Is that what people should expect from international panels expressing warnings about global warming?
After all, it means to apply a twisting force, or “twisted.”
Al Gore believes so.
During a recent interview, he was discussing the recent warning from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that horrible things are ahead for humanity if it continues to use carbon fuels.
It was PBS host Judy Woodruff who noted the panel members were “painting a much more alarming picture of what we face than we had previously known.”
Gore, the vice president under Bill Clinton and a failed Democratic nominee in 2000, said, “The language that the IPCC used in presenting it was torqued up a little bit, appropriately – how [else] do they get the attention of policy-makers around the world?”
The Climate Depot blog, a leading critic of climate alarmism, commented that Gore admission that the IPCC report was “torqued up” “is just the latest in a long line of evidence that the U.N. climate panel is nothing more than ‘a purely political body posing as a scientific institution.'”
In fact, IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri has admitted the U.N. climate agency is an arm of world governments and serves at their “beck and call.”
“We are an intergovernmental body and we do what the governments of the world want us to do,” he said.
Gore has established a long history of unsubstantiated rhetoric about global warming.
He said in 2009 “the entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.”
And when he updated his famed global-warming movie “An Inconvenient Truth” and illustrated sea water reaching the site of the 9/11 Memorial, as he had predicted, he used footage of Superstorm Sandy.
In that movie, he says: “Ten years ago, when the movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ came out, the single most criticized scene was an animated scene showing that the combination of sea-level rise and storm surge would put the ocean water into the 9/11 memorial site, which was then under construction. And people said, ‘That’s ridiculous. What a terrible exaggeration.'”
The movie then shows news footage of Superstorm Sandy water reaching the memorial site.
But Newsbusters pointed out the original prediction “was not about extenuating circumstances of a storm like Sandy slamming into New York or any ‘storm surge’ at all.”
“It was about the sea level rise that would be generated as (he predicted) ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica escalated dramatically.”
Now Gore has gone to new lengths to scare people with his global-warming agenda. He’s likened it to slavery.
And the civil rights movement.
And the anti-apartheid movement.
And the nuclear arms race.
“The abolition of slavery, woman’s suffrage and women’s rights, the civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, the movement to stop the toxic phase of nuclear arms race and more recently the gay rights movement,” Gore said at the EcoCity 2017 World Summit in Melbourne, Australia.
“All these movements have one thing in common. They were all met with ferocious resistance.”
“Gore sang the praises of fossil fuels during his speech,” Climate Depot said. “‘Must we change? We have had tremendous benefits from our reliance on fossil fuels. Poverty has declined, living standards have increased and we still depend on them for more than 80 percent of world’s energy,’ Gore opened his talk stating. But then he again added, ‘Must we change?’
“Gore’s answer was yes – we must change and he spent the remainder of his talk on showing the alleged negative impacts of carbon dioxide’s impact on the climate,” Climate Depot’s analysis found. “Gore’s talk featured bad weather stills and videos from around the world from floods to typhoons to heat waves and wild fires and blamed them on rising CO2 emissions from fossil fuels.”
Gore reached further, comparing global warming to “400,000 Hiroshima class atomic bombs exploding every 24 hours.”
“Overall we are releasing CO2 into the atmosphere much faster than at any time in at least 66M years,” he said. “Records beyond that are a bit less accessible after the dinosaurs were wiped out.”
Scientist Art Robinson has spearheaded The Petition Project, which has gathered the signatures of at least 31,487 scientists who agree that there is “no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”
They say, “Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”
Robinson, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California-San Diego, where he served on the faculty, co-founded the Linus Pauling Institute with Nobel-recipient Linus Pauling, where he was president and research professor. He later founded the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. His son, Noah Robinson, was a key figure in the petition work and has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Caltech.