Al Gore’s syndrome?

Al Gore’s syndrome?

Jerome J. Schmitt
Mark Shepard’s excellent essay today entitled “Al Gore’s Global Warming Therapy” suggests to me that premier climate alarmists, like Al Gore, may suffer what could be termed “Global Munchhausen-by-Proxy” Syndrome – an epidemic involving a new “strain” of the recently designated psychological condition, which, according to the website Kids Health

“involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a (child’s) primary caretaker”
“Typically, the perpetrator feels satisfied when he or she has the attention and sympathy of doctors, nurses, and others who come into contact with him or her and the child.”
For the child we substitute Al Gore’s “planet with a fever”.  For the “perpetrator” we substitute anthropogenic “global warming” alarmists uninterested in accurate diagnoses. 
The child and the planet are, in fact, healthy. It is the so-called ‘caregiver’ who is ill — with a mental condition characterized by an unhealthy and irrational desire for unwarranted attention and acclaim as extraordinary “caretakers” of the planet earth. 

One Response to “Al Gore’s syndrome?”

  1. tommoriarty Says:

    It is again valuable to look back at Gore’s track record. “An Inconvenient Truth” is a few years old now and some of the controversies surrounding it may be fading from memory. The links within this post revisit some of the issues with the book.

    Gore’s book did not have ANY references in the traditional scientific journal sense (author, title, journal, volume, year, etc). In fact, the book did not even have a table of contents or index. The link mentioned above has a large number of references to peer reviewed scientific journal articles, with links to the original sources in most cases.

    For example, there are about a dozen articles showing that the arctic was warmer at all latitudes in the early to mid-Holocene (Holocene – last 12,000 or so years) than it is today.

    There are a bunch of sources that show that drought in Africa is the result of long term changes throughout the Holocene, and that well intentioned but poor resource management has made the problem worse. Or course, Gore implied that the drought problem in Africa was the result of excessive CO2.

    Etc., etc., etc.

    Best regards,

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