Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Another Inconvenient Truth for Gore

Well, maybe the sun has a little something to do with it after all. NASA now says :

"Long-term climate records are a key to understanding how Earth's climate changed in the past and how it may change in the future. Direct measurements of light energy emitted by the sun, taken by satellites and other modern scientific techniques, suggest variations in the sun's activity influence Earth's long-term climate. However, there were no measured climate records of this type until the relatively recent scientific past. "

This presents a somewhat "inconvenient truth" to some of our esteemed Global Warming Alarmists (GWA), committed to the proposition that the carbon footprint of mankind is the main if not sole contributing factor to the predicted gloom of climate change.

Maybe winning the Oscar has turned his head. After living as a world-wide celebrity for the past few months - movie star, Oscar winner, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and Man-about-Town, it must be hard to remind one's self to be a regular guy and play by the rules. After demanding special treatment from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works investigating global warming, Al Gore now feels that the special privileges granted to him need not apply after all.

First he demanded and received permission to present an unprecedented 30 minute opening statement. Then, the usual 48-hour presubmission rules, designed to grant Senate committee members time to go over upcoming testimony, and prepare questions, was waived in favor or Gore's requested 24-hour presubmission time. Now it seems the 24-hours have lapsed with no testimony submitted. Wonder why? Could it be that our super-intelligent former VP was not prepared? Nah. This is the guy that invented the internet, after all. He surely has his opening comment speech prepared, polished and perfected. Could it be that he didn't want to tip his hand and let committee members have time to ask him some difficult questions, especially in light of the above mentioned NASA statement? Looks like it.

Al might be well versed in talking the global warming talk, (although he doesn't like walking the global warming walk) but he's not a scientist, after all, much less an expert in the fields of climatology, astronomy, solar whatever-ology, and any other -ologies pertaining to the study of global warming. He might not fare well going toe-to-toe with an expert from NASA.

It certainly doesn't bode well for Gore having the public find out that in additon to his energy-gulping mansion Gore now holds himself well above regulations required of others testifying before Senate committees.

Photo courtesy- NASA/JPL-Caltech

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