Speaking at the Aspen Institute in Colorado on Aug. 4, Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore once again warned of the impacts of global warming, but this time he sounded a bit defeated. But to whom he could be defeated? Yes, the global warming skeptics.
Former U.S. vice president Al Gore addresses the audience during the Campus Party event in Mexico City July 19, 2011. The week-long technology festival, which has annual editions in different countries, covers a wide range of topics, including electronic entertainment, software programming, social media, robotics, green technology, astronomy, among many others, and features speakers from different technological fields. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
Grieving for the failure of the global warming movement, frustrated Gore used some harsh words, including "bulls**t". The emotional Gore said: "It's no longer acceptable in mixed company, meaning bipartisan company; to use the goddamn word 'climate' ... we cannot possibly come to an agreement on it."
Gore told the Aspen Institute's "Networks and Citizenship" panel not to believe the global warming skeptics that dismiss global warming. He said it's his opponents, who are paying "pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: 'This climate thing, it's nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn't trap heat.'"
On his opponents, Gore commented that they are a group of people who are "washing back at you the same crap over and over and over again. There's no longer a shared reality. ... It's no longer acceptable in mixed company -- meaning bipartisan company -- to use the goddamn word 'climate.'"
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What NASA said on global warming
A recent NASA study, which examined satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011, said that Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than global warming promoters' computer models have forecasted.
According to the data, increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap are far lesser than what has been claimed by the global warming doomsters.
"The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show," Dr. Roy Spencer, study co-author and principal research scientist in the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, said in a press release. "There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans."
The study suggests that the climate is less sensitive to warming because of increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere than climate modelers have theorized. The global warming theory is based on the concept that the slight warming caused by enhanced greenhouse gases should change cloud cover in ways that cause additional warming, which would be a positive feedback cycle.