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Czech President's 'Inconvenient Challenge' To Al Gore

By Christopher G. Adamo
May 29, 2008

Since leaving office, former Vice-President Al Gore has gained enormous stature within certain circles on the world scene, acquiring it per the standard liberal formula. Taking up his "Earth in the Balance" cause, he produced the feature length movie "An Inconvenient Truth," which is replete with fantastic prophesies of doom for the planet unless America immediately regresses to third-world squalor.

An insipid and unsubstantiated piece of propaganda, Gore's movie would never have resonated beyond the boundaries of a few egg headed film fests, were it not for the concerted efforts of virtually every liberal and socialist special interest known to mankind. Coming to his aid, they collectively proclaimed "An Inconvenient Truth" to be at once the scientific equivalent of Einstein's theory of relativity, packaged in cinematic genius that eclipses Ben Hur.

In the typical modus operandi of liberalism, an avalanche of recognition and awards were conferred upon Gore and his movie, from the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to an Oscar for "Best Documentary" to effusive accolades from every aspiring tinseltown movie critic. The film, along with all of his efforts to foment a global warming panic, have since been predictably declared as universal truth, a judgment based not on the availability of evidence, but on the profusion of like-minded liberal ideologues who are willing to accept and advance his hysterical claims.

Not surprising was the immediate branding of any who are dubious of Gore's outlandish assertions as "heretics." The liberal agenda, whether in relation to planetary catastrophe or the latest effort to confiscate and redistribute the private property of citizens, cannot tolerate honest examination. Thus, any effort to demand scientific evidence to support Gore's frenzied allegations will result in immediate charges of being a "global warming denier," an obvious attempt to link the honest skeptic to those anti-Semites who claim the Nazi holocaust never happened.

Sadly, far too many on the political scene who should recognize the "global warming" alarmism as the transparent power play that it is, instead choose to seek safe haven by accepting the premise of cataclysmic man-induced climate destruction. Others, hearing constant warnings of impending disaster, may actually be impressed by their shrillness and intensity, and thus prone to believe them.

In any case, a veritable ideological "stampede" is presently taking place, which threatens to undercut every aspect of American industry and commerce, thereby reducing the standard of living for all Americans. The exorbitant cost of gasoline and impending extinction of the incandescent light bulb are merely the first harbingers of a general degradation of modern civilization if the situation indeed remains unchecked, with much worse to follow.

All is not yet lost however. A steadily growing number of brave souls are rising up to challenge the legitimacy of Gore's assertions, despite the certainty that they will be derided and castigated throughout the media, and in virtually all major "educational" institutions. Among the most notable of these challengers is Czech President Vaclav Klaus.

In stark contrast to the pampered elitists of Western Academia, or their Hollywood and D.C. minions, Klaus has endured decades of deprivation in Soviet dominated Czechoslovakia. Thus he has seen, first hand the hardship and suffering possible under the iron fist of unrestrained governing institutions who have no regard for the common citizen except as a mere "resource" to be exploited for the good of the state.

During that time, he personally witnessed the denial of basic freedoms and sustenance to the people, while those in key positions of government enjoyed relative plenty. In many ways, what he saw was a sorry likeness of the hypocrisy among "climate change" movement leaders, as they regularly fly around the world in their private jets while issuing calls for more meager lifestyles among lesser people.

Recognizing the potential menace of the current situation and how liberals are exploiting it, Klaus has boldly challenged Gore to an open debate on the entire topic of "climate change." Knowing that the tenets of his "green religion" cannot withstand intense scrutiny, it is a challenge that Gore cannot afford to accept.

As the title of Klaus's book underscores, the question is not one of dangers to the climate, but of threats to the freedoms and well-being of average citizens. And though the theories of "global warming" are merely open-ended speculation, with time tables continually rolled back since the looming atmospheric upheavals never seem to keep pace with those dire forecasts, the encroachment on basic freedom and liberty is indeed progressing on schedule.

With unassailable insight, Klaus properly characterizes the moral arrogance of the global warming advocacy, again likening it to the ravages of communism with which he was so painfully familiar. At a national press club gathering last week, he compared the two sinister ideologies, sternly warning that "Like their predecessors, they will be certain that they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality. In the past it was in the name of the Marxists or the proletariat. This time, in the name of the planet."

To the degree that the major media and liberal political machine take notice of President Klaus and his effort, it will undoubtedly be only to demean and undermine him. Yet as someone who understands the consequences of allowing a monster of this nature to grow unchecked he continues his fight, grimly confident in the knowledge of what awaits western civilization if the "global warming" apostles ever gain the power which they crave.

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Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer and staff writer for the New Media Alliance. He lives in southeastern Wyoming. He has been active in local and state politics for many years and is a managing partner in Best American Buy (http://www.bestamericanbuy.com), an e-commerce business that markets products exclusively made in America. His contact information and archives can be found at http://www.chrisadamo.com
 

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Help me to understand something…
Right now across the country the “majority” of the scientific community agrees that global warming is indeed real, and is a threat to the very existence of mankind. With that being said why are there so many stalwarts out there that refuse to even consider that it might be a very real problem?

Here’s what I don’t get…Most of the people that believe global warming is a hoax are “older”. For the most part, the people that don’t except global warming are: the remaining members of the greatest generation, and as a rough guess about ½ of the boomers. People who are of gen x, and gen y, (for the most part) believe that global warming is a very real threat. I realize this is a BIG stereotype, and there are exceptions.

Please correct my history if I have it wrong here, but wasn’t it that when the boomers came to political ascension that they were responsible for passing the Clean Air and Water acts? How could the same group that rallied so hard to prevent things like the MASS pollution of our lakes and rivers (from big business that was only trying to make a profit, even though they knew they were KILLING people by the truck load dumping toxins into our air and water) give up on the environmental movement so completely? Heck, I remember seeing photos of the Detroit River catching on fire, and Lake Erie was so polluted that NOBODY was brave enough to swim in it. And who could forget the folks that steeped on hypodermic needles from seedy businesses that were dumping medical waste.

And yet there were those that said at the time, that if we pass this legislation we’ll kill the American economy and that the planet is too big for the people here to do any real damage. Well it happened…And things got better, a lot better.

And I think it’s happening again. And even if you don’t believe the “majority” of scientist, why would you take the chance. I know that nothing is going to happen in OUR lifetimes, but aren’t any of you that don’t believe in global warming worried that just maybe you might be handing your children or grandchildren a giant mess???

Lucky for us though, the solution to this kills two birds with one stone. What we need is a space race type quest for alternative forms of energy. That would enable us to do a few things. First, weather you believe global warming to be real or not, it could eliminate that threat. Second, it would allow us to thumb our collective noses at the Middle East and Mr. Hugo Chaves, and tell them that we don’t need their freakin’ oil anymore. Third, we could be a world leader in the production of this new and emerging technology. We could produce and sell this stuff to the rest of the world…That’s how you energize the American economy. Doesn’t anyone remember how the US became the world leader in emerging technology because of the space race??? We pumped billions of dollars into education and research and development, and the economy flourished!!!

But I realize the oil companies are probably never going to let that happen…because hey, what’s the slow death of the American Economy (and possible life as we know it) versus a few extra BILLION in record profits. We can just allow the oil companies to drill all over pristine Alaska, and we’ll ask them very nicely to PLEASE clean up after themselves when their done…And when that oil runs out…ummm….well…uh-oh.
 

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How many times over the lifetime of this planet has it gone thru extreme climate changes? Many. And man had nothing to do with it. If it is happening now I don't believe that man has anything to do with it this time either. How many of you are familiar with "The Little Ice age". Pollution surely wasn't the cause of that climate shift.
 

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BH I totally agree... the glaciers were left overs from as you said it, "The Ice Age" and there is nothing we can do about climate changes in our world.
 

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When we wuz kids...early 60s, they had an article in "Weekly Reader" that said our gobblement believed that the Russians, through Sputnik, were broadcasting some signal that was changing the jetstream and hurting the wheat and corn production in the middle of the country...jetstream's still dropping, guess it's Jane Fonda's fault now....
 

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It's just hard for me to believe that there is no connection to the sceptasisim of the 1970's to the clean air and water act to today’s problems. Look how much better things got when that legislation was passed. Am I the only one here who believes that this current problem could be very similar in nature? The science says it's real... :?

Why take the chance, especially when the solution to global warming (even if you think its hooey) will do nothing but relieve our dependence on foreign oil, and give us a long term solution to a blooming energy crisis. Only good things can come from fixing this.
 

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You make good points John and I agree. I'm just saying that global warming isn't caused by man. It's a natural occurance imo.
 

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John,

I am one of the dis-believers. Let me explain. I am not against conservation and taking care of the environment, and I think we have a responsibility to take care of the Earth. I do not deny that the earth may be warming. I do not deny that some activity by man be contributing to this global warming. But I also believe the environment is so much more complex than we can understand. Sun spots, natural warming and cooling of the environment may and probably does have much more to do with this than anything man does. I don't know where you got the idea that 1/2 the scientists on the planet believe this fairy tale of man being responsible. Many scientists now believe we may be entering a cooling stage. When I was in High School in the 70's the panic was of a coming ice age.

It's the Al Gore-ons of the world that really light me up. They want to regulate, tax and otherwise punish us for a coming warming trend that man may or may not have a small responsibility in. They use it as an excuse to try and generate more government, more taxes, and less freedom. The fact that Uncle Al refuses to debate this topic with some noted scientists tells me he is full of hot air. In short, the scientific proof that man is a major cause of so called global warming just isn't there yet for me to buy in.

Go and look at http://patriotpost.us/alexander/edition.asp?id=520. Then let me know what you think.
 

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Great post I agree with Michael and others here I am sure the cave men had some ideas too. Aw say sheepdog can ya shedd some lite on it pal???
 

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John:

You are linking tangible issues like air and water pollution to an intangible theory of a warming earth and it's causes. There is no doubt that there was a need for the clean air act particularily if you ever travelled to LA or other cities with air pollution and smog. Things like mercury and NOX were transported as they became airborn and deposited thousands of miles downwind and dropped in the form of rain. Water was allowed to become polluted to the point it was unsafe to use at all. It still is an issue but is slowly cleaning itself up. Mercury seems to be a presistant problem and for the Northeast many of the unrestricted coal burning plants in the midwest that were grandfathered from compliance with many CAA provisions made the problem much worse than was necessary. As a result we are voluntarily restricted in our fish consumption with published guidelines based on testing.

As for the demographics of who believes in global warming and who doesn't I won't dispute your estimates as I have no good information of my own but I can offer a rationale. Many in the younger generations have been brought up to believe through a liberal school system to believe that the theory of global warming is an indisputable fact rather than a theory to be explored and studied. If they argued against it I'm guessing they would be branded almost as a hetetic. With that background it is understandable in a fundamental belief in global warming as an indisputable fact rather than a theory.

As for a "majority of scientists" I can't comment on that as I have not seen any data that breaks out who believes and who does not. It is easy to fall into a trap of believing that a majority of scientists ... because that is what the liberal news media believes and wants us to believe. They will make comments like that without a shred of support to back them up because it promotes their agenda.

