WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

 

"An-Inconvenient-Truth"

From a Grovenet post:

For father's day we went to see An Inconvenient
Truth, and, no surprise to this list, I loved it.
It does a wonderful job of telling the story, and
you even leave encouraged that humanity still has
time to respond.

The sad thing for me is that the people who most
need to see it will not. My sister in law is a
case in point. She hears "Al Gore" and wants
nothing to do with this movie. Her politics
center on abortion, gay marriage, the flag and
patriotism. She loves Bush and all he's done. The
lies the Bush Administration tells about global
warming are good enough for her, and I expect it
is the same for people here on this list as well
who voted for Bush and have their needs met with
his "leadership".


From today's WSJ opinion page:

First, nonscientists generally do not want to bother with understanding the science. Claims of consensus relieve policy types, environmental advocates and politicians of any need to do so. Such claims also serve to intimidate the public and even scientists--especially those outside the area of climate dynamics. Secondly, given that the question of human attribution largely cannot be resolved, its use in promoting visions of disaster constitutes nothing so much as a bait-and-switch scam. That is an inauspicious beginning to what Mr. Gore claims is not a political issue but a "moral" crusade.

Lastly, there is a clear attempt to establish truth not by scientific methods but by perpetual repetition. An earlier attempt at this was accompanied by tragedy. Perhaps Marx was right. This time around we may have farce--if we're lucky.

Mr. Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT.



So whom should I believe? Al Gore and other nonscientists on Grovenet who consider themselves Forest Grove's all-knowing elite? Or common-sense level-headed professors who admit that, as always, the federal dollars direct their research and creating problems assures that more of those dollars will keep on coming?

Comments:
Al, I just don't know what to do.

I talk to you and talk to you; I buy you books and buy you books - and all you do is eat the covers.

1971: The continued rapid cooling of the earth since World War II is also in accord with the increased air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization, and an exploding population.... - Reid Bryson, "Environmental Roulette".

1975: The facts have emerged, in recent years and months, from research into past ice ages. They imply that the threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind. - Nigel Calder, International Wildlife

So what does all this mean, Al? It means we're ALL GONNA DIE as the glaciers swallow the Statue of Liberty in a relentless march to the equator, and it's all people's fault!

1990: Um...oh. Well, nevermind. - Emily Latella, Saturday Night Live

Is the Earth currently experiencing a warming trend? Yes.

Are human activities, including the burning of fossil fuel and forest conversion, the primary — or even significant — drivers of this current temperature trend? The scientifically appropriate answer — cautious and conforming to the known facts — is: probably not.

The Romans grew wine grapes in England when they occupied it from the first through the fourth centuries. Aerial photography, remote sensing and large-scale excavation have recently revealed seven Roman-era vineyards in south central England. One site contains nearly four miles of bedding trenches that could have supported some 4,000 grapevines.1

2006: Hi. My name is AlGore, and I'm here to scare you to death about Global Warming. You see, our planet - Earth - is about to be incinerated because of increased air pollution associated with industrialization, mechanization, urbanization, and an exploding population....
 
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