Marita Noon: Why Is Obama Lying On Global Warming

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The fact that President Obama has been spreading lies about climate change to support his actions directing the Environmental Protection Agency to impose costly new restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions was exposed last week at a Senate hearing. The lie? Spoken with his trademark don’t-you-dare-question-me confidence during a November 2012, press conference, Obama said: “What we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing—faster than was predicted even ten years ago.” Then at a Chicago fundraiser on May 29: “We also know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or 10 years ago.” He’s likely said the same thing several times in the intervening months.

The hearing: “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now” was held on Thursday, July 18, by the Environment and Public Works Committee—chaired by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Because Democrats control the Senate, they get more witnesses at a hearing than Republicans. Thursday’s hearing had two panels. Each had three experts (invited by the Democrats) who supported the “alarmist’ position on global warming held by most Democrats and two (invited by the Republicans) who could be called “skeptics.”

During the Q & A time with the first panel—which included the Democrat’s star: Heidi Cullen of Weather Channel fame, Ranking Member Senator David Vitter (R-LA) asked: “Can any witnesses say they agree with Obama’s statement that warming has accelerated during the past 10 years?” After an awkward (to say the least) silence, Cullen tried to change the subject by saying that we need to be looking at longer time periods then ten years and then, ultimately, acknowledged that the warming has slowed, not accelerated. A few minutes later, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) made sure no one missed the point. He repeated Obama’s claim and then asked: “Do any of you support that quote?” Again, silence.

Even the witnesses brought in by the Democrats couldn’t support Obama’s false data. But, there were other interesting aspects of the nearly four-hour-long hearing.

Chairman Boxer, in her opening statement, proclaimed: “Predictions of climate change are coming true right before our eyes.” She added, “We can look out the window and see the evidence of climate change mounting around us.”

I find it interesting that Boxer started off with “predictions.” In preparation for the hearing, the Minority—led by Vitter—produced an important report: “Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Questions to Consider Before Taking Regulatory Action and Implementing Economic Policies.” The 21-page report’s introduction states: “Over nearly four decades, numerous predictions have had adequate time to come to fruition, providing an opportunity to analyze and compare them to today’s statistics. … This report posits that as the developing world has greatly expanded its use of fossil energy and CO2 emissions have increased, then the predictions and claims regarding human influence on climate patterns should be apparent and easily proven.” The remaining 19 pages are filled with predictions and claims—including Obama’s—that are false or foolish, such as Former Vice President Al Gore’s on December 13, 2008: “The entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years.” And a 1989 statement from the Associated Press: “Using computer models, researchers conclude that global warming would raise average annual temperatures nationwide by two degrees by 2010.” Each set of predictions and claims is countered by “The Latest Science.” Reading the report, you’ll find that the claims often contradict the data.

Back to Boxer. She starts with dramatic predictions about heat waves, tropical storms and hurricanes—which will be more frequent and intense.

The first witness was Cullen, Chief Climatologist at Climate Central—who continued with the “extreme weather events” theme: “The impacts of human-caused climate change are being observed right here and right now in our own backyards and neighborhoods.” She said that warming is happening very, very quickly and that it is expected to accelerate. She talked about extremes seen every day:

  • More heavy downpours, (a non-meteorological term)
  • More heat extremes,
  • Increase in hurricane activity,
  • Increase in flood magnitude, and
  • Southwest increase in droughts and wildfires.

While Boxer and Cullen set the stage, as witnesses number 9 and 10, Roger Pielke, Jr., and Roy Spencer provided the final act in Thursday’s theater.

Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado and the author of Climate Fix, started with seven “take-home points” that totally eviscerated Boxer and Cullen’s “extreme weather” claims. Showing a series of charts and graphs that can be found in his written testimony, Pielke convincingly proved: “It is misleading, and just plain incorrect, to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally. It is further incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with the emission of greenhouse gases.” The fact of the matter is (From Pielke’s testimony):

  • Globally, weather-related losses have not increased since 1990 as a proportion of GDP (they have actually decreased by about 25%).
  • Insured catastrophe losses have not increased as a proportion of GDP since 1960.
  • Hurricanes have not increased in the US in frequency, intensity or normalized damage since at least 1900.
  • There are no significant trends (up or down) in global tropical cyclone landfalls since 1970 (when data allows for a comprehensive perspective), or the overall number of cyclones.
  • Floods have not increased in the US in frequency or intensity since at least 1950.
  • Tornadoes have not increased in frequency, intensity or normalized damage since 1950, and there is some evidence to suggest that they have actually declined.
  • Drought has, for the most part, become shorter, less frequent, and has been covering a smaller portion of the US over the past century.

Pielke’s comments are all the more noteworthy when you realize that he generally believes that humans are influencing the climate system “in profound ways.”

Last, but surely not least, was Roy Spencer who holds a Ph.D. in Meteorology and has spent his entire career in research—specifically satellite information retrieval techniques and global temperature monitoring. Spencer has served NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center as Senior Scientist for Climate Studies. He agrees with Pielke—and every other panelist that at least some of the recent warming is human-caused: “We probably are having some influence, but it is impossible to know with any level of certainty how much influence.”

Spencer tore apart the oft-quoted figure that 97% of scientists support the global warming consensus. He explained that it’s actually 97% of the published papers that acknowledge some human influence—which is “therefore rather innocuous, since it probably includes all of the global warming ‘skeptics’ I know of who are actively working in the field. Skeptics generally are skeptical of the view that recent warming is all human-caused, and/or that it is of a sufficient magnitude to warrant immediate action given the cost of energy policies to the poor. They do not claim humans have no impact on climate whatsoever.”

Why is Spencer “skeptical?” For many reasons, but one involves data he showed covering the Roman Warm Period, the Medieval Warm Period and the Modern Warm Period. He said: “While today’s hearing is entitled “Climate Change; It’s Happening Now,” it couldhave been entitled “Climate Change: It’s Happened Before.” He explained: “The last 2000 years of proxy reconstructed temperature variations for the Northern Hemisphere shows that the Modern Warm Period (today) is not significantly different from the Medieval Warm Period of ~1000 years ago, or the Roman Warm Period of ~2000 years ago.

Spencer also demonstrated the failure of the computer model predictions upon which the IPCC based their projections of global warming. He offered a chart demonstrating the 73 models used and their predictions vs. the actual temperature measurement from two satellite datasets and four weather balloon datasets. “The level of disagreement between models and observations is quite striking.” Spencer pointed out: “The magnitude of global-average atmospheric warming between 1997 and 2012 is only about 50% that predicted by the climate models. …The level of warming in the most recent 15-year period is not significantly different from zero, despite this being the period of greatest greenhouse gas concentration. This is in stark contrast to claims that warming is ‘accelerating.’” He concludes: “It is time for scientists to entertain the possibility that there is something wrong with the assumptions built into their climate models. …and so far their error rate should preclude their use for predicting future climate change.”

Spencer’s testimony mentioned the “cost of energy policies to the poor”—which brings up another interesting contrast presented at Thursday’s hearing: the economics. As each of the Senators gave his or her opening statements, the Democrats—who claim to be the champions of the poor—never mentioned the cost, and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) exclaimed: “To save the planet will be expensive!” He proposed: “serious legislation to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions” and called for “bold action,” saying: “the US must lead the world.” He’s introduced legislation for a tax on carbon. (Realize that the same week the hearing was held, Australia’s new Prime Minister announced that he “will ‘terminate’ the country’s carbon tax early ‘to help cost of living pressures for families and to reduce costs for small business.”)

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) addressed “the President’s intent to pursue a costly regulatory roll out” which he said: “demands proof of sound science as well as transparency.”

