Today: 22.Oct.2017

Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center: Real science seldom leads to a “consensus.” For example, after decades of being told that the “scientific consensus” on nutrition was that fat and cholesterol led to heart disease, now we are hearing “never mind.” Unfortunately, the avoidance of dietary fat led to a shift to carbohydrates, which in turn contributed to today’s obesity epidemic. Likewise, following the warmist’s prescriptions to outlaw carbon, our most efficient and cheapest energy source, will stunt economic growth in the developing world, leaving billions of people in disease and poverty; and will increase energy poverty in the U.S. and prevent job growth, all to achieve a meaningless reduction in the temperatures projected by computer models.

Al Gore, NPR (National Public Radio): His 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which was basically an adaption of his PowerPoint presentation about the effects of global warming, was a surprise box office success. Now he has a new documentary, called An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. [The fossil fuel industry] financed a major cottage industry of climate denial with pseudoscientists who crank out these phony pseudoscientific reports. Trump has surrounded himself with a rogues' gallery of climate deniers, coming out of the fossil fuel industry.

Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times, Al Gore: Eleven years after the release of “An Inconvenient Truth” comes the sequel, a progress report of sorts from Al Gore, who remains committed to the climate-change cause. Eleven years after the release of 2006’s “An Inconvenient Truth” comes “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” This new documentary is a progress report of sorts from Al Gore, the message of which, in essence, is: “I’m still here and so is the issue I’ve been championing all these years.” That issue is climate change. Gore argues it’s real; it’s largely the product of human agency; it poses an existential threat to humanity; and mankind needs to act to save itself from the ravages he sees coming down the pike — many of which, he argues, are already here.

Paul Driessen, Committee For A Constuctive Tomorrow: As an Australia-wide heat wave sent temperatures soaring above 105 degrees F (40.6 C) in early 2017, air conditioning demand skyrocketed. But Adelaide, South Australia is heavily dependent on wind turbines for electricity generation – and there was no wind. Regulators told the local natural gas-fired power plant to ramp up its output, but it couldn’t get enough gas to do so. To avoid a massive, widespread blackout, regulators shut off power to 90,000 homes, leaving angry families sweltering in the dark.

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