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Tuesday, 31 October 2006
The True Dangers Of Secondhand Smoke
Topic: Global Warming
I have always felt that the dangers of secondhand smoke are grossly exagerated, but I have to admit, when I read Confronting global warming hysteria: Sen. James Inhofe takes on CNN and the rest of the MSM from Sister Toldjah and got to

Fri Sep 29 2006 09:04:05 ET

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.”

Gore showed computer-generated projections of ocean water rushing in to submerge the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, parts of China, India and other nations, should ice shelves in Antarctica or Greenland melt and slip into the sea.

“The planet itself will do nicely, thank you very much what is at risk is human civilization,” Gore said. After a series of Q& A with the audience, which had little to do with global warming and more about his political future, Annan bid “adios” to Gore.

Then, Gore had his staff opened a stack of cardboard boxes to begin selling his new book, “An Inconvenient Truth, The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It,” $19.95, to the U.N. diplomats.


I almost choked to death laughing and immediately went on line and ordered a copy of "Inconvenient Truth" from my Netflix account. I have been to serioius lately, I feel I need to kick back and watch some comedy.

Now it is true when I checked for the Gore/Smoking/Global Warming Meme on Snope's all I could find was:

No source available, because "We destroyed all copies of the speech, except for one master which cannot be released... The Gore speech was copyrighted and therefore we cannot release any copies of it."

After a Q&A with the audience, which had little to do with global warming and more about Gore's political future, Annan bid "adios" to his old comrade.

Then, Gore had his aides open a stack of cardboard boxes to begin selling his book, "An Inconvenient Truth."

So, in the end, Gore's lecture on global warming turned into no more than a lavish book party.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric had no comment on who footed the bill for the bash.

NewsMax requested from UNTV an audio copy of Gore's address.

At first, NewsMax was told a copy would be provided by the U.N. audio library.

Later, NewsMax was told that copies of the Gore speech would not be available.

"We destroyed all copies of the speech, except for one master which cannot be released," explained one audio librarian.

Dujarric added: "The Gore speech was copyrighted and therefore we cannot release any copies of it."

The formerly "open" address, has now been reclassifed in the UN files as "a closed meeting."

Later on this claim gave me some pause.

"Regardless of what Al Gore said or did not say at the United Nations, there is evidence that tobacco and cigarette smoking contribute to global warming.


So I decided to follow the link and look into the claim.

Here it seem is the basis for it.

The smoke from cigarettes also contains greenhouse gases. Cigarette smoke contains carbon dioxide and methane. Smoking worldwide releases about 2.6 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide in the air every year. It also releases about 5.2 billion kilograms of methane every year. Tobacco growing, curing, and smoking all add to the greenhouse effect and global warming

So along with not smoking, it seems if you are reading this and wish to save the planet from Global Warming you should, not eat beans (methane) and stop breathing.

To my utter dismay this website is:

a project of the Center for Integrating Research and Learning at the National
High Magnetic Field Laboratory
at Florida State University. Science, Tobacco &
is a multidisciplinary, multimedia, science curriculum resource. Our goal is to promote scientific literacy by encouraging students to ask and answer questions. In this case, the medium is the issue of tobacco use and prevention.

Independent evaluations of the program are available. These evaluations provide evidence that students utilizing the Science, Tobacco & You curriculum resource demonstrate positive changes in attitudes, beliefs, and core academic knowledge. The activities in the Guidebook are being correlated to the educational standards for every state.

Science, Tobacco & You is also correlated to the
National Science Education Standards.

Our Tax dollars at work folks. And people wonder why our educational system is getting dumbed down? Well if junkscience dogma is what is being taught, why wonder? I checked some state standards and found that depending on the state this material was deemed suitable from Grades 4&5 up to Grade 8 in Washington State. I did not do a comprehensive look through, but I wonder what one would find if one graphed the Educatinal Standard Level for this materail against the States being Liberal or Conservative.

I don't know what disturbs me the most. That our children are being taught this bilge or that a man who proclaims it as truth, almost became President of the United States. Just think how different the world might be if he applied similiar reality based thinking to National Security?

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