Saturday, February 20, 2010

Al Gore and David Suzuki:MIA

Where has Al Gore and David Suzuki and others gone? Where art thou? We haven' t heard even a whisper out of any of them since the whole climate-gate story broke. Seems most of them have gone MIA.

"In all of this, some key figures have been absent from the debate. Al Gore, normally effervescent and quick to come to the defence of the consensus, has all but deserted the field. In part this is because some of his own claims – about sea level rises, impact of climate change or hurricane frequency and speed of global warming – are simply unproven. Donald Trump, not a fan of global warming, has suggested that the Nobel Prize should ask for Gore and the IPCC’s prize back. A petition has been started asking for exactly this to happen.

David Suzuki, Canada’s Patron Saint of Climate Change, has also said very little – he is missing in action just when scientists who claimed to know all about the climate need his help. Also missing is Lord Stern, author of the Stern Report which suggested that the world was at a tipping point and unless action was taken “immediately” (this was two years ago), then the world’s economies would be burdened by the impact of climate change for generations to come." (h/t)

You guys gone hiding? Maybe in a witness protection program? Maybe we should send a search party!