The economists on the panel where those invited by the Republicans. Diana Furchtgott-Roth was one of them. She’s been chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, chief of staff at the Council of Economic Advisers, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council under President George H.W. Bush, and an economist on the staff of President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers.

I talked to Furchtgott-Roth after the hearing. She told me: “They don’t seem to be interested in whether or not climate change is really occurring. They are not interested in facts. They want a carbon tax because it will give them unlimited power and unlimited power means unlimited campaign contributions.” Furchtgott-Roth pointed out how a carbon tax would hurt the economy and how the expensive proposed solutions would disproportionately affect low-income Americans. A chart she presented shows, based on Department of Labor data, that “those in the lowest fifth of the income distribution spend an average of 24 percent of income on energy, compared to 10 percent of the income for those in the middle fifth, and 4 percent of income for those in the top fifth.” She presented several less costly options for climate change mitigation—if greenhouse gasses are really the problem—but felt they fell on deaf ears.

A lot of data was presented at the Senate hearing—much of which was obviously unsettling to the “alarmists.” During the Q & A, the “skeptics” were less attacked on the content of their testimony than they were on personal issues.

Boxer called out the two economists: Furchtgott-Roth and Dr. Robert P. Murphy, Senior Economist, Institute for Energy Research, because their organizations receive some funding from the oil and gas industry. Furchtgott-Roth pointed out that she’s been writing on these issues since long before becoming a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) attempted to portray Spencer as a knuckle-dragging Bible thumper for his views on evolutionary theory. Spencer laughed, asked where that was coming from, and then told Whitehouse he’d be happy to show the stronger science arguments for design at another time. Clearly, Whitehouse’s comments were inappropriate, considering the topic at hand.

In his opening comments, Sanders smugly called the hearing an “Alice in Wonderland hearing” because the people within the room were “living in two separate worlds.” Clearly, they are. But those two worlds accurately represent the American population—though in differing percentages. At the “Alice in Wonderland hearing” the Majority supports the “alarmist” view, which encourages a carbon tax and other “expensive” solutions. In the real world, the majority doesn’t see climate change as a pressing problem—hence the shift to dramatic “extreme weather events.” Americans prioritize economic growth over protecting the environment—a recent survey puts climate change at number 21 in a list of top concerns. In her written testimony, Furchtgott-Roth stated: “Americans know that no reduction in global warming will occur if America reduces greenhouse gases without similar action by China and India, and these countries have not agreed to comparable steps.”

The hearing’s “take-home points:” Obama lied. Boxer and Cullen’s predictions are false. The models are inaccurate. So, for this we are going to ruin the economy and disproportionately hurt the poor?

Our Pal Al

The following, except for my comments, comes from Breitbart and their contributor, Lindsay Leveen.

English: Al Gore's Hearing on Global Warming

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You remember Al Gore.  Remember the awards he received, the sermons of environmentalism he preached and the promises he made.  Well, as we might have known, his words and sanctimonious attitude didn’t mean much:

Al Gore published a book, made a movie, and won a Nobel Peace prize for his thesis on global warming.  The unfortunate thing is he then entered into the venture capital world and brought upon us expensive Betamax technology such as the Fisker Automobile and the Bloom Energy Fuel Cell.

Had Al stopped at the movie or just winning the Nobel prize he may never had to face the most fundamental laws of thermodynamics that unfortunately for him, his investors, his political party, his Washington friends, and the US tax payers as a whole disproved his whole notion that cheap electric cars would proliferate and cheap electric power for these electric cars would be generated in his fuel cells.

Gore wanted more … more money, more fame and more ordinary recognition which might have kept him in pure light, had his motives been less self-centered.  Unfortunately for Gore and his supporters, thermodynamics bumped into his expectations.  Seems you can fool humans, but science can only be manipulated for a short time until facts fall down around the manipulators ears and light comes to bare the lie and reveal the truth.  Here’s what Leveen says next:

I learned thermodynamics while at Iowa State University and I wrote academic papers on the subject. I wrote a book that is university text at almost the same time Al was winning acclaim for his book and his matters green.  A few thousand university students and a few hundred laypeople have read my book and learned the fundamental yet inconvenient truth that the second law of thermodynamics allows nothing to come for free.

