A wonderful coincidence occurred last week. Al Gore, during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, said:
We, the human species, are confronting a planetary emergency, a threat to the survival of our civilization that is gathering ominous and destructive potential even as we gather here...
However, despite a growing number of honorable exceptions, too many of the world's leaders are still best described in the words Winston Churchill applied to those who ignored Adolf Hitler's threat, and I quote, "They go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved only to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent."
Hmmm. So the thousands of scientists (many of whom are prominent climatology experts) that disagree with anthropogenic global warming (AGW) are Nazi appeasers? Interesting -- and I'm glad we haven't resorted to name-calling. There's just one problem. AGW appears to be a complete and utter scam. A hoax. A money-making bonanza for Al Gore and his UN compatriots, to be sure, but a hoax nonetheless.
Gore's proselytizing for climate hysteria revolves around the dubious "carbon offset" trading business.
Put simply, a wide range of respected scientists, environmentalists, researchers, agriculturalists, and activists believe that carbon offsets are a "scam", "fantasy", "fiction", "nonsense", "fraudulent" and worse. And they've been saying so since 2000, though to read the newspaper you wouldn't know it.
And more new evidence that the hysterical posturing -- upon which the scam is built -- has arrived. EIB reports:
...Writing in the International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society, professor David H. Douglass (of the University of Rochester), professor John R. Christy (of the University of Alabama), Benjamin D. Pearson and professor S. Fred Singer (of the University of Virginia) report that observed patterns of temperature changes ('fingerprints') over the last 30 years disagree with what greenhouse models predict and can better be explained by natural factors, such as solar variability. The conclusion is that climate change is 'unstoppable' and cannot be affected or modified by controlling the emission of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, as is proposed in current legislation.
Oops. Is there a return authorization number Gore can use for that Nobel? I'm pretty sure he'll get his deposit back, though.
In all seriousness, the future of the carbon offset business -- a potential $250 billion bunko scam -- hangs in the balance.
I'm taking bets on which side Al Gore, his pal Michael Milken, and troubled fundraiser Anthony ("the walking ethical cloud") Coelho are banking on.