Met dank aan Hans Labohm ontvingen we onderstaand kort overzicht van de leugens in de film van Al Gore.
Een film die door de Balkenendes, de VanGeelen, de Barrosos en de Merkels en consorten wordt aanbeden en gebruikt om alle scholieren van onwetenschappelijke gegevens te voorzien, en miljarden uit de beurzen van belastingbetalers te vorderen.
En dit dan nog los van de ellende die uitvoering van hun programma’s over veel mensen, vooral in ontwikkelingslanden, zal afroepen. Let op wat de politici in de EU vandaag en morgen in Brussel weer voor nieuwe ellende over ons uitstorten.
Hier volgt de korte samenvatting van feiten met kritiek op de film van Al Gore:
Vertel dit verder aan iedereen die naar je wilt luisteren.
En bedenk eens hoe het mogelijk is dat in deze tijd zoveel mensen zich laten bedriegen en blindelings achter de politici aanlopen?
An Inconvenient Truth
Some of the errors in Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth”:
–Gore, aiming to undermine the significance of previous warm periods such as that of the Middle Ages, promoted the 1,000-year ‘hockey stick’ temperature chart [debunked by McIntyre & McKitrick, 2005];
–Gore showed heart-rending pictures of the New Orleans floods and insisted on a link between increased hurricane frequency and global warming that is not supported by the facts [IPCC, 2001, 2007];
–Gore asserted that today’s Arctic is experiencing unprecedented warmth while ignoring that Arctic temperatures in the 1930s and 1940s were as warm or warmer [Briffa et al., 2004];
–Gore did not explain that Arctic temperature changes are more closely correlated with changes in solar activity than with changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations [Soon, 2005];
–Gore did not explain that the Sun has been hotter, for longer, in the past 50 years than in any similar period in at least the past 11,400 years [Solanki et al., 2005];
–Gore said the Antarctic was warming and losing ice but failed to note, that this is only true of a small region; the vast bulk of the continent has been cooling and gaining ice [Doran et al., 2004];
–Gore mentioned the breakup of the Larsen B ice shelf, but did not mention peer-reviewed research, which suggests the ice shelf did not exist 1,000 years ago [Pudsey & Evans, 2001];
–Gore hyped unfounded fears that Greenland’s ice is in danger of disappearing. In fact its thickness has been growing by 2 inches per year for a decade [Johanessen et al., 2005];
–Gore falsely claimed that global warming is melting Mt. Kilimanjaro’s icecap, actually caused by atmospheric dessication from local deforestation, and pre-20th-century climate shifts [Cullen et al., 2006];
–Gore said global sea levels would swamp Manhattan, Bangladesh, Shanghai and other coastal cities, and would rise 20 feet by 2100, but the UN estimate is just 7 inches to 1 feet 5 inches [IPCC, 2007; Morner, 1995, 2004; Singer, 1997];
–Gore implied that a Peruvian glacier’s retreat is due to global warming, failing to state that the region has been cooling since the 1930s and other South American glaciers are advancing [Polissar et al., 2006];
–Gore blamed global warming for water loss in Africa’s Lake Chad, though NASA scientists had concluded that local water-use and grazing patterns are probably to blame [Foley & Coe, 2001];
Gore inaccurately said polar bears are drowning due to melting ice when in fact 11 of the 13 main groups in Canada are thriving, and polar bear populations have more than doubled since 1940 [Taylor, 2006];
–Gore said a review of 928 scientific papers had shown none against the ‘consensus’. In fact only 1% of the papers were explicitly pro-“consensus”; almost 3 times as many were explicitly against [Peiser, 2006];
–Gore showed a link between changes in temperature and in CO2 concentration in the past 500,000 years, but did not admit that changes in temperature preceded changes in CO2 concentration [Fischer et al., 1999].
–BRIFFA, K.R., Osborn, T.J. and Schweingruber, F.H. 2004. Large-scale temperature inferences from tree rings: a review. Global and Planetary Change 40: 11-26.=20
–CULLEN, N.J., Molg, T., Kaser, G., Hussein, K., Steffen, K. and Hardy, D.R. 2006. Kilimanjaro glaciers: Recent areal extent from satellite data and new interpretation of observed 20th century retreat rates. Geophysical Research Letters 33: 10.1029/2006GL027084.
–DORAN, P.T., Priscu, J.C., Lyons, W.B., Walsh, J.E., Fountain, A.G., McKnight, D.M., Moorheat, D.L., Virginia, R.A., Wall, D.H., Clow, G.D., Fritsen, C.H., McKay, C.P. and Parsons, A.N. 2002. Antarctic climate cooling and terrestrial ecosystem response. Nature 415: 517-520.
–FOLEY, Jonathan A., and Coe, Michael T. 2001. Decline of Lake Chad. Journal of Physical Research (Biogeosciences). Web: news.nationalgeographic.com…[reported in National Geographic News].
–HOUGHTON, Sir John. 2002. Overview of the climate change issue. Presentation to “Forum 2002” at St. Anne’s College, Oxford.
–IPCC. 2001. Climate Change, The Scientific Basis, Cambridge University Press, London, 2001.
IPCC. 2007. Climate Change, Fourth Assessment Report, Cambridge University Press, London [in press].
–JOHANNESSEN, O.M., et al. 2005. Recent Ice-Sheet Growth in the Interior of Greenland, SciencExpress, 20 October 2005.
–McINTYRE, Stephen and McKitrick, Ross. 2005. Hockey sticks, principal components, and spurious significance. Geophysical Research Letters, 32: L03710, doi: 10.1029/2004GL021750.
–MORNER, N.-A. 1995. Recorded sea level variability in the Holocene and expected future changes. In: Eisma, D. (Ed.), “Climate Change: Impact on Coastal Habitation”, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 17-28.
–MORNER, N.-A. 2004. Estimating future sea level changes from past records. Global and Planetary Change 40: 49-54.
–PEISER, B. 2006. Draft letter to Science (2005) re Oreskes (2004). Communication to Lord Monckton.
–PETIT, J.R. et al. 1999. Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok Ice Core, Antarctica. Nature 399: 429-436.
–POLISSAR, P.J., Abbott, M.B., Wolfe, A.P., Bezada, M., Rull, V., and Bradley, R.S. 2006. Solar modulation of Little Ice Age climate in the tropical Andes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 10.1073/pnas.0603118103.
–PUDSEY, C.J. and Evans, J. 2001. First survey of Antarctic sub-ice shelf sediments reveals mid-Holocene ice shelf retreat. Geology 29: 787-790.
–SINGER, S.F. 1997. Hot Talk Cold Science: Global Warming Unfinished Debate (Independent Institute, Oakland, CA), pp. 18-19.
SOLANKI, S.K., Usoskin, I.G., Kromer, B., Schössler, M. and Beer, J. 2005. Unusual activity of the Sun during recent decades compared to the previous 11,000 years. Nature 436: 174 (14 July 2005)| doi: 10.1038/436174b.
–SOON, W.W.-H. 2005. Variable solar irradiance as a plausible agent for multidecadal variations in the Arctic-wide surface air temperature record of the past 130 years. Geophysical Research Letters 32.
–TAYLOR, M. 2006. Eco-hysteria over polar bears is unjustified. Reported in Edmonton Journal, Canada, 31 December.
For additional critique of Gore’s movie see also “Skeptic’s Guide to An Inconvenient Truth”, and some related items: