Question not. The science is settled. Amen.
Alas! Al Gore, the High Priest of Gaea, Primate of the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming, the Sex Poodle in Chief, has been foiled in his sacred mission to ruin the economy and control our lives save the Earth. He lashed out at those who defied him in an audience with his acolytes a conference call with his supporters:
Speaking about the likelihood of climate bill being passed by Congress in 2010, Al Gore told a conference call of supporters tonight that, “this battle has not been successful and is pretty much over for this year.” Gore bitterly denounced the Senate and federal government stating several times, “The U.S. Senate has failed us” and “The federal government has failed us.” Gore even seemed to blame President Obama by emphasizing that “the government as a whole has failed us… although the House did its job. [emphasis added]”
Ever notice that, whenever a Lefty doesn’t get his way, it’s proof that “government is broken?” It’s never, “Gee, maybe I was wrong and they were right.”
Gore urged his listeners to take the “realistic view that they had failed badly.” Gore said that “Comprehensive legislation is not likely to be debated” and that a “lame duck debate” is a “very slim possibility indeed.” (N.B. We thought, because Gore told us, that “the debate” was over.)
Gore said “the government was not working “as our founders intended it to” and laid more blame at the feet of fossil fuel interests who conducted a “cynical coordinated campaign” with “unprecedented funding” and “who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars just on lobbying.” He criticized “polluters” for “dumping global warming pollution into the atmosphere like it was an open sewer.”
And it’s always a conspiracy or a collusion by the demons that haunt their dreams: big corporations. Conveniently forgetting, of course, that big, bad companies like BP had hopped onto the global warming/carbon trading gravy train hoping to make millions off it.
Gore blamed the skeptics for “attacking science and scientists.” “They [the skeptics] did damage and cast doubt,” Gore said.
Funny, I thought doubt, skepticism, and the testing of hypotheses against empirical data were crucial elements of the scientific method, not heresies against the True Faith. And while skeptics like Steve McIntyre and Anthony Watts were doing just that, the vicious attacks were coming from the advocates of AGW, who would go so far as to characterize skeptics as the equivalent of Holocaust deniers and betrayers of the planet.
Asked why the alarmists were ineffective in addressing Climategate, Gore bitterly blamed a “biased right-wing media… bolstered by professional deniers.” Gore claimed the Wall Street Journal published 30 editorial and news articles about Climategate and “not a single one presented [his] side of the science.”
Ah, yes. That vaunted right-wing media conspiracy. What’s a little paranoia among friends, eh, Al?
This just begs for one of those Downfall bunker videos.
But, as befits his exalted station, the Goracle was at least temperate in language, if not in thought. Not so his buddy at the National Wildlife Federation, Larry Schweiger, who publicly referred to skeptics as “bastards.”
Love to you, too, Larry.
LINKS: More from James Delingpole and Anthony Watts.