Speaking of Heartland, their second annual International Conference on Climate Change is only two months away — beginning on March 8 in Manhattan.
Tom Nelson notes (in trademark counterpoint) that the last man to walk on the moon, Dr. Jack Schmitt, has joined the roster of speakers.
In an unprecedented, uninterrupted eight-minute monologue on Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown,” Gore characterized those scientists who dispute the reality of global warming as part of a lunatic fringe.
Later, on Charlie Rose’s show, Gore went further. Asked by Rose “Do you know any credible scientist who says ‘wait a minute – this hasn’t been proven,’ is there still a debate?” Gore replied, “The debate’s over. The people who dispute the international consensus on global warming are in the same category now with the people who think the moon landing was staged on a movie lot in Arizona.”
American astronaut Dr. Jack Schmitt – the last living man to walk on the moon – is the latest scientist to be added to the roster of more than 70 skeptics who will confront the subject of global warming at the second annual International Conference on Climate Change in New York City March 8-10, 2009.
By the way, other speakers scheduled for the Heartland conference include Roy Spencer, Richard Lindzen, Stephen McIntyre, Pat Michaels, Joe D’Aleo, Lord Monckton, Benny Peiser, Anthony Watts, Lawrence Solomon, Fred Singer, Dennis Avery, John Coleman, and Chris Horner.
Seriously, you should go.
UPDATE: Actually, while Jack Schmitt was the only scientist ever to walk on the moon (just another flat-earther, huh, Al?), his Apollo 17 crewmate Gene Cernan was the last man to walk on the moon.
“As I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some time to come — but we believe not too long into the future — I’d like to just [say] what I believe history will record — that America’s challenge of today has forged man’s destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind. Godspeed the crew of Apollo 17.”
– Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander. Last man to walk on the moon, December 14, 1972.