Saturday, June 30, 2007

Another Look at Al Gore's Global Warming

Since 1992, Al Gore has claimed that the Earth was experiencing rapid Global Warming. His award winning movie, "An Inconvenient Truth" has raised awareness of the human contribution to the natural cycles in the Earth's temperature fluctuation. In many ways we owe him a debt of gratitude. More study and money has been allocated to Scientific Climate Research as a result of his squawking. But if he is really interested in and concerned for our planet's future, he needs to come forward and acknowledge the mounting evidence that he may be wrong. Scientific fact has shown some of his claims to be false, and others at least need a major revision.

According to a new article published today in Chicago's Sun-Times newspaper by James M. Taylor titled Alarmist global warming claims melt under scientific scrutiny we may be able to determine Mr. Gore's true character by how he responds to the Mounting Scientific Evidence against his Global Warming Tirade.
"In his new book, The Assault on Reason, Al Gore pleads, "We must stop tolerating the rejection and distortion of science. We must insist on an end to the cynical use of pseudo-studies known to be false for the purpose of intentionally clouding the public's ability to discern the truth." Gore repeatedly asks that science and reason displace cynical political posturing as the central focus of public discourse."
Al Gore now has the chance to put his money where his mouth is. That Scientific Research has shown some results which are in direct conflict with Mr. Gore's public speeches, movie and now a book.
"Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, ''An Inconvenient Truth,'' have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them."
Some of the claims made by Mr. Gore include:
...that Himalayan glaciers are shrinking and global warming is to blame. Yet the September 2006 issue of the American Meteorological Society's Journal of Climate reported, "Glaciers are growing in the Himalayan Mountains...
"Gore claims the snowcap atop Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro is shrinking and that global warming is to blame. Yet according to the November 23, 2003, issue of Nature magazine, "Although it's tempting to blame the ice loss on global warming, researchers think that deforestation of the mountain's foothills is the more likely culprit.
Also included by Mr. Gore are claims that Global Warming is causing Tornado and Hurricane activity to increase. But wait a minute.
"Gore claims global warming is causing more tornadoes. Yet the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated in February that there has been no scientific link established between global warming and tornadoes.

Gore claims global warming is causing more frequent and severe hurricanes. However, hurricane expert Chris Landsea published a study on May 1 documenting that hurricane activity is no higher now than in decades past."
According to this Sun-Times article, Al Gore has also made claims that Recent Scientific study refutes about expanding African Deserts, Greenland's Rapid Meltdown and the Antarctic ice sheet melting. I will be interested in Al Gore's response. In the past he has been rabid in his message of doom and gloom.

I'll keep you posted because, evidence is showing to everyone, including Mr. Gore, IT IS NOT SETTLED.

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