Archive for June, 2008

Published by on 03 Jun 2008

Al Gore: The speech he needs to give

Paul MacRae, October 14, 2007

I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.

–Al Gore, interview with Grist magazine, May 9, 2002

Hi. I’m Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States.

This month, a British court found that my global-warming film An Inconvenient Truth was more political propaganda than a science documentary, and couldn’t be shown in schools in that country unless the teachers said very clearly that parts of it were based on ideology, not scientific facts.(1)

It seems the judge compared nine points I’d made with what the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had written and found I’d got them wrong. The IPCC is considered the world’s scientific authority on global warming, so maybe I should have stuck to what they said. Continue Reading »

Published by on 03 Jun 2008

A shaky tower of assumptions

No sensible nation should make major policy decisions based on a tower of assumptions as shaky as the global-warming hypothesis

Paul MacRae

Times Colonist, March 3, 2002

Two campaigners from Greenpeace dropped by last week to talk about global climate change and the Kyoto Accord.

They made a careful, reasoned case for Canada signing on to the accord, which would commit us to reduce greenhouse gases to six per cent below 1990 levels (right now they’re 14 per cent above), with lots of statistics and scenarios about the potential horrors of global warming. Continue Reading »

Published by on 03 Jun 2008

The $8-billion global-warming swindle

Before rushing into a climate-change panic, we need a real public debate

Paul MacRae.
Times Colonist, May 22, 2007

Last month, in a free-time political broadcast on CBC, Langley Tory MP Mark Warawa observed: “Without question, climate change has become the number one environmental concern for all nations. Some have even called it the greatest environmental challenge the world has ever faced.” (The italics are his.)

The greatest environmental challenge the world has ever faced? Greater than the series of ice ages that have dominated the world’s climate for the past million years? Greater than the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago? Continue Reading »

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