Ok, I really hate to keep clanging this gong – but did I not say exactly this yesterday (this was part of my comment on the link to the left (Under Crap of Interest) about the 400 scientists):
“Oh – but because the U.S. Senate wrote the report it can’t be trusted because they all like to drown babies in crude oil for profit….”
Remember – you heard it first right here on What The Crap.
Well, I’m finally admitting it: I’m a prognosticator…because, just like clockwork, here’s a statement from Gore’s spokesperson today:
“After a quick review of the report, Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said 25 or 30 of the scientists may have received funding from Exxon Mobil Corp.” (emphasis mine)
You see folks – this is the sorry state of the environmental movement today. It makes me sad because I really do care about our environment. But the fact is that the “movement” itself has been completely hijacked by extremists and radicals.
Note Gore’s tactic – don’t debate the scientists, just attempt to discredit them by claiming they received money (note – only 25-30 of 400 may have) from that evil evil company Exxon-Mobil. Isn’t anyone else bothered by this? Even if a handful of these scientists did receive money from Exxon-Mobil (assumed to be evil and anti-environment) suddenly that means they must have made up the data and we shouldn’t even consider their arguments? Hello? This is a common tactic when something doesn’t fit the environmental agenda – Attempt to discredit anyone who disagrees.
I’m sorry, but ladies and gentleman, Al Gore is a coward for this, and I do not use the term lightly. If he truly believes that he has the science correct – he wouldn’t need to discredit opposing viewpoints. All he would need to do is counter their arguments with his own. You can clearly see – he doesn’t even have to stones to do that. Rather – he chooses to imply that anyone with a different viewpoint must be lying and/or paid off by the assumed evil “Big Oil”. What kind of a weakling starts a movement that has huge implications on the world, then refuses to debate his own conclusions? Plus, do you hear the opposition rushing out to slander Gore’s scientists? No. All the people in opposition want to do is debate the science. That’s it. Apparently Al Gore’s is just too pathetic to even let someone question his theory.
I just find this whole thing remarkable. I’m sorry to keep bringing it up – but I just can’t stand it. I believe that there are reasonable steps America could take to perhaps clean up aspects of our environment. However, making up outrageous doomsday scenarios based on politically charged science – then smearing and squelching anyone who dares show any objection is absolute cowardice. In my opinion, Al Gore is a disgrace to science as well as anyone who actually cares about free thinking or coming up with practical environmental solutions in America.
The Nobel comity should be ashamed for endorsing such a one sided wimpy whiny cry-baby – who’s only rebuttal to opposing questions is throwing blame-game slanderous tantrums. What little respect I may have had for Al Gore’s ideas has been completely destroyed by his own low-life childish actions. If he wants me to take his theory of man caused global warming seriously – he is going to have to re-earn my respect. Until then, Al Gore will remain What The Crap’s Honorary Eviro-Douche-bag of the Year.