Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gore's testimony contributes to whatever global warming we may be experiencing

Here's the AP's Dina Cappiello in the C-J on Al Gore's testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (?) on global "climate change"...

Former Vice President Al Gore presented lawmakers on Wednesday with a new inconvenient truth: Action on global warming cannot wait until the economy recovers....

Is it "global warming" or "climate change"?


Gore pressed Congress to pass President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan as a first step to bringing greenhouse gases under control....

Huh? I pressed the gas pedal today to stop my car. Or I hit the brakes to accelerate. Or I smoke crack to remain sober.


To underscore his point, Gore flipped through more than four dozen new slides showing melting ice caps, western wildfires, deforestation and oxygen-depleted seas in a hearing room where the lights were dimmed....

It's interesting to see Gore's primary take-away from his 1992 dealings with Ross Perot.


The Bush administration pulled out of the last treaty, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, citing a lack of participation by developing countries and harm to the economy. In the late 1990s, during the Clinton administration, the U.S. Senate balked at ratifying the agreement. Negotiations on a new pact are scheduled for December in Copenhagen, Denmark....

As Horner notes, Clinton didn't push this either. If you don't like this outcome, blame both of them.


Gore said that he thought nuclear could play a small role, but would not be a "silver bullet."...

Interesting-- in that he accepts a role for nuclear and that Mr. Silver Bullet doesn't see this as a silver bullet.

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At January 29, 2009 at 9:30 PM , Blogger William Lang said...

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