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Al Gore's movie is full of nonsense!

Listen to these two Fabulous Paul Shanklin Parodies, courtesy of www.rushlimbaugh.com

1.) Al Gore sings "What a Horrible World"

2.) Al Gore sings "Ball Of Fire"

And the most annoying song you will ever hear

George Carlin: The Planet is Fine

Sarah Silverman's Plan on Global Warming

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I can't help it. The hype surrounding this abomination requires it's own friggin' page! According to Big Al, we only have ten years before global warming becomes irreversible. He is just parroting the high profile professor of doom and gloom, Dr. James E. Hansen of Colombia University. Hansen has spent a lot of time whining to the media that the Bush Administration is preventing him from talking to the media. He didn't seem to have any trouble getting on 60 minutes or NPR. And since when do 1,400 media interviews = Muzzled? Every time Hansen opens his yap it's to cry foul. As far back as 1971 Hansen has no problem appearing in the media--except that back then he was warning of a "New Ice Age." That's right, the same James Hansen that gave Al Gore the exaggerated 20-foot seal level rise (although even the IPCC warns of only 17-23 inches) for his ridiculous movie, appeared in the Washington Post in 1971. Here are some more of Hansen's escapades...

The Incredible James Hansen - By Bill Steigerwald - If you've paid any attention to the global warming debate, you've heard of James Hansen.
Hansen is the politicized NASA climate scientist who virtually invented the global warming issue in the broiling summer of 1988 when he was the star doomsayer at Senate hearings called by Al Gore.
Since then, Hansen has received better press than Mother Teresa. In hundreds of interviews and glowing profiles, the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies has been treated as objective and/or infallible by an adoring mainstream liberal media.
Yet Hansen's not even close to being an objective scientist. He is openly ideological and rabidly partisan. His political pals and financial patrons are liberal Democrats -- Gore, John Kerry and left-wing groups funded by George Soros and Teresa Heinz... (10/03/07)

NewsBusters: NASA's Hansen Claims He's Being 'Swift-boated' by Critics - By Noel Sheppard - A fascinating new liberal defense mechanism has arisen in the past couple of years: Whenever you want to dodge criticism, just claim you are being swift-boated.
In fact, this has become such a part of political parlance that Microsoft Word now recognizes the term "swift-boated" without highlighting it as errant. Isn't that special?
With that in mind, the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James Hansen, is claiming that recent accusations made about him - that he was involved in a GISS report in 1971 predicting an ice age, and that he received money from multi-billionaire George Soros - are nothing more than swift-boating by his critics...(09/29/07)

Global Warming: Swift Boating - In my post, "Follow the Money" I point out that the campaign for Global Warming was paid for in large measure by George Soros' money groups. For Global Warming activist James Hansen, that figure is about $720-thousand.
In "Oregon's Energy Policy: It's About Shoes & Stuff" I point out that our state governor's approach to Global Warming as evidenced by his Climate Change Group was flawed.
But the criticism remains. The Global Warming hoax has an agenda. And while complaining about reports on his funding sources--he refers to those who criticize him as "swift-boaters and contrarians"--he actually lets you take a peek at the economic agenda driving the Global Warming Hoax... (09/29/07)

NewsBusters: NASA's Hansen Mentioned in Soros Foundations Annual Report - By Noel Sheppard - As NewsBuster Jake Gontesky reported, an editorial in Investor's Business Daily Monday claimed one of billionaire leftist George Soros's foundations gave $720,000 in 2006 to the head of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James Hansen.
Since this editorial was published, according to LexisNexis and Google News searches, not one major media outlet has reported these allegations.
Maybe even more shocking is that had press outlets looked into this matter - you know, acted like journalists instead of advocates! - they would have found Hansen's name prominently mentioned in the 2006 Soros Foundations Network Report (relevant section on page 123):
Scientist Protests NASA's Censorship Attempts -
James E. Hansen, the director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA, protested attempts to silence him after officials at NASA ordered him to refer press inquiries to the public affairs office and required the presence of a public affairs representative at any interview. The Government Accountability Project, a whistleblower protection organization and OSI grantee, came to Hansen's defense by providing legal and media advice. The campaign on Hansen's behalf resulted in a decision by NASA to revisit its media policy.
Fascinating, wouldn't you agree?
Here, in Soros Foundations' annual report, is a direct connection to Hansen, along with an admission that "The campaign on Hansen's behalf resulted in a decision by NASA to revisit its media policy."
As is typical, a global warming obsessed media don't find this newsworthy. Think they'd be so disinterested if this smoking gun involved an oil company giving money to a Republican official?
While you ponder, forward to page 143 (emphasis added):
note: The Strategic Opportunities Fund includes grants related to Hurricane Katrina ($1,652,841); media policy ($1,060,000); and politicization of science ($720,000).
Add it all up, and everything the IBD editorial claimed - that a high-ranking official at NASA may have received money from an organization funded by George Soros in order to politicize science -- is actually available in this annual report.
Yet, not one media outlet thought this was newsworthy.
How disgraceful. (09/26/07)

The Real James "Hack" Hansen
Newsbusters: Is Global Warming Alarmist James Hansen a Shill for George Soros? - By Jake Gontesky - The claims against anthropogenic global warming skeptics are often the same: they're all shills for big oil or other industry wishing to poke holes in the 'consensus theory' of global warming (which isn't a consensus at all). Under the so-called "politicization of science" program, George Soros' (the favorite fundraiser of many democrats) has reportedly given as much as $720,000 to Hansen to help package his alarmist claims and get them pushed by the mainstream media (The Soros Threat to Democracy):

How many people, for instance, know that James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely "NASA whistleblower" standing up to the mighty U.S. government, was really funded by Soros' Open Society Institute , which gave him "legal and media advice"?

That's right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros' flagship "philanthropy," by as much as $720,000, most likely under the OSI's "politicization of science" program.

So he got some big paychecks from Soros - but was there a quid pro quo? The evidence certainly indicates as much:

That may have meant that Hansen had media flacks help him get on the evening news to push his agenda and lawyers pressuring officials to let him spout his supposedly "censored" spiel for weeks in the name of advancing the global warming agenda.

Hansen even succeeded, with public pressure from his nightly news performances, in forcing NASA to change its media policies to his advantage. Had Hansen's OSI-funding been known, the public might have viewed the whole production differently. The outcome could have been different.

Did Soros' funding pay off? You be the judge. Do a quick google search on James Hansen to read any of the thousands of mainstream media stories touting Hansen's claims of censorship by the Bush administration. This wouldn't be the first time credibility questions have been raised regarding Hansen and his alarmist claims [see "When does 1,400 Media Interviews = Muzzled" (03/20/07)].

But the alarmist's favorite poster-boy James Hansen is hardly the only benefactor of Soros' funding designed to get more media play for politicized topics important to the left - check out the full article for more on the non-disclosure disclosures regarding immigration and other big topics of the day.
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Jake Gontesky routinely writes columns exploring the mainstream media coverage of the global warming debate and other topics in the world of atmospheric science. As a meteorologist, his viewpoints are frequently explored from a scientific standpoint rather than a purely political one. Read more at Notes in the Margin. (09/26/07)

The Soros Threat To Democracy - By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY - Democracy: George Soros is known for funding groups such as MoveOn.org that seek to manipulate public opinion. So why is the billionaire's backing of what he believes in problematic? In a word: transparency.
George Soros & MoveOn.org: Exclusive Series
How many people, for instance, know that James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely "NASA whistleblower" standing up to the mighty U.S. government, was really funded by Soros' Open Society Institute , which gave him "legal and media advice"?
That's right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros' flagship "philanthropy," by as much as $720,000, most likely under the OSI's "politicization of science" program.
That may have meant that Hansen had media flacks help him get on the evening news to push his agenda and lawyers pressuring officials to let him spout his supposedly "censored" spiel for weeks in the name of advancing the global warming agenda.
Hansen even succeeded, with public pressure from his nightly news performances, in forcing NASA to change its media policies to his advantage. Had Hansen's OSI-funding been known, the public might have viewed the whole production differently. The outcome could have been different.
That's not the only case. Didn't the mainstream media report that 2006's vast immigration rallies across the country began as a spontaneous uprising of 2 million angry Mexican-flag waving illegal immigrants demanding U.S. citizenship in Los Angeles, egged on only by a local Spanish-language radio announcer?
Turns out that wasn't what happened, either. Soros' OSI had money-muscle there, too, through its $17 million Justice Fund. The fund lists 19 projects in 2006. One was vaguely described involvement in the immigration rallies. Another project funded illegal immigrant activist groups for subsequent court cases.
So what looked like a wildfire grassroots movement really was a manipulation from OSI's glassy Manhattan offices. The public had no way of knowing until the release of OSI's 2006 annual report... (09/24/07)

A re-hash, but well worth the reminder that James Hansen, (Al Gore's mentor) is nothing but an environmental hack.
Global Warming Scientist Once Warned Of 'Ice Age' - By Doug Ware, KUTV.com - (KUTV) WASHINGTON - A NASA scientist, who is now sounding the alarm over global warming's threat to the planet, once believed that pumping too many greenhouse gases into the air would have the opposite effect -- a modern day ice age.
James Hansen is currently among scientists who believe that carbon dioxide emissions are warming the planet's atmosphere -- posing a grave threat to the environment and humans' ability to adapt to it. Many others -- like public preachers Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio -- share the same view in what seems to be the "hot button" issue of the moment.
But 36-years ago, it appears, Hansen had a completely different warning -- in what may be the scientific equivalent of a grandiose political 'flip-flop.'
In a Washington Post story dated July 9, 1971, Hansen -- then a research associate at Columbia University -- warned of a modern day ice age, which would cause the planet's temperature to plummet as many as six degrees.
The reason, he said then, was a fine dust emitted into the air via carbon dioxide pollution that would eventually become so dense that it would block sunlight and result in cooler temperatures -- a scenario exactly the opposite of what leading climatologists say is happening now, that greenhouse gases are trapping heat inside the Earth's atmosphere.
Hansen and one of his research partners believed that the problem was so severe that the "ice age" could happen between five and ten years after the report -- putting the prediction for extreme global cooling between about 1976 and 1981.
It didn't happen.
Now a scientist for NASA, Hansen is facing criticism by some for an immense change of heart. How could he have predicted something so importunate at the time -- only to make a 180-degree turn 35-years later, and completely head in the opposite direction?
In fact, the 1971 report even claims that Hansen and his associate dismissed the idea of global warming.
"They found no need to worry about the carbon dioxide that fuel-burning puts in the atmosphere," the Washington Post report. (09/23/07)

More Questionable Global Warming Data Hijinks - By Steve Verdon - Steve McIntyre at Climate Audit appears to have caught NASA and James Hansen quietly changing data that is available on NASA's website. (09/22/07)

Cold yet? - NASA scientist James E. Hansen, who has publicly criticized the Bush administration for dragging its feet on climate change and labeled skeptics of man-made global warming as distracting "court jesters," appears in a 1971 Washington Post article that warns of an impending ice age within 50 years. "U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age Coming," blares the headline of the July 9, 1971, article, which cautions readers that the world "could be as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age, a leading atmospheric scientist predicts." The scientist was S.I. Rasool, a colleague of Mr. Hansen's at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The article goes on to say that Mr. Rasool came to his chilling conclusions by resorting in part to a new computer program developed by Mr. Hansen that studied clouds above Venus. The 1971 article, discovered this week by Washington resident John Lockwood while he was conducting related research at the Library of Congress, says that "in the next 50 years" - or by 2021 - fossil-fuel dust injected by man into the atmosphere "could screen out so much sunlight that the average temperature could drop by six degrees," resulting in a buildup of "new glaciers that could eventually cover huge areas." If sustained over "several years, five to 10," or so Mr. Rasool estimated, "such a temperature decrease could be sufficient to trigger an ice age." Post staff writer Victor Cohn penned the story about the article, which appeared that same day in the journal Science. For his part, Mr. Cohn contacted Gordon F. MacDonald, a top scientist in the Nixon administration, who considered Mr. Rasool a "first-rate atmospheric physicist" whose findings are "consistent with estimates I and others have made." Who to believe? (09/19/07)

Oh the absurdity! I love it when enviros get all worked up!
Al Gore, James Hansen, and Civil Disobedience - By Gordon Clark - In his recent global warming op-ed in the New York Times ("The Big Melt," August 16, 2007) , Nicholas Kristof reported on a conversation with Al Gore in which the former Vice-President said: "I can't understand why there aren't rings of young people blocking bulldozers, and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants." His comment was a reaction to the ever- quickening pace of polar ice meltoff, with all its catastrophic implications, and the huge role played by coal-fired power plants in advancing our demise through global warming. Gore's comment was also strikingly similar to a recent quote from Dr. James Hansen, the top climate scientist at NASA: "It seems to me that young people, especially, should be doing whatever is necessary to block construction of dirty (no CCS) coal-fired power plants." (09/01/07)

Global Warming and James Hansen's Hacks - By Michael Fumento - If you follow the global warming debate, you "know" that nine of the ten warmest years recorded in the U.S. lower 48 since 1880 have occurred since 1995, with the very hottest being 1998. But whaddya know! Those figures are wrong. Data from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) now show the hottest year since 1880 was 1934. Nineteen-ninety-eight dropped to second, while the third hottest year was way back in 1921. Indeed, four of the 10 hottest years were in the 1930s, while only three were in the past decade. (08/16/07)

