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

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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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“If I Wanted America To Fail …”

Just watch the video below:

This one comes to us from Sandia Tea Party Member,  Butch Stackpole.

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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.

Nobel Winner Rings The Bell On Parts Of Global Warming

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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He is not the first and he is not likely to be the last; but a Nobel Prize wining scientist has opted out of the “warmist” batch and resigned his membership from one of the batch’s organizations.  From FoxNews Scitech:

Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that “global warming is occurring.”

The official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide.

No doubt we are all familiar with the old saw, “never say never.”  We have grown to accept the phrase as mostly good advice.  The same cannot be said for the word “incontrovertible.”  At least, not in the opinion of Giaever, when it applies to global warming and the man caused elements of the claim:

Giaever does not agree — and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate change.

“I resign from APS,” Giaever wrote.

Giaever was cooled to the statement on warming theory by a line claiming that “the evidence is incontrovertible.”

“In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?” he wrote in an email to Kate Kirby, executive officer of the physics society.

That worrisome word (incontrovertible) has caused debate in the scientific community before.  And why shouldn’t it.  The very nature of science seems to always leave the door open to new discoveries and new opinions; but perhaps not so much in the microscopes, thermometers and computer models of the warmists:

“The word ‘incontrovertible’ … is rarely used in science because by its very nature, science questions prevailing ideas. The observational data indicate (sp) a global surface warming of 0.74 °C (+/- 0.18 °C) since the late 19th century.”

The link just below is crying out for the reader to read more and since it was placed there by FoxNews, I’ll leave it there for anyone who wants to check the article in its entirety.  Be sure to look for links to related articles below the link

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/14/nobel-prize-winning-physicist-resigns-from-top-physics-group-over-global/?test=latestnews#ixzz1Z5hewMDz

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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Things We Didn’t Know — I’m Sure There’s A Simple Explanation For Global COOLING

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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Here are the headlines from a Reuters article: Asia pollution blamed for halt in warming -study.  Of course the warmists will say, “Of course — we knew it “always.”  It just seems so simple.  I mean the way the mantra of the warmists dovetails with their “evidence” of fossil fuels being the main evidence for anthropogenic reasons for global warming and now this study — a perfect “mating” of the minds, don’t you think? The story goes:

Smoke belching from Asia’s rapidly growing economies is largely responsible for a halt in global warming in the decade after 1998 because of sulphur’s cooling effect, even though greenhouse gas emissions soared, a U.S. study said on Monday.

The paper raised the prospect of more rapid, pent-up climate change when emerging economies eventually crack down on pollution.

World temperatures did not rise from 1998 to 2008, while manmade emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuel grew by nearly a third, various data show.

The researchers from Boston and Harvard Universities and Finland’s University of Turku said pollution, and specifically sulphur emissions, from coal-fuelled growth in Asia was responsible for the cooling effect.

So, here I go with my ignorant mind:  I now understand there has been no global warming since 1998; at least according to this article. Is this what the warmists have said?  I don’t think so:

A U.N. panel of climate scientists said in 2007 that it was 90 percent certain that humankind was causing global warming..

There’s an elusive 10% … must be those stupid skeptics.  But wait!  There’s was before the above:

“It has been unclear why global surface temperatures did not rise between 1998 and 2008,” said the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.

A peak in temperatures in 1998 coincided with a strong El Nino (sic) weather event, a natural shift which brings warm waters to the surface of the Pacific Ocean every few years.

Subsequent years have still included nine of the top 10 hottest years on record, while the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said 2010 was tied for the record.

“A peak in temperatures in 1998 coincided with a strong El Niño weather event in the Pacific which brings warm water, yada yada …”  Yes, you have read right and El Niño is in no way anthropogenic if it is natural and not a natural result of something humans have mucked-up..

It looks, according to this new revelation, as though COAL is the culprit along with efforts to cut pollution:

Sulphur aerosols may remain in the atmosphere for several years, meaning their cooling effect will gradually abate once smokestack industries clean up.

The study echoed a similar explanation for reduced warming between the 1940s and 1970s, blamed on sulphur emissions before Western economies cleaned up largely to combat acid rain.

“The post 1970 period of warming, which constitutes a significant portion of the increase in global surface temperature since the mid 20th century, is driven by efforts to reduce air pollution,” it said.

Read the last quoted paragraph until you have it memorized.  I am flummoxed by this new information when coupled with the tubs of bull butter previously spread.

Here is the link to the complete article. Related links below.

Yes, I’m Convinced … NOT!

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)

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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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Will Says; But Will The Warmers Take Note — Or Just Make Noise

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

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George Will, serving as an op-ed writer on the Washington Post’s web presence has written a piece wherein he quotes a noted professor of politics at Bard College and Yale.  Of course, he also offers ample servings of his opinion.  I like Will and most of his commentary, but perhaps I’m to  apt to follow someone who does not follow all the  “warmers”  dogma.  If I still have “warmer” friends they might cringe when they see this post.  Maybe they’ll just saunter on … or not.  To get back to Will and his article, let’s look at this:

The collapsing crusade for legislation to combat climate change raises a question: Has ever a political movement made so little of so many advantages? Its implosion has continued since “the Cluster of Copenhagen, when world leaders assembled for the single most unproductive and chaotic global gathering ever held.” So says Walter Russell Mead, who has an explanation: Bambi became Godzilla.

I believe the climate change issue has been slapped on the head until some of its followers are dizzy, or perhaps dopey.  Not because, there is not climate change, but because “warmers”  have attempted to lay the cause for climate change and global warming in the main on humans.  To top their anthropological blame, I and others believe they failed miserably when they attempted  to explain away the East Anglia information obtained from hacked emails. Of course, there have been investigations which purport to absolve some of the actors in the controversy.  One blog reporting on the matter of some investigations will be found here. On to Will’s piece and his report on the mentioned professor’s assertions:

… Mead, a professor of politics at Bard College and Yale, notes that “the greenest president in American history had the largest congressional majority of any president since Lyndon Johnson,” but the environmentalists’ legislation foundered because they got “on the wrong side of doubt.”

And, further:

Environmentalists, Mead argues, have forgotten their origins, which were in skeptical “reaction against Big Science, Big Government and Experts.” Environmentalists once were intellectual cousins of economic libertarians who heed the arguments of Friedrich Hayek and other students of spontaneous order — in society or nature. Such libertarians caution against trying to impose big, simple plans on complex systems. They warn that governmental interventions in such systems inevitably have large unintended, because [sic] unforeseeable, consequences.

What Mr. Mead seems to say is the modern-day environmentalists (evios) have not only missed the boat, but were not even on the dock of public opinion and they allied themselves with big government factions.  I can remember when government programs were held at arm’s length, and insulted by the Mr. Cleans and Ms. Greens of the evios factions, some going so far as to break into nuclear facilities.  Now it seems the evios have the attention of every government in the world and the only groups protesting big government, aside from conservatives, are the anarchists.  No alliance existing or wanted between the two, I’d have to say.

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Climate Change — They Said, We Said and Everyone Must Have Their Say

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This is just more on the claim that “warmers” are wrong and skeptics on global warming or climate change are right.  It a real shooting range out there, and depending on who you believe, someone is off target.  The article at the link shown below doesn’t live up to its headlines, but it is bound to aggravate some on both sides.  So follow the link if you will:

Warmers spew junk or skeptics throw bunk?

Or you could say … it’s a slow blog day