Al Gore’s Crusade…
Al Gore crusades against global warming
Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
(11-10) 18:24 PST San Rafael — Al Gore and his crusade against global warming landed in the Bay Area this week with a call to arms and a message for those who still think the former vice president is tilting at windmills.
The solution to climate change includes windmills, along with solar and geothermal energy, Gore told The Chronicle in an interview. He also defended himself against attacks by critics who accuse him of pushing the green agenda so that he can personally benefit from investments he has made in green technology.
“I have made some investments in the last few years that are in keeping with my beliefs and values. Were I not to do so, these same people would call me a hypocrite,” Gore said. “I have delivered the same message for more than 30 years and now I’m in a position to put at least some of my money where my mouth is.”
“There are still 14 or 15 percent of the people who think that the moon landing was staged on a movie lot in Arizona. If the polls are to be believed, there is still a nontrivial number who believe the Earth is flat,” Gore said. “The intergovernmental panel on climate change backed up by the national academies of science in every major country in the world have said that the evidence is now unequivocal.”
“The intergovernmental panel on climate change backed up by the national academies of science in every major country in the world have said that the evidence is now unequivocal.”
Yes, Mr. Gore, “the evidence is now unequivocal.”
The Earth has not warmed over the last 11 years…
Satellite temperature data show no global warming over the last 11 years.
The long term temperature trend over the last 2,000 years is flat and the warm-up out of the Little Ice Age began 260 years before atmospheric CO2 levels began to rise…
Moberg et al., 2005 Northern Hemisphere Reconstruction and UAH Lower Troposphere temperature anomalies show no secular warming trend over the last 2000 years.