Monday, March 1, 2010

Al Gore Joins New Weather Underground

Al Gore's latest book, called "Our Choice," depicts on its cover an image of an earth ravaged by hurricanes resulting from human-caused global warming, as does the movie poster for his film "An Inconvenient Truth."

But such images are being called "misleading" now that the latest research shows the rise in hurricane frequency since 1995 was just part of a natural cycle going back a century, and that the most likely impact of any global warming will be to decrease the frequency of tropical storms.

Following the announcement of that research by the lead scientist at the National Hurricane Center and an MIT meteorology professor, Mr. Gore announced he was joining a radical new group committed to instituting a dictatorship of the scientifically-challenged by organizing outside the peer-review process and "breaking the chains of the scientific method."

"We are the new Weather Underground," said Gore, referring to an earlier protest organization whose foundational document was titled "You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows." The foundational document of Gore's new group is similarly titled "You Don't Need Climate Science to Know the Size of Our Egos."

Associated articles: Weekly Standard; Times of London

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