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Gore Delivers Remarks on Energy and the Climate

Washington Post – July 17, 2008

Mr. Al Gore recently gave a speech in Washington DC regarding energy.  While many in the blogosphere will call Mr. Gore “Pope Gore” and refer to environmentalists as a religion, in this case, I don’t think that Mr. Gore makes many of the outlandish comments which I have chastised him about. Most of his comments are regarding energy independence, the status of the technology of alternative fuels, and the balance of power.

He does make a few global warming references which are a little hard to defend. He implies that the fires in California are caused by manmade global warming – this is probably not true since California has been enjoying an unusually wet climate for several decades and it appears that this current drought is simply going back to status quo.

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The sun is not to blame for global warming

AboutMyPlanet.com – July 15, 2007

There is a lot of discussion lately about the sun – is it causing global warming or not. This article tries to point out that the sun is not to blame. It is a very convincing argument and I suggest the everyone read my comments below and then click through to the original article (link below).

The arguments about climate change have been raging for years. Some say that the warming is a natural occurrence, some blame humanity  and then others simply say ?what warming?? One idea now at least can be put to rest ? the sun is not to blame.


Mike Lockwood, from Oxford?s Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory and Claus Fr

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Look to Mars for the truth on global warming

National Post – January 26, 2007

I wouldn’t be able to say that this is a balanced discussion of global warming if I didn’t bring up both sides of a given argument. I think that it is you, the readers, that need to decide with an open mind the validity of the arguments put before you. I will also give my editorial assistance to influence your thinking to my side – we don’t know enough and need to spend millions of dollars to figure this out before we invest billions (trillions) of dollars to solve a problem that may not be solvable.

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Moving Beyond Kyoto By AL GORE

The New York Times – July 1, 2007

The US former Vice President, Mr. Al Gore, wrote an op-ed piece this weekend in timing with Live Earth.  Live Earth is the concert that will take place on 7 continents to create awareness of climate change. While Live Earth has had its share of criticisms, the concert does promise to be quite enjoyable for the fans of its musicians.

There is no real news in this op-ed.  Mr. Gore has been repeating this same message repeatedly for quite some time. It is an interesting read almost in what it does not say – it doesn’t foretell of the world ending.  There is no ominous warning in these words.  I find that interesting since Mr. Gore probably now has the biggest podium he has had since losing the US presidential race.  Why does he not talk of a mammoth rise in the ocean levels, famine across the world, and the elimination of many species.  Surely, he still thinks these are going to happen.

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The climatic effects of water vapour

physicsweb – May 2003

This article is a couple of years old but it is excellent. I have been meaning to write about it for some time but there have been recent discussions on the web regarding the thermodynamic tendencies of the entire planet, as it relates to space and the sun with comparisons to the Moon, Venus and Mars.  While these discussions are scientifically interesting, they do not really address the issue at hand. 

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Is global warming solar induced?

Bad Astronomy – April 29, 2007

A very well written blog article discussing some the information on global warming and the possibility of it being caused by the sun.  I do not know enough about the chemistry of other planetary bodies to ascertain if the author’s comments are correct but he does an excellent job of walking through other planets and moons and discussing their apparent changes in temperature.  I strongly suggest my readers to click through and read the article.

There is some news making the rounds that Earth is not the only planet experiencing global warming. Mars, for example, possibly appears to be getting a bit warmer, as are Jupiter, Neptune’s moon Triton, and even Pluto.

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Impact of global warming looms on the horizon

Fairbanks Daily News Miner – April 22, 2007

Very interesting article written by an atmospheric scientist that is calling for greater effort and emphasis on climate modeling.  He states that there is not enough evidence to come to a conclusion on climate change.  As my long time readers know, this is essentially my opinion as well.

In the 1970s as a young scientist at the Geophysical Institute I wrote passionate letters complaining that for the first time in the geologic era man was changing the atmosphere of the planet. I argued that continued dumping of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere would be associated with a warming of the entire Earth and pled for attention to this matter. The letters were ignored.

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The Great Global Warming Swindler’s List

Thomas Paine’s Corner – April 8, 2007

This blog article discusses the documentary “The Great Global Warming Swindle”.  While I have not had the opportunity to watch this program, I think that the article does a fair job of critiquing the facts portrayed.  It pains me when articles and shows don’t make sure that they have data absolutely correct regardless of what their stance is.  Since it is my contention that we need to fully evaluate all of the data, not having the facts straight is detrimental to the cause.

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Global Warming: The momentum has shifted to climate skeptics

Canada Free Press – March 3, 2007

This is an interesting article that is a little difficult to read in its original form. I hesitate to do this, but I feel compelled to insert the entire article here in this forum. I want to stress that I do not own the copyright to the following information – the copyright belongs to the original site and author as they have advertised on their site. I will only do this in rare situations where readability is more of an issue.

Senator Inhofe has made available his CPAC speech notes and PowerPoint presentation to the public. The science section notes below are only a sampling of the new developments since January 2007 refuting the media engineered ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming.]SENATOR JAMES INHOFE (R-Okla.)
Ranking Member Environment & Public Works Committee
MARCH 3, 2007 POWERPOINT SPEECH
TO CPAC IN WASHINGTON, DC

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