RUSH: To the Global Warming Stack. This is from Vanity Fair online: ‘In his almost 30 years of crusading against global warming, Al Gore has worn a variety of hats. In roughly chronological order these include : congressman, senator, author, vice president, traveling evangelist, filmmaker, investment adviser, and Nobel Peace Prize winner,’ and dunce. ‘Now, with the publication of his new book, Our Choice, Gore has unveiled a fresh and most unexpected talent…’ And they’re serious here. ‘… the book’s opening chapter of concludes with a poem he wrote — 21 lines of verse that are equal parts beautiful, evocative, and disturbing. Here is how the poem begins:
‘One thin September soon
A floating continent disappears
In midnight sun
Vapors rise as
Fever settles on an acid sea.”
That’s how it begins. And they are praising this. By the way, Mark Hertsgaard is the author here. ‘It’s odd that none of the reviews of Our Choice have mentioned this poem. Even my old friend Bill McKibben, the dean of America’s climate journalists, didn’t see fit to mention it, though Bill himself wrote a column a couple of years ago pleading for poets, musicians, and other artists to bring their talents to bear in the climate fight,’ and he’s the dean of America’s climate journalists. He’s a fraud, too. They are all frauds as well. One of the e-mails, the AP science writer is a guy named Seth Borenstein, he writes the guys at Hadley, he writes these guys at the Climate Research Unit and says, ‘Marc Morano is going nuts on some scientific paper here. How do I deal with this, guys?’ The AP was asking the hoaxers at the Climate Research Unit how to handle an opposition paper. I’ll read it to you here in a minute.
I want to illustrate the idiot that Algore is on this and how journalists have been corrupted. ‘The result is a surprisingly accomplished nuanced piece of poetry.’ Mr. Hertsgaard, I have to tell you, you are embarrassing yourself by writing this. ‘The images Gore conjures in his (untitled) poem turn a neat trick: they are visually specific and emotionally arresting even as they are scientifically accurate.’ Ha! Nothing is accurate in this, Mr. Hertsgaard. When was this stupid thing published? This was published December 4th, plenty of time for this guy to have learned about the e-mails at the climate search unit. Okay, here’s more of the Algore poem.
‘Snow glides from the mountain
Ice fathers floods for a season
A hard rain comes quickly
Then dirt is parched
Kindling is placed in the forest
For the lightning’s celebration.’
‘It’s usually a mistake to read too much literal meaning into poetry. But the final lines of Gore’s poem certainly apply to the governments that will gather in Copenhagen from December 7 to 18 for what is regarded as humanity’s last chance to avert absolutely catastrophic climate change.’ These are supposedly smart people. There are more stupid smart people in our country and they seem to be in journalism. Humanity’s last chance? Would somebody explain to me what’s wrong with it getting warmer? I don’t think it is. I think it’s getting colder, and that’s disaster. If it’s getting warmer we’re going to have less energy costs to keep warm; we’re going to have longer growing seasons; we’re going to have more food. What the hell! ‘But, Rush, but, Rush, the sea levels are going to destroy Cuba and Florida.’ No, they’re not. That’s bogus. Let me ask you this. Let’s say that instead of global warming happening right now, let’s say that there was conclusive proof that we are headed to a little ice age. Do you think these people would be urging us to run around and drive our SUVs, more emissions, pollute the skies, what they say is pollution, get the smokestacks revving, burn coal to heat it up, you think they would be telling us that? You don’t? Why?
They would not urge us to go do what they claim we’re doing that’s warming the planet if it were conclusively proven that it’s in the process of chilling because that would be freedom. That’s liberty. That’s driving what you want. You know, I think we all ought to go out, in the summertime lower your thermostat to 55, in the wintertime raise it to 80, run out there and if you participated in the Cash for Clunkers program, you’re driving around in a little soapbox, go out and buy a Ford 150 or go out and buy some big honker truck or SUV. That’s how to react to this, ’cause it doesn’t make any difference. Humanity’s last chance? Okay, here’s how the poem ends. Well, I don’t know if it ends. They don’t actually publish the whole poem. They just do three verses at a time here.
