Sunday, October 07, 2007

Drinking Al Gore's Kool-Aid Will Kill Millions

Almost 30 years ago, cult leader Jim Jones convinced more than 900 of his People's Temple followers that death by drinking Flavor Aid was better than life. Today, Al Gore continues in Reverend Jones' footsteps and and is picking up the pace substantially.

First it was his willingness to trade for a few miles per gallon increased fuel efficiency at the cost of hundreds or thousands of lives each year in unnecessary deaths caused by collisions in lighter cars. The science, the numbers, the facts are unassailable, but without effect. To Reverend Al, agnostics are heretics and no questions are acceptable.

Today, the environmental messiah is willing to trade more than one million lives a year for his chance at tightening the screws on the world economy.

Bjorn Lomborg, writing in today's Washington Post, makes a convincing argument that the most compelling issue to consider when weighing Senator Gore's draconian demands is the number of deaths his remedy would cause.

According to Lomborg,

But though this fact gets much less billing, rising temperatures will also reduce the number of cold spells. This is important because research shows that the cold is a much bigger killer than the heat. According to the first complete peer-reviewed survey of climate change's health effects, global warming will actually save lives. It's estimated that by 2050, global warming will cause almost 400,000 more heat-related deaths each year. But at the same time, 1.8 million fewer people will die from cold.
In short, the Reverend Al is willing to spend trillions and potentially kill millions, but is unwilling to consider that other alternatives may be better solutions for the problems he sees or that he may be wrong entirely.

The biggest differences between Jim Jones and Al Gore are the amount of Flavor Aid (it wasn't Kool-Aid at Jonestown) the media is willing to carry for the guy and the number of casualties we can expect amongst the true believers… and innocent bystanders.

RELATED LINKS: Global Warming or Just Cooking the Books?
Where Was Al Gore When Greenland Got It's Name, III?

Make no mistake, Al Gore is building and leading a cult of true believers.

Some think the election in 2000 tipped him over. I think he was gone long before that.


Anonymous said...

You do realize, don't you, that Lomborg is the guy whose book "Skeptical Environmentalist" was cited for:
1. Fabrication of data;
2. Selective discarding of unwanted results (selective citation);
3. Deliberately misleading use of statistical methods;
4. Distorted interpretation of conclusions;
5. Plagiarism;
6. Deliberate misinterpretation of others' results.

The only reason the author wasn't censured was that he wasn't a scientist and therefore couldn't be held to a scientific standard...


Bob Leibowitz said...

Thank you for your comment.

Actually, yes I am aware that Lomborg has and continues to stir tremendous controversy. You neglected to mention that other investigators have accused Lomborg's accusers of pushing a political agenda, that other scientists find his comments credible and that the Danish government, where the complaints were filed, regarded the findings you cite as invalid.

"Invalid" is a significant word.

You may also be aware that the Journal of Information Ethics reported that the scientific community misused its authority in an effort to suppress Lomborg.

So, I can agree that he is controversial (a description, unfortunately, that fits any critic of Mr. Gore's faith). Can you agree that his views deserve consideration?

Finally, is the likelihood that Gore's prescription will cost more than one million innocent lives a year worth discussing?

Anonymous said...

Remarks such as those made about Bjorn Lomborg's excellent book is only one more example of(yes they also promote false fear and lies) left wing"propaganda". Don't let these social engineers rule your lives. The truth will be revealed.