An Inconvenient Al Gore tries to give away his movie only the National Science Teachers Organization thinks this is like videos from al Qaeda and want nothing to do with truth, science or reality. They complain this video will alienate their sponsors such as Exxon-Mobile Oil. Meanwhile, the effects of CO2 fueled global warming alarm scientists who don't belong to that silly organization.
By Laurie David
Sunday, November 26, 2006; B01
At hundreds of screenings this year of "An Inconvenient Truth," the first thing many viewers said after the lights came up was that every student in every school in the United States needed to see this movie.
The producers of former vice president Al Gore's film about global warming, myself included, certainly agreed. So the company that made the documentary decided to offer 50,000 free DVDs to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) for educators to use in their classrooms. It seemed like a no-brainer.
The teachers had a different idea: Thanks but no thanks, they said.
In their e-mail rejection, they expressed concern that other "special interests" might ask to distribute materials, too; they said they didn't want to offer "political" endorsement of the film; and they saw "little, if any, benefit to NSTA or its members" in accepting the free DVDs.
I remember when all college biology books had case study after case study of diseases that afflict tobacco plants. I argued back then, the plants should die, not be saved. Got good grades for that cheekiness.
t's bad enough when a company tries to sell junk science to a bunch of grown-ups. But, like a tobacco company using cartoons to peddle cigarettes, Exxon Mobil is going after our kids, too.
And it has been doing so for longer than you may think. NSTA says it has received $6 million from the company since 1996, mostly for the association's "Building a Presence for Science" program, an electronic networking initiative intended to "bring standards-based teaching and learning" into schools, according to the NSTA Web site. Exxon Mobil has a representative on the group's corporate advisory board. And in 2003, NSTA gave the company an award for its commitment to science education.
They need technocrats. These are supposed to be people who ask no questions and tell no tales, sort of like 90% of the think tank denizens we see in the news all the time, trying to explain things they refuse to understand. So it is with science: if it makes interesting goodies that can be exploited or if it enables rulers to exploit, then it is good. And if it is all about understanding systems and changing our way of using things or dealing with people in a liberal fashion, this is evil with these people.
The marginalization of Al Gore continues. The need to fool people into hating him or covering their ears when they hear his voice, is nearly universal within our mainstream media which conspired to destroy his Presidency. The direction we would have taken if he was allowed to win as he did win, hurts to imagine. We got eight years of Skull and Boneheaded stupidity.
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
Published: 29 November 2006
The Bush administration could be forced to take action on global warming using a 30-year-old piece of legislation to control the nation's vast emissions of greenhouse gases.
The US Supreme Court will today be asked to force the government to order its environmental regulatory body to control, as a matter of the public health, the amount of carbon dioxide pumped out by vehicles.
Amid a growing disparity between the Bush administration and many US states on the issue of global warming, it will be the first time the country's highest court has heard a case relating to climate change.
The Opus Dei gang wants a dead earth because then Jesus will come in all his Glory and say, 'Wow, you guys would wreck the Garden of Eden and Heaven! What a great job you did, destroying this earth! As a reward, you get to live here for all eternity. Welcome to Hell, dudes!' Um, can't they see this? Eh?
The global warming news just keeps getting worse. Things are deteriorating much faster than anyone anticipated, and the pace continues to accelerate. Now comes news that CO2 concentrations at the North Pole are rising 2.5 to 3 times faster than they were just a decade and a half ago. Guardian:
Like all systems ballooning, it gets worse and worse faster and faster until the peak is reached, the bubble pops, everyone dies and then things get back to normal. This cycle is not one we humans should want to have, we, the dominant species, are the ones slated to be eliminated.
By BETH DUFF-BROWN
EUREKA, NUNAVUT TERRITORY — Scientists are peering into the clouds near the top of the world, trying to solve a mystery and learn something new about global warming.
The mystery is the droplets of water in the clouds. With the North Pole just 685 miles away, they should be frozen, yet more of them are liquid than anyone expected.
So the scientists working out of a converted blue cargo container are trying to determine whether the clouds are one of the causes — or effects — of Earth's warming atmosphere.
"Much to our surprise, we found that Arctic clouds have got lots of super-cooled liquid water in them," said Taneil Uttal, of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
With NASA reporting that 2005 was the warmest year on record worldwide, the debate over global warming marches on, but not here.
The death march of the debate over global warming is being conducted at gun-point by Cheney who shut down much of northern Florida this week so he could have a blast blasting away at tame birds and tame lawyers. Cheney can't tolerate talk of global warming. Gun in hand, he snarls at the American people and then swills beers with the Presidents of Exxon/Mobil and the Saudi Royals.
Even so, $500 million is a mighty high price tag for a presidential library. In comparison, Clinton's cost $165 million, which was more than double the tab for Bush 41's.
So why is Bush 43 shooting for half-a-bil? According to an insider, the amount is "so much bigger than anything that's been tried before. But the more you have, the more influence [on history] you can exert."
In other words, it's going to take a hell of a lot of money to try and perform the political alchemy of turning Bush's legacy of tragic failure into something future generations won't need a gas mask and an air sickness bag to study.
So where is the $500 million going to come from?
According to the New York Daily News, Bush fundraisers hope to raise half their goal -- $250 million -- in "megadonations" of $10 million to $20 million from "wealthy heiresses, Arab nations, and captains of industry."
They should make an oil well, a bed with a wax model of Bush kissing Gannon and the Saudi Royals and of course, the bin Laden Canis Cavum. You go inside and get it up the ass.
Bush shamelessly solicits money from the same people who are trying to keep us on this disasterous path, the inconvenient truth is, we continue this way, we get eliminated by Mother Nature who can be much nastier than Babs Bush. Much nastier.
Here is an interview with Gore from Sweden:
Here it the Exxon/Mobil cartoon making fun of this very serious, life and death topic: