Friends, have you ever had moments when, like Howard Beale, the Mad Prophet of the Airwaves, you just just want to scream that you’ve had it with all the BS around you? I had one of those moments several weeks ago. Just before the start of The Lost City, the trailer for Al Gore’s new “documentary,” An Inconvenient Truth, came on the screen. I actually started talking loudly to the screen — “Just shut up, Al” or “You’re full of it, Al,” etc. My wife, mom, and sister looked at me as though they’d have to call in the thorazine cowboys at any moment. At the end of the trailer, I had the immense pleasure of yelling very loudly “SHUT UP, AL!” Several people laughed and applauded.
Our ex-VP has for many, many years been a moving force in the campaign to convince all of us that the world will come to an end if we don’t stop driving our cars and reduce our CO2 emissions. Well, I didn’t buy the global warming hysteria when Algore and he-that-shall-remain-nameless were in the White House, and I don’t buy it now. This “theory” has been shoved down our throats by leftist groups whose ultimate aim is to enact onerous regulatory and economic measures designed to separate me from my rights, my lifestyle, my goods, and my cash. Despite the lies you hear in the MSM, there is absolutely no proof that human beings are responsible for making poor Gaia sick. None.
Every Saturday for the past seven years, I have listened to Steel on Steel, an independent radio show hosted by John Loeffler. Loeffler is, quite simply, one of the (if not the) most reasoned, intelligent voices on radio. Loeffler, a conservative Christian who at times sounds more like a Jefferson libertarian, has amazed me time and again by being far ahead of the news curve on virtually all of the important issues facing our world. On the show he covers politics, history, religion, economics, and on occasion even philosophy. On the June 3, 2006 show (one of the best he has had in the seven years I’ve listened to him) he interviewed climatologist Tim Ball, Ph.D. (www.friendsofscience.org), one of 60 scientists who petitioned the Canadian government for a re-examination of the “science” behind the global warming claims. If you think I’m full of it by not buying into the “global warming” feeding frenzy, download this MP3 and give it a listen. Listen to a climatologist — not an ex Vice President, not an actor, not an overfed has-been singer, not a blogger — tell you the rest of the story.
Mr. Loeffler has graciously permitted me to post the MP3 of the show on this site for download. If you like what you hear, support him and his radio show by subscribing. Your Saturdays will never be the same again.
UPDATE: In today’s Canada Free Press, a group of scientists is contesting the scientific validity of Algore’s hysteria-fest, An Inconvenient Truth. To wit:
Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: “Gore’s circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention.”
Appearing before the Commons Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development last year, Carleton University paleoclimatologist Professor Tim Patterson testified, “There is no meaningful correlation between CO2 levels and Earth’s temperature over this [geologic] time frame. In fact, when CO2 levels were over ten times higher than they are now, about 450 million years ago, the planet was in the depths of the absolute coldest period in the last half billion years.” Patterson asked the committee, “On the basis of this evidence, how could anyone still believe that the recent relatively small increase in CO2 levels would be the major cause of the past century’s modest warming?”
Read the whole article here and download the MP3 I referenced above. It is well worth your time.