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GLENN: It's time for us to get on the lab coats and talk about science. We told you earlier today that Al Gore tried to shill for more government cash for green energy by falsely claiming that wind energy already employed more people than coal. Oops. Even if that were true, who would brag about needing more employees to produce less energy other than a socialist? Well, when it comes to science, we've got our lab coat on now, Al Gore is money in the bank there and the science is settled, you know, at least until it's not.
From the New York Times, quote: Former Vice President Al Gore is pulling a dramatic slide from his ever evolving global warming presentation. Wait a minute. Hold on. Why would it be -- staple that monkey tail back on! Why would it be evolving, ever evolving if science is settled? His climate slide show -- quoting again from the New York Times -- contained a startling graph showing a high ceiling spike in disasters in recent years. The data came from the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, also called CRED. Yes, I too find it ironic that CRED now says Al Gore has no cred. Quoting the times: The graph came after a sequence of images of people struggling with drought and wildfire and flooding and other weather-related calamities. Mr. Gore described the pattern as a manifestation of human-driven climate change. Now, according to the New York Times, Mr. Gore is dropping the graph, his office said today, an here's why. Still quoting from the New York Times: Two days after the talk, Mr. Gore was sharply criticized for using the data to make a point about global warming by Roger A. Pielke, a -- what is it? Pielke? Roger A. Pielke? I'm sorry, I've got that -- I've got scientist watch dogs all around me that are just like, "That's Mr. Pielke. Don't call him Pielke. What are you slamming Pielke for? Don't you know who he is?" No, not really. He's a political scientist focused on disaster trends and climate policy at the University of Colorado. Mr. Pielke noticed that CRED stressed in reports that -- quoting -- a host of factors unrelated to climate caused the enormous rise in reported disaster.
So let me see if I have this right. Al Gore was using a slide from an organization that specifically said that a host of factors unrelated to climate caused the enormous rise in reported disasters. Well, Mr. Scientist that doesn't exist Roger Pielke, what you don't seem to realize here is that's not the same story for Al Gore. Science doesn't really matter to Al, you see. If I may, may I repurpose the quote from the New York Times? Quoting Glenn Beck quoting and repurposing the New York Times. Quote, quote: Al is doing these slide shows for a host of factors unrelated to climate, end quote.
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