Gore challenged on global warming

Despite the attempts to demonize the global warming skeptics, they continue to argue their case.

As over 150 heads of state and government gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss climate change, former Vice President Al Gore, the most prominent proponent of the theory of the human-induced, catastrophic global warming, continues to refuse repeated challenges to debate the issue.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus, who addressed the General Assembly on climate change September 24, is but the latest global warming skeptic to receive the cold shoulder from Gore. In ads appearing in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Washington Times, Klaus has called on Gore to face him in a one-on-one debate on the proposition: “Global Warming Is Not a Crisis.” Earlier in the year, similar challenges to Gore were issued by Dennis Avery, director of the Center for Global Food Issues and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, and Lord Monckton of Brenchley, a former adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. All calls on the former vice president to face his critics have fallen on deaf ears.

There was even an offer to make it a sporting proposition.

In June, Professor Scott Armstrong of the University of Pennsylvania urged Gore to put his global warming money where his mouth is. Armstrong, one of the world’s leading experts on forecasting, has studied the forecasts made by Gore and such organizations as the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) and found their methodology wanting.

Convinced that Gore and the IPCC are overstating how much temperatures will rise in the years to come, Armstrong has challenged Gore to the following wager: Each man bets $10,000 on how much temperatures will go up in the next ten years. The money will stay in escrow until 2017. The one whose forecast come closer to the actual change in temperature will be declared the winner and be allowed to donate the $20,000 plus accumulated interest to the charity of his choice. But despite being flush with cash from his movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and from lucrative speaking engagements around the world, Gore has not taken Armstrong up on the bet.

Gore is above debates now: He’s a celebrity.

Again, thanks to Instapundit for this link.

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2 Responses to “Gore challenged on global warming”

  1. tamino Says:

    Do you *really* think it’s at all meaningful that Al Gore (a politician) and Vaclav Klaus (a politician) won’t be debating global warming?

    The issue has *already* been debated, for over 30 years, by exactly the people who should be doing so: climate scientists. The debate is over, you lost.

  2. JimB Says:

    Tamino,
    I find it amazing that with the amount of data available on this subject, you feel the debate is over, and can make the statement: “you lost”…whoever “you” is.

    Spend some time and educate yourself so that you can actually have an informed discussion regarding the issue.

    JimB

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