Al Gore - By James Hansen, Al's special friend - Al Gore understands the science of global warming better than anyone else in the world of politics. His interest was sparked when he was a student at Harvard, studying with the legendary geochemist Roger Revelle, who realized that humanity's pell-mell burning of fossil fuels could make the earth a vastly different and warmer place. (05/04/07)

James Hansen on scientific reticence - A preprint on the arXiv - physics/0703220 (PDF) was written by Rev. James Hansen, the vice-prophet of the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) denomination. He proves that the sea levels will rise more than 6 times (and probably 20 times) faster in the 21st century than they did in the last 50 years. His proof is based on the concept of "scientific reticence" which is an improved version of "scientific consensus". While the consensus method allows one to prove numbers that many people who haven't looked at it carefully - but who voted for the same politicians - agree with even though they don't have any evidence, "scientific reticence" is much better because it allows a scientist to prove numbers that are about 30 times higher than the numbers obtained by the method of the "scientific consensus". The reticence method is thus clearly superior. How does it work? In the context of the sea levels, the existence of reticence is proven by Rev. Hansen's story from California. A lawyer noticed that Hansen was not a glaciologist and he wanted to know the name of at least one glaciologist who publicly agrees with Hansen's statement that the sea level will rise by more than one meter in the next century. Hansen couldn't name one which he uses as a proof that there is "scientific reticence". Because there is no one who publicly agrees with him, it follows that scientists are reticent and their predictions of catastrophes are therefore huge underestimates. (03/27/07)

Official Defends Editing Climate Papers - Former White House Official Defends Editing Changes On Global Warming Reports (03/19/07)

Testimony by James Hansen : Political Interference with Government Climate Change Science - Here we go again. Yawn. (03/19/07)

Inconvenient Truths for Al Gore - A Skeptic's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth - By Marlo Lewis - a running commentary on An Inconvenient Truth, finds that nearly every significant statement Gore makes regarding climate science and climate policy is either one sided, misleading, exaggerated, speculative, or wrong. An extensive summary of AIT's distortions is provided in Appendix A. Below is a list of 25 of egregious examples. (11/21/06)

Documentary or Fiction?

doc-u-men-ta-ry - [dok-yuh-men-tuh-ree, -tree] - noun
Movies, Television. based on or re-creating an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements: a documentary life of Gandhi.

According to the definition above, is does not seem to be a documentary. However, I believe it the first Powerpoint Presentation to win an Oscar. You go Al!

Still don't believe Al's a fraud?
NewsBusters: Gore Used Fictional Video to Illustrate ‘Inconvenient Truth’ - By Noel Sheppard - It goes without saying that climate realists around the world believe Nobel Laureate Al Gore used false information throughout his schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" in order to generate global warming hysteria.
On Friday, it was revealed by ABC News that one of the famous shots of supposed Antarctic ice shelves in the film was actually a computer-generated image from the 2004 science fiction blockbuster "The Day After Tomorrow." [audio available here] (04/22/08)

Hollywood's Big Ho-Hum - "one would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to recoil from the orgy of liberal self-congratulation on display." - Cinnamon Stillwell (02/27/07)

Newsbusters Daily Gaggle

Al Gore's "nine Inconvenient Untruths" - By Sally Peck - Al Gore's environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth contains nine key scientific errors, a High Court judge ruled yesterday.
Watch the trailer for An Inconvenient Truth
The judge declined to ban the Academy Award-winning film from British schools, but ruled that it can only be shown with guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination.
In the documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim, the former US vice president and environmental activist calls on people to fight global warming because "humanity is sitting on a ticking time bomb".
But Judge Michael Burton ruled yesterday that errors had arisen "in the context of alarmism and exaggeration" in order to support Mr Gore's thesis on global warming.
His criticism followed an unsuccessful attempt by Stewart Dimmock, a Kent school governor, to block the Government's plan to screen the documentary in more than 3,500 secondary schools in England and Wales.
The father of two claimed An Inconvenient Truth included "serious scientific inaccuracies, political propaganda and sentimental mush".
The film's distributor, Paramount, warns in its synopsis of the film: "If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced."
But the judge ruled that the "apocalyptic vision" presented in the film was politically partisan and thus not an impartial scientific analysis of climate change.
It is, he ruled, a "political film".
The nine alleged errors in the film:

Mr Gore claims that a sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of either West Antarctica or Greenland "in the near future". The judge said: "This is distinctly alarmist and part of Mr Gore's "wake-up call". He agreed that if Greenland melted it would release this amount of water - "but only after, and over, millennia"."The Armageddon scenario he predicts, insofar as it suggests that sea level rises of seven metres might occur in the immediate future, is not in line with the scientific consensus."

The film claims that low-lying inhabited Pacific atolls "are being inundated because of anthropogenic global warming" but the judge ruled there was no evidence of any evacuation having yet happened.

The documentary speaks of global warming "shutting down the Ocean Conveyor" - the process by which the Gulf Stream is carried over the North Atlantic to western Europe. Citing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the judge said that it was "very unlikely" that the Ocean Conveyor, also known as the Meridional Overturning Circulation, would shut down in the future, though it might slow down.

Mr Gore claims that two graphs, one plotting a rise in C02 and the other the rise in temperature over a period of 650,000 years, showed "an exact fit". The judge said that, although there was general scientific agreement that there was a connection, "the two graphs do not establish what Mr Gore asserts".

Mr Gore says the disappearance of snow on Mt Kilimanjaro was directly attributable to global warming, but the judge ruled that it scientists have not established that the recession of snow on Mt Kilimanjaro is primarily attributable to human-induced climate change.

The film contends that the drying up of Lake Chad is a prime example of a catastrophic result of global warming but the judge said there was insufficient evidence, and that "it is apparently considered to be far more likely to result from other factors, such as population increase and over-grazing, and regional climate variability."

Mr Gore blames Hurricane Katrina and the consequent devastation in New Orleans on global warming, but the judge ruled there was "insufficient evidence to show that".

Mr Gore cites a scientific study that shows, for the first time, that polar bears were being found after drowning from "swimming long distances - up to 60 miles - to find the ice" The judge said: "The only scientific study that either side before me can find is one which indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a storm."That was not to say there might not in future be drowning-related deaths of bears if the trend of regression of pack ice continued - "but it plainly does not support Mr Gore's description".

Mr Gore said that coral reefs all over the world were being bleached because of global warming and other factors. Again citing the IPCC, the judge agreed that, if temperatures were to rise by 1-3 degrees centigrade, there would be increased coral bleaching and mortality, unless the coral could adapt. However, he ruled that separating the impacts of stresses due to climate change from other stresses, such as over-fishing, and pollution was difficult.
A Government spokesman said he would not make any further comment on the case today. (10/10/07)

Inconvenient Hypocrisy

The following is TRUE according to Snopes.com :

Check out the descriptions of the two houses below and see if you can figure out which one belongs to an environmentalist...

HOUSE # 1:

A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern "snow belt," either. It's in the South.

HOUSE # 2:

Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape. This one is in the South also.

HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville,Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned environmentalist (and filmmaker) Al Gore.

HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas. Also known as "the Texas White House," it is the private residence of the President of the United States, George W. Bush

NEW: Permanent Link Added!
Al Gore 'Debates' Global Warming for the First Time in YouTube Video; 'We Debate, You Decide' environmental education video series launched by DemandDebate.com - WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since former Vice President and global warming activist Al Gore has so far refused to debate global warming skeptics, the debate has been brought to him. The public can now watch Al Gore make his case head-to-head against expert climatologists in the first episode of the new environmental education video series, "We Debate, You Decide," launched by DemandDebate.com. The "Al Gore Debates Global Warming" video is posted on YouTube (http://youtube.com/watch?v=XDI2NVTYRXU).
"Al Gore has refused multiple invitations to debate in-person about global warming," said Steve Milloy, executive director of DemandDebate.com. "So we've decided to let video of his previous remarks do the talking for him," Milloy explained. Read the rest of the press release or jump straight to the video. (10/04/07)

Climate Change: Fabricating the Numbers - George C. Landrith - Al Gore has been flying around the globe to tell anyone who will listen that ten of the hottest years in history came in the last eleven years. Gore says the earth has a fever and that we need big government to shovel medicine down our throats to reduce that fever. Only one problem -- Al Gore has his facts wrong!
NASA has quietly released temperature figures for the last 127 years (since 1880). Interestingly enough, the hottest year on record was 1934. And the 1930s hold the record as the hottest decade with four of the ten hottest years. Five of the hottest years were before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Six of the hottest years were before Elvis Presley's first song hit the radio airwaves in 1954. Seven of the hottest years according to NASA were before the end of the first Gulf War in 1991 -- before most Americans had even heard of Bill Clinton.
Gore and his climate change enthusiasts have claimed at different times that the hottest year on record was either 2005 or 1998. Neither is correct. The hottest year occurred more than 72 years ago. Only three of the ten hottest years have occurred in the last 11 years. Where did Al Gore come up with ten? The answer is that he made it up -- like so much else in his fictional movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," he takes great liberties with the facts.
The truth is the world's climate was warmer during the Medieval Warm Period (800-1300 A.D.) than it is now. Interestingly enough, the world's climate has been even warmer in earlier periods. Al Gore won't talk about this.
One of the main problems with the global warming enthusiasts' approach to climate and their claims that the Earth has a fever is that they assume the Earth has a constant climate. Yet, history shows this is simply not the case. The Earth's climate changes all the time. Since the end of the Little Ice Age in the early 19th Century, the Earth's climate has generally warmed. But even during this generalized warming trend, the climate has not been uniform. During the 1920s and 1930s there was a strong warming trend. During the 1940s and 1970s there was a cooling trend. In fact, many of those now claiming the world has a fever warned in the 1970s that another ice age was coming. Continued. (10/04/07)

Al Gore's Movie Is Full of Lies and Distortions - If there were good facts behind "Global Warming" they wouldn't have to lie about it. Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. Gore can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims. (07/01/07)

Debunking global warming alarmism - Here are some "inconvenient truths" - There is no scientific consensus on global warming. Climate is always changing, with or without man. Hurricanes are not getting worse; our tendency to build houses in their path is getting greater. Many big businesses lobby for global warming policies that will increase their profits... and our costs. (06/21/07)

Inconvenient truths - By David Deming, Ph.D., The Sun - The largest single factor driving the debate on global warming is the Al Gore film An Inconvenient Truth. The movie has been marketed as a scientific documentary, but in fact it is an artful and deceptive propaganda film. (05/09/07)

Ali G vs. Borat - [Jim Manzi] - Why is Ali G so much better than Borat? Because it's much better to laugh at a comic when he is making fun of self-important celebrities than when he mocks ordinary people just trying to be nice to someone who is mocking them. I have a lot of sympathy for people who are trying to lead simpler lives. Not so much for vapid celebrities who are hectoring everyone else on the planet. (05/04/07)

Al Gore Global Warming Snafu: How Green Was My Palace? - By Froma Harrop - Can one be big and green? Environmentalists have long pondered whether you can stick solar panels on a battleship of a house and still claim to be the planet's friend. Revelations that Al Gore's manse in Nashville, Tenn., uses 10 times the energy of the average American home have goosed this ongoing debate. How unfortunate that the Paul Revere of global warming - the man who gallops across America to warn of the coming environmental disaster - spends $500 a month to heat his pool alone. (05/03/07)

Meat Mongers

If Al Gore really cared about global warming, he wouldn't eat meat. A U.N. Report says almost one fifth of global warming emissions come from livestock. That's more emissions than from all of the world's transportation combined. So that means the most significant way one can reduce his carbon footprint, is to become a vegetarian. In fact, one single beef eater, like Al Gore, going vegetarian would reduce more greenhouse gasses than 25 Americans trading in their SUV's for Priuses. So the next time one of these pompous Prius driving greenies preaches their global warming bullshit, tell them to shove that Prius up their pooper as soon as they're done shoving that pizza down their piehole.

