Tuesday, June 26, 2007

An Extraordinary Outburst

An article in the Belfast Telegraph is headlined Gore blames scientists for climate crisis.

This creates a reasonable expectation that Gore will be quoted saying that scientists are to blame for the climate crisis. But instead, reporter Jonathan Owen offers us a rather vague sentence from Gore’s new foreword to Earth in the Balance:

In a swipe at the scientific community, he says: “I wish that we could have had in the 1990s the deafening scientific consensus that has emerged in more recent years.”
Owen calls this “an extraordinary outburst.” He’s right, of course, and it’s shocking that Gore’s scurrilous attack on Science Itself hasn’t received more scrutiny since it was first published back in – let’s see - October of 2006. Hats off to Owen for defying the Emessem's blackout of this vitally important story!

If anyone needs further proof that Gore is a charlatan, the top-flight research team at Planet Gore has it in spades. They report that on June 19, Professor Scott Armstrong challenged Gore to a $20,000 bet on climate warming. Now it’s a week later, and Gore still hasn’t responded. Obviously, the old fraud is hiding in a broom closet, wolfing down √©clairs spattered with tears of self-pity.

The rout is all the more devastating because, as Iain Murray notes, Gore “hasn't been challenged by any of the so-called skeptics, but by a world expert in long-range forecasting techniques.”

Hear that, Fatty? You're not dealing with some half-bright, ideology-addled stooge like Iain Murray this time around. Armstrong is an expert!

Incidentally, James Annan finds some problems with the terms of Armstrong’s wager. Armstrong hasn’t responded, even though six days have passed, so he clearly finds these objections unanswerable.

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