I reached out to the US Senate to plead with them based on thermodynamics that much money would be wasted on lithium ion batteries and on fuel cells.  My testimony had to be provided as outside witness testimony as I did not have the political connection and my Congresswoman simply ignored me.  But at least I provided that testimony 30 months ago and foretold how thermodynamics would prevail and much money and time would be wasted.

Leveen says his audience in the Senate and his Congresswoman would have none of his knowledge, as is often the way of lawmakers and watchdogs within our legislative bodies.  What happened next could have been headed off at the onset of Gore’s journey to nothing:

Fast forward. Bloom Energy may yet see 884 as its fatal number.  Fisker is on its last legs and their Delaware project is Dead On Arrival. Fisker’s battery supplier A 123 is almost out of electrons and has taken on toxic financing. This is after A 123 had already received $129 million in US DOE grants.

Fisker and Bloom lead A 123 by a few months in the toxic financing arena with their association with Advanced Equities, a firm that is now under SEC investigation.  Valence Technology and Ener1 two other US advanced lithium ion battery manufacturers are already bankrupt.

Finally Wall Street has caught onto Tesla being a mirage, and within a year we will all be talking about the $500 million wasted by the DOE on Tesla.

If we look and understand, we can see an unheralded hero in Mr. Leveen.  It is sad ignoramuses that let their love of power get in the way of veracity … such is the way of charlatans and hypocrites.  Here’s the rest of the piece:

 As for me, I can sadly say I told you so, but these numerous examples of rapid and massive waste of taxpayers’ money makes me even sadder as we still import oil from horrible countries. Had Steven Chu really learned his thermodynamics he would have told his boss about the real inconvenient truth. Instead he either intended that the US should fail, or that hope could overcome the second law of thermodynamics. As he won a real Nobel Prize in low temperature physics, he had to know that hope could not prevail, which then leaves me to think he had no interest in the USA formulating and executing a viable energy policy and that he wanted failure as he had no interest in us succeeding.

Al Gore did not understand the basics of thermodynamics and he is simply a greedy politician who wants admiration from crowds of followers. He and his VC friends are now out of money and time for the junk and expensive technology they promoted.  They are all out of friends and free money from the taxpayers. Their IPOs are postponed or cancelled as Wall Street has learned of the inconvenient truth of thermodynamics. Their only remaining hope is to use pay day loan sharks to keep their green-tech hopes alive.

Ivan Boesky and Mike Milken brought us junk bonds. Al Gore, Kleiner Perkins, and the US DOE brought us junk science. Ivan and Mike had to sit it out for a while. I wonder if Al and Steve will ever be held accountable or they will just manage to blame it all on bad luck or the previous administration.

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Both with their mouths open … catching flies? President Bill Clinton installing computer cables with Vice President Al Gore on NetDay at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, CA. March 9, 1996. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This comes from Mark Huppertz:

I edited this graph adding  Al Gore’s ridiculous “hockey stick” graph information. It’s good information for the informed.

Thanks,

Mark Huppertz

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Global Weather Guy Throws His Support To OWS Groaners

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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Alvin Gore says he certainly supports the OWSers.  Perhaps he can toss some carbon trading proceeds dollars (out of the millions he has amassed since he left office)  toward the pool souls.  Here’s what he has to say about what “our leaders” have not done (is there a bit of self-abasement in his words) to straighten out this country and it’s economy:

Former Vice President Al Gore threw his support behind the Occupy Wall Street protests Wednesday night, arguing that the country’s elected officials have failed the public on everything “from the economy to the climate crisis.”

Gore, a vocal advocate of policies to address climate change, called the protests — which have spread around the country — a “true grassroots movement.”