Killer cow emissions - Livestock are a leading source of greenhouse gases. It's a silent but deadly source of greenhouse gases that contributes more to global warming than the entire world transportation sector, yet politicians almost never discuss it, and environmental lobbyists and other green activist groups seem unaware of its existence.
That may be because it's tough to take cow flatulence seriously. But livestock emissions are no joke.
Most of the national debate about global warming centers on carbon dioxide, the world's most abundant greenhouse gas, and its major sources -- fossil fuels. Seldom mentioned is that cows and other ruminants, such as sheep and goats, are walking gas factories that take in fodder and put out methane and nitrous oxide, two greenhouse gases that are far more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide. Methane, with 21 times the warming potential of CO2, comes from both ends of a cow, but mostly the front. Frat boys have nothing on bovines, as it's estimated that a single cow can belch out anywhere from 25 to 130 gallons of methane a day. (10/15/07)

Global warming overkill - JAY AMBROSE - First thing we do, let's kill all the cows, because the globe is warming, catastrophe is headed our way, and the worldwide cattle industry is largely responsible, a far worse peril to climate stability than SUVs and, for that matter, all the cars, trucks, planes and other modes of transportation in glorious combination. Data about the world's 1.5 billion cattle and other livestock generating 18 percent of the greenhouse gases released in the atmosphere comes from a 400-page U.N. report that just might make Al Gore squirm when he speaks in Denver in October. An animal rights group -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- plans to protest his eating of meat in contradiction to the crusade he's been waging. How's that for poetic justice! [...] So, no, let's don't kill the cows, and let's don't get carried away with Gore-style global warming hype. We ought to keep studying the question and, for a variety of reasons, explore alternatives to oil, rely more on nuclear energy, find ways to clean up emissions from burning coal and more -- but let's avoid endangering extremes on behalf of conjectures that are far from settled science. (09/14/07)

Global Warming and ... Cow Farts - By Ken Taylor - Yes, you read the title right. A study released this week in London claims that the release of methane gas, (cow farts), from grazing cows is a contributing factor to Global Warming ! Now of course cows have been grazing and farting for centuries but now they contribute to Global Warming. The study also is calling for the reduction of the consumption of red meat which will reduce the need for cows, (you know the old Capitalist supply and demand thing), which in turn will reduce methane gas,(cow farts), released into the atmosphere. The study also states that men because of a greater consumption of red meat contribute more to Global Warming than women because of their release of methane gas. Yeah, you guessed it....man farts. So gentleman remember the next time you enjoy that hamburger or steak you are a contributor to the, "Global Warming Crisis." Personally I plan on sitting down to a big T-Bone, enjoying every juicy bite, thanking God for the cow who contributed to Global Warming while grazing and getting fat producing my T-Bone. If after finishing my delicious meal I too happen to contribute to Global Warming...please...ah...excuse me! Ken Taylor http://theliberalslies.blogspot.com (09/14/07)

Eating Less Meat May Slow Climate Change - By MARIA CHENG - LONDON (AP) -- Eating less meat could help slow global warming by reducing the number of livestock and thereby decreasing the amount of methane flatulence from the animals, scientists said on Thursday. In a special energy and health series of the medical journal The Lancet, experts said people should eat fewer steaks and hamburgers. Reducing global red meat consumption by 10 percent, they said, would cut the gases emitted by cows, sheep and goats that contribute to global warming. "We are at a significant tipping point," said Geri Brewster, a nutritionist at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York, who was not connected to the study. "If people knew that they were threatening the environment by eating more meat, they might think twice before ordering a burger," Brewster said. You're right. Make mine a double burger...with cheese! (09/12/07)

Trying to Connect the Dinner Plate to Climate Change - By CLAUDIA H. DEUTSCH - EVER since "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore has been the darling of environmentalists, but that movie hardly endeared him to the animal rights folks. According to them, the most inconvenient truth of all is that raising animals for meat contributes more to global warming than all the sport utility vehicles combined. (08/29/07)

Ignoring the meat of the global warming issue - By NEIL REYNOLDS - We all emit greenhouse gases simply by breathing - one kilogram of carbon dioxide a day, on average, per person. Since there are six billion of us, we collectively emit more than two trillion kilograms of carbon dioxide a year. Scientists don't hold these emissions against us. What public policy options, after all, exist? Breath control? All animals emit greenhouse gases and by comparison, humans are relatively restrained respirators. The planet's livestock animals alone, for example, breathe out three billion tonnes of CO{-2} a year. Livestock, indeed, emit more GHG into the atmosphere than all of the cars, freight trucks, railways, airplanes and container ships in the entire world. (08/01/07)

Sorry Al, you can't be taken seriously unless you're a vegan. Study Links Beef Production To Global Warming - Japanese scientists have concluded that beef production typically contributes more to global warming than cars do. A study commissioned by the National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science in Tsukuba, Japan, and published in the Animal Science Journal, found that producing 2.2 pounds of beef generates more carbon dioxide than an average car does every 160 miles. (07/20/07)

Save the planet with a vegetarian diet - By Patrice Green - Most people are neglecting one of the most important steps toward stopping global warming: adopting a vegetarian diet. Americans need to know that what we eat has a huge impact on the environment - and changing our diet can make a difference. Animal agriculture, a major source of water pollution and deforestation, has become one of the biggest culprits in global warming. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a report this year showing that farmed animals are a top contributor to today's serious environmental problems, including greenhouse gases. The report found that livestock produced 35 percent to 40 percent of all methane emissions (which have 23 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide), 65 percent of nitrous oxide (which is 320 times as warming as carbon dioxide) and 64 percent of ammonia, which contributes to acid rain. (07/19/07)

Gore Gorges on Overfished Sea Bass - By Pam Meister - Here's yet another addition to the annals of the "do as I say crowd." The rehearsal dinner for Al Gore's youngest daughter's wedding last week featured, among other items, Chilean sea bass for 75. Sounds yummy! Unfortunately, Chilean sea bass is considered to be a threatened species, although not yet technically endangered: Not only that, but as this particular fish is found nowhere near Beverly Hills, where the wedding was held, I'm guessing it was flown in. How much carbon was spewed into the air so that Gore's guests could dine on one of the most sought-after fish in the sea? I'm guessing the busy Gore hasn't had time to read the book promoted by Live Earth organizers called the Global Warming Survival Handbook, which urges us to eat locally. (07/18/07)

UK: Methane-belching cows add to global warming - BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Finding a way to help cows belch less can help reduce global warming, a United Kingdom scientist said Monday. Michael Abberton, a scientist at the UK-based Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, noted the average dairy cow belches out about 100 to 200 liters of methane each day. He said diet changes are a key potential factor in reducing this greenhouse gas. "There is a common misperception about how methane gets into the atmosphere," he said. "It is actually through belching rather than the other end." (07/10/07)

How Vegan Flatulence Contributes to Global Warming: New Research in New York City - Greenwich Village, N.Y. -- You can definitely smell it, but you can't see it. The United States Department of Agriculture has released reports stating that when you smell vegan flatulence, you're also smelling greenhouse gas emissions. That will be the focus of new research that might happen right here in the Village. (07/01/07)

"Fight Global Warming, Give Up Meat" - By Kevin McCandless, Correspondent - London (CNSNews.com) - A leaked e-mail message has led to speculation that the British government plans to promote vegetarianism as part of a broader strategy to fight climate change. In a message sent earlier this year to a vegetarian lobbying group, the Environment Agency -- a statutory body set up under a 1995 law -- said it was considering ways to deal with global warming, one of which was to encourage people to eat less meat. (06/12/07)

Vegetarian Union Challenges Al Gore and Global Climate Activists to Acknowledge the Most 'Inconvenient Truth' - The Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA) challenges global warming activists and environmentalists to acknowledge the "Inconvenient Truth" that eating animals and their byproducts is the single greatest cause of global warming and that humankind can take an essential and enormous step in reducing global warming by eating lower on the food chain -- ideally, a plant-based diet. VUNA is initiating a major campaign to urge Al Gore and the environmental community to transfer the meat from their plates to the center of their climate change-fighting agendas. (05/14/07)

Stop global warming: eat plants? - By GRAEME MCRANOR, 24 HOURS - "The production of animal-based foods uses a huge amount of resources and an incredible amount of energy from fossil fuel to produce," says Brazier. "Food production and its transportation is the No. 1 draw (05/09/07)

Global Warming Rebuke: Hurricane Forecaster Blasts Al Gore - What would Weather Channel alarmist Dr. Heidi Cullen say? Dr. William Gray has ripped Al Gore for his extremism and alarmist methods of promoting global warming with doomsday scenarios. The chief hurricane forecaster called Al Gore "a gross alarmist" Friday for making an Oscar-winning documentary about global warming. "He's one of these guys that preaches the end of the world type of things." (04/07/07)

Truth: So easy, a caveman sixth grader can do it.

Are you smarter than a sixth grader?
Al Gore hasn't even managed to convince 6th graders that man is responsible for our planet's "fever"...

Global warming on trial : Sixth-graders decide that humans aren't to blame - LONGMONT - Humans don't cause global warming, a jury of sixth graders at Trail Ridge Middle School concluded Thursday after hearing opposing arguments from their peers. (03/23/07)

What Al Gore Really Wants - Al Gore made his triumphant return to Washington on Wednesday to give testimony before Democrat-controlled committees in the House and Senate. He returned, not as a failed presidential candidate, but as an environmentalist prophet. The real issue here isn't about carbon dioxide or global temperature readings or coal-burning power plants or federal fuel efficiency standards. It's about mankind's relationship to nature. (03/23/07)

Gore on the Rocks - Consensus is reached: Gore's global-warming alarmism is overblown. As international celebrity and film star Al Gore prepared to testify about global warming on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, it was already apparent that the hot air may be leaking out of the global-warming balloon. By Steven F. Hayward (03/23/07)

Skeptic calls environmental activists "hypocritical" - A global warming skeptic says Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is being hypocritical by urging Americans to cut back on energy consumption while he's building a house that's larger than most elementary schools. (03/23/07)

Al Gore's Congressional Lovefest - By Steven Milloy - Al Gore unabashedly announced in Congress this week that he's coming for our wallets. In his over-the-top testimony about global warming being a "planetary emergency" and "the greatest crisis we've ever faced," Gore testified on behalf of energy taxes and other policies that would result in more expensive energy - including a total ban on the incandescent light bulb. (03/23/07)

Al Gore accused of dodging debate on global warming claims - A former policy advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says Al Gore - the man some Democrats on Capitol Hill call an "environmental prophet" - "doesn't have the guts or the facts" to face him in a debate on whether humans' effect on the climate is dangerous. (03/23/07)

Global warming truth too inconvenient for Gore Movie and Books Rife with Mistakes and Misstatements, Says NCPA's Burnett - While former Vice President Al Gore did his best to limit his exposure to serious critiques in today's Congressional hearings, a scholar with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says "he cannot hide from the various mistakes, misstatements and outright falsehoods in his movie and books on global warming." (03/23/07)

TRUTH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING TOO INCONVENIENT FOR GORE - While former Vice President Al Gore did his best to limit his exposure while testifying at Congressional hearings, he cannot hide from the various mistakes, misstatements and outright falsehoods in his movie and books on global warming, says H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis. (03/23/07)

Taking closer look at Al Gore's truth - The post-Oscar attacks on Al Gore for living in a mansion that consumes 20 times as much energy as the average American house were enjoyable, but unfair. Gore's consumption of fossil fuels has nothing to do with the arguments he has been advancing about climate change. After all, his thesis is empirical, not subjective. It doesn't matter a lick whether Al Gore is a hypocrite. What matters is whether or not he is right. (03/23/07)

"Global warming is fiction" Expert says Al Gore's testimony is completely wrong - WASHINGTON - A former Sierra Club member says Al Gore was promoting science fiction during his testimony on Capitol Hill about global warming. In addition, he contends the former vice president's proposals to fight global warming would raise energy prices and severely hinder the U.S. economy. (03/23/07)

Senator James Inhofe's Opening Statement at EPW Hearing - YouTube Video (03/22/07)

Bjorn Lomborg and Al Gore: testimonies - Bjorn Lomborg is an interesting thinker but he is still a kind of environmentalist. In his testimony, he will calculate that if the mankind follows the Anti-Christ, it will lead to a genocide of millions of people. (03/22/07)

Al Gore Tells Congress to Tax Pollution and CO2 to Solve Global Warming Crisis - And, as you might expect, Gore called for Congress to create "pollution" taxes. In his view, taxes should be reduced on employment and production to make way for new taxes on the pollution one emits, mainly CO2. Read the prepared text of Gore's testimony (03/22/07)

AL'S WARMING LIES & THE REAL 'INCONVENIENT TRUTH' - By IAIN MURRAY - March 22, 2007 -- AL Gore was born and spent most of his life in Washington, D.C. Yesterday, he returned to the fever swamp to show he's forgotten none of his old political tricks. (03/22/07)

Al Gore asks us if we are ready to change our lives. Senator Inhofe asked Al Gore the same question. (03/22/07)

Is Al Gore a hypocrite? According to John M. Crisp of the Scripps Howard News Service, it doesn't matter. (03/19/07)

Whose Ox Is Gored? - By John Fund, WSJ - The media discover the former vice president's environmental exaggerations and hypocrisy. (03/19/07)

Do As I Say, Not As I Spew - The message comes across loud and clear: The Gores are rich, and rich people are going to burn a lot of energy. They won't let their belief in global warming crimp their lifestyle. (03/06/07)

Al Gore's Inconvenient Lies - Al Gore lies? Global warming is a lie? Yes, if you ask many international meteorologists (03/05/07)

It's a joke, right! - ANY day now, global warming will change from the world's biggest scare to the world's biggest joke. By Andrey Bolt of the Herald Sun, Austrailia's biggest-selling daily newspaper. (03/02/07)

Al Gore ignores eating meat as cause of global warming - According to PETA, if Al Gore was serious, he would stop eating meat. YouTube Video

Hypocrisy Update: Al Gore's Home Uses 20 Times the Energy of Average American's - In another classic example of liberals telling Americans to "Do As I Say, Not As I Do,"Dr. Global Warming Himself, aka Al Gore, has been identified by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research as talking a good game about energy conservation while not walking the walk. (02/27/07)

Al Gore's Personal Energy Use Is His Own "Inconvenient Truth" - Last night, Al Gore's global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy. (02/26/07)

Sean Hannity Exposes Al Gore's Inconvenient Global Warming Hypocrisy - On Sunday's "Hannity's America", the host demonstrated how the country's leading global warming alarmist, Dr. Al Gore, is a perfect example of a liberal who doesn't come close to following the lofty environmental ideals he demands of the rest of us (video available here). (02/20/06)

Gore isn't quite as green as he's led the world to believe - The issue here is not simply Gore's hypocrisy; it's a question of credibility. (12/07/06)

Follow the Money

If you happen to be "climate skeptic", you must be a schill for the oil companies. That's what the global warming alarmists will have you believe. The facts are that all scientists have to eat. They all get paid.

