Gore: Cigarette Smoking Causes Global Warming
According to Drudge, Al Gore apparently informed a number of U.N. Delegates that cigarette smoke can contribute to global warming.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore warned hundreds of U.N. diplomats and staff on Thursday evening about the perils of climate change, claiming: Cigarette smoking is a “significant contributor to global warming!”
Gore, who was introduced by Secretary-General Kofi Annan, said the world faces a “full-scale climate emergency that threatens the future of civilization on earth.”
This is typical of the hyperbole of Gore and other global warming exremists. While it’s true that cigarette smoke contains carbon dioxide, it’s in very small amounts, and a drop in the bucket compared to the daily breathing of six billion humans.
What particularly bothers me about Gore and his fellow hysterics is that there is a lot of sound science indicating that human industrial pollution has contributed to atmospheric climate change. Even Bjorn Lomborg conceded this in his book The Skeptical Environmentalist. There’s still a lot left to be determined, but most of the real data is unquestioned by climatologists.
But when environmentalists get their hands on that data, it gets exaggerated and skewed to the point of absurdity. When the environmental hysterics postulate usupported and unsupportable suppositions about global warming that would require extreme and unworkable solutions, it makes the problem all that much easier to ignore.