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10.15.2007: Thanks, but no thanks...
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I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This award is even more meaningful because I have the honor of sharing it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change--the world's pre-eminent scientific body devoted to improving our understanding of the climate crisis--a group whose members have worked tirelessly and selflessly for many years. We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level.
My wife, Tipper, and I will donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the award to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan non-profit organization that is devoted to changing public opinion in the U.S. and around the world about the urgency of solving the climate crisis.
Dear Mr. Gore,
I can easily appreciate the feelings of honor which you must be basking in after your shared award of the Nobel Peace Prize. I'm sure it will be a real high mark on your resume.
What really puzzles me is why you sent me a copy of this mailing [below], given my critical comments on this site: http://www.plusaf.com/ [and the prime position I put your name in on my web site's home page], as well as the commentary and opinions I've collected at the linked page at http://www.plusaf.com/soapbox/globalwarming.htm .
From all of the reading I've done and the links I've read and collected there, I must assume that nobody on your staff had the intellectual capacity to actually look at anything related to me or my site, let alone read any of the information I've collected or linked to.
I must assume that your staff Googled "Al Gore" and created an email list of any names remotely associated with the resulting hits.
One other slim possibility is that someone on your staff, or worse yet, you, thought that this letter might change my mind about the conclusions you’ve drawn about "man-made-global-warming." That possibility makes me even sorrier for you and your staff.
While I truly admired your presentation skills exemplified in your movie, since I share many of those skills and have benefited from my skill in over thirty years of presentations, myself, it saddens me that you and your "people" could take the source information and draw such unreasonable conclusions and then promulgate them to a relatively scientifically illiterate populace, using today's mass media, which in itself shows virtually no foundations in the sciences or ability for critical thought. It's "the blind leading the lame."
The math is poor, the presentations are designed to mislead, and the conclusions lack foundation in logic, yet the emotional appeal carries the day, the message, and for you, the income.
If you'd be so kind as to remove my name and email address from your databases [or have one of your minions do so, if they’re capable of doing so], I'd really appreciate it.
Of course, if you'd like to bring the information to me and discuss it with me, I'd be more than happy to show you the holes in the logic and the contradictions in the source material, but I'll count on hitting the next Powerball Lotto before that will ever come to pass.
Carry on, have a blast, either aware or ignorant of the number of people you've misled with your speeches and movie. I'd bet on "aware."
"Agreement doesn't imply Truth."