Friday, December 28, 2007

Al Gore, Bloomberg, and DBKP's RidesAPaleHorse: Great Minds Think Alike?

Bloomberg and DBKP?

RidesAPaleHorse and Jorg von Uthmann?

A review at by Jorg von Uthmann caught our eye.

Well, to be perfectly honest, not the article itself, but the headline, "Gore Milks Cash Cow, Sego May Run Again: What France Is Reading".

Well again, not the whole headline, just the first part, "Gore Milks Cash Cow".

It reminded us of a short post we did a few weeks ago on December 15 entitled, "Al Gore Stakes Out his Position in Bali".

RidesAPaleHorse sent in the graphic below and we thought it pretty well summed up the former vice-president's position on man-made climate change.

Now, not quite two weeks later, Bloomberg puts it even more plainly with their headline. Interestingly enough, RAPH's graphic was sent with the title, "algoremilkinit".

The first part of the Bloomberg article follows.
Climate-change skeptics are taking a beating these days even in France, where people long resisted the green creed.

Paris bookstores brim with guidebooks -- including one shaped like a toilet seat -- that tell readers how to help save our planet. Yet the dissidents refuse to shut up, even now that Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace Prize and the U.S. government has agreed to negotiate a new global-warming treaty by 2009.

The most conspicuous doubter in France is Claude Allegre, a former education minister and a physicist by profession. His new book, ``Ma Verite Sur la Planete'' (``My Truth About the Planet''), doesn't mince words.

He calls Gore a ``crook'' presiding over an eco-business that pumps out cash. As for Gore's French followers, the author likens them to religious zealots who, far from saving humanity, are endangering it. Driven by a Judeo-Christian guilt complex, he says, French greens paint worst-case scenarios and attribute little-understood cycles to human misbehavior.

Allegre doesn't deny that the climate has changed or that extreme weather has become more common. He instead emphasizes the local character of these phenomena.

While the icecap of the North Pole is shrinking, the one covering Antarctica -- or 92 percent of the Earth's ice -- is not, he says. Nor have Scandinavian glaciers receded, he says. To play down these differences by basing forecasts on a global average makes no sense to Allegre.

He dismisses talk of renewable energies, such as wind or solar power, saying it would take a century for them to become a serious factor in meeting the world's energy demands.

We're hoping this doesn't mean that Bloomberg is going to try and hire our graphics wiz away.

RAPH's an vital part of the DBKP braintrust (such as it is). We know the pay is bad right now. But, we're hoping the future is bright.

And RAPH, everyone thinks, will be an important part of that.

He might even turn into a cash cow.

by Mondoreb
[images: humanities.byu;RidesAPaleHorse]
Source: Gore Milks Cash Cow, Sego May Run Again: What France Is Reading


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