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Al Gore dismisses ClimateGate

The Pope of the Church of Chicken Little claims the damning e-mails are a decade old and thus much to do about nothing:

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Al Gore has studied the Climategate emails with his
typically rigorous eye and dismissed them as mere piffle:

Q: How damaging to your argument was the disclosure of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University?

A: To paraphrase Shakespeare, it's sound and fury signifying nothing. I haven't read all the e-mails, but the most recent one is more than 10 years old. These private exchanges between these scientists do not in any way cause any question about the scientific consensus.

And in case you think that was a mere slip of the tongue:

Q: There is a sense in these e-mails, though, that data was hidden and hoarded, which is the opposite of the case you make [in your book] about having an open and fair debate.

A: I think it's been taken wildly out of context. The discussion you're referring to was about two papers that two of these scientists felt shouldn't be accepted as part of the IPCC report. Both of them, in fact, were included, referenced, and discussed. So an e-mail exchange more than 10 years ago including somebody's opinion that a particular study isn't any good is one thing, but the fact that the study ended up being included and discussed anyway is a more powerful comment on what the result of the scientific process really is.

In fact, thrice denied:

These people are examining what they can or should do to deal with the P.R. dimensions of this, but where the scientific consensus is concerned, it's completely unchanged. What we're seeing is a set of changes worldwide that just make this discussion over 10-year-old e-mails kind of silly.

In fact, as Watts Up With That shows, one Climategate email was from just two months ago. The most recent was sent on November 12 - just a month ago. The emails which have Tom Wigley seeming (to me) to choke on the deceit are all from this year. Phil Jones' infamous email urging other Climategate scientists to delete emails is from last year.

Andrew Bolt, the author of the piece, goes on to wonder aloud when Mr. Gore will be held accountable:

Could those carefully vetted journalists who are allowed an audience with the Great Green Guru please - for once - confront him with his exaggerations, distortions, fake evidence and absurd predictions?

Al Gore is to Global Warming what Tiger Woods is to fidelity. 

Wouldn't it be nice to see the media treat the former like they're treating the latter?

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Comments (25)

Owlgore can see his Carbon ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Owlgore can see his Carbon Credits empire crumbling faster than Tiger Wood's marriage with the release of those damning emails.

Mr. Gore's credibility bega... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Mr. Gore's credibility began to wane with the
famous "no controlling legal authority" when he
and Clinton were bathing in illegal campaign
funds. He lost the Presidency in 2000. YES, he
lost. He has SOOOOOO much riding on this climate-scam that people should remember his
words...there is "NO controlling legal auth-
ority". He's free to become the billionaire
"Ultimate Warrior"......but only if we let him.

President du bien pensant.<... (Below threshold)
RicardoVerde:

President du bien pensant.

The media 'confront' The Go... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The media 'confront' The Goracle? Hahahahaha!!
I'll start believing fatso the day he starts LIVING like there's Global Warming.

Al Gore is to Global Warmin... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

Al Gore is to Global Warming what Jimmy Swaggert is to televangelism, minus the fake tears.

If You can read between the... (Below threshold)
914:

If You can read between the chicken fat..

"To paraphrase Shakespeare, it's sound and fury signifying nothing. I haven't read all the e-mails, but the most recent one is more than 10 years old."

So, first of all, he read not the fruit of the tree of knowledge and secondly...To sweathoggs like Him, lying has a 10 year statute of limitations.

He'll never admit He got bitch slapped in 2000 will He?

Check out what the Vostok i... (Below threshold)
apb:

Check out what the Vostok ice core data shows in regard to temps - remember to add .5 degree from 1900-on and see where our crisis 'scales'...follow the graph all the way to the end!

http://www.foresight.org/nanodot/?p=3553

Shame the moron True Believers will never know how pwned they are...this includes the subhuman media.

Fat. Farking. Liar!... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Fat. Farking. Liar!

That photo? I hope a shitte... (Below threshold)
914:

That photo? I hope a shitter is nearby?

or was.... (Below threshold)
914:

or was.

He looks like the fat that ... (Below threshold)
914:

He looks like the fat that swallowed the canary.

You have insulted Tiger Woo... (Below threshold)

You have insulted Tiger Woods. In spite of what he has done, he has not gone around lecturing about fidelity and his marriage.

Al Gore is to Glob... (Below threshold)
Al Gore is to Global Warming what Tiger Woods is to fidelity.
This is what I meant about the statement that insulted Tiger Woods. I think that there are better analogies.

AlGore is to Climate Warming what Dhimmi Carter is to certifying honest elections.

That is, his statement on the matter can be used as evidence of the opposite.

John Stewart summed this up... (Below threshold)
Hank:

John Stewart summed this up the best.

"Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. OH. OH the irony."

The Gore v. Palin debate on... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

The Gore v. Palin debate on global warming is hilarious. Palin is like Einstein compared to Gore. Palin asserted that AGW hype is "doomsday scare tactics pushed by an environmental priesthood."

Gore responds, "It's a principle in physics. It's like gravity. It exists."

Palin comes back, "Perhaps he's right. Climate change is like gravity - a naturally occurring phenomenon that existed long before, and will exist long after, any governmental attempts to affect it," Palin wrote. "However, he's wrong in calling me a 'denier.' As I noted in my op-ed above and in my original Facebook post on Climategate, I have never denied the existence of climate change. I just don't think we can primarily blame man's activities for the earth's cyclical weather changes."

I love this woman.

I just find it funny that G... (Below threshold)
Rich:

I just find it funny that Goracle is dismissing emails because they are ten years old when his whole scam is based on faulty historical data.

Al Gore looks like his norm... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

Al Gore looks like his normal self a complete dork

ROFL! Great retort - Palin ... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

ROFL! Great retort - Palin 1, Gore - 0 (no that's not that kind of a donut, Al)

Poor people in the U.S. are, on average, fatter and gravity affects fat people more than thin - hence, gravity is disproportionately affects the poor. President Obama should enact anti-gravity legislation now !

Yikes. Is that pic a captio... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Yikes. Is that pic a caption contest?

'Lispy, Austin Powersish, Algore voice: "One BILLION dollars, Mr. Bigglesworth!" '

"Al Gore looks like his ... (Below threshold)
914:

"Al Gore looks like his normal self a complete dork"


Ha ha ha ha h aha ahahahahhaha..

Yoooohooo ha h ah ah ah ah

If I did'nt know environmen... (Below threshold)
914:

If I did'nt know environmentally better,

I'd swear al GORE juniper is giving birth to climate concious little green football turtles..

I now see the validity of a... (Below threshold)
914:

I now see the validity of a Womans right to lose.

I dismiss Him along with Hi... (Below threshold)
914:

I dismiss Him along with His troll entourage.

From Gods lips to....? A re... (Below threshold)
914:

From Gods lips to....? A rectum pusher?

HA ha ah ah

"I just find it funny t... (Below threshold)
Marc:

"I just find it funny that Goracle is dismissing emails because they are ten years old when his whole scam is based on faulty historical data."

Gore lied about that also, many of the emails were written this, and last year.

And note he dismissed them but readily admitted to not reading them. Kinda like ALL the assholes in Congress when voting on bills.




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