Back in the USA
Trip Start Feb 15, 2007
18Trip End Mar 31, 2007
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I just returned from Central America. Do you know what would happen to these lovely people if because of our fear of global warming we stopped flying over there (a waste of energy) or stopped importing their fruits (another waste of energy)? Before we shut down our (and their) economies, we better be sure about this thing, global warming.
I couldn't help but notice a number of mistakes (read as lies) told by Gore
Gore sites a study that says ALL scientists agree that global warming is manmade. That study has been totally discredited because the woman used a wrong search term. In other words, she cherry picked just those articles that support global warming. The science is not settled.
While it is dramatic to see the ice shelf fall off the Antartica, in actuality the continent is getting colder and holding more snow and ice. (I had to laugh because he shows the Perito Moreno Glacier calving, as if that means it is melting. I was there last year. And it is actually expanding, and every four years it dams up the lake causing a large explosion.)
Gore admits to stretching the truth: "I believe it is appropriate to have an OVER-REPRESENTATION of factual presentations on how dangerous global warming is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are." And the solutions are, and this is what he is really pushing for, Al Gore for President and more governmental running of our lives
He also misrepresented Kyoto...basically only the European countries signed it. Only two are doing it, and China, India, Mexico, Brasil, South Korea, have no intention of signing on, in fact no one new has signed on in years. Bill Clinton signed but never sent the treaty to the senate for radification.
The very left leaning New York Times just this week came out criticizing Gore saying that there are many inaccuracies in the movie. The criticism came from rank and file scientists with no ax to grind. Gore is wrong on hurricanes, malaria, climate change, the earth being hotter than ever before (it was hotter in the middle ages).
Think about this: 97 percent of all greenhouse gas is naturally occuring. What we really need to do is stop eating meat, the methane from cow farts is the real menace. While we are at it we should stop all volcanoes from erupting, all vegitation from dying, and maybe we should all hold our breaths on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
Before we accept Al Gore's inconvient truth we should think about where this is all coming from
Anyhow, I'm glad to be home. I, for one, am going to keep eating my grapes from Chile, my bananas from Guatemala, and my pineapples from Costa Rica, to support those lovely people. I may even go down there more often to support their economy. ( I don't hear anyone calling for a boycot on coffee beans.) Oh, and don't forget the cacao beans from Ecuador. Life would not be worth living without chocolate!