‘The shepherd cries
The hour of choosing has arrived
Here are your tools’
And then Mr. Hertsgaard says, ‘Is Gore himself that shepherd? No matter. What counts is that the hour of choosing has indeed arrived and, as documented in Our Choice, we do have the tools to survive — if we choose to employ them.’ This is hilarious. It is absolutely absurdly hilarious. If it weren’t so dangerous, it is a total man-made hoax. Obama’s going over there. He knows it’s a hoax. They’re going to try to act like it’s not because it’s not about saving the planet. Health care is not about health care. This is not about saving the planet. I’m getting blue in the face talking about this.
‘Saudi Arabia called for an independent investigation into ‘climategate’ Monday, warning that the scandal over stolen e-mails threatened to undermine the global-warming negotiations beginning here. ‘We believe this scandal — or what has been referred to as the ‘climategate’ scandal — we think this is definitely going to affect the nature of what could be trusted in our deliberations,’ the Saudi Arabian negotiator said.’ Now, you gotta understand the Saudis. I mean oil is about to be outlawed if these people ever get their way, and that’s the only income source the Saudis have to run around and pretend they’re Tiger Woods. (interruption) Snerdley, you can continue to try to bait me with these questions into discussing what I am not going to discuss. You can go ahead and try. You will learn of my steely resolve. You will learn of my unwavering commitment. You will learn that I cannot be taken off track. You may interrupt me but you will not get me. You will not sucker me into providing satisfaction for the entire sportswriter community and the entire left-wing punditocracy. If they want to discuss it, if they want to bring it up, Oprah wants to talk about it, go right ahead. I don’t. I’m not going to bring it up.
Let me take a break here, my friends. We do have sound bites coming up, and there’s an interesting theory going around that it’s the Russians who hacked the computer at the Climate Research Unit, because they too export oil and they don’t want their business shut down and they’re trying to sabotage this thing. (laughing) I mean the plot is thickening.
RUSH: At Copenhagen, at this last chance, utterly last chance to save ourselves and our planet, some 40,000 tons of carbon emissions will be spewed getting this crowd together and keeping them there in comfort. That is the daily amount of carbon dioxide produced by 30 of the world’s smaller countries, according to UN statistics. I mean the hypocrisy here is just blatant for everybody to see.
RUSH: Aaron in Durham, Connecticut, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: How you doing, Rush? Mega dittos.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: I just wanted to tell you, I was told to tell you I’m a Rush Baby, so —
CALLER: I want to tell you that today in class and then also Wednesday — I go to Southern Connecticut State University, and I’m in a health class right now for educators for the school — and today we had a guest speaker and on Wednesday we had a guest speaker, he was the teacher’s husband who’s a scientist. And he came in, and he told us all about how global warming is —
RUSH: Wait a second, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I just want to understand this. You had a guest speaker —
RUSH: — who was the teacher’s husband?
CALLER: Yes, the teacher’s husband.
RUSH: Well, what’s the teacher’s husband do?
CALLER: He’s a scientist. She’s a health teacher and he’s a, quote, unquote, scientist.
RUSH: All right, that means he’s a fraud.
CALLER: Exactly. That’s what we’re all saying. But he comes in and he’s showing us all these homemade charts that it looks like he drew himself, he’s showing them on a projector telling us how there’s people — he listened to the radio on the way to school today — there’s actual people out there who don’t believe in global warming, and it’s not a question if it’s out there, it does exist. He says there’s more evidence than you could believe, and if you don’t believe it you might as well tell me you’re standing on a flat earth. And we’re sitting in class, looking at this guy, and he believes what he’s telling us, and he doesn’t think anyone else knows what happened with Saudi Arabian’s finding out about ClimateGate and the Russians, and he doesn’t want to believe any of it.
RUSH: So what did you do? What was your reaction?
CALLER: For most of us, we’re trying to keep our powder dry and just get to the end of the year and not get a failing grade by telling the teacher her husband is a fraud.
RUSH: You guys are being propagandized.
RUSH: You’re being maleducated.
CALLER: Yeah, (crosstalk) my generation, how we’re getting taught in school by the Baby Boomers, it’s all the educators and the liberals who are taking — I’m 20 years old, so I’ve been in high school, I live in Connecticut, so there’s liberals all around me. There’s hardly any conservatives. I’m surrounded by liberals. My friends are all liberal, everyone’s liberal. And you have to deal with hearing FDR and the New Deal was great and now the new thing is climate and climate change.
