Carol Platt Liebau: More Inconvenient Truths

Saturday, June 17, 2006

More Inconvenient Truths

Writing for Reason, Ronald Bailey asserts that mankind is responsible for global warming, but provides a detailed rebuttal of numerous exaggerations in Al Gore's movie.

And he makes an important -- and largely overlooked point: Just because someone diagnoses a problem correctly, it doesn't mean he (or she) will necessarily come up with the correct policy responses.

5 Comments:

Blogger Dittohead said...

All problem solving starts by admitting, defining and understanding the problem. Gore obviously has integrity and will not be bought off by corporate interests of the petro and coal industries.

Bush simply does whatever is in the best interests of his corporate cronies. So he buries his head in the sand and ignores science and the most serious crisis facing civilization.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

In the debate Distorting Science: Left versus Right between Chris Mooney and Ron Bailey…..Bailey concedes that the GOP is committing particularly egregious distortions of science.

Many disagree with Bailey, however, when he smoothes over the GOP/Bush assault on science by saying "this too shall pass."

2:56 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

"Gore has intregity?" ROTFL

You're a scream, ditto! I can't stop laughing! Toooo much!

11:27 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

While Bush attended a political fund raiser and played his guitar in California....

Private citizen, Al Gore "helped airlift some 270 Katrina evacuees on two private charters from New Orleans, acting at the urging" of Dr. David Kline, the "doctor who saved the life of the former vice president's son" in 1989, the Associated Press reported (http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/09/katrina.gore.ap/index.html) September 10, 2005.

"Gore criticized the Bush administration's slow response to Katrina in a speech Friday in San Francisco, but refused to be interviewed about the mercy missions he financed and flew on September 3 and 4," the AP said.

"However, Dr. Anderson Spickard, who is Gore's personal physician and accompanied him on the flights, said: 'Gore told me he wanted to do this because like all of us he wanted to seize the opportunity to do what one guy can do, given the assets that he has.'"

11:52 AM  
Blogger Pete said...

Purely humanitarian, eh? Riiiight!

I've got some ocean front property for you in Arizona, ditto.

4:51 AM  

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