Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Al Gore Grasps at Straws

Our esteemed ex-Vice President claimed in his latest blog post that the recent heavy winter weather activity was caused by, wait for it, global warming.   

Last week on his show Bill O’Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” and then said he had a call into me. I appreciate the question.  As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:
In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.”  “A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.”

This is quickly becoming a pathetic exercise for the Goracle.  Basically any weather that isn't absolutely average is because of man's burning of fossil fuels.   

The man is in the middle of his Wizard of Oz moment, with a normal (albeit hard) winter tugging at the curtain of global warming and revealing the charlatans behind.  He's watching his integrity, reason for adulation, and even his personal fortune erode with every additional inch of snow that falls.   

I was thinking about this demise as I was snowblowing my driveway this morning for about the 10th time this year (a personal record).  While I'm sure it is painful for him, it's still insufficient for the fraud that he's perpetrated (and continues to push) on the world. This tool is due for a significant comeuppance.  Like maybe shoveling my driveway.

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