NBC Nightly News Joins Newsweek in Smearing Global Warming 'Deniers' - By Brent Baker - Only days after Newsweek was embarrassed when its own columnist, Robert Samuelson, excoriated the magazine for a "fundamentally misleading" and "highly contrived" cover story meant to defame the global warming "denial machine," Wednesday's NBC Nightly News aired an equally distorted story which smeared "deniers," a term no doubt meant to conjure a similarity to dishonorable Holocaust deniers. Reporter Anne Thompson began her crusading piece with "In Denial" on screen over video of the Cato Institute's Patrick Michaels. She fretted about "interest groups fueled by powerful companies, including oil giant ExxonMobil." Citing the far-left Union of Concerned Scientists, she highlighted their claim that "ExxonMobil gave almost $16 million over seven years to denier groups, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute." But as Marc Morano, of the minority staff of the Senate's Committee on Environment and Public Works, disclosed in a posting, "proponents of man-made global warming have been funded to the tune of $50 BILLION in the last decade or so," not even counting the impact of one-sided media reporting, "while skeptics have received a paltry $19 MILLION." (08/16/07)

Follow the oil money but what about the grant money?
Funding boost for global warming campaign - Climate Concern has received a £2,700 grant towards its campaign to make people aware of the dangers of global warming. The National Lottery Awards for All grant will boost the campaign's bid to bring home to everyone the urgency of the situation, by persuading as many people as possible to see the Al Gore environmental film An Inconvenient Truth. (08/01/07)

Its bad if skeptics take money for research but it's OK if you're an advocate!
Santa Cruz will pay city global warming czar $80,000 a year - The Associated Press - SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- There's a job opening in Santa Cruz for the newly created position of global warming czar. The pay: $80,000 a year. (07/13/07)

Follow the Global Warming Money - Interesting global warming story. Oh. I've got actually two interesting global warming stories. The first one here from JunkScience.com, Steve Milloy. "Should conservatives give up the fight just as the tide is turning in their favor in the debate over global warming? "In the cover story of the June 25 National Review, software company CEO Jim Manzi wrote that conservatives should stop 'denying' that humans are warming the planet and instead figure out how to use global warming to 'peel off' 1 percent of the vote in the 2008 presidential election. Manzi claims that this strategy could represent a 'principled stand' for a 'clever candidate.' But Manzi's strategy, in fact, represents the snatching of defeat from the jaws of victory -- and all for relatively few votes of uncertain, if any, political value. (06/29/07)

Media Ignore Al Gore's Financial Ties to Global Warming - Former Vice President Al Gore has built a Green money-making machine capable of eventually generating billions of dollars for investors, including himself, but he set it up so that the average Joe can't afford to play on Gore's terms. And the US portion is headed up by a former Gore staffer and fund raiser who previously ran afoul of both the FEC and the DOJ, before Janet Reno jumped in and shut down an investigation during the Clinton years. (03/02/07)

INTERVIEW-World Bank needs $10 billion - plus climate fund-chief scientist - LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The World Bank wants to breathe life back into a mooted $10 billion-plus fund to combat climate change which would need public and private sector backing, its Chief Scientist Robert Watson told Reuters on Tuesday. (02/20/07)

Inconvenient Propaganda

STUMPTALK: A dangerous movement sweeps the nation - By Phil Billington - Why do so many people believe this hoax? Inundated daily with propaganda by pseudo-scientists and certified intellectuals, most people mindlessly accept and repeat the nonsense that global warming is America's fault - the result of too much capitalism. Why target carbon dioxide emissions when it represents only .054 percent of the total atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHG) and the contribution by the world's autos and factories combined is still a smaller part? (It's the only GHG that can be blamed on capitalism?) Notice how many times "global warming" is repeated in the media. The public has been conditioned to fill in the blanks. (02/04/08)

Inconvenient propagandist: How Al Gore distorts facts - By Simon Basseyn - If only the title of Al Gore's iconic global warming documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," was the only misleading thing about it. On Oct. 8, the British High Court, following an appeal by a vexed parent, blocked the government's decision to distribute the film to every British secondary school. The court ruled that the partisan, ideologically charged film is deceptive in at least 11 aspects.
By law, any teacher who wishes to present the documentary in a classroom in Britain must not only identify the specious "truths" to students, but also preface the film with a disclaimer that it is a political work promoting only one side of the debate. Should any instructor fail to do so, he or she would be in breach of the Education Act of 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination.
Essentially, England's highest authority, akin to our Supreme Court, is defining the movie as propaganda, no different than the fabrications spread by any other extreme, radical group in history.
Propaganda is defined as a "manipulation of information to influence public opinion ... often containing misleading statements and lies. Propagandists emphasize the elements of information that support their position and de-emphasize or exclude those that do not." (10/16/07)

Friday, October 12, 2007
Al Gore Awarded Nobel prize.
Anyone surprised? So who's next?
Brian DePalma? Sean Penn? Hugo Chavez? Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? How about Che Guevara? (Sorry, no dead guys?)

Quote of the day: - "The amount of nonsense in Al Gore's film! It's all politics, it's designed to intervene in American politics, it's scandalous." ~ Claude Allegre
The award-winning French geochemist, Claude Allegre is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, and the United States National Academy of Sciences. He is one of many scientists that have resigned from the IPCC claiming the process to be political and fraudulent.

Laurie David's Inconvenient Truth...
Laurie David: Blaming kids for global warming - By Holly Fretwell - The media are full of stories about global warming. Hurricanes, we are told, are stronger and more prevalent due to global warming. Summers are warmer as a result of global warming. We are lead to believe that there is scientific consensus global warming is human caused.
This is scary stuff. As if that is not enough, there are people out there trying to convince your children they are bad people because they contribute to global warming. Every time they ride in a car, use a computer or take a bath, they are bringing the Earth closer to its demise, they are told.
"The Down-to-Earth-Guide to Global Warming," a new book for kids co-authored by Laurie David, producer of the Al Gore movie "An Inconvenient Truth," tells this story in all its cartoon glory. On first glance the book is beautiful. It is full of color and kid appeal. The problem is the book is also cartoonish in the way it plays with reality. Big errors are glossed over as fact.
For example, in her efforts to show kids that they are the cause of global warming, David explains the correlation between atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and temperature change as measured by ice cores drilled in the Antarctic. So far, this is using the science of the day. Few scientists would argue with the correlation; the two seem to consistently move together over time. The question is one of causation.. (10/12/07)

VIDEO: Al Gore wins Nobel Prize for Propaganda! Why was Al Gore's movie one-sided? ... Because uncertainty would only fuel opposition to greenhouse gas regulation! - A must-watch clip! (BBC). Special thanks to The JunkMan for finding this one today! (10/12/07)

Gore prize adds green dimension to Nobel peace concept - The Associated Press -- STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Fighting global warming may prevent climate disasters - but does it promote "fraternity between nations," as mandated in the will of Alfred Nobel?
The 2007 peace prize strays from traditional Nobel definitions of peace work: resolving armed conflicts, and in recent decades also alleviating poverty, hunger, disease and human rights abuses... (10/12/07)

NewsBusters: Gore Takes the Prize, Media Take the Cake - By Dan Gainor - President Theodore Roosevelt. Mother Teresa. Lech Walesa. Martin Luther King. Al Gore? The list reads like an easy SAT question, but all five are now the correct answer to: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize? The others earned the prize through hard work, self sacrifice and deeds. Al Gore won it through outlandish media support that portrayed him in almost messianic terms as "evangelist," a "preacher," or a "prophet."
I'd love to spare you the Gore-y details about his plans for higher taxes, new global regulations billions of dollars in new spending or the devastation of the American economy, but that's what he's got in store for us all... (10/12/07)

Press Release: NZ Centre For Political Debate - Al Gore's Oscar Award Should be Rescinded - Today Dr Muriel Newman, Director of the New Zealand Centre for Political Research, has written to the President of the Academy Awards, requesting that the Oscar presented to Al Gore for the Best Documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth", be rescinded.
"With the release of the British High Court judgement overnight that found that 'An Inconvenient Truth' was littered with nine inconvenient untruths, it is clear that Al Gore embellished the truth to create dramatic effect" (see this).
"Given that the Oscar Award was presented in the documentary category and not the drama category, the only appropriate action now is for the Academy to rescind the Award as it was clearly inappropriately classed as a documentary.
The truth, as inconvenient as it is to Al Gore, is that his so-called documentary contained critical distortions that are quite contrary to the principles of good documentary journalism. Good documentaries should be factually correct. Clearly this documentary is not.
This situation is not unlike that confronting sports bodies, when their sports 'stars' are found to be drug cheats. In such cases, the sportsmen and women are stripped of their medals and titles, with the next-place getter elevated. While this is an extremely unpleasant duty, it is necessary if the integrity of competitive sport is to be protected.
Just this week Olympic gold medal winner Marion Jones has been stripped of her titles and medals.
If the integrity of the Academy Awards is to remain intact, is wholly appropriate that Al Gore be stripped of his 'Best Documentary' film Oscar.
If the Academy wishes to acknowledge the work of people like Al Gore they should form a new category of film called 'Political Drama'. That's how 'An Inconvenient Truth' should be categorised", Dr Newman said. (10/12/07)

Gore Deserves Nobel Prize for Propaganda, Warming Skeptics Say - By Randy Hall, CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor - (CNSNews.com) - Critics of Al Gore believe that the former vice president should not receive a Nobel Prize for his efforts regarding global warming - including his film "An Inconvenient Truth" - but should perhaps get an award for his efforts as a climate change propagandist.
"The real 'inconvenient truth' is that Gore seems to have intentionally omitted it from his movie," Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com, charged in a news release on Thursday. Instead, the film presented "false facts" and major inaccuracies that fit the Democrat's personal agenda, he said.
Milloy pointed to a ruling last week in a British court that "An Inconvenient Truth" contains at least nine material falsehoods and can be shown to students only if it is identified as containing "partisan political views" that promote only one side of the global warming argument.
"It is plainly, as witnessed by the fact that it received an Oscar this year for best documentary film, a powerful, dramatically presented and highly professionally produced film," Judge Michael Burton said in his ruling... (10/12/07)

Judge: Gore Film Puffs Up Global Warming - By Michael F. Haverluck, CBNNews.com - A British judge ruled that many of the claims made about global warming in Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary on the environment lack scientific proof.
The ruling came after a concerned school official sought the court's permission not to show the biased account to students.
Stewart Dimmock, a part-time member on a school governing board, brought his objection before the court, arguing that the Gore documentary presented false information and a biased view.
Dimmock said he was fighting to provide a learning environment "free from bias and political spin," calling on the court to ban its presentation to students... (10/12/07)

Gore, U.N. Body Win Nobel Peace Prize - OSLO, Norway -- Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.
"I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize," Gore said. "We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity."
Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth," a documentary on global warming, won an Academy Award this year and he had been widely expected to win the prize... (10/12/07)

Inaccuracies in Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth - The decision by the government to distribute Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth has been the subject of a legal action by New Party member Stewart Dimmock. Although a full ruling has yet to be given, the Court found that the film was misleading in 11 respects and that the Guidance Notes drafted by the Education Secretary's advisors served only to exacerbate the political propaganda in the film.
In order for the film to be shown, the Government must first amend their Guidance Notes to Teachers to make clear that:
1.) The Film is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument.
2.) If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination.
3.) Eleven inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.
The inaccuracies are:
The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government's expert was forced to concede that this is not correct.
The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years.
The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that it was "not possible" to attribute one-off events to global warming.
The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government's expert had to accept that this was not the case.
The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned and this was because of a particularly violent storm.
The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream throwing Europe into an ice age: the Claimant's evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.
The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia.
The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence was that it is in fact increasing.
The film suggests that sea levels could rise by 7m causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40cm over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.
The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government are unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim. (10/09/07)

Big media shows bias on climate issue - By Dick Little - I know this is getting old. I keep writing about scientists who challenge the global warming theory. I do that because the mainstream media's assertion that you and I are responsible is definitely debatable. Reporters ignore legitimate scientists who say the way we live and our machines are not the cause.
The mainstream press is caught up in, "global warming hysteria," just like Hollywood and government officials. There are literally hundreds of legitimate scientists who say, "We don't know," or that it's a "myth." I believe you are entitled to both sides, so I write about scientists who challenge the theory to balance what the mainstream media fails to print. (09/11/07)

