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No Patience With Fools December 10, 2009

Posted by Dwight Furrow in Current Events, Dwight Furrow's Posts, Science.
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Al Gore is fired up. In a recent Slate interview he lays into global warming skeptics.

“[W]e’re putting 90 million tons of it into the air today and we’ll put a little more of that up there tomorrow. The physical relationship between CO2 molecules and the atmosphere and the trapping of heat is as well-established as gravity, for God’s sakes. It’s not some mystery. One hundred and fifty years ago this year, John Tyndall discovered CO2 traps heat, and that was the same year the first oil well was drilled in Pennsylvania. The oil industry has outpaced the building of a public consensus of the implications of climate science.

“But the basic facts are incontrovertible. What do they [global warming deniers] think happens when we put 90 million tons up there every day? Is there some magic wand they can wave on it and presto! — physics is overturned and carbon dioxide doesn’t trap heat anymore? And when we see all these things happening on the Earth itself, what in the hell do they think is causing it? The scientists have long held that the evidence in their considered word is ‘unequivocal,’ which has been endorsed by every national academy of science in every major country in the entire world.

“If the people that believed the moon landing was staged on a movie lot had access to unlimited money from large carbon polluters or some other special interest who wanted to confuse people into thinking that the moon landing didn’t take place, I’m sure we’d have a robust debate about it right now.”

And on MSNBC:

“Well, you know, the global warming deniers persist in this air of unreality,” …. “After all, the entire north polar icecap, which has been there for most of the last 3 million years, is disappearing before our eyes. Forty percent is already gone. The rest is expected to go completely within the next decade. What do they think is causing this?

Unfortunately, the news media continues to publicize nitwits who want to gamble with life on earth.

book-section-book-cover2Dwight Furrow is author of

Reviving the Left: The Need to Restore Liberal Values in America

For political commentary by Dwight Furrow visit: www.revivingliberalism.com

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1. Antoine Shaver - December 11, 2009

I agree with Al Gore all the way. Many people know what is causing the relationship between CO2 molecules and the atmosphere and the trapping of heat, but yet, they still don’t do their part in helping out. There is no other explanation of the continuance of global warming and CO2 in the air; people cannot deny global warming and have some other explanation for what is causing it everyday. I just hope people would come and realize what global warming will do to us in the future and do something about it.


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