. Remove your energy-saver bulbs and go back to normal lights....
  • An Inconveniently Shoved-in-our-Face Untruth

    04/16/2007 6:09:31 PM PDT · by G8 Diplomat · 54 replies · 1,576+ views
    4/16/2007 | G8 Diplomat
    I don't know how many FReepers have seen 'An Inconvenient Truth', but I had to watch in science class today (in AP BIOLOGY of all classes...), and boy do I have some comments. So first off, my teacher says "I don't condone or condemn the political views presented in this video, I'm just showing it because we'll be studying ecology soon." Ummmm....this has nothing to do with ecology. This is global paleoclimatology. And then the movie started... In his introductory speech, Gore kept making sour wisecracks geared at the Administration. Dude, learn how to behave in public. That stuff is...
  • Gore's Company Says He's Not Profiting from 'Carbon Offsets'

    04/04/2007 10:25:22 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 51 replies · 1,959+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/7/07 | Fred Lucas
    Al Gore is not profiting from his crusade against global warming, a spokesman for an investment firm co-founded by the former vice president said Tuesday. Gore's London-based employee-owned company, Generation Investment Management (GIM), purchases -- but isn't a provider of -- carbon dioxide (CO2) "offsets," said spokesman Richard Campbell. GIM is strictly an investment firm that considers how eco-friendly corporations are in assessing long-term sustainability, Campbell told Cybercast News Service by phone from London. After Gore came under fire last week for high energy consumption in his Tennessee mansion, one explanation offered by his defenders was that he pays for...
  • PURE PROPAGANDA - THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE (Did GGWS present inaccurate information?)

    03/25/2007 7:55:15 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 118 replies · 3,828+ views
    Media Lens ^ | 03/13/2007
    The Scientists Are The Bad Guys On March 8, Channel 4 screened The Great Global Warming Swindle, a documentary that branded as a lie the scientific consensus that man-made greenhouse gasses are primarily responsible for climate change. The film was advertised extensively on Channel 4 and repeatedly previewed and reviewed in newspapers. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Christopher Booker declared: “Only very rarely can a TV documentary be seen as a pivotal moment in a major political debate, but such was Channel 4's The Great Global Warming Swindle last Thursday. Never before has there been such a devastatingly authoritative account...
  • The Material Girl (Madonna)would back Gore for 2008 US race (Over Hillary)

    03/22/2007 4:10:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 614+ views
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2007
    Pop superstar Madonna would throw her support behind Al Gore if he decided to run for US president in 2008. Madonna told German weekly newspaper Die Zeit she had "deep respect for Hillary Clinton as a woman," but thought Gore was a "great guy." "I would publicly support him if he joins the race," Madonna said, adding she had been impressed by his stance on environmental issues. Gore won an Oscar this year for his climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Truth." Gore, who was vice president to Bill Clinton, lost to George W. Bush in the 2000 election. The lifelong...