Nobel Prize winner and former VP Albert A. Gore recently opined that “We can’t wish away Climate Change”. Indeed, the climate has been changing for billions of years before human beings even walked the earth. But, of course, that’s not what he meant. His cottage industry is making lots of guilt gelt. Gore earns beaucoup cheddar in the form of huge speaking fees and book and movie sales, all touting an alleged “man caused disaster” named Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). There’s a multi-billion dollar industry promoting the idea, that had its greedy eyes on becoming a multi-trillion dollar industry. But all of that is collapsing in the wake of Climate Gate. That leaves AGW shills like Gore to try to plug the holes in his sinking ship.
Gore claims all those mistakes, which were recently revealed, are no big deal. That they don’t prove AGW isn’t real. But the fact is, no one has proved it is real. There is a $500,000 challenge to prove it that no one has taken in three years now. There have been bets which Gore is still losing. And in fact, Climate gate proves the AGW proponents were engaged in deception and fraud, as the Institute of Physics recently stated to the UK Parliamentary Committee.
The CRU e-mails as published on the internet provide prima facie evidence of determined and co-ordinated refusals to comply with honourable scientific traditions and freedom of information law. The principle that scientists should be willing to expose their ideas and results to independent testing and replication by others, which requires the open exchange of data, procedures and materials, is vital. The lack of compliance has been confirmed by the findings of the Information Commissioner. This extends well beyond the CRU itself – most of the e-mails were exchanged with researchers in a number of other international institutions who are also involved in the formulation of the IPCC’s conclusions on climate change.
Yet Al Gore told us the CRU (Climate Research Unit) and the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) are composed of “real scientists” and anyone who disagrees with them are not credible. Or as Gore puts it in his NY Times piece: “a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands.”
If you want to take a gander at criminal behavior, a close look at how these crypto-socialists have tried to tax us into oblivion and regulate every aspect of our lives. It’s the largest criminal scam in history.
So what’s the MSM to do? The alphabet networks have invested so much time and effort propping up the AGW story. The “science” channels and magazines which have invested untold millions on “documentaries” endorsing the global warming meme. Are they going to throw away all that “work”? Are they going to say “Oops, we made a boo boo!”? As the Russians would say, nyet. When you’re that deeply invested in a scam, you don’t want to risk the police (or the public as the case may be) finding out you were a willing accomplice. If it all comes apart later you can claim you were “misled.” But right now they have a president still pushing the AGW cause. His administration is full of AGW believers prostrating themselves before the altar of their false god. They are desperately trying to raise everyone’s taxes and electric bills as an offering to this deity.
The public is getting wise to the con, but there are still enough suckers people buying into it. And that’s the hope these networks cling to like a moldy security blanket.