Mar 05

This video is from December 21, 2009 at COP15 – just about a month after Climategate 1.0 hit – so it’s not exactly fresh, but I just discovered it on YouTube, and DeSmogblogger Chris Mooney makes a very frank admission about the skeptic blogosphere that I believe went unnoticed back in ’09, but is relevant even 2+ years later:

Mooney:

“…You have the rise of the blogosphere, where global warming denial is actually running rampant, and I think it’s totally got us whupped, in terms of pro-climate bloggers versus anti-climate bloggers….”

One explanation of why the alarmists were, and are continuing to get “whupped”, was noted by Ross McKitrick recently, and was featured on WUWT as last week’s quote of the week.  McKitrick:

“The problem the alarmists had, was that there was never anything substantial to hit back at. They had the equivalents of the big guns and the massive air support but there never was a skeptic HQ to be pounded, no big central organization, no massed ranks of skeptic soldiers or even any third-party backing the resistance.

Every one of the skeptics was a lone volunteer guerrilla fighter, who needed absolutely no logistical support of any kind to continue the fight indefinitely. The alarmists never understood this, preferring to think that there simply had to be some massive hidden organization orchestrating the resistance. While they wasted time and effort attacking targets that only existed in their head, each of the guerrillas chewed on them mercilessly in their own particular way.”

The entire Mooney video is here.

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Feb 27

An Inconvenient Video from COP-15 (2009) featuring DeSmog Blog’s Brendan Demelle.  This video was deemed soooo compelling by viewers that in the two years it’s been posted it had a whopping nine views when I scrounged it up from the YouTube dustbin.  An excerpt from Demelle discussing the state of journalism, and the rise of bloggers:

“…with the struggling economy which is hurting newsrooms there just aren’t as many resources to devote to deep investigative journalism than there used to be, and I think that’s why you see a rise in citizen journalism, people taking it upon themselves to go and try to figure out what the facts are and to report the facts.  Also, you know, one of the things that Danny mentioned is that journalists are, you know, taught to be objective and not to have a view.  I’d just say that you’re also taught to report facts, and not lies and misdeeds….”

He may say that, and yet I get the feeling that Brendan will only part with that fake 2012 Heartland Climate Strategy memo when we pry it from his proverbial cold, dead fingers.

Here’s the whole video.  DeMelle appears at 8:00…

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Jun 24

Al Gore has been through the ringer in the past few weeks, what with the failure of his marriage, an alleged affair with An Inconvenient Truth co-producer Laurie David, and now a woman accusing Gore of a sexual assault.

Whatever Al Gore may be guilty of the solution is obvious – karma offsets!!!

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Jun 11

Via Bloomberg Business Week’s YouTube Channel:

Bloomberg — June 11, 2010 — June 11 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg Businessweek’s Eric Pooley talks with Bloomberg’s Matt Miller about his book “The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth” and BP Plc. (Source: Bloomberg)

Matt Miller thinks the success of the skeptics of catastrophic man-made global warming is nothing but a big conspiracy by a “team of paid professionals”.  Check out the video here (embedding disabled).

Paid professionals?  He must be kidding.  Where can I get in on that?  I haven’t made one dime from all the hundreds of hours I’ve put in on the well over 1000 posts on this blog.

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Apr 13

On MSNBC’s Ed Shultz Show, New Yorker magazine’s senior editor Hendrik Hertzberg, remarking on his article (Mr. Justice Gore) he wrote for his magazine, argues that Al Gore, nor anyone else, really needs any legal experience to become a Supreme Court Justice.  Hertzberg:

“Well I think the fact that he’s not an attorney is actually one of the arguments for him. There’s no requirement in the Constitution that a Supreme Court justice has to be an attorney, and the kind of issues the Supreme Court deals with are not the little technical, this, little technical problems of the law or, or the interpretation of particular statutes, it’s these much broader questions about the Constitution.”

Hey, if Al Gore doesn’t need to be a scientist to travel the world in a private jet assuring us that “the science is settled”, why in hell would anyone think he’d actually need to be an attorney or a judge to sit on the Supreme Court.

For that matter, why does Al Gore need any real credentials to do anything? He was the Vice President of the United States for chrissakes! He should be able to do anything he damn well pleases! Need a triple bypass? Al Gore will gladly handle that for you.

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Apr 12

O’Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters had the good fortune to track down Al Gore recently.  But Gore, outside of his protective cocoon ever so briefly, looked dazed and confused by this member of the media who had the audacity to ask him some inconvenient questions.

15-seconds blog:

…Gore would have looked a lot better if he had paused for a few seconds, smiled, shook the producer’s hand and – if he didn’t want to chew the fat with O’Reilly’s producer(a pretty safe bet) he could have simply said he was not prepared to give an interview at the time and THEN walked away. By constantly walking away, Gore gave the impression that he had something to hide.

At one point, Gore said over his shoulder that he would consider appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” some day. Yeah. We figure that will be right after hell freezes over — which, thanks to global warming, is even farther off in the future than it used to be.

I believe this video is from Al Gore’s April 8, 2010 lecture sermon at Duke University, as it was rumored that The O’Reilly Factor crew would be in attendance, as I reported last week.

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Apr 07

How do I know?  His lips aren’t moving.

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