15 Year Old Creates Website To Take On An Inconvenient Truth

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    15 year old Kristen Byrnes created a website for extra credit in her Honors Earth Sciences class and is taking on the subject of global warming, and was eventually asked to examine the veracity of Al Gore's schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth.”

    On her site, she pointed out what few in the media have - the hype and exaggeration of the facts

    Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth does indeed have some correct facts, but as he even says himself, sometimes you have to over-exaggerate to send the message to people:

    Q. There's a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What's the right mix?

    A. I think the answer to that depends on where your audience's head is. In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.


    Here is the link to her site. Remember the kid is only 15

    http://home.earthlink.net/~ponderthemaunder/index.html
     
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    Thursday Funnies: Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Youth’ Blames Global Warming on Kids
    Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 17, 2007 - 16:16.
    A few weeks ago, NewsBusters reported on the environmental think tank that believes having too many children is bad for the planet.

    Comedian Jimmy Kimmel must have gotten wind of this daffy position, for his crew (time unknown) created a wonderful parody of Al Gore’s schlockumentary wherein the former vice president ties the global warming problem to various behaviors by children.

    Entitled “An Inconvenient Youth,” this brief segment is guaranteed to even get a chuckle out of Gore sycophants like Laurie David and Sheryl Crow.

    However, the reader is cautioned that this is a bit raw, and possibly offensive though well-intentioned (video available here, grateful h/t to NBer Hero Squad).

    Enjoy.
    http://newsbusters.org/node/12826
     
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    HAHA, pathetic.

    What a failure. Exploiting ignorant 15 year olds. WOW
     
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    Libs have been doing that for many years - with the liberal indoctrination centers they call public schools

    This 9th grader is the exception rather then the rule
     
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    What's next?...15 year olds prove the Iraq War is worth staying the course?

    We as the human race...if we are even responsible for 2% of the global warming taking place..Should do our part to combat it.

    The bottom line..is we don't wana breath this shit in that's responsible for it in our home...Open up the windows..and let it outside?

    I hope I'm right here...that your average 15 year old with half a brain..who cares about this planet..Knows alot more than the one who posted this silly post,when it comes to our enviroment.

    Polution is catching up....That's what's happening..In the air..and in our soil.

    There is nothing political when it comes to the air we breath...Our planet.

    This kid is a 15 year old retard..who pursueded other kids to disagree...Your average adult who steps outside each day..is begining to wonder..see changes...and maybe someday will take part in trying to make a difference.

    The parents of this child should talk to him....Unless Red States Rule is his father....

    Our planet can handle the polution we are pumping out....because a 15 year old says Gore is wrong.

    That show could have been 80% lies...Enough facts are on the table to say otherwise...

    Red States Rule...You are lucky Gore is not running again..:)

    Creek
     
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    So the 15 year old is a retard?

    Why? Because she disagreeses with the hysteria over global warming?
     
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    sniff, water vapor is getting in our soils
     
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    Australian Magazine Editor Slams Al Gore’s ‘Live Earth’ Concerts
    Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 20, 2007 - 12:56.
    Have you noticed that most of the articles you see that are skeptical about man’s role in climate change come from foreign publications based in countries like Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada?

    Why do you think that is?

    Are the American press too emotionally attached to the issue -- and, in particular, the chief spokesman, soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore -- to even consider the possibility that the debate isn't over, and that their role as journalists is supposed to be to further discussion rather than squelch it?

    While you ponder, an editor for Australia’s The Age, Melanie Griffin, published an absolutely delicious article Sunday slamming the upcoming "Live Earth" concerts about to be thrown in the name of global warming alarmism (emphasis added throughout):

    Our $99 concert tickets, which I am sure will be printed on recycled paper, do not go towards any concrete measures to halt global warming, or to repair any damage done to the Earth. The proceeds don't go directly to purchasing solar batteries for anyone or subsidising public transport anywhere. The event just goes to raising awareness. And right now?

    That's not only a waste of time but a gross indulgence. It's just a green rubber bracelet to string on your arm next to the white rubber band that will magically make poverty history, and the yellow one that cures cancer.

    How delicious. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if American media could be so honest about this event rather than sycophantly gushing over the host?

    Regardless of the answer, Griffin was just getting warmed up:

    Instead, the funds from this fun fest will underwrite yet another foundation dedicated to raising our greenie consciousness.

    It strikes me that the amount of goodwill, money, political nous and energy being funnelled into these concerts could be put to better use lobbying some of the sponsors - and participants - to rein in their own consumption.

    Yes, I know the organisers of the nine concerts on six continents will be planting another Amazon of trees to offset the carbon spewed forth by all the amplifiers and lights and hydraulics and TV cameras and private jets required to broadcast Madonna and Red Hot Chili Peppers and Duran Duran and the reunited Crowded House to the world, singing that green is good.

    But it will be years before any of those tree plantations can offset the damage of a massive ego-boosting exercise that is not only redundant, but harmful.

    Exactly, Melanie. But, as you point out, the hypocrisy runs even deeper:

    It's also about us, the punters who troop along to these benefits that we might stand up and be counted. Being counted is not worth squat. We might catch public transport to these gigs, although flying to Sydney to see Neil Finn at the Opera House is not a very green way to go. But we're still colluding in a massive production of greenhouse gases in order to raise awareness of the damage done.

    It's worse than pointless.

    Dr Keith Tovey, a climate change researcher from the University of East Anglia, estimated that the Wembley concert alone could churn out 3000 tonnes of carbon.

    Exactly. But, Griffin’s concluding questions are what should be asked by America’s media, but never will be:

    What if all those rock groups donated serious cash to a fund that subsidised alternative energy sources?

    What if everyone stayed home?

    What if all 2 billion turned off the TV and did something unplugged for once?

    Yes, Melanie, what if?

    Of course, the Global Warmingest-in-Chief wouldn’t be able to take to the stage to cheering international crowds that way. And, in the end, although our media refuse to recognize it, that’s what it’s all about.

    http://newsbusters.org/node/12886
     
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    lol. The graphs on this website, are all hand drawn. Using microsoft paint. They are "estimations" of a 15 year old. Why are we suppose to take this seriously when the graphs look like a kindergarden art class. And his bibliography is highly fragmented, it looks as though he just named a bunch of random sites. Not to mention, the sites that he did name, do not support his "estimation" on how warming should have been constant over the last 40 years if it was due to greenhouse gasses. Infact, some of those sites have nothing to do with his project, they just prove that global cooling does exist, which is already accepted even among Global warming supporters.

    Only RSR would pull something like this out of his ass. It looks like some kid copy and pasted a LARGE chunk of facts into his project, and then sort of drew in his own opinion of what should have happend.

    Tell me again, why should we care what a 15 year old thinks should have happend to the climate? He is probably going to start another project with RSR, on what he thinks is going to happen in the new Harry Potter movie.
    lol:rolleyes:
     
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    LMAO. Yeah, I know we're not supposed to feed the trolls....but that's funny. :D
     

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