From a German-language interview of former Vice President with Daniel Aminati of Galileo, a science show on the Pro-Sieben TV channel that’s sponsoring “Live Earth” Hamburg. Aminati is going to be a big personality on the broadcast.
Daniel Aminati, Galileo: Mr. Gore, many thanks for taking the time to talk to Germany. How late is it for us in this climate question: Is it a quarter to midnight, five minutes to midnight, or is it even five minutes after midnight?
Al Gore: When we look at the climate, it’s still before midnight, but only shortly before midnight. The most renowned scientists of the world are warning us, that we possibly only have 10 years to undertake the serious, determined efforts to minimize the most terrible consequences of climate change, those that could lead us to an unimaginable catastrophe for mankind if we do not undertake them. Still, we have time to act.
Phew. Thank goodness. More…
LIVE EARTH – On Saturday there’s going to be wonderful concerts taking place all over the world. The biggest popstars of the entire world are your ambassadors. What are you hoping for from Live Earth?
Al Gore: That it’s the greatest entertainment event in our history. The concert in Hamburg is one of eight in the entire world and there will be more than 10,000 smaller events organized in 119 countries all across the globe. And the intent is to really bring attention to the importance of this theme, but also to ask people to sign the Seven-Point-Plan.
We’re assuming the interview was conducted in English, so this is a German back to English translation that no doubt only captures the gist, not the exact wording, of Gore’s pronouncements.
In any case, WOW!, there’s no doubt, balance or humility being shown, is there?
The GREATEST ENTERTAINMENT EVENT IN THIS HISTORY OF MANKIND. ORGANIZED ON BEHALF OF THE MOST PRESSING CAUSE OF ALL TIME. BY THE GREATEST MAN EVER!
Seriously, this level of certitude is scary, and it’s certainly not the basis for wise policymaking. Our elected officials, people who can help or screw up the economy, should acknowledge their human fallibility and the possibility that someone else is right. For example….
An Australian academic has spoken out against the popular view that global warming is caused by greenhouse gas emissions. He believes that global warming and climate change are caused by cycles in the sun’s electro-magnetic radiation. He says scientists are taking a narrow view and politicians are making policy with the wrong information.
Emeritus Professor Lance Endersbee AO is a former Dean of Engineering and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Monash University. He told Tom Harwood, ABC Western Queensland’s Morning Program producer that the world has been warming naturally due to increased magnetic radiation from the sun.
Watch out, professor. You’re bucking the tide of pop stars, Euro-celebs and Al Gore. And they recognize thought crime when they see it.
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