Archive for May 15th, 2008

‘Global Warming’ Gets the Blame for Nargis

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

During a May 6 interview on NPR’s Fresh Air radio broadcast, the former vice president [Al Gore] claimed that the deadly Myanmar cyclone, which struck on May 3, could be a result of alleged manmade global warming. “… [T]he trend toward stronger and more destructive storms appears to be linked to global warming,” stated Gore, “and specifically to the impact of global warming on higher ocean temperatures in the top couple of hundred feet of the ocean, which drives convection energy and moisture into these storms and makes them more powerful.”

But some scientists disagree, saying there is no way to link any single weather event to CO2 and global warming. And according to a FoxNews.com article, Jeff Poor of the Business and Media institute says that “using tragedy to advance an agenda has been a strategy for many global-warming activists.” It was “just a matter of time,” wrote Poor, until someone found a way to link Cyclone Nargis and global warming.

Dr. Roy Spencer is author of the book Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians, and Misguided Policies that Hurt the Poor. “Well, there is a tendency for people to now blame everything that happens in weather on global warming,” states the author.

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Obama Wins Pro-Abortion Sweepstakes

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama has won an endorsement from one of the country’s leading abortion advocacy groups — the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, which is known formally as “NARAL Pro-Choice America.” One pro-life activist says the endorsement reveals just how “radical” Obama’s views are on the issue of abortion.

NARAL’s political action committee board was reportedly about evenly divided among Hillary Clinton and Obama supporters, yet it voted unanimously to back the Illinois senator. Calling him “the candidate of the future,” NARAL president Nancy Keenan lauds Obama’s pro-abortion stand on issues the group believes are closely related to their cause: “comprehensive” sex education, women’s access to abortifacients (e.g., RU-486) at pharmacies, and women’s increased access to abortion clinics and the services they offer.

NARAL has supported Clinton throughout her political career and, in fact, praised the New York senator in its press release announcing its endorsement of Obama, referring to her as “a pro-choice leader.”

Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America, says NARAL’s endorsement seemingly indicates Obama is even more “pro-abortion” than Clinton.

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