Gore Skewered on "Climate Consensus" Claim

3 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Gore Skewered on "Climate Consensus" Claim</h1><p>June 3, 2007 (LPAC)--Al Gore's lying about a global warming consensus is the subject of a feature in Canada's <em>National Post</em> and <em>Financial Post</em> June 2.</p><p>Author Lawrence Solomon notes that Gore's claim that "only an insignificant fraction of scientists deny the global warming crisis" was untrue when he made them in 1992 and remains untrue today. A Gallup poll in 1992 reported that 53% of scientists actively involved in global climate research did not believe global warming occurred, and 30% more were unsure."</p><p>The article is entitled "They Call this a Consensus?"</p><p>"A more recent indicator," Solomon reports, "comes from the U.S.-based National Registry of Environmental Professionals, an accrediting organization whose 12,000 environmental practitioners have standing with U.S. government agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.</p><p>"In a November, 2006, survey of its members, it found that only 59% think human activities are largely responsible for the warming that has occurred, and only 39% make their priority the curbing of carbon emissions. And 71% believe the increase in hurricanes is likely natural, not easily attributed to human activities," Solomon reports.</p><p>Solomon is the author of a widely read ongoing series, titledIn an earlier installment ("Gore's Guru Disagreed"), Solomon documents how Gore's claims that oceanographer Roger Revelle supported his global warming scare scenarios were inflated. To explain away an embarrassing denial by Revelle, Gore was forced to claim that his former Harvard professor was "senile" when he made the statement before his death by heart attack in 1992.</p></div></body>