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Climategate: That Mendacious Al Gore Lies Again

Al Gore is a disgrace–now a very rich disgrace–but a disgrace, nonetheless.  If global warming is the crisis he claims, he should be debating all comers. He should face hostile questions and rebut them with facts. But he won’t.  Perhaps that’s because he is too imperious to handle the give and take of debate and has no clue about facts.  In any event, unable to discuss the truth, as usual, he lies, this time about Climategate. From the story:

Al Gore has studied the Climategate emails with his typically rigorous eye and dismissed them as mere piffle:

Q: How damaging to your argument was the disclosure of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University?

A: To paraphrase Shakespeare, it’s sound and fury signifying nothing. I haven’t read all the e-mails, but the most recent one is more than 10 years old. These private exchanges between these scientists do not in any way cause any question about the scientific consensus…I think it’s been taken wildly out of context. The discussion you’re referring to was about two papers that two of these scientists felt shouldn’t be accepted as part of the IPCC report. Both of them, in fact, were included, referenced, and discussed. So an e-mail exchange more than 10 years ago including somebody’s opinion that a particular study isn’t any good is one thing, but the fact that the study ended up being included and discussed anyway is a more powerful comment on what the result of the scientific process really is.

Ah, no, that would not be right:

In fact, as Watts Up With That shows, one Climategate email was from just two months ago. The most recent was sent on November 12 – just a month ago. The emails which have Tom Wigley seeming (to me) to choke on the deceit are all from this year. Phil Jones’ infamous email urging other Climategate scientists to delete emails is from last year.

Would an in-the-tank interviewer of Gore just once challenge him on his lies?  Naw, that would require journalists to actually practice their profession.  In any event, here’s just another in a long series of examples illustrating: Al Gore, thy name is mendacity.

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