RUSH: Aaron, how old are you out there?
CALLER: I’m 20 years old.
RUSH: Twenty years old. God bless you. You have the guts to at least know you’re being lied to.
CALLER: I’ve had good teachers. I’ve had you to listen to my whole life. My father’s a die-hard fan of yours, and he got me into you, and I’ve become addicted to conservative politics and conservative thought and everything.
RUSH: Well, here’s the thing. Here’s the thing. If this ever happens again, I’m sure it will because this is one of the most propagandized subjects in school. I have never said the earth isn’t warming or cooling because I think it’s always changing. Always. The thing I disagree with is that we’re causing either. We don’t have the power. We simply just do not have the power. And furthermore, Aaron, progress is what they are blaming for causing all this disaster, progress. Progress. Progress. We have a bunch of demented people who think — stop and think of this for a second. Here is there vanity. For this argument I’ll give them props, and I’ll concede the notion that they actually do believe this, that they’re not part of the ideological cabal that’s trying to propagandize this. Some people do truly believe this. If they do, look at their vanity. Whatever length of time human beings have been on this earth, our time on it can be measured smaller than a grain of sand. I mean microscopically smaller than a grain of sand.
That’s how insignificant the world’s population at any one time is, or you can narrow it even further, that’s how insignificant, in the complexity of the universe, including this planet and its climate, that the population of the United States is. And yet these people in their vanity believe somehow that the environment, as it is now, when they happen to be roaming the planet, is pristine and perfect and that it must not change, ‘The environment must not change. This is pristine.’ Now, how absurd, how silly, how utterly vain to believe that, and how utterly stupid to believe that something as complex as simple day-to-day weather, which changes, and that we have no say-so over, how can they believe that something far more complex than just the day’s weather, the entire climate is constant and should never change, and if it is changing it’s a crisis, and then blame it on us. You’ve got so many people in this hoax, you’ve got some who really believe, almost religious-like, that god is the environment and we better not mess with it, we better not tamper with it, it must not change. Then you’ve got the ideological hoaxers who are responsible for creating the kind of people your teacher and her husband, the scientist, are.
I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt, Aaron. They could just as well be intellectually aware of what’s going on here and that they’re participating in a hoax because they’re just liberal hacks, but not everybody that believes in this is an ideological liberal hack. Some people really do think the polar bears are dying, they’re really scared to death, and this is what I think is one of the near-criminal things about this is. I mean, this is terrorism. This is jihadism, environmental jihadism that is being perpetrated on the people around the world for a political belief.
RUSH: From the files of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, it is an e-mail from Seth Borenstein, the Associated Press science writer:
Kevin, Gavin, Mike,
It’s Seth again. Attached is a paper in JGR today that Marc Morano is hyping wildly. It’s in a legit journal. Whatchya think?
So the AP is calling these guys, e-mailing them: Hey, how do I deal with this? It’s in a legitimate journal, how do I deal with it? ‘The fight over global warming science is about to cross the Atlantic with a US researcher poised to sue NASA … Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data going as far back as the 1930s. ‘I assume that what is there is highly damaging,’ Mr. Horner said. ‘These guys are quite clearly bound and determined not to reveal their internal discussions about this.’ The numbers matter. Under pressure in 2007, NASA recalculated its data and found that 1934, not 1998, was the hottest year in its records for the contiguous 48 states. NASA later changed that data again, and now 1998 and 2006 are tied for first, with 1934 slightly cooler.’
So everybody’s making it up, everybody’s making it up all over the place. They’re just making it up. And this is pure ideology. It is nothing other than ideology that’s behind this. It is just so hard to make people understand that, people want to continue to look at this in the realm of science, because that’s how it’s been presented. For example, people want to say, ‘Well, how do they explain the fact that it got warmer and it got cooler long before the industrial revolution?’ They do that with the medieval warming period and the hockey stick, and they say that there was no medieval warming period, they’re making it up. They’re making it up to say it didn’t happen, that the previous conclusion — and they found one tree with rings in the Siberian peninsula to prove it. I mean there’s not anything like this, folks, in it’s scope of fraud and pure hoax. It’s not even about the science.
