Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to "spread awareness of man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for fighting it." By that logic Rosie O'Donnell should win for spreading awareness of obesity and shrill political discourse. It used to be that you were awarded the Nobel Prize for, you know, actually doing something. Flying around in your Gulf Stream VXI and being driven to rubber chicken dinners in your Escalade motorcade while maintaining 40,000+ square feet of heated, air conditioned, lit and plumbed living space to "raise awareness of global warming" is not accomplishing anything, other than straining the bounds of credibility and hypocrisy.
The worst part of this once prestigious award being granted to Al Gore and the U.N., other than the fact that two more feckless entities could scarcely be imagined, is that even if Gore and the poltroons in Turtle Bay were living in in yurts made of recycled tampons and going to and from work on pogo sticks it wouldn't change the fact that most of everything you hear about global warming is based on junk science. So much so that it's not science at all. My fellow citizens on left who cling to the tenets of global warming the way Richard Simmons' shorts cling to his sweaty thighs, are the first to point out the spurious science involved in intelligent design. Yet 99.9999% of what they believe they believe on faith because asno gordos like Gore have told them so.
Time and again, "researchers" have released reports designed to influence policy and actually do, that upon any serious inspection prove to false. But hey, why bother with facts when one can merely raise awareness?
Good story on global warming from The Cato Institute and another from Reason Magazine.