Inconvenient for Al Gore, There Is No Truth to a Consensus on Man-Made Global Warming

Yesterday, the Nobel committee awarded Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) the Nobel Peace Prize for “creating an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming.” The Nobel committee also stated that Gore and the UN IPCC have “created greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted” to stop “climate change.” (emphasis added, story from FoxNews)

It’s interesting that the Nobel committee used the word consensus to describe the foundation of their belief that human activity causes global warming. In 2006, Al Gore is quoted as saying, “The scientists are virtually screaming from the rooftops now. The debate is over! There’s no longer any debate in the scientific community about this.”

But wait a minute. Al Gore says the debate is over, but is there really consensus. Researcher Dr. Klaus-Martin Schulte recently published a study that shows that “less than half of all published scientists endorse global warming theory.”

-7% gave an explicit endorsement of the consensus
-38% gave implicit endorsement (accepting the consensus without explicit statement)
-48% are neutral, refusing to either accept or reject the hypothesis
-6% reject theory of man-made global warming outright

Only a very few scientists endorse the theory of man-made global warm, but just as many reject the theory. The nearly 90% of remaining scientists find themselves in the middle, some tacitly endorsing the theory, some tacitly rejecting the theory. So much for consensus.

But if there isn’t consensus, maybe we can just look at the facts of Al Gore’s man-made global warming argument. This, unfortunately for Gore and the Nobel prize committee, doesn’t play out very well either…

The BBC recently produced a documentary devastating to man-made global warming theories entitled “The Great Global Warming Swindle.” In this film, “distinguished scientists specializing in climate and climate-related fields talk in plain English and present readily understood graphs showing what a crock the current global warming hysteria is.” (source: Thomas Sowell)

Also, recently, a UK judge ruled that An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore’s global warming movie, had 11 factual inaccuracies (he later consolidated it to nine errors for his official judgment). The judge called Gore’s film “alarmist” and ordered that if shown to school children, teachers must first read the list of errors. Here’s just a few:

  • Gore presents Mt. Kilimanjaro’s melting snows as proof of global warming. In fact, the snows are vanishing thanks to local factors, including deforestation
  • Gore suggests Antarctica’s ice cover is melting. Most studies say it is increasing or stable.
  • Gore shows scary graphics of cities drowning in seas that rise 7 meters, causing millions of refugees. But the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the seas will rise at worst by 59 centimeters this century.
  • Gore uses images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests it was caused by global warming. The Government’s expert in this case admitted such one-off events can’t be blamed on global warming.
  • Gore suggests ice-core evidence shows rising CO2 caused temperature rises, which ended the past seven ice ages. In fact, the CO2 rises followed temperature rises by 800 to 2000 years.
  • Gore claims global warming could stop the Gulf Stream, causing an ice age in Europe. Recent studies deny it. They find that it fluctuates many times during the course of every year. But it isn’t dying out.
  • Gore blames global warming for species losses in coral reef bleaching. The government couldn’t show evidence to back this claim.
    Click here for the complete list of Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.
  • So you see, the truth really is inconvenient to Al Gore, the Nobel Prize committee and other environmental alarmist groups.

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