Sequel to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" Announced: "The Path to Survival" - By Lynn Davidson - You knew it was coming. It was only a matter of time. Al Gore is working on a sequel to his 2006 eco-ganda film "An Inconvenient Truth," which will be called "The Path to Survival" and released on April 22, 2008, otherwise known as Earth Day. Global warming "deniers' may begin thinking of it as "An Inconvenient Truth 2: Non-Electric Boogaloo." But based on a September 5 AP article, it's not what you expect. It isn't even a film. It won't even be a hardback. Publisher Rodale Books said it will be released as a paperback original that is "(p)art-scientific manual, part expose, part visionary call for a new planet-wide political movement" and will offer "a visionary blueprint for the changes we should make as a world community." (09/06/07)

Propaganda as Journalism - By Michael J. Economides - One of the vilest, most venomous pieces of writing masquerading as journalism was the Newsweek cover story on August 13, 2007. (08/20/07)

More inconvenient propaganda...
'Artic Tale': Global warming goes family friendly - By Andrew C. Revkin - NEW YORK: There is something unnerving about watching a polar bear stalk across floating sea ice in the Arctic and doing so from the frigid waters directly beneath the bear, the world's largest four-legged predator. Overhead, through ice so thin that it is transparent, plate-size paws set down, one after the other, as the half-ton animal pursues its prey. Gripping moments like this abound in "Arctic Tale," a new film exploring challenges facing polar bears and walruses, two familiar denizens of the icy, but warming, seas at the top of the world. But "Arctic Tale" is not a typical addition to a lengthening line of somber documentaries on dangerous or endangered wildlife. Sure it is. (07/23/07)

Senator James Inhofe debunks the science in Al Gore's movie - YouTube Video (03/01/07)

Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth: political posturing and the Democratic Party - By Joe Kay - Al Gore's documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, is intended to serve one essential purpose: bolstering the environmental and supposedly liberal credentials of the Democratic Party and the former US vice president himself. Its aim, therefore, is not primarily to treat the very real environmental problems that it in part lays bare, but to create a new mechanism for ensuring that these problems cannot find a serious solution. From a stylistic or artistic point of view, An Inconvenient Truth is very poor. The backbone of the film consists of a slide show presented by Gore, the 2000 Democratic Party presidential nominee. The slide show, staged as though Gore were giving a lecture before what would appear to be a very carefully selected audience, is interspersed with various strained attempts at humor, animated skits, flashbacks of Gore's life and experiences and more detailed descriptions of certain environmental issues. (06/15/06)

Global Warming: Fact, Fiction and Political Endgame - By Mark M. Alexander - In the inimitable words of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." To that end, Al Gore's "facts" are deserving of rigorous scrutiny. (02/26/07)

An inconvenient lesson - Science or fiction? - Global warming controversy hits classrooms - George Hunter and Charles E. Ramirez / The Detroit News -
ST. CLAIR SHORES - Lindsay Knippenberg believes she was teaching sound science when she showed her South Lake High School environmental class a documentary about global warming. (02/24/07)

Gorey Truths - 25 inconvenient truths for Al Gore. (06/22/06)

The gods are laughing - by Tom Harris, National Post - Scientists who work in the fields liberal arts graduate Al Gore wanders through contradict his theories about man-induced climate change. (06/07/06)

A convenient lie - By John Stossel - When he was in college, atmospheric-science professor John Christy was told, "it was a certainty that by the year 2000, the world would be starving and out of energy." (06/05/06)

An Inconvenient Truth: Exposing the Global Warming Myth - In truth, this quackumentary has but one goal for the future: get Al Gore elected President in 2008, a notion far more disturbing for our children than global warming. (06/03/06)

"An Inconvenient Truth" : Does This Look Like Consensus to You? - Well, today's the big day we've all been waiting for (not!): the release of Al Gore's movie on global warming. Well, in truth, the film's pretty much been seen by all the liberal and Hollywood (redundant, we know) glitterati. By Pat Cleary (05/24/06)

Al Gore's movie - by Eric Steig - Real scientists debate at Real Climate dot org.

The Real "Inconvenient Truth" - Greenhouse, global warming, and some facts - JunkScience.com (04/21/06)

Indoctrination of Children

Below is the outrageuos indoctrination from the land of fruits and nuts as illustrated by the letters of sixth-graders to The Heartland Institute.

Letters from Sixth Grade Students Reveal Global Warming Indoctrination
Written By: Maureen Martin
Published In: Environment News
Publication Date: May 1, 2008
Publisher: The Heartland Institute

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If you doubt teachers across the country are trying to brainwash schoolchildren with global warming alarmism, take a look inside the sixth grade classroom of teacher Michael Steria at David A. Brown Middle School in Wildomar, California.

Twenty-five sixth graders teamed up to write eight letters to The Heartland Institute describing what they had been taught about global warming. Steria sent the letters to the institute in March.

(The letters themselves are posted here.)

The students said they learned about global warming by reading 10 articles about it. None of the articles, however, was about the science of global warming. Many described terrifying consequences that supposedly will result, convincing the students all living things--including all human beings--will be dead in 10 years.

Steria’s Teachings

Global warming “means that if we don’t fix the climate, everything will be destroyed and we won’t be able to survive,” two students wrote. Others found their global warming lessons similarly frightening (all transcriptions are as the students wrote and sent them, uncorrected):


“I think your fools for denying G.W. you know it could kill us all & you’re just adding to it. I want you to help stop G.W. not increase it.”


“We are going to tell you about global warming. I don’t care if you don’t want to read, but I’m making you read it you horrible people.”


“We feel that it is wrong what you are doing. We know that you know that global warming is NOT we repeat NOT a myth, And we think it is selfish that you would take money over yours and your peers lives.”


“We feel upset because you are making Global Warming worse instead of helping it. We know that almost half of the country knows that G.W. is a crisis. We know that you could help the environment with the $800,000 you have.”


“We feel that they are destroying our planet by saying G.W. is not a crisis. You think GW is not a crisis but it is; you know deep down that it’s a real thing that’s happening. Everyone has a part in helping GW, and you’re making worse.”


“I do not think that what you are doing is right because you are telling people that global warming is not a crisis. If this is not a crisis, how come floods have occurred in asia, Mexico, and India. Plus, how can you explain why the glacier glaciers are melting. they can’t melt themselves, because they are in the coldest region in the world.”


“Air pollution shrinks fetus size, 31 states target global warming, World must fix Climate in 10 years-UNDP, National disasters have quadrupled in two decades, and Global Warming Denier Group funded by Big Oil Hosting Climate Change Denial conference.”

Off-Topic Articles

The students say they read 10 articles about global warming; their letters describe and identify seven of them.

Three of the articles have nothing to do with global warming or greenhouse gases. Two are dire predictions from non-scientists at the United Nations disaster relief agency, the U.N. Development Programme, and nongovernmental organizations engaged in disaster aid. One article relates state efforts at monitoring greenhouse gases.

Ad Hominem Attacks

The last article is an ad hominem attack on a small percentage of Heartland’s funding sources.

Responding to these false claims, Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast said, “Donations from energy companies have never amounted to more than 5 percent of Heartland’s budget in any year."

Heartland receives more money from individuals than corporations, and far more money from energy consumers than energy producers. Any bias due to funding source would clearly cut against energy producers, Bast noted.

Nevertheless, several students reprimanded Heartland for its activities. One said:

“I am very unhappy with your disgracing actions to the world, because you guys and woman are trying to hide the facts about Global warming so you can make more money. Well you guys aren’t going to fool anybody except yourself. The reason is because if you were to look at a picture of Glacier National Park 50 years ago, you would see that there is less ice now then there was fifty years ago.”

Unjustified Certainty

Particularly troubling about the students’ letters, in light of the principles outlined in the official Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, by the California State Board of Education (2004), is the children’s utter certainty that they know everything there is to know about global warming, that there is nothing left to learn.

One wrote, “We’ve read article about global warming. And we know all the facts.”

Another said:

“Natural disasters have quadrupled in 20 years, 53 bird species face extinction, World must fix climate in 10 years, Air pollution shrinks fetus size. THIS IS CAUSED BY GLOBAL WARMING!!!”

Maureen Martin (martin@heartland.org) is senior fellow for legal affairs at The Heartland Institute.

For more information ...

Science Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, California State Board of Education, 2004): http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/cf/allfwks.asp
“California Elementary School Teacher Encourages Political Activism by Middle School Students”: http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=22921

UPDATE: Holly Fretwell comments on this story:
Teachers Indoctrinate Kids about Global Warming - (PressMediaWire) Los Angeles, CA (March 28, 2008) -- A shocking news report has revealed how public school teachers are indoctrinating kids about global warming, and that's disturbing to Holly Fretwell, natural resources allocationexpert and author of The Sky's NOT Falling: Why It's OK To Chill About Global Warming (ISBN 0976726947, Kids Ahead, for ages 8-up, September 2007). Says Fretwell, "Kids are getting anearful at school about global warming, and too much of that information ismisleading or just plain wrong."
Letters sent from a school in Wildomar, CA to the Heartland Institute as reported in The American Chronicle provide a perfect example. Heartland recently sponsored a conference attended by scientists and economists skeptical of the UN's scientifically questionable pronouncements on global warming. Apparently this exercise in free speech was too much for 6th grade teacher Michael Steria. Notes Fretwell, herself a teacher and mother of two, "The kids wrote angry letters to Heartland based on 10 articles they read. It appears that none of those articles dealt with the science of global warming." (03/28/08)


Global warming fanatics indoctrinate school children - By Tony Phyrillas - If you're a concerned parent, you should fight for your child. Be prepared to confront your local school board if it forces students to jump on the climate change bandwagon.
Earlier this week, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review examined the growing and dangerous trend of forcing public school children to worship at the altar of global warming hysteria.
"A seemingly harmless bill in the California State Assembly -- mandating that "climate change" be among the science topics taught to all California public school students -- has ominous implications nationwide," the newspaper says.
California has always been the start of most looney tune concepts, but how La La Land goes, so goes the rest of the country.
If California, which is the nation's largest purchaser of textbooks, forces publishers to include global warming as part of the science curriculum, children all over the U.S. will be force-fed distortions pushed by left-wing radicals like Al Gore. (02/20/08)

Cold War, Global Warming, and Our Schools - Ever wonder why American school kids are so hopelessly ignorant of economics and finance? Or why they know so little about American history and the truly unique entity that is the United States?
Curious about what American students actually DO all day, since they clearly aren't learning much about reading, writing, and arithmetic?
Well, now you know. (02/18/08)

Indoctrination continues...
California Lawmaker Wants to Make Global Warming Part of School Curriculums - A California state lawmaker wants to require public schools to teach global warming in all science classes, according to a report in the San Jose Mercury News. The measure by Democratic state Sen. Joe Simitian would mandate that global warming be included in all future textbooks approved for California public schools... (02/16/08)

More indoctrination...
UN head warns Chicago students about global warming - First visit to city by sitting head of international body - By Carlos Sadovi and David Greising | Tribune reporters - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told students at Walter Payton College Prep. High School on Friday that global warming and climate change are the most important international issues facing the world today.
Ban was at the school to address students and observe a simulation of a United Nations debate on climate change and global warming involving students from more than 20 Chicago public high schools.
Accompanied by Mayor Richard Daley, Ban said he had witnessed the effects of global warming in Antarctica and was struck by how quickly the ice cap is melting. (02/08/08)

Indoctrination: A "Teach-in"... How groovy!
Focus On Global Warming: High school students lead the way - BY CYMBRE FOSTER, Special to the Record-Eagle - Sixteen-year-old Jack Kerby-Miller was so concerned about the effects of global warming on the planet that he decided to do something to stop it.
With participation from a team of other students, Kerby-Miller organized Glen Lake School's participation in Focus the Nation on Wednesday and Thursday.
"The idea of Focus the Nation is to have a series of nationwide symposia composed of more than 1,000 schools, colleges, churches and other civic organizations that meet on one day, to come up with solutions and create resolutions toward changes that are needed to stop global warming," said the Glen Lake School sophomore, who initiated his school's role as host of the event for the community.
Billed as the largest teach-in in U.S. history, Focus the Nation is preparing millions of students to become leaders in the challenge to reduce global warming. It is estimated that some 1,400 schools and over a million students are involved to date, said Kerby-Miller, who lives in Maple City. (01/29/08) How much does anyone want to bet that that "million students" number is bullshit. Remember that million-man-march? Tucker Carleson was right when he he stated on his show:
"It is baby boomers. I mean and let's be totally honest -- this country will be a much better place when the last baby boomer has gone to the grave and beyond, do you agree? -- It will be. No more lectures about Woodstock and RFK and JFK and your stupid elections from the late '60s -- early '70s. We're not interested. This will be a better country, won't it be?" ~ Tucker Carleson (10/30/07) Source

More indoctrination
ISEO ends with quizzes, global warming and classical dance - ..." These young minds seem to have the concept of global warming slightly mixed up with pollution and the effect of the ozone directly but the gist of the subject was grasped thoroughly," said Saleem Khewar, an environmentalist. He added that he was glad to see that youngsters today were aware of the fact that they were also responsible for their planet and nobody else was to blame. Article begins... (01/29/08)

