Al Gore, the world’s foremost pseudo-scientist, is blasting skeptical scientists for their adherence to the centuries-old scientific method.
Having tested the man-made global warming hypothesis, many scientists have come to conclusions different from Gore’s. That seems to have transformed Gore into the Lenny Bruce of the environmental extremist gang. Speaking at the Aspen Institute last Thursday, Gore blasted alternative climate-change theories, publicly labeling them “bulls—t.”
Having already “invented the Internet,” Gore has moved on to more important things like inventing a new scientific method. Gore’s Pseudo-Scientific Method demands that politically correct agendas trump independent peer-testing. If your scientific results contradict the politically correct consensus, you are a denier of a higher truth and your proof that his theories are false is “bulls—t” (to use Gore’s pseudo-scientific lingo).
Before Gore came along, we were stuck with the good ole scientific method, which says that if a hypothesis cannot stand up to comparison with real, empirical observations, the hypothesis is false. Even Einstein championed that test. Gore is abandoning it now because it disproves his hypothesis that humans are causing global climate change.
Gore laments the fact that empirical observations are contradicting the “shared reality” he covets on his carefully chosen cocktail circuit. According to Gore, “It is no longer acceptable in mixed company — meaning bi-partisan company — to use the goddamn word ‘climate.’”
For Gore, the notion that the climate is always changing is “bulls—t.” Well, Mr. Gore, with 18 or 20 natural climate drivers constantly at work, there is no way Earth can have a stable climate. There have been no flat lines on any temperature curve in the reconstructions of 500 million years of climate-CO2 relationships. How about the sun or major ocean currents that experience changing cycles? Well, that is just “bulls—t” too. Anything that conflicts with the idea that man is the primary cause of climate change is just more “bulls—t.” My, what a dirty mouth our former vice president has!
Considering Gore’s confidence in his hypothesis, why won’t he debate people who disagree? Here’s why: Fifteen of his major points in his “An Inconvenient Truth” have been shown to be false, misleading or gross exaggerations. As long as many blindly follow him despite all of this, his best strategy is to remain off the debate circuit.
The problem with Gore’s new pseudo-scientific dogma is, of course, what’s at stake. Lenny Bruce was a comedian. Gore isn’t, funny as he may appear. For some odd reason, people still listen to him and he commands influence over national and global public policy. If he has his way, his man-made global warming agenda will melt our economy, our standard of living and even our national security.
Right now, the only thing global warming is melting is Al Gore’s brain.
Leighton Steward is a geologist, environmentalist, author and retired energy industry executive. He currently heads up the organization Plants Need CO2 and is a veteran of television and talk radio where he helps educate the public and politicians about the benefits of CO2 as it relates to the plant and animal ecosystems.