"Chicken Little" types talk about reducing carbon emissions, mostly in the form of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), but CO2 is less than 1% of Global Warming Gases. See this post (Gore's - It's CO2. Unfortunately about 1/2 of the CO2 is from Natural Events over which man has no control! The biggest Green House Gas is Water Vapor (H2O), and it accounts for a whopping 95% of the Green House Gases. Please feel free to read through all the posts about Global Warming, but make this one part of your reading "More Global Warming er...COOLING".
As you can see from the sample of previous posts I have referenced, the Cause of Global Warming is not Settled. Nor is it settled that Global Warming is outside the limits of Earth's Natural Climate Change. Most experts will agree that atmospheric
Carbon Dioxide has increased in the last 150 years. And they will generally admit that the increase is probably due to man. However, there are a large number of unconvinced people who have remained largely silent. Many of these silent skeptics are Climate Scientists who question the hype simply because they don't believe there is enough evidence to justify a definite conclusion one way or the other. Others believe there is enough evidence and do question as fact that Global Warming is an impending disaster.
But whenever any scientist challenges the "Climate Change is a disaster preordained to occur in the very near future" forces, most often the charge of "Your expert gets his funding from the oil or coal companies" therefore he obviously skewed the research is thrown out. In other words, the research must be biased and therefore can be totally discounted. On the other hand, few have looked at who funds the believers. What's fair for the goose, is fair for the gander. So when NewsBusters published this story, Media Ignore Al Gore’s Financial Ties to Global Warming it's worth an examination.
This article takes us through many of the ways Al Gore will benefit from his stance and concludes with this:
When you add it all up, this is a flimflam of epic proportions:Can we totally discount Al Gore Now?
America -- what a country!
- First, Gore sets up a company that will invest in other companies that will benefit from global warming alarmism
- Second, Gore gets some Hollywood types to fund and produce a movie designed to scare the c-c-carbon out of the population
- Third, Gore travels the world promoting this movie, while pushing the view that a cataclysm is imminent if the world doesn't immediately act
- Fourth, an adoring media falls for the con hook, line, and sinker. Rather than debunking the flaws in the theories, the media promote every word of it while advancing the concept that Gore's views represent those of an overwhelming majority of scientists
- Fifth, scared governments and citizens across the globe invest in alternative energy programs driving up the shares of companies Gore's group has already invested in
- Sixth, Gore and his cronies make billions as they laugh all the way to the bank at the stupidity of their fellow citizens