Thursday, September 20, 2007

Gore Warns Australia About Warming

Al Gore is hosting some expensive lunches in Australia to sound the urgent call to action about global warming. The price of a seat costs $1000 but if you spring for the VIP package, which includes prime seating near the Goracle and a meet-and-greet with him, be prepared to shell out $25,000.

Gore is urging Australia to step up to the plate (pun intended) and ratify the Kyoto agreement, stating that the United States would find it "impossible" to withstand the pressure to ratify Kyoto.

Perhaps there is difficulty in reaching Australians on this issue since the southern hemisphere hasn't experienced any warming. Artic ice may be melting but south pole ice caps are growing and overall the Antarctic has experienced a cooling since at least 1975. In fact, it really should be called "northern hemisphere warming" rather than global warming.

Of course, we realize that Gore will buy carbon offsets to make up for the enormous amount of carbon emissions generated by his air travel to Australia. And from whom will he buy them? Why Generation Investment Management of course, a company partly owned by none other than Al Gore.


Janus Torrell said...

The plot thickens much like the ice in the southern hemisphere

Andrea said...

And the rhetoric wears thin, like the ice in the Northwest Passage.