Al Gore is well on his way to perpetrating one of the most successful scams of all time on the American people. Corporations are cashing in, even NBC turned their logos and website green to show their support for the latest fad. I am amused by the irony of a television network, erstwhile spewing forth ever more vulgar and violent programming and marketing to our children via public bandwidth, staking claim in the fight to end Global Warming.
And for what purpose? To save the planet? From what?
There is no proof the earth is warming nor that human activity has the slightest effect on global temperatures. Even at the most fundamental level, the temperature measuring devices and data-gathering equipment have been shown to be at best mismanaged and at worst intentionally represented as accurately depicting rising temperatures.
This is all in full knowledge of a margin of error that is assuredly larger than the fluctuations depicted as an impending crisis. Even Al Gore must know we have no way of accurately measuring our planet's temperatures over time given the growth of industry around the devices coupled with a failure to maintain the standards set forth to assure their accuracy.
The implications are stark; it means that about 70% of the data received will tend to overestimate temperature. Given that the "heat island" effects tend to increase as you build an area, it would suggest that the "trend" of global warming is more than a wee bit dubious, to put it mildly.
From there, the movement has gained momentum as layer upon layer of unfounded claims and predictions are fed to a hungry far left liberal populace who are all too complicit in their need to rally and protest for the very sake of it.
Corporations worldwide, being the opportunists that they are and should be have found themselves a huge and lucrative new market ripe for exploitation and are spray painting everything they make with a thin layer of green to cater to it. They are not about to peek behind the curtain and they sure as hell don't want consumers to. "Green" products, despite mostly dubious benefit to the environment let alone MMGW, are the hottest thing since Nutrasweet.
None of this changes the fact that the origin of the MMGW movement was initially a tactical political ploy and ironically by a conservative British Prime Minister. Thereafter, the data massaged to support it can't possibly be relied upon.
Don't get me wrong. If you want to talk about recycling, sustainable business practices, renewable sources of energy, organic foods, keeping chemicals out of our fresh water or a myriad other obvious and legitimate causes, I'm with you one hundred per cent; mind, body and checkbook.
And that is my problem with Al Gore and his headless minions. Precious resources and political capital are being squandered and diverted from legitimate issues and focused on a movement that is now perpetuated by greed for wealth and power, in no small part by Gore himself.
One critical viewing of An Inconvenient Truth exposes Al Gore as the peddler that he has always been. Contrived and disjointed, it is not even a good movie and is literally filled with inaccuracies and scientific errors. It has single-handedly rendered both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Nobel Foundation irrelevant.
Meanwhile Gore has positioned himself to make millions, cashing in on his new found notoriety and ill-gotten Peace Prize. One day, hopefully sooner than later, millions of MMGW zombies will rise up and actually get behind a cause that really matters.