A small victory!
NYT: Climate Talk's Cancellation Splits a Town - CHOTEAU, Mont. -- School authorities' cancellation of a talk that a Nobel laureate climate researcher was to have given to high school students has deeply divided this small farming and ranching town at the base of the east side of the Rocky Mountains.
The scholar, Steven W. Running, a professor of ecology at the University of Montana, was scheduled to speak to about 130 students here last Thursday about his career and the global changes occurring because of the earth's warming.
Dr. Running was a lead author of a global warming report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the 400-member United Nations body that shared last year's Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. But when some residents complained that his presentation here would be one-sided because no opposing view would be offered, the superintendent of Choteau School District No. 1, Kevin St. John, canceled it.
Dr. Running was surprised. Really?
"Disbelief was the primary reaction," he said in a telephone interview. "I've never been canceled before. But it was almost comical. I had a pretty candid discussion with the superintendent and the school board, and they said there were some conservative citizens who didn't want me to speak." Conservative? citizens? You mean rational parents that don't want their children indoctrinated! More. (01/17/08)

Senator Inhofe on Climate propaganda to Kids:

Hollywood activist Leonardo DiCaprio decided to toss objective scientific truth out the window in his new scarefest "The 11th Hour." DiCaprio refused to interview any scientists who disagreed with his dire vision of the future of the Earth. In fact, his film reportedly features physicist Stephen Hawking making the unchallenged assertion that "the worst-case scenario is that Earth would become like its sister planet, Venus, with a temperature of 250 [degrees] centigrade." I guess these "worst-case scenario's" pass for science in Hollywood these days. It also fits perfectly with DiCaprio's stated purpose of the film. DiCaprio said on May 20th of this year: "I want the public to be very scared by what they see. I want them to see a very bleak future." < > Children are now the number one target of the global warming fear campaign. DiCaprio announced his goal was to recruit young eco-activists to the cause. "We need to get kids young," DiCaprio said in a September 20 interview with USA Weekend. Hollywood activist Laurie David, Gore's co-producer of "An Inconvenient Truth" recently co-authored a children's global warming book with Cambria Gordon for Scholastic Books titled, The Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming. David has made it clear that her goal is to influence young minds with her new book when she recently wrote an open letter to her children stating: "We want you to grow up to be activists." Apparently, David and other activists are getting frustrated by the widespread skepticism on climate as reflected in both the U.S. and the UK according to the latest polls. It appears the alarmists are failing to convince adults to believe their increasingly shrill and scientifically unfounded rhetoric, so they have decided kids are an easier sell. < > And this agenda of indoctrination and fear aimed at children is having an impact. Nine year old Alyssa Luz-Ricca was quoted in the Washington Post on April 16, 2007 as saying: "I worry about [global warming] because I don't want to die." Unfortunately, children are hearing the scientifically unfounded doomsday message loud and clear. But the message kids are receiving is not a scientific one, it is a political message designed to create fear, nervousness and ultimately recruit them to liberal activism... (10/26/07)

Indoctrination continues...
Global warming goes to school - LEARNING about global warming is set to ease students' transition from primary to high school.
Staff at Bathurst, Eglinton and West Bathurst public schools and Bathurst High have written a transition unit on global warming.
Bathurst Public School assistant principal John Wilkinson said students at the three primary schools would spend six weeks working on the unit and then complete the project at high school next year... (10/23/07)

Involve kids in global warming discussion - Al Gore has an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize, but does he have the truth, convenient or inconvenient?
Despite his honors and his elevation to guru-like status as both a scientific expert, without portfolio, and a seer, with photogenic charisma, the debate on global warming rages. And well it should.
On the day Gore and the United Nations climate panel were awarded the Nobel, some 300 meteorologists and meteorology students at the University of North Carolina were hearing a celebrated expert declare that they had it all wrong.
Further, "We're brainwashing our children," declared Dr. William M. Gray, 76, probably the world's best-known hurricane expert and forecaster.
That is the part that concerns us... (10/22/07)

Web Sites for Kids: The Great, Green Fun Machine - By Alison Snyder - C'mon, admit it: You love playing games and talking to friends on the Internet.
You're on Club Penguin, and you have your own Webkinz. Your little sister complains that she never gets a turn at the game, and it always seems that Mom kicks you off just when you have almost enough virtual money to buy clothes or deck out your igloo.
Here's a good excuse for next time: I'm learning how to fight global warming! (10/15/07)

PUPILS TO FUEL GREEN DEBATE - A Film about one of the hottest topics of our time is set to make waves in North-east schools.
DVDs of Former US Vice President Al Gore's film on global warming - An Inconvenient Truth - has been bought by Aberdeenshire Council for all its schools.
Councillors think the film, which won its creator a Nobel Peace prize, will help children understand the climate crisis facing the planet.
Gore shares the award with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for his campaign to educate the world on the dangers of global warming.
But days before the prestigious accolade was awarded an English High Court judge ruled the film was created in an "alarmist and exaggerated" context.
Mr Justice Barton ruled the government can only send a copy of An Inconvenient Truth to English schools if the film's alleged "nine scientific errors" are flagged up to teachers.
He said Gore's predicted sea level rise of up to 23ft (7m) "in the near future" would actually only "occur over millennia". Other errors included the claim that Hurricane Katrina, the evaporation of most of Lake Chad and the melting of the snows of the Kilimanjaro were all the result of global warming.
But Aberdeenshire council leader Anne Robertson said: "It will be appropriate to take the court ruling into account.
"The film is going to all schools but teachers can adapt the work around it. Climate change is something that will affect future generations so the more we can do to educate kids now, the better."
And an Aberdeenshire council spokesman said: "It was recognised before the court ruling that it is not appropriate to put forward the DVD in its entirety without explaining the background to pupils."
City council leader Kate Dean watched the film at The Belmont Cinema along with youngsters from Walker Road, Mile End School, Cults Academy and Causewayend School.
She said: "It's obviously useful as a tool to spark debate, even at primary school age.
"The youngsters aren't just being shown the film in isolation, there would also be discussion in the class."
But History and religious and moral education teacher Stewart Whyte said: "I would hope that when the film is sent out that guidance is coming from the local authority."
The Aboyne Academy teacher said it could be a good teaching aid although he would be "very concerned" if it was used inappropriately.
A study by Cambridge University found that primary children are already scared about climate change.
Fears about global warming ranked alongside tests and traffic accidents as some of the under-11's biggest stresses.
Aberdeenshire mum, Sharon Travis, 43, from Kineff, whose children Sharon, 15, Ryan, 14, attend Mackie Academy, wanted to see the film first for herself.
She said: "If they are going to show something in school parents should be able to see it beforehand.
"Children need to learn about recycling and how to live an eco-friendly life - but I don't think shock tactics are the best way to go about things. Kids are very impressionable and they can get worried easily." (10/15/07)

More indoctrination from the home of San-Fran-Gran-Nan
SF Out to Fight Global Warming, One Kid at a Time - SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) -- The San Francisco Department of the Environment's latest effort to combat global warming focuses on children.
The Department teaches kids in more than 85 city schools that they can easily make a difference in the fight against climate change. The hope is that children will take the information home and encourage changes in their household.
According to the Department's Tamar Hurwitz, youth are taking the message to heart. "Through simple actions like taking the bus more and composting and turning off the computer when you're not using it, these are actions that really do translate into meaningful change when we all do them together and kids get excited by that," she said. (10/05/07)

Some good news for a change...
UK Court : Schools Must Warn of Bias in 'An Inconvenient Truth' - By Lynn Davidson - Conveniently, the American media is largely ignoring a significant statement from a UK High Court judge who said Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" promotes "partisan political views" and the schools should treat it as such.
As a result the British government was forced to rewrite their website and their "guidance" and will need to issue a warning before showing the film.
As NewsBusters reported, truck driver, part-time school official and father of two Stewart Dimmock brought a High Court action to ban the film from UK schools, claiming it is "unfit for schools" because it contains scientific inaccuracies, "sentimental mush"and is politically biased.
The movie was distributed to more than 3500 schools for children aged 11 to 14-year-olds in "Climate Change Packs." (10/05/07)

And more would-be indoctrination from the Progressive-U mush heads...
GLOBAL WARMING...WHO'S RESPONSIBILITY IS IT? - A topic that I've just started researching but am very interested in after seeing the ex-Vice President's speach on Oprah - yes, Oprah!
I always new that it was up to us as individuals to be good stuarts to our earth but, It was very interesting to know how in depth that goes. It's not just "don't litter" as we were taught in school. It goes much further than that.
Who's responsibility is it to teach up about global warming and the steps we can take to protect our earth? I think elementary school would be a grand place to start.
What do you think? Please respond with what you know about global warming, any ideas you have about simple ways for individuals to help... What do I think? I think public schools have as much responsibility to teach my kid about Bigfoot, Santa Clause, and Creationism as they do the CO2 Boogyman. (09/22/07)

A Breath if Fresh Air!

"The Sky's Not Falling!" is the balanced alternative to Scholastic's fear-inducing global warming kids' book. Debuting the same day as celebrity wife Laurie David's "Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming," "The Sky's Not Falling!" is for parents sick of seeing their kids indoctrinated by has-been politicians and Hollywood stars. "The Sky's Not Falling!" is everything Scholastic's book should be: fact-filled, apolitical, fun and optimistic about the future of our magnificent, ever-changing planet. Parents confronted by Photoshopped pictures of drowning animals and faux "documentaries" will embrace a book that educates rather than manipulates.  

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Holly Fretwell

Holly Fretwell brings real credentials to the debate, giving kids the scoop, not just about global warming, but the real-world consequences of the Left's responses to it. (09/20/07)

Dueling Kid's Books Clash Over Global Warming - World Ahead Media (WebWire) - Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 21, 2007) -- Laurie David, former talent scout and self-proclaimed environmental activist, is not content with having made just one disconcerting mistake when it comes to her new kids book about global warming, she has made two. So says the publisher of a book designed to counter David's specious claims about the environment, called "The Sky's NOT Falling: Why It's OK to Chill about Global Warming" (Holly Fretwell, Kids Ahead Books, 0-9767269-4-7, for ages 8-12, Sept. 2007).
In a recent post to a left-wing website, David attacks evidence gathered by the Science and Public Policy Institute (SPPI.com) that exposed a major error in her book, a graph that mislabels CO2 and temperature trends in a way that "proves" the producer's shrill, unraveling beliefs. "The Sky's Not Falling," on the other hand, has the science right.
In her post David writes: "It turns out one of the illustrations in the book was accidentally mislabeled. This has got the gang at the at the Science and Public Policy Instituted up in arms -- or at least pretending to be -- no doubt hoping to ride our coattails, create some controversy, and promote their own new book." Can you believe the arrogance of this self-rightous bitch?
"First of all," says Eric M. Jackson, CEO of World Ahead Media,"'The Sky's NOT Falling' is not SPPI's book -- it is a Kids Ahead book. David is guilty once again of ignoring facts while falsely impugning SPPI's motives."
Second, the error that SPPI caught is not minor. It is in fact central to David's argument, asserts "Sky" author, natural resources policy expert and college professor Holly Fretwell.
But then, David and her co-author Cambria Gordon are pretty light on the science when it comes to proving that mankind is causing global warming, or that the trends we are seeing now are abnormal when compared to historical cycles. "They are far more interested in indoctrinating children than they are in educating them," Fretwell notes.
Which is what makes "The Sky's Not Falling! Why It's OK To Chill About Global Warming" a breath of fresh air. In "Sky," author Fretwell shows kids 8-12 that it's human ingenuity and adaptability - not a mindless fear of change - that are most likely to guarantee the Earth a healthy future. Parents who've comforted children upset by Photoshopped pictures of stranded animals and faux "the-end-is-near" documentaries will embrace this smartly-written, factual and entertaining book.
No wealthy Hollywood dilettante, Holly instead brings genuine educational credentials and practical experience to the environmental debate, giving kids the straight scoop about global warming -- and the potentially devastating human and economic consequences of politically motivated responses to it. She gives a balanced look at a complex issue, offering a refreshing, accessible combination of science and economics that will enlighten while it entertains.
"In 'Sky,' Holly Fretwell shows that human innovation and creativity, combined with individual choice, will yield better environmental outcomes than the draconian, self-congratulatory approaches advocated by Al Gore and his ilk," notes Eric Jackson. "If Laurie David is interested in seeing a more careful treatment of the facts that she butchered in her own book, we'll be happy to send her a copy." (09/20/07)

British Truck Driver Sues to Ban Al Gore's Film from Schools - By Noel Sheppard - There's a marvelous law in Great Britain prohibiting the "promotion of partisan political views in the teaching of any subject in the school" that is about to be tested by a lorry driver trying to prevent Al Gore's schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" from being forced on English children. Why hasn't someone in America done the same thing? (09/20/07)

 

