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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth - Al Gore Junk Scientist!

"Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it," Al Gore sensibly asserts in his film "An Inconvenient Truth", state Al Gore in his alarmist movie about global warning.
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Tom Harris writes a guest column at NewsMax, providing detail and statements from actual scientists who study global warming specifically. Unlike Gore's fictional details in his movie, the real experts have quite differing opinions and aren't receptive to the "Father of the Internet" and his bogus alarmist claims.
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Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention." Appearing before the Commons Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development last year, Carleton University paleoclimatologist Professor Tim Patterson testified, "There is no meaningful correlation between CO2 levels and Earth's temperature over this [geologic] time frame. In fact, when CO2 levels were over ten times higher than they are now, about 450 million years ago, the planet was in the depths of the absolute coldest period in the last half billion years." Patterson asked the committee, "On the basis of this evidence, how could anyone still believe that the recent relatively small increase in CO2 levels would be the major cause of the past century's modest warming?" Dr. Boris Winterhalter, former marine researcher at the Geological Survey of Finland and professor in marine geology, University of Helsinki, takes apart Gore's dramatic display of Antarctic glaciers collapsing into the sea. "The breaking glacier wall is a normally occurring phenomenon which is due to the normal advance of a glacier," says Winterhalter. "In Antarctica the temperature is low enough to prohibit melting of the ice front, so if the ice is grounded, it has to break off in beautiful ice cascades. If the water is deep enough icebergs will form." Dr. Wibjörn Karlén, emeritus professor, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden, admits, "Some small areas in the Antarctic Peninsula have broken up recently, just like it has done back in time. The temperature in this part of Antarctica has increased recently, probably because of a small change in the position of the low pressure systems." But Karlén clarifies that the 'mass balance' of Antarctica is positive - more snow is accumulating than melting off. As a result, Ball explains, there is an increase in the 'calving' of icebergs as the ice dome of Antarctica is growing and flowing to the oceans. When Greenland and Antarctica are assessed together, "their mass balance is considered to possibly increase the sea level by 0.03 mm/year - not much of an effect," Karlén concludes. The Antarctica has survived warm and cold events over millions of years. A meltdown is simply not a realistic scenario in the foreseeable future.
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Conclusion: Professor Carter does not pull his punches about Gore's activism, "The man is an embarrassment to US science and its many fine practitioners, a lot of whom know (but feel unable to state publicly) that his propaganda crusade is mostly based on junk science."

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2 Comments:

Blogger Wadard said...

Yes , but Dr Bob Carter is a well known oil industry stooge: :::[Global warming denial funded by ExxonMobil]. So how can you believe him?

6/17/2006 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

I would tend to believe the fact that several prominent experts in the field of global warming have scientific and historical data to represent their case.

On the other hand, your use of the word "stooge" fits Al Gore to the tee! First he believed he invented the internet, now he believes he is an expert on global warming.

I would say a "global warning" should be issued. "Beware of stooges like Al Gore misrepresenting themselves."

6/17/2006 12:30:00 PM  

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