Friday, May 09, 2008

Al Gore is Whistling Dixie

People by the hundreds of thousands have died in the cyclone that has devastated Myanmar. Former VP Al Gore thought this would be a good time to blame global warming. Al never misses a chance to miss a chance to appear sympathetic.

And as we’re talking today, Terry, the death count in Myanmar from the cyclone that hit there yesterday has been rising from 15,000 to way on up there to much higher numbers now being speculated. And last year a catastrophic storm from last fall hit Bangladesh. The year before, the strongest cyclone in more than 50 years hit China – and we’re seeing consequences that scientists have long predicted might be associated with continued global warming.

Apparently, Al didn't get the memo about the ARGOS deep ocean buoys that show unequivocally the ocean to be cooling ever so slightly, but cooling nevertheless. Dr. Josh Willis noted in an interview with National Public Radio, "there has been a very slight cooling" over the buoy's five years of observation.

"Actual observations," says Investor's Business Daily, "trump computer models and as we learn more about the Earth we start to realize how puny and irrelevant man's contribution to climate change really is."

Not all the young, pretty people are fooled by Al Gore and his travelling snake oil show. BeautiJunki commented at Sugar, "did cyclones occur before global warring in south east asia? could this just be mother nature??? This is a terrible tragedy and in a country suffering under the thumb of a horrible government and we need to concentrate on helping the victims now who are in despair."

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Gayle said...

We musn't confuse Al Gore with the facts, Indigo. If they don't agree with his "feelings" or "theory" or perhaps I would be more accurate in saying "scam", then they don't count. Liberals like him don't deal with facts.

todd said...

I’m surprised people haven’t realized the ramifications of this fear mongering. Agor and his army have already set the world spinning on a course toward global conflict. It’s all based on 50 years of climate analysis never mind that the Earth is 4.4 billion years old and the climate does change, regularly and drastically. Well drastically enough to wipe out life on Earth how many times, three, four or more? The last hundred years have seen more than their fair share of deadly spin meisters Stalin, Goebbels, Mao and today Agor, nice company Al.

todd said...

Global Warming? Or just the Earth being, well, the Earth?

Indigo Red said...

Oh, Gayle! I'm sure Al Gore can't be confused by facts. He's never met a fact he didn't dismiss.

Yeah, Todd, and some of the research only goes to 1972. From the Global Warming link, I like this one:

1953 February 1st. Netherlands, coastal areas: Hurricane and high tides led to dike failures, 100,000 people were evacuated, 10,000 cattles drowned; 1,487 persons died.

A hurricane in the Netherlands!? OMG! How did that get there?

todd said...

I don’t know but it could be a conspiracy as evidenced by my favorite the 1282 North Sea formed in a day one. BTW as you know that was a good part of Human history nothing on the scale of the Earths age. They have trouble going back really really far, the continents have crashed into a split apart from each other a few times after all.

Indigo Red said...

In several centuries, we are going to see continents collide again.

Here's a video of the 1953 Dutch flood. These people had just come out of WWII and all the evacuations that had caused. The narration is Dutch, but you get the idea and many words are close to English.

What struck me was the vastly different responses of the Dutch people and that of Luisianans after Katrina. The Dutch people didn't wait around for the government to help, they started rescue and clean-up themselves. Also, help from America was very quick in arriving and the use of that new fangled heliocopter was very much in evidence.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

The other day I had a really bad headache. Not sure why...

..but I'm sure Al Gore can find an association between it and global warming, for me.

Indigo Red said...

Global warming causes the barimetric pressure to increase exerting greater pressure on the body. This causes the circulatory sysem to work harder pumping blood. The volume of blood to the brain rises which then exerts outwards pressure on the skull, and - BANG! - you got yourself a global warming induced headache.