With the retirement of octogenarian slapstick comic Jerry Lewis, the September media marathoning business has taken a huge hit. Stepping into the breech, however, is sexagenarian straight man Al Gore (Al Gore In 24-Hour Broadcast To Convert Climate Skeptics). With worldwide temperatures dropping, glaciers enlarging and Arctic ice increasing, all in direct contradiction to Al’s previous dire
warmings…uh, warnings (See An Inconvenient Truth), he has revised his persona from global warming alarmist to catastrophic climate changist, a much safer schtick, since it safely encompasses every weather related event on the planet:
“24 Hours of Reality” will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, with the aim of convincing climate change deniers and driving action against global warming among households, schools and businesses.
The campaign also asks people to hand over control of their social networking accounts on Facebook and Twitter to it for 24 hours to deliver Gore’s message.
Sequels being what they are and Algore being what he is, insomniacs everywhere should be rejoicing. But what exactly is Al’s message? Why, it’s essentially the same tiresome blather that socialists have been trumpeting ever since old Karl Marx first took Red pen to paper—Capitalism Is Bad—and the threat of global warming, i.e. climate change, is merely the latest tool in the box with which they hope to dismantle it. Paul McGarr, writing in the journal of International Socialism admitted the real inconvenient truth:
“In short, the struggle over climate change raises the question of wresting power and wealth out of the hands of those who have it now.” — Capitalism and Climate Change
In short, what ecosocialists like Algore desire is the same thing that regular old socialists like Barack Obama and his former climate czar Carol Browner desire—the global redistribution of wealth from those who have earned it to power-hungry ideologues who have not. Green really is the new Red.
See also: Obama’s Alarmist Climate Czar John Holdren (Newsmax)
Marxism, Socialism and Climate Change (World Socialist Web Site)
The Slow, Certain Death of the Global Warming Theory (Warning Signs)
Gore-a-Thon: ’24 Hours of Reality’ (Doug Powers via Michelle Malkin) – “It isn’t often you hear the words “Al Gore” and “reality” in the same sentence in any place that doesn’t have straps on the beds, let alone hear them for 24 straight hours.”
The official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man’s actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide.
[Dr. Ivar] Giaever does not agree — and put it bluntly and succinctly in the subject line of his email, reprinted at Climate Depot, a website devoted to debunking the theory of man-made climate change.
“I resign from APS,” Giaever wrote.
Giaever was cooled to the statement on warming theory by a line claiming that “the evidence is incontrovertible.”
…”The claim … is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this ‘warming’ period,” his email message said.
Gore’s Bore-A-Thon (Washington Times): According to Al Gore’s website, “millions” tuned in to watch the 24-hour global warming filibuster that concluded Thursday. Few were moved to anything but laughter.
[…] The reality that they [Americans] do see is their hard-earned dollars being transferred to “green” companies like Solyndra, which only exist to make a buck off of Mr. Gore’s dull, science-fiction tale with federal funds.