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November 2007

The deceit behind global warming

Link: The deceit behind global warming - Telegraph.

Please read this, if only to get a flavour of the true character of Al Gore. Gore's involvement in building a new justification for State Power after the final discrediting of Socialism began when, as a young Senator, he chaired Senate hearings on "global warming." These hearings, arguably, started the whole juggernaut rolling. Gore had studied under Dr Roger Revelle, a distinguished American oceanographer, who had commissioned temperature readings which suggested there might be a problem.

Gore owes his Nobel Prize and his approaching canonisation to the Revelle connection. Yet, as the authors of the book reviewed in the linked article point out, he ratted out his mentor shamefully for political advantage. Speaking of Gore's failed efforts to get the US Senate to ratify the Kyoto Treaty in 1997 they comment;

Not the least of his efforts was his bid to suppress an article co-authored by Dr Revelle just before his death. Gore didn't want it to be known that his guru had urged that the global warming thesis should be viewed with more caution.

What scum these politicians are. Science and truth are nothing to them; nor are friendship, duty or the teacher/student relationship. All that matters to them is frightening the ignorant masses into giving them more power.

h/t The Englishman

Catching up

For a man who prides himself on his time management skills, my life has been messy of late. Posting has been light while I straightened things out. Real Life duties are now more or less under control. Over a holiday weekend in Russia, I am now catching up on my online obligations.

Blogpower Express, the site I maintain for the Blogpower bloggers cooperative had become badly out of date. I spend much of yesterday sorting it out. It's a good place quickly to survey the range and quality of the Blogpower blogs. Please take a look so my hours of work will not be in vain.

Today I have posted a long-promised piece at Nourishing Obscurity, the online home of Blogpower's wise and humane founder, James Higham (currently going through an eccentric phase of changing his nom de blog almost daily, so don't be fooled by that not being the name under the link). James, and fellow Blogpowerer Steve of Pub Philosopher are nominated in the "Best UK Blog" category of the 2007 Weblog Awards. Please go vote for one or other of them, if only because the unutterably crap Neil Clark (dear God, who nominated him?!) is currently ahead of them. You can cast one vote daily until the ballot closes, so vote for each of our chaps on alternate days!

While you are over at the site for the blogging Oscars, do also stop by the Funniest Blog category and cast your vote for US Blogpower member Jon Swift, who is well worthy of that award.

There. I am up to date. Normal ranting will now resume.