In the glow of Al Gore’s “documentary” An Inconvenient Truth recent Oscar win, the news came out that the Gore mansion complex uses 20 times the energy that most American families use during the winter. His “carbon footprint” is one of the biggest among the global warming doomsayers. Okay, I’ll believe the hype about global warming destroying the planet when you do, Al.
In the meantime, my home state of Colorado experienced its coldest winter on record this year. We had snow on the ground for over two months straight, something you would expect to see in Buffalo, New York, but which I have never experienced in my 40+ years as a Colorado resident. We are known, rather, for our mild winters. If this is global warming, I can’t take it anymore, it’s too cold! And in a rare bit of irony, the Minnesota Public Radio forum on global warming was cancelled … due to a blizzard.
Now National Geographic is reporting that the melting of the polar ice caps on Mars suggests a solar, not human, cause of global warming, something the scientists at globalwarming.org have been saying for some time. When the biggest polluter in the state of Washington is Mount St Helens year after year*, I tend to agree that human industrialization has not had as much an impact on global climate change as some energy-hogging celebrities would like us to believe.
*“Mount St Helens the State’s No. 1 Air Polluter,” Seattle Times, December 1, 2004.