Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gore, Not Quite Right

Gore has long reached his peak of popularity. I suspect we'll see more of these bits once the earth starts cooling a bit. Of course, then we'll have to undergo hysteria about how we need to prevent the earth from cooling, just like we did back in the '70's. Say, wait a minute... anyway,

“I don’t want to pick on Al Gore,” Don J. Easterbrook, an emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told hundreds of experts at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. “But there are a lot of inaccuracies in the statements we are seeing, and we have to temper that with real data.”

In other words, while his conclusion is correct--we're all going to die if we don't do SOMETHING--his data, that which allows him to make a conclusion, is not. Pardon me for not seeing this film as yet. I don't want to burn precious fossil fuels driving to the video store.

Global warming has all the makings of a good heresy, that is, a half truth. It replaced feminism, which replaced socialism, as the cause du jour for all enlightened people. And like its two predecessors, it will demonstrate its incorrectness in due time. Count on it.

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