Wednesday, May 24, 2006

[Global Warming]

Is Gore's Movie the Tipping Point?

I think we've turned some kind of corner here. Katie Couric has launched a new series on Today called "Today's Climate Challenge, Tomorrow's Global Opportunity." It doesn't matter that every scientist on the planet* has been warning about the massive threat of climate change; no action was going to happen until this filtered down, like the threat of meth, gay marriage, and English professors, to the mass media and into consumer culture. And there ain't no better pitch woman than Katie Couric. (Except Oprah.)

She interviewed Al Gore on the first segment today, a clip of which is available here. Al has been flogging this for over a decade, and there's something poetic about the thought that, despite his failures there and in 2000, he may be the one man with the credibility to bring the threat to the national consciousness. His movie, An Inconvenient Truth, is apparently due to appear in a theater near you soon, so we'll see. Call me tentatively hopeful.

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*Not on the ExxonMobil payroll.

More Hog on Global Warming:
Challenge of the 21st Century | What About Nukes | The Fake Global Warming "Debate" | Global Warming - The Real Security Risk | The Silver Lining | Biodiesel and Alternative Fuels | The May Defense

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a known fact that there was an ice age many, many centuries past.

It is also a known fact that this ice-age ended and the Earth warmed up.

It is also a known fact that during this ice-age and eventual global warming, there were no cars, or other man made devices responsible for the warming.

The Earth warmed of its own cycle.

How do any of you know that we aren't experiencing part of the natural cycle?

How do you explain past cycles that "man" wasn't responsible for?

How do you defend the logic of requiring the US to submit to the Kyoto Protocal but exclude the developing (high growth) nations (China) from the emissions standards?

Aside from the politics of promoting socialism and communism, why put so much energy(no pun intended) into a topic that you don't even know is man-made?

Jeff Alworth said...

Ah, trolls, how I doth love ye.

How do we know these things? Because we have a handy little tool known as "science." Most damningly for the deniers, the definitive report was one commissioned by George W. Bush and issued in 2001 by the National Academy of Sciences, the most respected scientific coalition in the US.

Your post, I should note for other readers, is an example of the triumph of post-modernism (which righties selectively claim to despise), in which even scientific findings may be dismissed as "opinion."

Anonymous said...

Jeff,

Your post is typical of most liberals.

You don't answer any of the questions.

Please answer the questions I pose. If you can.

It sure is interesting that the prevailing opinion (based on models) some thirty years back raised "alarm" that we were going into a man made global cooling phase.

Please answer to that. Please answer to the logic that the Kyoto Protocol excludes China and India (two of the largest current and future producers of green house gas).

Can you answer these questions?

No, I didn't think so.

Absent Mindful said...

Hey, anonymous:

Perhaps Jeff could answer the questions if you weren't so eager to opine for him.

Did the ice age suddenly happen over the course of 100-200 years? Check your science, then we'll start the debate.

Jeff Alworth said...

I've spent too much time arguing with disingenuous anonymous trolls. If you can click and read, you can follow the link. If you wish to engage further, come out from behind the cloak of anonymity. Otherwise, happy trolling.

billy hill said...

i also beeleve waht anonymouse says about "global warming" that is nothing butt a LIBRAL LIEE!!! if Hillary Clitton and her frends want to LIE to us about warming our lovely plannet, then good people liek anonymoos and i have to tell the TRUTH and get the word out about ice ages.

sceince is for godless liberals and not for anonymous and i who believe in th GOOD LORD!!?! i hope you find Hiim so that you can also know why the earth is under warming...it's becose of LIBERAL ABORTINISTS andPEDOFILES like you and Hillary that the world is gettin warmed. GOD HATES YoU and all your EBIL so he is warming it up to kill you all. anonymouise an i will lvie fourever once it cools off again, so get the good Book and read about it.