Finally as to whether global warming is real or not is the subject of debate. If Al Gore believes that it is a fact he certainly doesn't act in a manner that supports his belief. Neither do the Hollywood crowd or many other proponents for that matter. Do we need to pursue alternative energy? Absolutely. Our dependence on oil has got us into a situation where we are funding both sides of the war on terror and we need to stop that. I think the first step is to broaden our exploration for oil in this country while we seek interim solutions until we arrive at a viable energy source that can perform as efficiently as oil. I think the short run may hold promise for fuel cell technology in which cars are fueled with hydrogen and water is a byproduct of the process. For the long term who knows, beam me up Scotty.
 

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I will try to secure permission from a buddy to post something he wrote on the subject. It's fairly in-depth.

My debunking of global warming is two-fold.

A) The same nutjobs who believe that also believe that the eatrth is billions of years old. And it used to be a jungle. Before that it was all ice. Before that it was a jungle again. And so on. So the ice age that killed their dinosaurs (which was probably done by early white Christians anyway) was never going to end? Suddenly the natural patterns are bad, and man-made.

B) Somewhat simpler. We have only recently developed the technology to measure temperature, and I don't put much stock in readings that were taken while Wyatt Earp was wearing a badge. I think we can definitely file the temperature trends under "further study needed."
 

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Mike it makes some intersesting points, but I still believe that even if the jury is still be out on this issue, the solution to the blooming energy crisis in the US, and global warming is one and the same.

Why take the chance...

Just curious, but has anyone here besides me watched An Inconvient Truth?
 

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Johngoboom said:
Mike it makes some intersesting points, but I still believe that even if the jury is still be out on this issue, the solution to the blooming energy crisis in the US, and global warming is one and the same.

Why take the chance...

Just curious, but has anyone here besides me watched An Inconvient Truth?
John,

No I haven't seen Al Gores movie, nor do I intend to. He is just trying to push his own agenda. I didn't see any of Michael Moore-ons movies to know they were garbage. This issue of man made global warming is nothing but a fallacy. Fallacies according to Thomas Sowell, "are both plausible and logical-- but with something missing. Their plausibility gains them political support. Only after that political support is strong enough to cause fallacious ideas to become government policies and programs are the missing or ignored factors likely to lead to "unintentional consequences", a phrase often heard in the wake of economic or social policy disasters...That is why it pays to look deeper into things that look good on the surface". Economic Facts and Fallacies, by Thomas Sowell. I am not denying that the Earth may be in a warming trend, but I do not believe that mans activity on this planet is the overriding cause (the definition of Global Warming).

I put man made global warming in the same category as “the oil companies are fixing prices, just look at their profits”. Sounds quite plausible and the average man on the street will easily buy into it. The people who believe this usually have no business education, do not understand the industry and are usually motivated by their own reelection. When the fallacy is closely examined, the facts don’t support it.

I do not buy into man made global warming because it does not stand up to the same scientific analysis we apply to other theories. I will be damned if I will allow Al Gore to push this fallacy into some tax and spend government monster that will turn his “Inconvenient Truth” into a unintentional consequence.

I have seen The Day After Tomorrow. Entertainment, nothing more.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence -- John Adams

Never underestimate the difficulty of changing false beliefs by facts-- Thomas Rotovsky
 

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Mike your certainly entitled to whatever stance you happen to take on this one. :)

You and I have had some very good "go rounds" when it comes to discussing politics, but I think you should see it, even if you watch it and flip the bird to the TV the whole time, it's still worth hearing Al "The Earth Has a Fever" Gore (my favorite) out.

But then again from Scott Adams Dilbert "I don't have to put potato chips in my nose to know I won't enjoy it."

So it's your call. :) Just my opinion.

BTW The day after tomorrow was AWFUL...that was just a lame fictional movie, with subpar acting. :D The Micheal Moore movie Sicko was BRILLIANT. But at least with Moore he will freely admit that he says what ever he wants in his movies to get his agenda across.

Sicko is really worth seeing.
 

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Michael Moore is a fat asshole. I'd like to punch him right in his face. :x

I don't know if you needed to know that or not. Just thought I'd throw it out there. :|
 
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