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“The judge identified nine aspects of An Inconvenient Truth, nine core errors, where Al Gore either misstated the IPCC or prejudicially exaggerated what they found.” John Day is the lawyer for a British parent who sued the British Department
of Education when they tried to distribute An Inconvenient Truth to schools.
When the going gets tough... Greens love fossil fuels.
Written by Ann McElhinney & Phelim McAleer   
Monday, 11 May 2009 15:07

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It is wrong to gloat so we won’t.
But it is fair to point out that we have been saying for ages that if environmentalists and carbon warriors really think that renewables are capable of fueling the world then they should be willing to put their safety where their smugness is.


We had said that those who want to end the use of carbon based fuels should from now on only be treated in hospitals fully powered by “renewables”.
This faith in the power of renewables should also be extended to their families. It makes sense that if they think solar panels and windmills are ok for the people of the developing world – then they and their families should go to the operating theatre with no carbon back up.
However this was just a suggestion for the future – a challenge they would never take up because environmentalists are generally so good at ignoring the consequences for the third world of their ideology. But now the real world has provided an example of how when it comes to their own safety eco- warriors , who will fight to keep others in the dark, suddenly becaome eco-wusses who cling to the protective power of big oil when their wellbeing is threatened.
The BBC headline and first few paragraphs sum it up….

The BBC headline and first few paragraphs sum it up….

"Eco-sailors rescued by oil tanker"


An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth on a 5,000-mile carbon emission-free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker.
Raoul Surcouf, Richard Spink and skipper Ben Stoddart sent a mayday because they feared for their safety amid winds of 68mph (109km/h).


And there are many more telling details buried in the story….

The team, which left Mount Batten Marina in Plymouth on 19 April in a boat named the Fleur, aimed to rely on sail, solar and man power on a 580-mile (933km/h) journey to and from the highest point of the Greenland ice cap.
The expedition was followed by up to 40 schools across the UK to promote climate change awareness.
But atrocious weather dogged their journey after 27 April, culminating with the rescue on 1 May after the boat was temporarily capsized three times by the wind.”
The three man team did offer their “heartfelt thanks” to their big oil saviours but the story does not revealhow they have explained to British school children that a journey to show the dangers of Global Warming was scuppered by “atrocious weather
”.

We wait for their explanation about how their boat powered by renewables was no match for some not very out of the ordinary rough seas. They of course had an oil tanker fueled by carbon to come to their rescue.
Who will rescue the people of Africa and Asia when the great renewable experiment foisted upon them also ends in failure?

Ann McElhinney

Phelim McAleer



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