Monday, December 10, 2007

An Inconvenient Speech...

...and even more Al-pocrisy.

"...Al Gore has come under fire for making personal gain from his mission to save the planet – after charging £3,300 ($6,705) a minute to deliver a poorly received speech.

Many of the audience at last month's Fortune Forum summit were restless as Mr Gore, who has won both a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for his campaigning work this year, delivered the half-hour speech that netted him £100,000 ($203,207).

Even some of the charities benefiting from the event were unhappy with the actions of 59-year-old Mr Gore and his entourage..." (source)

And Noel Sheppard (who always has the goods) directs our attention to the little fact that Gore, on his way to talk up Global Warming, yet again left a unnecessary carbon footprint:

"...Here the climate conscious Al Gore takes the public train, but his luggage is transported in a Mercedes

Picture caption: Peace Prize laureate Al Gore and his wife Tipper are having a nice trip on the airport express train. On the motorway, their luggage is being whisked to Oslo in a Mercedes van..." (source)

All this is transpiring while reports are coming out of NASA confirming what the non-alarmists have been saying all along:

"...A team of NASA and university scientists has detected an ongoing reversal in Arctic Ocean circulation triggered by atmospheric circulation changes that vary on decade-long time scales. The results suggest not all the large changes seen in Arctic climate in recent years are a result of long-term trends associated with global warming..." (Read the entire story)

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