If you follow his spew a little deeper into the article, this is what you’ll read:

“From the economy to the climate crisis, our leaders have pursued solutions that are not solving our problems; instead they propose policies that accomplish little,” Gore wrote on his blog Wednesday night.

“With democracy in crisis, a true grassroots movement pointing out the flaws in our system is the first step in the right direction. Count me among those supporting and cheering on the Occupy Wall Street movement.”

There’s a little more to read in the article, but from what I’ve read Gore certainly belongs in the crowd he pretends to berate.  I mean, how can he possibly say that the current bunch in Obama’s administration has supported policies that accomplish little, when they have loaned hundreds of millions (if not over a trillion or two) to solar panel and other renewable energy manufacturers.  Isn’t Gore the quintessential chief rooter rooster of the energy Roost roast.  He must be getting lonely hawking for and by himself.

You can read the rest of the story from one of The Hill’s blogs written by Andrew Restuccia if you click here.

The Man Is Seriously Grasping

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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When former Vice President Al Gore uses racism to make a connection to so-called global warming or climate change, try as he might, he’s still wrong about the climate and he should be shamed for his comparison.

Racism is wrong, period.  It doesn’t take scientific proof to know that it is wrong.  The supposition there is proof that climate change and/or global warming can be almost entirely placed at the feet of humans, is just so much malarkey.  At least the warmists have shot themselves in their ample buttocks in many of their attempts to turn loose fiction into solid facts.

Here is this man (Gore) who wants to be the spokesman and arbiter of all things carbon.  One probably would not be wrong to suggest that not only does he risk what fame he has left, but he is probably heavily invested in carbon credits and renewables.  Should his preaching to the world fail, he is likely to see his fortune crumble around the weak foundation of his gospel.  Let’s look at some of  the latest news made by him and listen to some of his attempts to equate racists with global warming deniers.  From The Daily Caller and Caroline May:

One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, or so says former Vice President Al Gore.

In an interview with former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky broadcasted on UStream on Friday, Gore explained that in order for climate change alarmists to succeed, they must “win the conversation” against those who deny there is a crisis.

“Win the conversation?”  Or twist the tests?  There has been enough twist and shout with polar bears, the Himalayas, Siberia and flora and fauna about which we have forgotten.

“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me,” Gore said. “My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really started.”

The former vice president recalled how society succeeded in marginalizing racists and said climate change skeptics must be defeated in the same manner.

“Secondly, back to this phrase ‘win the conversation,’” he continued. “There came a time when friends or people you work with or people you were in clubs with — you’re much younger than me so you didn’t have to go through this personally — but there came a time when racist comments would come up in the course of the conversation and in years past they were just natural. Then there came a time when people would say, ‘Hey, man why do you talk that way, I mean that is wrong. I don’t go for that so don’t talk that way around me. I just don’t believe that.’ That happened in millions of conversations and slowly the conversation was won.”

There’s more to read and a video to see and hear at this link.

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Drink It, Drive It Or Try To Forget It

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I don’t imbibe, so I won’t drink it.  I drive, but I won’t use it in my vehicle.  It’s too expensive, so I can’t forget it.  I’m talking about ethanol again and it isn’t a friend of mine anymore than it was the last time I posted on the subject.

ReasonTV has a video about the stuff and its real cost to the United States and hungry people around the world, so I thought I would avail myself of their generosity in offering their great presentation to the few readers of my blog.

Remember, this is the same ethanol that was to help save the world and the folks living on it.  Also remember, that it was our friend Al Gore, the fellow who now says that warm is cold and cold is hot, who also said that Ethanol would be one of our saviors from dependence on foreign oil.  The Mr. Gore who recently admitted that his reason for saying so, was to impress the folks in the corn-growing part of our farm belt, that he would make sure the farmers and refiners would get their subsidies if they agreed to grow and refine ethanol.  Surprised?  Me neither, nor should we be so.

I trust you’ll watch the video just below and then you’ll follow any links you find toward the bottom of this article.  Thanks to ReasonTV and all the fine folks who work for and with them.

Yes, I’m Convinced … NOT!

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Excuse me for shouting, but I’m still ignorant … I guess.  Mr. Gore, Warmist Extraordinaire  is still bloviating  about the hot causing the cold.  Monkeys, birds crocodiles, serpents have frozen to death and likely a brass billy-goat or two have seen their horns fall off due to the extreme cold.  Not in Alaska, not in Michigan, but in the Republic of Mexico in the State of Chihuahua.  Close to Juarez, Chihuahua in a zoo, when the heating devices failed to work due to electrical power failure.

It seems cold is breaking out and breaking records all over and just eight miles from Edgewood (my hometown) toward Texas in Moriarty, New Mexico, the temperature was said to be under -30°F.   Notice I said, “said to be.”  As it turns out, my search for the past week showed -18°F and no lower in Moriarty, but I’m not going to tell my good neighbors how cold they or their geography might have been.  The important thing for all of us in this area is it was cold enough to wreak havoc on our plumbing and there were several three-dog nights working back to last Thursday.

I have never appreciated the cold, and now, thanks to global warming I may never get an opportunity to experience extreme cold.  The folks that used to identify Gore’s Phenomenon as global warming, now tout it as climate change.  This change in weather extremes has to be difficult for those investing in the New Energy Economy and MoveOn.org,, both of whom have helped to excite several state cr-p and raid movements.  Not to worry Warmists, Soros and those similar to him never lose money.  Therefore, if you can but hold on until global warming makes a return, your money will be alright — if there is any left from the last big printing run.

Meanwhile, why not take a look at the story from Mexico.  There is no sign about what this change in Mexico and United States’ weather  might do to the illegal immigration problem from south of the US border, but the countries to the south of Mexico might see increases in population.  That is, unless the cold continues to fly south.

Climate change, sí — anthropogenic fail

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Finally A Gore We Can Believe In — Somewhat

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This information is new only because it comes from Mr. Gore as a sort of revelation to himself.  Well, not really; as the story now goes, Mr. Gore was a little more than a lot disingenuous with his support of corn ethanol.  I wonder if this is a convenient or An Inconvenient Truth for the gentleman.  Let’s allow Mr. Gore, through the Reuters reporter, Gerard Wynn to give his confession:

ATHENS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore said support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was “not a good policy”, weeks before tax credits are up for renewal.

U.S. blending tax breaks for ethanol make it profitable for refiners to use the fuel even when it is more expensive than gasoline. The credits are up for renewal on Dec. 31.

Now, we next see where the wheels start to come off the wagon and the confession begins:

“It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol,” said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank.

“First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.

The above is from Mr. Gore’s recent statements as quoted by Mr. Wynn.  We, the collective we, can only pick our bottom jaws up off the floor as we marvel at the effrontery of Mr. Gore’s unabashed touting of the global warming agenda, as he used his power to seek political office.  Of course it was a mistake and all the skeptics in the world said so, but Mr. Gore and the rest of the Warmers were not interested.  They were hell-bent to extinguish the fires of hades, while insuring that the refiners and growers of corn got the subsidies and Mr. Gore got the votes in return for his support … or so it seems from Mr. Gore’s own words:

“It’s hard once such a programme is put in place to deal with the lobbies that keep it going.”

He explained his own support for the original programme on his presidential ambitions.

“One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.”

Thanks to bad memory or  Mr. Gore’s very own epiphany of major proportions, we now know the truth after an unnecessary period of dog and pony shows.  In the story filed by Mr. Wynn, Mr. Gore reveals yet more information that logically follows what he has said thus far into the article.  We’ve included a link to the entire story, so the readers can sample the corn syrup.  Shuck this link and shell it.

Whatever may have happened with Climategate, “GoreGate” is very revealing, coming as it does at the closing demise of the current Congress.

Flaps of the cap to Reuters and Mr. Wynn for their story AND Mr. Gore for confessing.

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