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OUTRAGEOUS INDOCTRINATION ALERT!
Lorry driver in challenge to Gore school film - By Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Editor - A lorry driver is taking the Government to court over a film that he believes is biased and shouldn't be shown to children in schools - "The debate over the science of climate change is well and truly over." So said David Miliband in February. Mr Miliband, who was then environment secretary, was responding to a report from the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This left the minister so confident that there was nothing more to say on the matter that he and Alan Johnson, the then education secretary, announced that they would be sending a film about climate change to all 3,385 secondary schools in England. A neutral, objective assessment of the evidence, perhaps? One that took care to present all sides of the argument so that pupils could make up their own minds? Not at all: it was Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, described by Mr Johnson as "a powerful message about the fragility of our planet". Since ministers regarded the debate as well and truly over, they were "delighted" to send school children a polemic that took as its central thesis the argument that climate change - the increase in global temperatures over the past 50 years - was mainly the result of man-made carbon dioxide emissions. This is indeed the view of the IPCC, and most of the world's climate scientists. But other people disagree. One of them is Stewart Dimmock, 45, a lorry driver and school governor from Kent. His sons, aged 11 and 14, attend a secondary school in Dover which has presumably received a copy of Mr Gore's film... (09/20/07)

'Today' Anchors Push Laurie David's Global Warming for Kids Book - By Geoffrey Dickens - Environmental activist and An Inconvenient Truth producer Laurie David received a very warm welcome, from the green-friendly anchors on the Wednesday "Today" show, when she came on to promote her children's book, A Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming. During David's interview NBC's Natalie Morales noted that the book's publisher, Scholastic, was trying to place the book into schools everywhere and proclaimed: "We hope to see it there." Morales even bragged that her own son was already being indoctrinated: "They're already talking and learning about this in school. I mean, my own son already knows, 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.' You know the three 'R's." (09/19/07)

Alaska Teachers Indoctrinated with Misleading Global Warming Materials - By James M. Taylor - Schoolteachers across Alaska are being fed exaggerated and false global warming alarmist materials to distribute to their students, thanks to the taxpayer-funded University of Alaska-Fairbanks. This summer, approximately 60 teachers attended the university's Science Teacher Education Program, during which they were given global warming propaganda that has been thoroughly rejected by sound science. (09/17/07)

Will Media Report Error in Laurie David's Global Warming Children's Book? - By Noel Sheppard - When climate change activists Sheryl Crow and Laurie David went on their "Stop Global Warming College Tour" last spring, media sycophants followed their every move reporting their exploits on almost a daily basis. With that in mind, if a serious, scientific error were discovered in the global warming children's book co-authored by David, shouldn't that be newsworthy as well? (09/13/07)

More deceitful indoctrination of our children!
SPPI Exposes Fundamental Scientific Error in Laurie David's "Global Warming" Book for Children - WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A fundamental scientific error lurks in a book calculated to terrify schoolchildren about "global warming", Robert Ferguson, SPPI president, announced today: "The Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming", by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon, is intentionally designed to propagandize unsuspecting school children who do not have enough knowledge to know what is being done to them.
A new SPPI paper briefly examines a cardinal error, found on page 18 of the David book, where she mousetraps children: "The more the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the higher the temperature climbed. The less carbon dioxide, the more the temperature fell. You can see this relationship for yourself by looking at the graph. What makes this graph so amazing is that by connecting rising CO2 to rising temperature scientists have discovered the link between greenhouse-gas pollution (sic) and global warming." The SPPI paper states, in part:
What really makes the David-Gordon graph "amazing" is that it's egregiously counterfactual. Worse, in order to contrive a visual representation for their claim that CO2 controls temperature change, the authors present unsuspecting children with an altered temperature and CO2 graph that reverses the relationship found in the scientific literature.
The manipulation is critical because David's central premise posits that CO2 drives temperature, yet the peer-reviewed literature is unanimous that CO2 changes have historically followed temperature changes.
Case in point, on page 103 of their book, David cites the work of Siegenthaler et al. (2005). However, Siegenthaler et al. clearly state the opposite, that CO2 lags "with respect to the Antarctic temperature over glacial terminations V to VII are 800, 1600, and 2800 years, respectively, which are consistent with earlier observations during the last four glacial cycles."
"Parents and teachers should be concerned enough to demand that the publisher, Scholastic Books, recall, pulp and correct the error before mores copies reach innocent children," said Ferguson. (09/13/07)

Indoctrinating Children With Global Warming TV Shows, Movies and Books - By Warner Todd Huston - Here are chilling words for any parent to hear: "Hollywood recruits kids to fight climate change." It isn't every day that someone admits that they are basically out to indoctrinate children with an ideological position, but Helen Andrews of Politico.com reports to us just such an admission from the globaloney forces in Hollywood. Not only do they intend to brainwash our children (and already are, for that matter) with their anti-capitalist, anti-growth ideas using fuzzy animals and cartoonish figures, but they are presenting it as a "moral" issue and, just as badly, trying to convince our children that humans aren't any more special than the animals -- because, you see, kids are "an animal," too. Naturally, these globaloney pushers imagine there isn't a thing wrong with their actions despite that they are trying to inculcate political positions on unsuspecting children, undercutting their parent's ideologies, and undermining the American way of life. (09/07/07)

Hollywood recruits kids to fight climate change - By: Helena Andrews - Hit the sticks, Smokey. Snook - along with Mumble, Nanu and Cody - is the new furry friend globally warming the hearts and minds of kids across the country. As Mother Earth stuffs the ballot box in the contest for pop culture prom queen with successful films like "Happy Feet," "Arctic Tale" and "Surf's Up," experts say environmental issues are following the burn pattern of the forest fire, making this generation's children more nature-friendly and raising their environmental awareness. "Children have always been very sensitive to the plight of animals - way back to 'Bambi,'" explained Dave Walsh, president of the National Institute on Media and the Family, a research and advocacy organization based in Minneapolis that studies the impact of media on children's behavior. (09/05/07)

To combat global warming, catch them young ... Workshops to motivate students to contribute towards saving the climate - NEW DELHI: The Worldwide Fund for Nature has joined hands with Tetra Pak Industries to launch the "Young Climate Savers" programme beginning next month under which a series of workshops on climate change will be conducted in schools across the country. The workshops are aimed at educating and motivating students to contribute towards reducing global warming. Students will be taught to promote energy-efficient lifestyles and eco-friendly attitudes. (08/25/07)

Program at library teaches children about recycling, global warming - By HEATHER KAYS, HERALD NEWS - HAWTHORNE -- More than 60 parents and children piled into the Louis Bay 2nd Library on Lafayette Avenue on Tuesday to attend a program aimed at teaching communities how to become more environmentally friendly [...] To paint a clear picture of global warming for the children, Adam covered an inflatable globe with an orange handkerchief [...] When it came to the subject of global warming, Adam told the audience that because of quirks in the weather, the polar ice caps are decreasing in size. "The ice caps are melting because of crazy weather," Adam said as he threw the inflatable globe into the air. While describing how hybrid cars work, Adam said: "The cool thing when you drive a hybrid car powered by vegetable oil is it smells like french fries. Three women on diets chased us for miles. It was wicked cool." (08/22/07)

Kids urged to take state's global warming challenge - Youths and their families can take action at home to combat global warming by participating in the New Jersey Global Warming Summer Challenge. The goal of the challenge - sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental (DEP) Protection and Liberty Science Center, in cooperation with the Board of Public Utilities - is to increase understanding of global warming and to have people commit to reducing energy use at home, according to a press release from the DEP's communications office. In other words, the "goal" is to further the indoctrination of our children into the global warming alarmist religion. (08/16/07)

Scholastic Accused of Indoctrinating Kids on Global Warming - World Ahead Media - Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 8, 2007) - Scholastic, the venerable children's publisher and the U.S. company behind Harry Potter, has published books for school children for generations. But the publishing company's forthcoming book on global warming may have crossed the line from information into manipulation. That's the warning being issued by Eric M. Jackson, president of World Ahead Media, following the publication of an interview with Scholastic author Laurie David in Publishers Weekly last week. David, a Hollywood activist who produced Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth," is the co-author of a book entitled "The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming" that Scholastic is publishing next month. "In her jaw-dropping interview, Laurie David makes it clear that her book has been written specifically to indoctrinate children," asserts Jackson. Last week Publishers Weekly quoted David as saying, "Kids also are the number one influence on their parents, so if you want to reach the parents, go to the kids." (08/08/07)

"Arctic Tale" "Documentary" Scripted; Tricks Kids Into Worrying About Global Warming - By Lynn Davidson - Environmentalists are targeting kids and using deception to get their message out. Anthropogenic global warming evangelists and wildlife filmmakers, Sarah Robertson and Adam Ravetch, made the upcoming live action "Arctic Tale" because as Robertson told the LA Times, "Global warming to a lot of people is statistics...What we wanted to do was put a face on climate change." OK, so there's the goal, now how to accomplish it? Adults ask all of those pesky questions, but children's minds are easier to mold and manipulate. During the credits, the filmmakers came right out and showed their cards, using kids to shill for AGW and convince their parents to change their evil habits. (07/26/07)

Look what are we doing to our kids.
Miniature travelers learn about effects of global warming - By NICOLE GERRING - Staring at the tall white polar bear, Wesley, Jamilah and Jorge were astounded. Wesley had seen them at zoos, playing on slides and jumping for raw fish. But here, on this icy and cold terrain, the bear just looked frightening. He wasn't fluffy and smiling like polar bears in Coca Cola's Christmas commercials. The ends of his fur were a mess of wet, gray tangles. His claws looked sharp and menacing. Before anyone could make a decision about what to do next, the bear was running toward them. Feeling even smaller than they already were after being miniaturized for the firefly ride, the children crouched together, looking to the fireflies - Lumiere, Noor and Luz - for help. (07/25/07)

Van Horn High School students take part in global warming project - I am concerned that increases in global average temperatures are causing terrible things to happen in many parts of the United States and the world. Yeah, terrible things! Global warming's impacts are somewhat hard for people to understand and even more difficult to adjust to. That's because the science is inconclusive at best. Everyone is learning more about global warming every day, and its effects on the planet. You mean learning that it's a hyped up, overblown non-issue and it's effects are entirely unknown and unpredictable? (07/24/07)

More indoctrination from Vermont Lefty: God is a woman; but she's not qualified to be an office manager.
Cabaret teaches youngsters about global warming - As a playwright, actor, director, puppeteer and teacher, Wes Sanders, 65, of South Burlington has spent a lifetime translating serious social and political issues into entertaining musical theater. His recent work, "Beat the Heat," presents the issues around global warming in cabaret-style -- touching on all of the arguments with humor, songs, dances, even a huge puppet dinosaur skeleton.. "I want 'Beat the Heat' to be an infusion of inspiration and energy for people on the cusp of taking action," Sanders says, "but taking technical material and making it entertaining is difficult." The cabaret, directed toward fourth- through sixth-graders, is intended to be start of an educational discussion about global warming for teachers and students. This from a guy who... presided over productions that focused on the nuclear arms race, the sanctuary movement, and Columbus' discovery of America -- from the point of view of the Indians. (07/23/07)

Children team up to battle global warming - Chennai: Valluvar Kottam in Nungambakkam turned into a sea of school uniforms as students from as many as 100 city schools came together to gather some tips on environmental protection on Friday. The students were part of the "Cool the Globe" campaign by voluntary organisation Exnora International. Local Administration Minister M.K. Stalin inaugurated the programme and released a compact disc on how individual action could help the earth. (07/21/07)

School global warming insight - By Telegraph newsdesk - PUPILS from Burnley are using the building of their new school to learn about the environment and encourage action to stop global warming. The 11 and 12-year-olds from Shuttleworth College, in Kiddrow Lane, have set up a sustainability project as part of their science learning. They are researching the school's carbon footprint and finding ways of reducing energy consumption. (07/19/07)

Indoctrination: Molding young minds into environmental zealots...
Students motivated to fight global warming - By Jospeh P. Kahn, Boston Globe - AMHERST, N.H. - In recent American history, college students marched through the Deep South during Freedom Summer or barnstormed New Hampshire on behalf of anti-establishment candidates such as Eugene McCarthy. But today, students like Sierra Murdoch, a 19-year-old Middlebury College junior, and Jennie Hatch, 20, who'll attend Wellesley College this fall, aren't spending their summer vacations effecting political change. Global warming is the issue that motivates them instead, driving them to work long hours for little pay in a state neither one calls home. Hatch and Murdoch are enlistees in what might be dubbed the post-"Inconvenient Truth" student movement. Along with their cohorts in Climate Summer 2007, a program dedicated to spreading the gospel of carbon-emission reduction throughout the Granite State, they burn with the passion that once fueled the civil-rights and antiwar movements of the 1960s. Gathered here in Amherst last week for the town's Fourth of July parade, both cited global warming as the defining issue facing their generation. (07/16/07)

Leonardo DiCaprio Calls For Global Warming School Lessons Indoctrination - By Staff - Environmentally-friendly Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio wants children in schools around the world to be taught about global warming in class. The actor has turned his own life around to become carbon neutral and encouraged others to do the same, speaking at the Live Earth concert in New Jersey on Saturday (07Jul07). He has even made his own global warming documentary, The 11th Hour, and now wants to turn his attention to teaching children about climate change. DiCaprio says, "My children and grandchildren are going to suffer because of what's going on today. So it would be fantastic if there were courses on global warming in schools?" (07/15/07)

Global Warming Club gets Saxe School going green - Saxe Middle School's after-school program had a new club this year. The effects of global warming are embedded in the New Canaan's weather curriculum and as a year end project in 2006, seventh grade science teacher Tekla diFate held a Socratic Seminar to debate global warming. Seeing the students respond with enthusiasm, she proposed the idea of a club to Saxe Principal Greg Macedo, who approved.
With the help of fellow science teacher Anna Loper, the Global Warming Club was born. (06/18/07)

Ho hum...
UN: YOUTH ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE CARBON FOOTPRINT: LAUNCH ON 5 JUNE AT U.N. - UNITED NATIONS -- This week over 600 pairs of shoes are being painted in five New York City schools. These vibrant and creative Art Miles Shoes of Hope will join hundreds of other shoes painted across the country at a display for World Environment Day at UN Headquarters, outdoor plaza in New York on 5 June 2007 at 12 PM. (06/03/07)

Global warming play leaves some hot under the collar - By Ann Bryant , Staff Writer - FARMINGTON - Expectations of hearing Mt. Blue Middle School band, orchestra and choir students perform Wednesday left some parents deeply disappointed and even angry with the performance of "Hurricane of Change," a Foothills Arts Center's production. The production was an examination of global warming involving adult and teenage actors, musicians and puppeteers, Foothills Arts Director Anne Geller said earlier this week. Students from the After-School Program did some work on the scripts and costumes, and the Mt. Blue Middle School band, orchestra and chorus, along with a community chorus, accompanied the actors. (06/02/07)

The most annoying song you will ever hear!
Portland teens make a musical global warming plea - George et al. might be cool with a warmer planet, but Katie and Una aren't having it. In a musical plea tolerable because it comes from the mouths of babes (the young-in kind, not the hottie variety, though they are cute little gals), a Northwest band called Blübird urges U.S. leaders to address climate change. In "What If We Don't Want to Be Warm?", the teenage Blübirds sing:

Please don't melt our glaciers, please don't kill us all. Please don't destroy our atmosphere, the sun will kill us all. CHORUS: Global warming it's not just a prediction anymore. It's not just a prediction anymore -- it's true. Help!

