Friday, August 20, 2010

Politico's pointless website

Over at the Arena, "Politico's daily debate with policymakers and opinion shapers", Myron Ebell has been making hay, taking advantage of the uncritical publication of his lies on a website that is better looking and more widely read than his posts that are decorated with a chinese lady sucking on a plastic teat.

Myron writes along the conspiracy theory that Al Gore invented global warming to make money:
I used to think that we were just incredibly lucky that the alarmist movement was led by this group of second raters. I now realize that it isn't luck. Global warming alarmism attracts incompetents, know-nothings, and looney tunes...

Gore on the conference call acknowledged that cap-and-trade was dead and that the alarmists had lost in 2010. He bitterly blamed the usual suspects: Big Oil, King Coal, right-wing media, and professional deniers (I believe that is where he would put me and CEI)...

I can see why Gore is bitter. His comparatively modest investments in green energy promised to make him a global warming billionaire if cap-and-trade were enacted. Unluckily for him, the American people have said no emphatically.
How's that summer heatwave doing, Myron? Maybe you need to take a trip to Pakistan and see what you will eventually bringing home to your great grandchildren, wherever on the earth they live.

In the words of Richard Feynman after NASA managers had played fast and loose with the physical facts: "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled."

As an unadulterated do-badder and dangerous fooler, you use your undeserved publicity to slander and smear the truth-tellers and do-gooders all you can, but that doesn't change the facts -- only the perception of them.

I'd like to see how long you can drive with your eyes closed. Everything will be fine until you die, for want of a little course correction in time that couldn't be made because you were not in favour