I knew the attack by Peter Schweizer would not be the end, so here we go again.
How totally obvious this isn’t really about global warming, but attacking Al Gore and An Inconvenient Truth. Otherwise, why not just title the lecture, what scientists won’t tell you?
He was already refuted regarding his Wall Street Journal attack, and it is obvious this is political, because the debate over whether humans are a part in contributing to this is over. Shame on Bucknell University for allowing this kind of obvious political pandering to the oil industry to take place on their campus. And of course, it isn’t mentioned that he is paid consulting fees by oil companies in their bio.
Global warming skeptic to speak
LEWISBURG — Global warming skeptic, Dr. Richard Lindzen will be speaking Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Bucknell University. His talk entitled, “The Truth About Global Warming: What Al Gore Won’t Tell You,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Langone Center Forum (LC 272).
The talk is free and open to the public
Lindzen is noted for his work on climate change, having served as a lead author of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental panel on climate change report. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences panel on climate change, a NASA consultant and is currently a professor of atmospheric physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Lindzen’s speech is sponsored by the Bucknell Conservatives Club, Bucknell University Environmental Center, Environmental Studies Department and Bucknell Student Government.
I have written to Bucknell University to ask them if they know they are allowing an oil company paid shill to deliberately skew the facts on an issue that concerns the sustainability of our planetjust to attack a man for political reasons. Just as I wrote to newspapers that recently printed Peter Schweizer’s personal attacks and lies.
If you wish to contact the university, here is a link:
If you live in that area and really wish to stand up for the truth, you could show up with a sign to really support this issue and this man. I know if I lived near there I sure would.
And are those Gore supporters (those who only have their websites named in articles to get exposure for themselves) who pine for him so much and post 2008 polls as this crisis worsens around us now going to put their money where their modems are for the right reasons? Or does he have to announce he’s running for President to get real support regarding this attack on his credibility that is also an attack on this important issue? I sure hope not.
My comments to Bucknell University:
To whom it may concern:
I read yesterday that Dr. Richard Lindzen was appearing at your university on September 5 in regards to global warming. Now, I have nothing against him appearing at your university to discuss global warming, and even to dispute it. That is his right. However, I take offense to the fact that this appearance seems to be a deliberate political attempt to specifically target and discredit a good man in former Vice President of the United States Al Gore, whose movie An Inconvenient Truth is now the third highest grossing documentary ever, and whose companion book of the same name is now number one on the NY Times bestseller list.
Mr. Lindzen already wasted no time in trashing Mr. Gore in the Wall Street Journal in an attempt to stifle support of his movie, in my view because he is a paid operative for the oil industry. And now your university is once again giving him the chance to shill for EXXON and all other oil companies that are willfully killing this planet for profit. Is that really the impression you wish to give to young people in whose hands this Earth will be placed?
It is one thing to have a sincere conviction about an issue one way or the other and express that conviction with the intent of addressing it to the entire scientific community. However, if your university thinks for one moment that the purpose behind booking him simply to attack Al Gore specifically for political and economic reasons for his benefactors is not obvious based on the title of his address, you are mistaken.
I personally find it to be beneath any academic standards for any university to condone such a blatant tactic, especially against a man who has done nothing but relay a message that has been corroborated by scientists from the NSA, the IPCC, NASA, and hundreds of scientists from across the world: That climate change is also human induced and that we must join together to reduce our impact upon this world, which is clearly seen if you are an impartial witness to what is occurring on our planet right now. So exactly what is it that Al Gore speaking in tandem with hundreds of climate scientists and organizations from the NSA, IPCC, NASA, and the IPCC specifically not telling us that Mr. Lindzen, a paid shill for oil companies is going to tell us?
I am sure he will not tell you this:
It surely to me is a shame that this issue is so polarized because of Conservatives who even when evidence is brought before them regarding the responsibility we all have to this planet’s future and what we are doing in contributing to this crisis, still feel the need to politicize this crisis and attack people rather than work together to solve it because it is what is buying policy in Washington DC over what is morally and ethically the right course for our planet. Even Evangelical ministers are standing with the science in this movie and in general and breaking away from the political chokehold this issue has had on progress, and working to bring the truth about our moral responsibility to this planet forward.
Therefore, I felt as an environmentalist, as someone who does not believe this issue should be politicized, and as someone who has actually seen the movie, read the book, and can attest to the accuracy of the information in it as many other scientists already have including those whose opinions are located in 928 peer reviewed articles printed in Science magazine, that you as a university are now a spokesman for the factions within this dark political process that place profit over human life, and propaganda over truth. I sincerely hope you understand the gravity and responsibility of this action.
Of course, I know they don’t care, but damn it those of us who do better start speaking out. Our sustainability depends on it because these people will stop at nothing to keep this truth from getting out, and we simply can’t allow that anymore.