Non-scientist, Nobel Laureate and Global Warming alarmist AlGore has come out from under his rock to share more of his wisdom with the world.
In a lengthy Op-Ed piece for The New York Times due to hit the racks Sunday morning, AlGore offers one sentence to the real reason we should get off fossil fuels, which of course is National Security.
He then whines about how the Chinese are going to be miles ahead of us in the development of technologies such as "smart grids, fast trains, solar power, wind, geothermal and other renewable sources of energy..." but forgets to acknowledge his own administration's carelessness with American technologies. Granted, on the surface they are different issues...
"But what a burden would be lifted!" AlGore writes. "We would no longer have to worry that our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation that had selfishly and blithely ignored clear warnings that their fate was in our hands. We could instead celebrate the naysayers who had doggedly persisted in proving that every major National Academy of Sciences report on climate change had simply made a huge mistake."He acknowledges that the IPCC made mistakes, although he basically capitulates, as he claims:
"The danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
[...] 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.Left Coast Rebel offers more insight and a couple other links, and there is more discussion to be found via Memeorandum.