Al Gore is either ignorant, dishonest, or both. In his July 1st Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, Mr Gore exclaimed that the reason Venus is so hot is due not to its proximity to the Sun, or to the cosmic radiation of the Sun, but rather the amount of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere. He suggests that the only difference between a hot Venus and a cool Earth is the mere fact that the vast majority of the carbon dioxide here on Earth is trapped within the Earth itself. But man’s activities, says Gore, of “global warming pollution” will eventually cause Earth to become Venus-like.
The “pollution” Gore whines about is in reality the production of the energy that powers everything in our homes, the whole of the transportation system, as well as our industrial manufacturing systems (machinery and equipment) that produce all of the goods we buy – including politically correct products such bicycles, cross country skis, kayaks, running shoes and hiking boots.
Mr. Gore, if your profoundly simple-minded thesis concerning Venus were true then Mars, our closest planetary neighbor, should be far hotter. The Martian atmosphere is virtually all carbon dioxide (well over 90%), yet the average surface temperature on Mars is a negative 81 degrees farenheit! Moreover, we have Lubos Motl who has almost single-handidly debunked the ACGW myth due principally to his mind applying logic, mathematics, common sense and physics to the assertions and assumptions of the various models used to support Gore and his alarmist band of collectivists. Of course, one should also note Steve Milloy who publishes the JunkScience website which has a plethora of material to inform and enlighten anyone willing to take the time to learn the facts. All of this contrary information is simply, conveniently, ignored by Gore.
Such dishonesty, or ignorance, is stunning, but now not to be unexpected from Al Gore who’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, had similar purposeful misrepresentations (such as the ice core data) and is now been shown to be so seriously flawed in its science that few take it for more than it really is – radical environmentalist propaganda.
But it is on the basis of Gore’s dishonesty/ignorance that he now declares: “we should demand that the United States join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy Earth.” But the core of Gore really gets exposed in the next passage from the Op-Ed when he suggests, incredibly, ” The climate crisis offers us the chance to experience what few generations in history have had the privilege of experiencing: a generational mission; a compelling moral purpose; a shared cause; and the thrill of being forced by circumstances to put aside the pettiness and conflict of politics and to embrace a genuine moral and spiritual challenge.”
Such self-deluded, suicide bomber-esque, enthusiasm chillingly brings to mind the moral activism of mystic madmen such as Lenin and Hitler.
Gore needs to seriously chill out, and the rational among us need to speak out.