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OH DEAR.  ANOTHER CORRECTION FROM THE AL GORE CROWD – AT 11:43 A.M. ET:   Are you getting the feeling that Al Gore is a one-man scam? 

He's on a book tour and is getting major heat for his most recent sellout – selling his TV channel to Al Jazeera, which, aside from its biases, is owned by Qatar, which gets its money from oil.  Al has fallen off his perch.

And now another part of his hustle seems to be crumbling.  A new UN report on "climate change" is walking back some earlier claims that the sky was falling.  This comes after cautions by Britain's weather service (the Met Office) that maybe things aren't as grim as we'd been told.  From Fox:

The Earth has been getting warmer -- but how much of that heat is due to greenhouse gas emissions and how much is due to natural causes?

A leaked report by a United Nations’ group dedicated to climate studies says that heat from the sun may play a larger role than previously thought.

“[Results] do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought, and some studies have suggested that this may lead to significant regional impacts on climate,” reads a draft copy of a major, upcoming report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The man who leaked the report, StopGreenSuicide blogger Alec Rawls, told FoxNews.com that the U.N.’s statements on solar activity were his main motivation for leaking the document.

“The public needs to know now how the main premises and conclusions of the IPCC story line have been undercut by the IPCC itself,” Rawls wrote on his website in December, when he first leaked the report.

Rawls blames the U.N. for burying its point about the effect of the sun in Chapter 11 of the report.

“Even after the IPCC acknowledges extensive evidence for ... solar forcing beyond what they included in their models, they still make no attempt to account for this omission in their predictions. ... It's insane,” he told FoxNews.com.

COMMENT:  The global warmers have hustled some people into believing that theirs is "settled science."  Of course, there's no such thing as "settled science."  What makes science exciting is that it is never settled.  The warmers have also argued that they have the "scientific consensus" on their side.  Of course, there's no such thing as a "scientific consensus."  Science isn't politics.  It's not about a show of hands.  It's about proof and observation, and the proofs and observations in this area are getting wobbly. 

We need to know much more about "climate change" before we commit trillions to what could turn out to be a historic mistake.

February 3, 2013