One of these e-mails from Phil Jones, (paraphrasing) ‘Look, I’m not a politician, I’m not an ideologue, I’m a scientist. I just want this to work out because I want the theory to be true.’ Well, I don’t believe that he’s not an ideologue; I don’t believe he’s not a leftist hack. But what he’s doing isn’t science. I just want it to work out because I want the theory to be true. Well, I’d like to be able to fly on my own. There’s a lot of things I would like to work out that are physically not possible and this is one of them, what these people are saying. They have been all discredited and yet they’re circling the wagons and heading off to Copenhagen. There are stories I have in the stack today, 200 limousines, 140 private jets flying in. The food, the hypocrisy is all over. You see, if you bring this up to these people, ‘Well, we are the really esteemed learned scientists attempting to save the world.’ Yeah, you’re trying to save the world from the damage caused by your trip there. ‘Well, we are entitled. We have purchased carbon offsets to handle the carbon footprint that we’ve made here. We are investing in a company owned by Algore to plant trees,’ blah, blah, blah.
And still, to illustrate my Four Corners of Deceit, how science, academia (education), government and media have been corrupted and are part of the Four Corners of Deceit, the mainstream media knows everything about this. They’re just not reporting it. It doesn’t fit the template. It doesn’t fit the story line. They’re running around saying, ‘Hey, 62% of the American people still believe in man-made global warming.’ Yeah, they probably do, although Rasmussen says it’s not quite that high.
RUSH: Here. Listen to this. Thomas Friedman, the New York Times, foreign affairs columnist. He is a columnist on foreign policy. Do you know that he showed up at the jobs summit? He was in one of the work groups at the jobs summit? And Obama sat right next to him and talked to him for a long time. So last Thursday night he’s on Campbell Brown on CNN. And she said, ‘Give me your take on this e-mail scandal, global warming, if we can call it that. What has it done to the credibility of the environmental movement overall?’ Remember, now, to set this sound bite up, there was a consensus of scientists. There was no doubt. In fact, we’re almost to the point of no return. No doubt. We are destroying the climate. We are heating this planet up to the point that it’s our last chance. A consensus! Now, listen to his answer.
FRIEDMAN: I found some of those e-mails disappointing, frankly, in the kind of way in which it’s seen that they’re trying to keep certain research out, you know, of the discussion. But here’s my take on it. Maybe it isn’t 90% like some of the skeptics say, maybe it’s only 80%, maybe it’s 50%. But you know what that means? There’s a 50% chance that — so when you put that CO2 in the atmosphere, it stays there for about 3,000 years. So we keep putting it there, and it stays there for 3,000 years, and it does start raising temperatures, it’s going to be hot here, Campbell, for a long, long time. Bottom line is that the risk is still there. What if it’s said it’s just a 10% chance — what if I said there’s a 10% if you keep smoking, you’re going to die of cancer?
BROWN: Still reason enough to quit that habit.
FRIEDMAN: Exactly right.
RUSH: Why, look at how far we have tumbled, from a consensus to, hell, even if it’s only 10%, we can’t afford not to act. That’s a risk of a risk. Maybe the skeptics are right, maybe it’s only 90%, maybe the science only 80% sure, maybe it’s only 50% sure. Maybe it’s only 10% sure. But can we risk that 10%? Now, he just threw his own scientist under the bus here and has resorted now to a new argument, a new argument based on a wild guess, predicated on fear. And this is exactly how I heard it in 1984, this scientist named Oppenheimer on This Week with Brinkley: ‘We can’t prove it yet, David, but we’ve only got 20 years to find out. Can we take the chance? What if we’re right?’ That’s what they’ve been reduced to now. These people have no shame. Friedman ought to be embarrassed to show up at the next golf course member/guest golf tournament he goes to.
RUSH: And, by the way, for Thomas Friedman, it is simply impossible scientifically for CO2 to stick around in the atmosphere 3,000 years. You know why? Nature gobbles up 50% of all the CO2 we produce every year, no matter how much. When we produce five times as much, nature will gobble up five times as much. And you know why? Because life on earth loves CO2. All plant life depends on it, as do we, for them to convert it back to oxygen so that we can freaking live. What a bunch of ignoramuses.
