Continuing the systemic thinking theme...
I've never seen a revolution that was overtly started from the top. That's why I've been so skeptical about Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth-backed environmental movement. Have you seen all the publicity that documentary has received? How about the Live Earth concerts? I'm sorry, I don't buy it. As much as I'd like to think that Gore and Co. care, I just can't hack it. Same goes for most of us Americans. I don't believe for a moment that all of a sudden we really truly care about the environment. If we - the most selfish nation on Earth - really cared, we'd be doing something about Darfur. Those people are dying today. We are too busy watching sports, American Idol, movies, working, shopping, dieting, and wondering what's going to happen with the recent collapse of the stock market to give a damn. Environment? Darfur? Please. Give me a break.
That's why when I read that Canadian Economist Steve McIntyre has exposed the fact that the global temperature data produced by James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has been faked I'm not surprised. This is the same data that was used by Gore in Inconvinient Truth.
NASA is siliently trying to clean up its act and has re-released the correct data. This is not the first sign pointing to all the faults found in Gore's documentary. Maybe the only "Inconvenient Truth" Gore has to deal with now is how his climate-change based hedge fund Generation Investment Management is going to convince investors.
Don't believe the hype, question it!