Gore and Pachauri receive their Nobel prizes for their contributions to the Hoax of Global Warming in 2007. The Nobel Prize is named for the man who invented dynamite; unfortunately for recipients, the prize has the bizarre habit of often blowing up in the faces of those who claim their award, OBama, Gore, and Pachauri are the most recent examples of those who suffer a reversal of fortune after being awarded the Nobel.
Al Gore’s contempt for those who questioned the Global Warming Hoax echoes the story of Apelles and the Cobbler. Appelles was the Greek portrait artist for Alexander the Great, so great was his talent that Alexander forbade anyone else to draw or paint his portrait.
Alexander commissioned Apelles to paint Campaspe, one of his many mistresses. Apelles fell in love with the woman and Alexander allowed him to marry her. Thus his relationship with Alexander can be considered fairly close.
Apelles was preoccupied with accuracy and once consulted a cobbler for his opinion of a pair of shoes in a drawing and the cobbler found a mistake in the eyelet of the shoes. He studied the drawing a little longer and found fault with the legs.
Apelles became incensed and replied, “ne sutor ultra crepidam”, a modern translation would be that a cobbler should stick to his shoes or last. The epitaph has since evolved into the contemptuous phrase, “The critic should never go beyond the sphere of his knowledge,” or risk being called a ultracrepidarian.
Of course Apelles was a gifted artist and Al Gore has been living a charade or a “through the looking glass” existence as a self-proclaimed Climate Expert. Like Obama, he has no documentation for the title or his qualifications; he has also been quick to criticize those who challenge any of his false assumptions with contempt. He refuses to debate his so called scientific theory; consequently, he ends up looking like a fool.
At last week’s Wall Street Journal Eco-nomics conference, Gore was directly
challenged to debate by Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg. His reply:
“But you know, the scientific community has dealt with this – the approach
is extremely misleading, and the scientific community has gone through this chapter and verse.”
The Goracle has similarly squirmed out of debates with Dennis Avery and Lord
Monckton of Brenchley, just to name a few.
Monday morning at ICCC, California Congressman Tom McClintock informed the
audience that Heartland had offered to sponsor a debate at Oxford University
against any of three skeptics and in the format of Gore’s choice.
But the man who would be leader of the green world will not accept any such
challenge. And the reason is quite simple. As Lord Monckton put it so
colorfully yesterday in his rousing address to close the conference: The
bed-wetter knows he’ll lose.
The latest tolling of the bell for Gore’s Folly is in the form of a scientific rebuke from an independent scientific investigation of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control.
The global-warming establishment took a body blow this week, as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change received a stunning rebuke from a top-notch independent investigation.
For two decades, the IPCC has spearheaded efforts to convince the world’s governments that man-made carbon emissions pose a threat to the global temperature equilibrium — and to civilization itself. IPCC reports, collated from the work of hundreds of climate scientists and bureaucrats, are widely cited as evidence for the urgent need for drastic action to “save the planet.”
But the prestigious InterAcademy Council, an independent association of “the best scientists and engineers worldwide” (as the group’s own Web site puts it) formed in 2000 to give “high-quality advice to international bodies,” has finished a thorough review of IPCC practices — and found them badly wanting.
For example, the IPCC’s much-vaunted Fourth Assessment Report claimed in 2007 that Himalayan glaciers were rapidly melting, and would possibly be gone by the year 2035. The claim was actually false — yet the IPCC cited it as proof of man-made global warming.
The UN’s IPCC predicted in 2007 that they had “high confidence” that Global Warming could mean a 50% decrease in rain for agriculture in Africa: consequently there were fears of future famine in Africa that would mean starvation for millions. The InterAcademy Council investigation found this claim to be based on weak evidence.
The IAC castigated the IPCC for basing scientific conclusions with little or no evidence and for making vague statements that were difficult to dispute. The phrase “high confidence” was used repeatedly without sufficient support and the reports were not expressed clearly.
The report on the Himalayan Glaciers melting bypassed the scientific process of peer review of scientific data or any data; instead, the theory is based on speculation based on a phone interview with one scientist. Science seems to have been an after thought for the IPCC. This last January, the Sunday Times of London reported that because of the fraudulent glacier story, “(IPCC Chairman) Rajendra Pachauri’s Energy and Resources Institute, based in New Delhi, was awarded up to 310,000 pounds by the Carnegie Corp… and the lion’s share of a 2.5 million pound EU grant funded by European taxpayers.” Thus the Times concluded the EU taxpayers were funding fraudulent science that any ice researcher would recognize as a scam.
After the expose of East Anglia’s fraud and attempts to suppress criticism and this latest condemnation of the IPCC, Al Gore’s claim that the debate is over settled is about as meaningful as the carnival barker’s claims at a circus. Yet our legislature is still passing out grants and President Obama still hopes to pass a “Cap and Trade Bill” based on the Global Warming Scam and designed to collapse what is left of American Industry and to further strangle and stagnate the economy.
We now may safely assume that Anthropogenic Global Warming is an unproven hypothesis that has been exaggerated and distorted for the purposes of fraud and malfeasance: the awarding of grants has been one of the greatest scams ever perpetrated against the American people and the scam was so well implemented, even to the point of being taught to elementary school children, that we will be fighting the fraud for generations.
The Global Warming “Scientists” with their political agenda have brought the whole area of science into disrepute and under suspicion. Thus within the so called “scientific” community of “Global Warmers” and bureaucrats, the granting of huge cash awards of other people’s money and the blind acceptance of “scientific” papers is commonplace; consequently, a virtual ‘legal’ criminal enterprise is given a freehand and best wishes by sycophants and a gullible public that is willing to trade their wealth and sovereignty to have con artists and Socialists save the world.
From politicians and bureaucrats, we expect these criminal endeavors that skirt the thin ice of legality, but we now have a sizable portion of the scientific community engaged in ongoing political drama and malfeasance; consequently, the integrity of the scientific community will be damaged for generations and that is a tragedy, for mankind will, at some point in the future, suffer immeasurably when the real scientists try to warn us of an actual impending disaster.