An Inconvenient Truth

Carol and I watched An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s presentation
on global warming and climate change. I spent a little time researching
the other side of this issue. My initial findings are a lot of dead
links, poor arguments and an interesting story about Exxon. This huge
oil company has cut ties to the skeptics
and started debating solutions rather than debating the validity of
global warming. Now if we could only get our government to catch up
with Exxon.

If you haven’t seen An Inconvenient Truth you should. Any
of my friends are free to borrow it from me. I’ll even deliver it.

  1. #1 by Rev. Mike on January 19, 2007 - 7:25 am

    LT, I did watch the video, yes, I was underwhelmed, and yes, it confirmed everything I already thought about Al Gore. Albert Jr AND Sr. were my senators once upon a time, so we Tennesseans are quite familiar with him and his daddy. Jr. was a dope then, and he still is, only now he’s an arrogant dope. Let me put it this way … seminaries and divinity schools are notoriously forgiving of their students’ academic performance, so if people want to make someone who was stupid enough to flunk out of div school the spokesman for their cause, all I can say is bon voyage. For Al Gore to make anything a “moral issue” is laughable.

    It’s a shame that he’s become the spokesman for this topic and draws attention away from the issue and to himself. Some of the data he presented actually did catch my attention, e.g., the exponential CO2 curves that correlate with the exponential temperature increases that seem to track quite nicely with the Industrial Age. I’m at a loss to explain this, and at first glance, my inclination would be to agree that they appear to be man-made phenomena. However, correlation and causation are not the same thing. I want to know more about why.

    I remember sitting in my office in the early 80s as an engineer for our local power company and being appalled by the stream of flyash that drifted out from one of our coal plants across the river to Charlotte. I just noticed it on a clear day last month walking down from up on the hill by the switchyard at my plant, (a nuke) and I’m still appalled.

    However, I’m still VERY skeptical about anything that a “computer model” is going to tell me about something ten to fifty years out into the future. Like you, I am trying to do some more reading.

    Let me put you onto a site my dad passed on to me:

    They have a number of papers under their Resources link.

  2. #2 by Krystal on January 19, 2007 - 9:38 am

    I haven’t seen the movie, but I’ve heard a lot about it. I wouldn’t mind watching it.

  3. #3 by snoopy on January 21, 2007 - 12:10 am

    Al Gore + Slideshow = boring

    Where were all the hurricanes this year?

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