Cynical Synapse

Wed, 24 Dec 2008

Internet Inventor Wrong on Global Warming?

Filed under: Environment, Life, Michigan, Paradoxes, Rants — cynicalsynapse @ 7:25 pm

Al Gore has been much maligned for claiming he invented the Internet. In fact, what he said in a 1999 interview with Wolf Blitzer was “I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” Gore never meant to claim the he conceived what we now call the Internet. But he clearly intended to take credit for its place in modern society.

Now, unless you’re a mole, a prairie dog, or an ostrich, you probably know Al Gore is a big proponent of global warming theories. He has lots of ideas for us to reduce our carbon footprint. But you just have to wonder if global warming’s not as close as some might allege.

Don’t get me wrong. I think we need to be better stewards of our planet and environment. But some people are making a living off global warming just like others are doing so off the imminent pandemic flu disaster, or even mundane homeland security.

As for global warming’s effect? There’s snow in the bayou and ice in the Northeast. The Midwest is blanketed, with more to come. (Side note: I got my snow blower out this year for the first time in 3 years and I’m glad I did.) Holiday travel to the Pacific Northwest is crippled by snow, affecting the national air transportation system. Even Las Vegas is snowed in!

So, Al—how about you Google average snowfall and temperatures and see how this December compares historically. Where’s it fit in the Global-Warming-Is-Coming mantra?



  1. Some American inventions very detailed!!

    Comment by Toma Ion — Sat, 03 Jan 2009 @ 6:37 am

  2. The allegation that pointy heads are making a living out of claims for anthropogenic global warming are part of the mass of disinformation that has been spread worlwide by the Exxon Mobil and coal industry cabal.
    Combined with the unbridled greed of The American Dream. Refer Ayn Rand. It is Green house Gases, principally CO2 and lateronmethane, that are going to drastically reduce the human population. Gaia fighting back.
    The sooner this happens the better it will be for all other species on this damaged planet.
    Brian, a misanthrope.

    Comment by Brian Metcalf — Thu, 08 Jan 2009 @ 3:55 pm

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