The signs were certainly present not long after the 2000 presidential election was finally decided in favor of George W. Bush: the loser sequestered himself for a brief period, emerging with a noticeable paunch and a beard to better acquaint himself with the denizens of academe, where he held forth in a classrooms where cameras or recorders of any kind were banned. So much for the truth setting anyone – including the man who came within 500 some-odd votes of access to our nuclear arsenal – free and far from the madding crowd. Then again, if the chronicle of events since then is any indicator, Albert Gore, Jr. ended up body-surfing the madding crowd on his way to becoming the first supreme pontiff of the Church of Anthropogenic Climate Change.
I’m certain that sometime between January 2001 and today, Al Gore suffered a psychotic episode, triggering a divorce from reality that exists to this day. This isn’t to say that he’s a stark, raving madman: he was certainly lucid enough to commandeer the climate change gravy train. In the process, he lined his pockets with over a hundred million dollars – of which a tiny portion is diverted to one his renewable energy companies to secure the credits necessary to maintain a lavishly ginormous – and guilt-free – carbon footprint. It’s a latter day indulgence scheme that would make a medieval pope blush with amateur embarrassment.
Lately, His Holiness has been a bit edgy and not because he can’t find a masseuse willing to stay in the same room with him longer than thirty seconds. More likely it’s because of a report recently issued by NASA that pretty much cinches the argument that anthropogenic climate change is every bit the hoax I always suspected it to be.
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.
Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.
Oops. So how does the supreme pontiff of the Church of Anthropogenic Climate Change react to this latest heretical pronouncement?
Behold Pope Albert in all his unhinged, madman glory: