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Gore: Stark Raving Bonkers

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Al Gore must not get out much. Or, when he does, he must get whisked quickly from his climate-controlled stretch limousines to the pressurized cabin of his private jets.

Or he must be spending his time in Florida or the Caribbean or Hawaii. He couldn't possibly be living in his home state of Tennessee anymore, where the temperatures have been pretty consistently below freezing the last week.

No, I know he wasn't in Tennessee at the time, because he was in Washington, D.C., testifying before Congress where all the schools were closed because of snow and ice, and half of the so-called federal "work force" couldn't brave the freezing conditions to get into the city.

Nevertheless, this guy is sticking to his panic-driven script that the sky is about to fall because of "global warming."

I guess if I staked my reputation on the fact that man-made catastrophic global warming is here, that we've reached the irreversible "tipping point" of permanent damage to the climate, I would be stepping up the rhetoric, too. Because no one in his or her right mind is going to buy into this outrageous fear-mongering in a few years.

There are really only a few possible explanations for this guy's motivations:

— He is so closely associated with this slipshod, unscientific theory, one that has made him profoundly wealthy and famous, that he recognizes he has reached a kind of personal irreversible "tipping point" of his own and there's no going back. He will have to ride this wave for as long as he can and make as much money as he can before fading into infamy and obscurity.

— He has sold his soul to promote alarm and anxiety for the purpose of promoting global socialism. Note that he has recently taken to characterizing the economic crisis as an "opportunity" for "decisive action this year" on curbing carbon emissions. Yikes! Head for the hills.

— He is stark raving bonkers.

— All of the above.

I lean toward the last choice — and I am certain that he is, indeed, stark raving mad. No one could carry the passion this guy has for such a preposterous, fake, phony, fraudulent charade unless he was certifiably insane.

If you doubt me, here are some quotes from Gore's testimony:

— "We have arrived at a moment of decision.

Our home — Earth — is in grave danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, of course, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings."

— "We must face up to this urgent and unprecedented threat to the existence of our civilization … "

— "Most importantly, as long as we continue to depend on dirty fossil fuels like coal and oil to meet our energy needs, and dump 70 million tons of global warming pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet, we move closer and closer to several dangerous tipping points which scientists have repeatedly warned … will threaten to make it impossible for us to avoid irretrievable destruction of the conditions that make human life possible on this planet."

I want you to try to imagine yourself saying these words to the Congress of the United States with a straight face.

He actually believes, or says he believes, that man-made catastrophic global warming is going to make human life on the Earth impossible! No scientist in the world has ever made such an assertion. If one did, he would cease to be a scientist. Yet, this politician makes this assertion in Congress — and, for some reason, is not laughed out of the frozen Capitol.

In fact, Gore was well-received by Democrats and even some Republican dupes. So maybe the madness is contagious.

Or maybe this economic crisis, real or manufactured, really is an "opportunity" for all kinds of mischief in Washington. But I still have to laugh at the hyperbole.

Gore is still blaming George W. Bush for not signing the Kyoto Protocol — the globaloney treaty that would commit the U.S. not only to fighting this phantom problem but also to picking up the tab. What is so funny about that? Because Gore was vice president for three years after that protocol was completed, and his own administration didn't sign it either.

Nevertheless, I suppose it is no laughing matter when so many powerful U.S. politicians are promoting economic suicide for America, claiming the end of the human race is nigh and only the benighted governments of the world, acting in harmony and in the best interests of civilization, must take draconian actions to centralize all authority and somehow cool the planet.

Er, what planet is this, again?

Joseph Farah's newest book, "None of the Above: Why 2008 Is the Year To Cast the Ultimate Protest Vote," is available now. To find out more about Joseph Farah and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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Sir;....It has been cold this year... And scientifically, what in the world does that have to do with global warming??? Climate change means climate change...It does not mean it will be consistently warm...It does not mean it will get hot where it was warm, and it does not mean it will get warm where it was cold... It means change which often translates into extremes which are more extreme, colder winters and warmer summers... Do you like drought??? Is that some big joke to all you no problem folks??? Do you like flood, and is that a joke too???You can give a man a job...You can  make a man president of the United States with a vote... I know you can make your word processer work, and I will bet you can find your ice box.... But that does not mean you have the intelligence to write about science, or scientific knowledge  which is generally supportive of the notion global warming... And no one by any power can give you the intelligence you might need to understand... Weather is what happens outside of your door...Climate is what happens around the world... Take off the narrow minded glasses...Quit looking at the past as some guide to the future...We can't get into tomorrow from last week...We can't get into next month from today... Yet, Time is connected...The past does lead to a future, and perhaps not the future of your dreams...There is cause and effect... Look at the whole picture...Look at the trend in time... Try to consider, that it really is easier to change the climate of the world than to change human behavior, and a part of that problem is all the deniers who can afford, or think they can afford what ever reality comes their way...Cool for them, and a bummer for everyone living on some atoll in the Pacific with no other place to go...There are a lot of people in this country too, who are very climate dependent... I only hope that when they are ruined by climate change that they remember you  kindly... Forethought, and the ability to consider the future before it is inevitable is a sign of intelligence.... Act as if you are, and try to think of the future....Thanks...Sweeney
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Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Wed Feb 4, 2009 4:56 AM
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