Well, well, well; whadya know, Al Gore has finally spoken on the massive credibility hits the non-science theory of man-caused global warming has taken in the last four or five months. I traveled to Atlanta on Friday and just got back, so you may have seen this linked on other sites, I haven't checked. But this piece oozes with the desperation of a man who has built a post-public office career on one huge lie.
He tries to dismiss reported retractions and the entire climate gate email scandal as small matters that have no impact on the larger question of AGW. Gore claims the argument by "critics" that there has been no global warming for a decade is "specious." Perhaps the Goracle doesn't realize that Phil Jones, one of the two frauds at the center of the Climategate scandal admitted that, in fact, there has been no statistically signifcant global warming in fifteen years!
And then Gore says this:
it is true that the climate panel published a flawed overestimate of the melting rate of debris-covered glaciers in the Himalayas, and used information about the Netherlands provided to it by the government, which was later found to be partly inaccurate. In addition, e-mail messages stolen from the University of East Anglia in Britain showed that scientists besieged by an onslaught of hostile, make-work demands from climate skeptics may not have adequately followed the requirements of the British freedom of information law.
Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was they play? Gore calls skeptics request for raw data to try to replicate global warming research, which is the very essence of the scientifc method, "hostile, make-work demands."
And like any good liberal, Gore believes good intentions is good enough when it comes to global warming research:
But the scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes. What is important is that the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged. It is also worth noting that the panel’s scientists — acting in good faith on the best information then available to them — probably underestimated the range of sea-level rise in this century, the speed with which the Arctic ice cap is disappearing and the speed with which some of the large glacial flows in Antarctica and Greenland are melting and racing to the sea.
Scientists, "acting in good faith." Hum, for an ideology that scoffs at the notion of a higher power, they sure put a lot of "faith" in science. And you gotta love "the scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes." Completely free? How about not rife with fraud? That would be a good start.