I’m in Europe, Expedia launches my cool carbon credit thing (fight global warming!) and Al Gore’s hanging around. He was in Edinburgh with me, and he’s been running around the UK praising the country for trying to beat its Kyoto obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
I’m a fan. I know Gore’s a pretty polarizing guy, but I was a fan back when he was leading nuclear arms reduction pushes from the Senate, and I’m still a fan.
Anyway, while here, I’ve been trying to read all the papers I can, and I came across a London Times editorial that argued – in print! In the Times! that argued that we couldn’t really know if global warming was man-made until NASA got some more satellites up, since it could just be the sun.
This is one of the big myths of the global warming ostrich crowd (part of the “we don’t know enough to act yet” bundle), and pretty easily debunked. And yet I had to wonder – Al Gore’s in town, the UK’s doing good work, and they ran that editorial? Why?
(as an aside, since I can write endless annoying asides on my blog – run a google search for “global warming myth” and you’ll get one of the more disturbing sets of results I’ve ever seen)
Anyway, hi Al! We should chat sometime about creating market-based incentives for greenhouse reduction. I know what I’m talking about, I got something out there (well, sorta, since I wasn’t there for the implementation) — drop me a line.
Or… does anyone know him? Want to give me an intro?
I started a longer post on the carbon credit thing I hope to post today. Later dudes.