Download their polar bear mask, or listen to the stripped-down rock-and-roll of "What if..." here:

No word on whether folks with the Bush administration have heard Blübird's song. Leaders here are continuing to fight language being proposed for a global-warming declaration to be presented at next month's Group of Eight summit. (05/28/07)

College Students Forced to Watch Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" - By Noel Sheppard - Here's a disturbingly inconvenient truth: Students at Roger Williams University in Briston, Rhode Island, were forced to watch Al Gore's global warming schlockumentary if they wished to graduate. Think I'm kidding? As reported by Young America's Foundation (h/t NBer Dahlia Travers. Also, please watch the following video of Fox News' Neil Cavuto interviewing one of these students on the May 9 "Your World"): The week before Earth Day, professors teaching the lab portion of CORE 101: Science, Technology and Society required their students to watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth during class. Every student at RWU must enroll in this core class to qualify for graduation. (05/18/07)

Kids Air Views on Global Warming for SOS - Anonymous Content lends a slightly tinted angle to this green campaign for SOS Live Earth. Here a bunch of kids air their views on global warming. (video link) (05/17/07)

Teachers score in Surrey battle over Gore's Inconvenient Truth - Suzanne Fournier, The Province - Surrey students will be allowed to see Al Gore's film on climate change, even though trustee Heather Stilwell is demanding that a film slamming Gore's evidence be shown as well. A three-teacher committee moved quickly yesterday to approve Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, overturning a May 10 memo to schools and heading off a motion by Stilwell that could have had the effect of banning screenings of the Gore film until trustees could "approve" it at a May 31 meeting. (05/15/07)

What Kindergartners Think of Global Warming - I have recently found myself in the unexpected and rather wonderful position of kindergarten science teacher at a Manhattan independent school. The kids are fascinated by and thirsty for science, and were riveted by our unit on color, light, and shadow that was ongoing when I stepped in. However, no lesson I have taught yet galvanized their passion and attention like this week's impromptu discussions on global warming. (05/11/07)

This is a must read!
JANET ALBRECHTSEN: Hysterics 101 - APPARENTLY, the NSW Board of Studies is looking to introduce climate change classes for kindergarten to Year 6 children as part of its science and technology syllabus. The problem, of course, is what they will be taught. There are plenty of reasons for concern on this score. Adults have barely engaged in a grown-up conversation over the causes of global warming. Debate over the what, how, why, and when on global warming has been drowned out by hysteria. If you disagree with some of the science, and the religious fervour it has fuelled, or even evince a level of agnosticism towards it, you are not just wrong. You are a bad person forced to defend your integrity as well as your arguments (05/10/07)

Burbank fifth-graders investigate global warming - Burbank's fifth-graders came to realize that global warming remains the most complex environmental problem of our time and threatens dangerous consequences if not addressed. They chose global warming as their exit project for this year since they felt the issue merited serious attention. (05/10/07)

Children to learn how to help save polar bears - Monaco/Gland, Switzerland - WWF and Canon Europe launched today a "Save the Polar Bear" website as an educational tool to teach children about the environmental impacts of climate change. (05/07/07)

Gore's willing accomplices in the classroom - By Jason Mattera - Music icon Sheryl Crow just wrapped up her "Stop Global Warming College Tour." And while no Rhode Island school hosted her biodiesel bus, the pop singer's persistence on propagandizing young and malleable minds with greenhouse hype sure did resonate with the leftist faculty at Roger Williams University (RWU). The week before Earth Day, professors teaching CORE 101: Science, Technology and Society broke from a normal day of classes to watch Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. The eco-marching orders were handed down by the assistant dean of the science department, Jeffrey A. Hughes (contact info here). (05/07/07)

Global warming - your teacher said what? - "Nothing" doesn't fly as an answer to my question, "What did you learn in school today?" My kids know I'll relentlessly ask questions until I get a satisfactory answer. (05/02/07)

Sophmore unknowingly reveals how she has been indoctrinated...
Getting personal on global warming - BY CLAIRE GIANOTTI - Claire Gianotti is a sophomore at Friends Academy in Locust Valley - To most of my generation, global warming isn't that terrifying. - You can tell teenagers that rising sea levels will cause water to pour into the streets of Manhattan in 50 years, but this can't compete for attention when students are massacred on college campuses, American soldiers are killed in Iraq and genocide is raging in Africa. (04/29/06)

Researching global warming - SPEARFISH - It's a foregone conclusion that just about everybody knows about global warming, and students in Jared Jankord's class learned a lot about the situation as part of a presentation they gave in class today.
The students presented information gleaned from research on the subject, and revealed the perilous condition our earth faces as the result of the burning of fossil fuels. Jankord said they learned what they were supposed to. He added he taught the subject as theory, and he wants to show other side of theory so they get both sides. (04/26/07) Yeah right!

Global warming hits classrooms - By Saffron Howden - PRIMARY school students will be compelled to learn about global warming as part of the curriculum under plans being considered by the State Government. The NSW Board of Studies is reviewing the kindergarten to Year 6 science and technology syllabus and will look at introducing specific classes on climate change. The move comes as Australia's leading scientific research body yesterday called for the issue to be taught in primary schools. (04/26/07)

Now here's a "newsworthy" item. It's so important they had to get a photographer to write it!
C-G 8th grader rides to fight global warming - GREENWOOD - "We only have one planet, don't ruin it! Save the world today - get rid of global warming." That was the message a Greenwood Elementary Middle School eighth-grader spread during his nine-mile commute to school Tuesday. Scott O'Dell, 14, wants to stop global warming and he's starting by changing his own habits. (04/26/07)

Al Gore's Army Brings Global Warming Propaganda to a Town Near You - By Noel Sheppard - Be afraid. Be very afraid. Soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore is training people to give his global warming slide presentation at places like "schools, Rotary clubs and nursing homes" around the country. I kid you not. As reported by USA Today: Meet, no, not Al Gore, but Gary Dunham, 71, a grandfather from Texas who was the first of 1,000 Americans Gore trained to deliver his Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth slide show to schools, Rotary clubs and nursing homes around the nation. Scared yet? Well, brace yourselves, for it's much worse than you can imagine: Two weeks ago, the last 150 of this hand-picked crew arrived here - paying their own way for everything but food - to go through a two-day seminar starring Gore but effectively led by Dunham and a few other graduates of the former vice president's global-warming boot camp. To date, The Climate Project has drawn everyone from Wal-Mart workers to Cameron Diaz. And though the 1,000 mark has been reached, "we keep hearing whispers that (Gore) might do more," project director Jenny Clad says. "I wouldn't call this final." Scary stuff. Though seemingly a new revelation, Time magazine reported on this in January... (04/25/07)

The greening of America's youth - Teens, collegians pick up global warming banner and run with it - By John Larson, Correspondent NBC News - LOS ANGELES - It was a demonstration the likes of which haven't been seen in 40 years - this weekend's national pro environmental statement called "Step It Up." It's part of a growing number of teens and college students who are picking up the banner of global warming, and running with it. (04/24/07)

Global Warming Survey - A new survey reveals girls are more concerned about global warming than boys. Stamford-based research group Weekly Reader Research gives new insight into the youth's attitude towards global warming. Here are some of the findings: When asked if they have heard of global warming...95% of children ages 13 to 18 said yes.
When it comes to who is more concerned the survey shows...57% of girls versus 49% of boys ages 13 to 18. And when asked who is responsible for solving global warming...39% said big businesses and 30% think it should be the government. For more information, visit http://www.weeklyreaderresearch.com. (04/22/07)

Another "touchy-feely" story...
Kids learning early about global warming
- Teachers introduce issue in elementary grades - By Molly Murray - Kids aren't getting most of their information about climate change and global warming from their families or even television, newspapers or magazines. Instead, 36 percent say they first learned about global warming at school. (04/22/07)

Global warming is the new cold war - Fears for the planet Earth -- and a determination to save it -- are shaping a new generation - By Darragh Johnson, Washington Post - WASHINGTON - The boy has drawn, in his third-grade class, a global warming timeline that is his equivalent of the mushroom cloud. (04/21/07)

Kids Fear Global Warming More Than Terrorism, Car Crashes, and Cancer, According to National Earth Day Survey - National Survey of Middle School Students Shows Kids Believe More Needs to be Done to Save the Planet - NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- While recent polls show that American adults are most concerned about the war in Iraq, terrorism, and healthcare, a survey of more than 1,000 middle school students across the country found that kids fear global warming more than any of these issues. The survey was conducted by BrainPOP, a New York based educational provider. (04/20/07)

British Parents Look to Stop Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" from Airing in Schools - By Noel Sheppard - Better put away those combustibles, potables, and sharp objects again, sports fans, because a group of British parents in New Forest, England, are threatening legal action if soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore's schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" is aired in their schools. I kid you not. (04/17/07)

B.C. high schools to get global warming film - Janet Steffenhagen - Copies of Al Gore's award-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth, will be placed in all B.C. high schools to raise awareness about global warming, a charitable organization announced today. (04/16/07)

Two Post Takes On Proselytizing In Schools: Global Warming Good, Jesus Bad - By Tim Graham - The Washington Post produced two very different takes on Monday in stories about motivating school children to pay attention to threats looming in their future. First, there was an urgent front-page story about the need to educate children about the cataclysmic vision of a world destroyed by global warming - "the atomic bomb of today" - with absolutely no one skeptical of the almost religious claims of hellish destruction in the very near future. One campus activist asked: "What's the use of a college degree when Wall Street is under water?" Second, in stark contrast, came a story on the front-page of Metro about selling the religious message of Jesus along with free pizza. But this article was stuffed with skeptical students who were offended by the evangelizing - even as they snagged the lunch. "The free food they like...The praying they don't." (04/16/07)

Climate Change Scenarios Scare, and Motivate, Kids - By Darragh Johnson - The boy has drawn, in his third-grade class, a global warming timeline that is his equivalent of the mushroom cloud. "That's the Earth now," the 9-year-old says, pointing to a dark shape at the bottom. "And then," he says, tracing the progressively lighter stripes across the page, "it's just starting to fade away." (04/16/07)

Forcing global warming nightmares on children - My class watched the movie, An Inconvenient Truth, by Mr. Al Gore... (03/05/07)

Gore global warming 'Truth' reaching DODDS classrooms - Many students in the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe system are more likely to recognize Al Gore (03/04/07)

An Inconvenient Truth - as seen from 3 kids eyes - With a tear in his eye, and my son looking scared to death asked, "Mommy, will we have time to sell our house or will we be washed away in the big flood." This is the question I was asked as my son watched Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", winner of this years best documentary feature at the Academy Awards. My eldest daughter asked as I was tucking her in bed tonight, "Mom, if I am successful in becoming an astronaut and I go up in space for a long time, when I return will I still be able to breathe the air that's left on planet earth and will it smell awful?" (02/26/07)

An Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore Can't Give Junk Science Away - By Noel Sheppard - This is pretty hysterical, folks, and certainly requires all drinking vessels to be placed at a safe distance from nearby electronic equipment. Laurie David, the global warming alarmist and spouse of comedian Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), wrote an op-ed published in Sunday's Washington Post. In it, she stated that the company which produced Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" wanted to donate 50,000 DVD copies of the schlockumentary to the National Science Teachers Association so that educators around the country could brainwash America's youth with Gore's junk science. Thankfully, the NSTA said, "No Thanks": "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." Can I get a group "Hallelujah?" (11/26/06)


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