An Inconvenient Truth

By Noel Sheppard | September 5, 2007 | 1:21 PM EDT

More evidence that Al Gore's Live Earth flop was indeed the beginning of the end to the public's fascination with global warming: Leonardo DiCaprio's recently released film on the subject has bombed with moviegoers.

As reported by Fox News's Roger Friedman Wednesday (emphasis added throughout):

His environmental documentary, "The 11th Hour," has been a total bust at the box office. After 18 days in release, the film has grossed only $417,913 from ticket sales.

As Friedman pointed out, these are horrible numbers:

By Noel Sheppard | August 16, 2007 | 5:42 PM EDT

Though Austin Chronicle writer Robert Bryce is likely not a household name, his column published in Thursday's Energy Tribune is a must-read for all anthropogenic global warming skeptics.

In "Al Gore's Zero Emissions Makes Zero Sense," Bryce not only skewered the Global Warmingist in Chief's schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth," but he also deliciously mocked all the sycophant devotees of the former vice president that have failed to recognize the obvious as they tour the country professing imminent planetary doom at the hands of a naturally occurring gas that happens to be a necessity to all forms of life.

With that in mind, Bryce marvelously began with one of the world's greatest truisms (emphasis added throughout):

By Noel Sheppard | August 8, 2007 | 11:11 AM EDT

As NewsBusters reported Sunday, Newsweek's current issue featured a cover story blasting anthropogenic global warming skeptics as "deniers," and pointing fingers at companies like ExxonMobil as participating in a coordinated misinformation campaign akin to the tobacco industry misleading citizens about the dangers of cigarette smoking.

Shortly after this new issue hit the stands, Al Gore told a forum in Singapore, "the deniers offered a bounty of $10,000 for each article disputing the consensus that people could crank out and get published somewhere."

This raises an interesting question: Is this a coordinated attack designed to incite anger in citizens that polls show are not as upset about this issue as the left and their media minions?

As reported by the Associated Press Tuesday (emphasis added):

By Noel Sheppard | July 23, 2007 | 1:43 PM EDT

At some point in time, it seems logical that the name of the Democrat Party must be changed to the Do As I Say, Not As I Do Party.

In another fine example of such hypocrisy, it appears that despite claims by Al Gore that all of the CO2 emitted into the air as a result of the production of his schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" were offset with carbon credits, nothing can be further from the truth.

As Steve Milloy reported Thursday (emphasis added throughout):

By Noel Sheppard | July 17, 2007 | 7:59 PM EDT

Is global warming caused by greenhouse gases or ozone depletion? A comedian who simply calls himself Chick doesn’t think so.

In fact, Chick has created a video that offers his own side-splitting take on this controversial subject that is sure to thrill conservatives while angering liberals.

Obviously, the latter is just a scrumptious ancillary benefit.

That said, readers should be warned that the content, though clearly satirical, might be perceived as a bit sexist, albeit for those that are either members of the ACLU, or thoroughly devoid of a sense of humor, assuming there’s a difference (video available here).

For those interested in a little background on Chick, his MySpace states:

By Noel Sheppard | July 17, 2007 | 5:42 PM EDT

In the wake of the dismal failure of Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts, an Australian journalist has written a deliciously satirical look at anthropogenic global warming.

Published at Australia’s The Age Wednesday, Jim Schembri’s “Global Warming Now World’s Most Boring Topic: Report” offered readers a much-needed chuckle about this issue by presenting results of a study, “conducted by a non-partisan think tank located somewhere between the small township of Tibooburra and the NSW border,” with some truly hysterical conclusions.

Schembri set the joke up wonderfully (emphasis added throughout, h/t NBer Sick-n-Tired):

By Noel Sheppard | July 13, 2007 | 3:12 PM EDT

Given the dismal failure of Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts, now seems hardly the time to be releasing “An Inconvenient Truth, Part II.”

Yet, on August 17, Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary about how man is destroying the planet, “The 11th Hour,” premieres to a society that seems to be losing interest in global warming alarmism.

How delicious.

The seemingly over-worked premise is described thusly (trailer available here, h/t NBer Sick-n-Tired):

By Noel Sheppard | July 12, 2007 | 2:59 PM EDT

A funny thing happened a few days after Al Gore’s concerts to draw attention to global warming concluded: a significant study out of England stating that changes in the sun’s output are not responsible for climate change went almost thoroughly ignored by America’s media.

A report by the BBC on Tuesday, which demonstrably challenged one of the key arguments made by anthropogenic global warming skeptics, would normally have been greeted with great enthusiasm by press representatives in the States always looking to highlight stories supporting their green agenda.

Yet, of the major American news organizations, only Bloomberg gave this new study any attention:

By Julia A. Seymour | July 11, 2007 | 5:02 PM EDT

Sweltering heat is sweeping the nation, ushering in fears that the “slammed” power grid won’t be able to meet the demands of consumers desperate to keep cool. But as much as journalists are now focused on that threat, they have largely ignored nationwide power issues while rabid environmentalists have battled nuclear and coal power plants.CNN’s Jim Acosta explained on “American Morning” that energy analysts are very concerned if new power plants are not built:

By Noel Sheppard | July 9, 2007 | 11:03 AM EDT

The reviews are in for Saturday’s international effort to save the planet from global warming, and the news isn’t good for folks like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore and his band of not so merry sycophants.

From boring acts, to poor attendance, and folks actually leaving early out of sheer frustration, the concerts appear to have failed miserably.

Is this a sign that Al Gore is as poor an event planner as he is a presidential campaigner? Or, is the public’s interest in this issue dropping faster than temperatures in the southern hemisphere?

Before we get there, it is clear that folks in America and Great Britain were less than thrilled with this event as reported by Reuters Sunday (emphasis added throughout):

By Noel Sheppard | July 7, 2007 | 10:19 AM EDT

Just in time for worldwide concerts to draw attention to the planet’s imminent doom at the hands of anthropogenic global warming, a new find in Greenland suggests that much of the hysteria in Al Gore’s schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth” has absolutely no basis in scientific fact.

Even though this study will likely get little to no attention from a media in full fawn mode over Gore and his Live Earth concerts, the findings throw a huge monkey wrench into alarmist warnings of climate-related devastation to the planet and species offered as reasons for developed nations to radically change behavior.

As marvelously reported by the Boston Globe Friday (h/t Benny Peiser, emphasis added throughout):

By Noel Sheppard | July 3, 2007 | 9:48 AM EDT

So, the debate’s over?

Well, not so fast, ‘cause I got your consensus right here!

According to a new poll done in England, a majority of British citizens aren’t buying the science is settled nonsense that folks like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore and his band of not so merry global warming alarmists are peddling from sea to shining sea.