RUSH: Ken in Detroit, I’m glad you waited, sir, you’re next on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Yeah, Rush. I’m just calling from the nice chilly side of Michigan. We’re getting some snow over here now. I wanted to comment that Barack Obama is really showing his deceitful nature by attending this conference on climate change in Copenhagen. When you have all those e-mails that came out recently showing that the man-made global warming and climate change that’s been promoted by Algore and the United Nations as well as others is being a total fraud, something that even a child in elementary school is capable of understanding, when you have the president of the United States continue to hold told this fraudulent science, this is just something that’s unforgivable.
RUSH: Well, that’s because it’s not about the science.
CALLER: Well, no, it’s about power, it’s about control.
RUSH: Exactly right. Look, the only way to understand this, that’s why I came up with the description of the two universes. We really live in two universes. The Universe of Lies and the Universe of Reality, and they’re not in the Universe of Reality. Everything the left is doing is predicated on a fraud, a series of frauds, or hoaxes, or lies. It’s the only way they can succeed and perpetrate things, and they cloak their fraud and the hoax in compassion, saving the planet, saving the polar bears, not disappointing the children, insuring the uninsured, providing the best health care for the sick and the elderly, blah, blah, blah, blah. It’s all smoke and mirrors. Of course he would go. Of course he’s going to go. He’s not going to announce that he has been influenced by this. That’s why serious scientists need to demand a quick investigation into this because it’s all of science that stands to be tainted by it.
Pierre in Quebec, Canada. Nice to have you on the program, Pierre.
CALLER: Hello, Rush, how are you?
RUSH: Very well, sir, thank you.
CALLER: Two questions for you.
CALLER: But first a great piece you did with Bill Shatner there.
RUSH: Oh, you liked that? Thank you.
CALLER: Oh, loved it, and the look on your face when you hold that Remco AM radio.
CALLER: Priceless. Priceless.
RUSH: (laughing) I haven’t seen the thing, I forgot to watch it, I TiVoed the replay of it at two a.m.
CALLER: Oh, but do invite everyone to go have a look at it, the look on your face when you hold that radio is just like the most precious thing in the world for you.
RUSH: Well, it is. It’s called a Remco Caravelle. My parents gave it to me when was I think in single digits, and it broadcast on an AM signal, any AM signal on the band, just set it for an AM signal if there wasn’t one in your town, and it broadcast throughout your house. And they listened to me on the radio play disc jockey.
CALLER: Well, question I got for you about the meeting they’re having right now. In the past so far you’ve got countries like China, Canada and the UN that didn’t set real targets as far as green gas emission are concerned. Now that those same players finally have first evidence of weather fraud, with those e-mail that just came out, how come now in Copenhagen, the same countries that are doing everything in their power to come out of it with concrete, solid targets, like they never want to do it before, and now they have a chance to prove it was a hoax, now they want to set up solid targets. So my first question to you, is what happened to change their mind like this 180 degrees around, and their attitude, and second question, could that attitude just be a big smoke screen to take people’s attention away from the health care debate, the economy going nowhere —
CALLER: — and Tiger Woods’ favorite color?
CALLER: I’m trying.
RUSH: (laughing) Tiger Woods’ favorite color. You’re asking me what Tiger Woods favorite car is?
CALLER: No, we’re just trying to drag you in.
RUSH: Oh, trying to drag me in. In the first place you have to tell me, China and India, they have not changed their opinion, they’re not going to play ball. They’re not going to reduce their emissions. They’re not going to reduce their economic growth.
CALLER: Well, that’s not what they’re saying right now, especially China. They’re saying now —
RUSH: Well, of course not! The ChiComs are ChiComs. The Russians will probably agree, too, but they never agree to whatever they agree to. They never keep the agreements. They just do it to get us to sign it. The ChiComs are no more going to slow down their carbon emissions than the Russians are.
CALLER: They can say anything they want, they’ll never do it anyway, they got nobody watching.
RUSH: No. Look, the only idiots that are going to reduce their carbon emissions are us, because the whole design is to fleece us. And Tiger Woods favorite car, hell, I don’t know.