The polar ice caps of Mars are melting. Are there little green men driving SUV's on Mars? - source
The planet Earth is 93 millions miles from our star the Sun, and it takes between between 7 and 8 minutes for light to make the trip. It's the sun that's causing the warming of Earth. The Sun finished a cycle of more sunspots than usual, and we are now seeing fewer sunspots than ever before. This correlation could explain the recent cool down and low temperatures being recorded. - source
There are measured fluctuations in the sun's output that have been mapped to current Warming trends as well as The Little Ice Age. - source
Is ALGore a hyprocrite?
Maybe he is just confused by his jets and the massive "carbon footprint" of his home and lifestyle.
AlGore's Home: A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern "snow belt," either. It's in the South.
George W. Bush's Home: Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on a high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Waste water from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the are! a blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.
Gores got LEED Gold a couple years ago after many upgrades, similar to the standards Bush had used for his Crawford, TX home years earlier.
Well, at least AlGore didn't make his fortune via evil oil profits like George Bush? Ooops, AlGore made his initial fortune from Occidental Petroleum. - source
How is is that I, a capitalist conservative, have a smaller carbon footprint than AlGore without even trying?
AlGore's venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, invested in an energy-saving technology from Silver Spring, who retained AlGore and John Doerr, another Kleiner Perkins partner, as corporate advisers. The deal appeared to pay off in a big way when the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants. Of the total, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts. Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr. Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years. I'm sure he had NO way of knowing that the Energy Department was going to offer such grants.