Think about it for a second: what the global warming people are saying is the following.
"If it gets warm, it's evidence of global warming. And if it gets cold, well, that's global warming as well."
Sorry. I was born...but not yesterday.
On Sunday, Gore finally made his call, writing an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times, titled "We Can't Wish Away Climate Change," in which he finally addressed the series of flaws and bloopers that have been dogging climate science.
"It is true that the climate panel published a flawed overestimate of the melting rate of debris-covered glaciers in the Himalayas," Gore wrote, also acknowledging that stolen e-mails showed that scientists "may not have adequately followed the requirements of the British freedom of information law."
But the former vice president remained resolute. "The scientific enterprise will never be completely free of mistakes," he wrote, stressing that "what is important is that the overwhelming consensus on global warming remains unchanged."
Gore also said that the snowstorms and freezing weather that have hit the United States this winter are further proof of global warming. Warmer global temperatures increase the rate of evaporation from the oceans, putting significantly more moisture into the atmosphere and causing heavier downfalls, he wrote.
"Just as it's important not to miss the forest for the trees, neither should we miss the climate for the snowstorm," he said.