As noted in the above video, Al Gore, Jr. has equated so-called “climate change deniers” to Bull Connor racists, but who is this Bull Connor?
…we should remember Bull Connor for what he was, and what he was not.
Bull Connor was a Democrat. As the public safety commissioner of Birmingham, Alabama, it was at his command that civil rights protestors were attacked by dogs and beaten back by high-powered streams from fire hoses. One did not have to fabricate evidence that he was a racist.
Bull Connor was also a member of the Democratic National Committee. That’s the governing board of the national Democratic Party,
The Daily Caller goes on, putting Bull Connor in context with the predominant thinking in the south and among elected Democrats at the time:
It bears noting as well that Bull Connor was not only a member of the Democratic National Committee, but also of the Ku Klux Klan. And when Klansmen attacked Freedom Riders in Birmingham with bats and metal pipes, Connor allowed the beating to go on for 15 minutes without police interference. No arrests were made at the scene, but the pain and hurt inflicted were real.
Connor was active in the Democratic Party at the same time that Senators Robert Byrd of West Virginia and Albert Gore, Sr. of Tennessee were leading the opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. [emphasis added]
(Somehow I find it hard to imagine a young Al Gore, Jr. questioning his dad, a U.S. Senator helping to lead the fight against the 1964 Civil Rights Act bill in the Senate about his views on racial issues, but I digress…)
Well, it seems a group of fringe scientists in Scandinavia believe they have identified a major contributor to what was once called Global Cooling, then Global Warming, and now goes by the much more inclusive (and harder to mock) moniker “Climate Change” – Cosmic Rays. Using that silly old Scientific Method this group of scientists in Denmark put forth a hypothosis in 1996, designed a series of experiments, defined expected results and then performed the tests to prove or disprove their hypothesis – as opposed to the “new” scientific method whereby the conclusions are written by unnamed bureaucrats and published in advance of the supporting documentation, as best exemplified by the process that produced the U.N.’s IPCC report on climate change – but don’t worry, scientists would never suppress or restrict access to the underlying data supporting their claims, right?
Anyway, back to those fringe scientists – they work for little organization known as CERN, the birthplace of the world wide web, the Large Hadron Collider, and now “a pristinely clean stainless steel chamber that precisely recreated the Earth’s atmosphere”, but to what end?
In this chamber, 63 CERN scientists from 17 European and American institutes have done what global warming doomsayers said could never be done — demonstrate that cosmic rays promote the formation of molecules that in Earth’s atmosphere can grow and seed clouds, the cloudier and thus cooler it will be. Because the sun’s magnetic field controls how many cosmic rays reach Earth’s atmosphere (the stronger the sun’s magnetic field, the more it shields Earth from incoming cosmic rays from space), the sun determines the temperature on Earth. [emphasis added]
While the mainstream media and science advocates at best ignore, and at worst actively suppress these “fringe” scientists and their findings, I thought it was important to share the results of these scientists and let you decide if they are the moral equivalent of those Klansmen Democrats (like Bull Connor) who turned the fire hoses and attack dogs on the Freedom Riders in Birmingham, Al.
dailycaller.com: Remembering Bull Connor Accurately
telegraph.co.uk: Sun Causes Climate Change Shock
realclimate.org: Independent Summary for Policymakers
IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (annotated)
wattsupwiththat.com: Mann’s Hockey Stick, Climategate, and FOI – in a nutshell
learntoquestion.com: Birmingham firemen used high-pressure hoses to disperse demonstrators, May 1963