Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Enough Gore!

We all enjoy a big 'ol "I told you so" don't we?

A British High Court Judge just release his preliminary findings from a court trial about the government wanting to show Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" to all school children. The Government and the Plaintiffs had experts argue both sides and Al Gore lost.

The preliminary finding cites 11 problems with the film including:

Gore presents Mt Kilimanjaro's melting snows as proof of global warming. In fact, the snows are vanishing thanks to local factors, including deforestation.

Gore suggests Antarctica's ice cover is melting. Most studies says it is increasing or stable.

Gore shows scary graphics of cities drowning in seas that rise 7m, causing millions of refugees. But the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the seas will rise at worst by 59cm this century.

Gore uses images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests it was caused by global warming. The Government's expert in this case admitted such one-off events can't be blamed on warming.

Gore suggests ice-core evidence shows rising CO2 caused temperature rises, which ended the past seven ice ages. In fact, the CO2 rises followed temperature rises by 800 to 2000 years.

Gore claims global warming could stop the Gulf Stream, causing an ice age in Europe. Recent studies deny it.

Gore blames global warming for species losses and coral reef bleaching. The Government couldn't show evidence to back this claim.

Gore claims a study showed polar bears had drowned because of vanishing ice. The study actually said just four polar bears drowned, and only because of a bad storm.

Gore suggests Greenland's ice could melt, causing a dangerous rise in sea levels. In fact, Greenland's ice won't melt for thousands of years.

Gore shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims this was caused by global warming. The Government's expert agreed this was not the case.

Gore claims rising seas have forced people to flee Pacific islands to New Zealand. There is no record of any such warming-caused evacuation.

I mean come on, we all want to keep making things cleaner, but I'm really sick of the alarmism. My problem with Al's obsession with Co2 is not only does it appear to be wrong, but it diverts attention from other very real concerns like land use.

Interestingly I haven't seen this story appear in any American publications yet, and I'll be surprised if the Dayton Daily ever does. Too much crow for them to eat? Or are they just going to wait until he wins his Nobel prize and then hope nobody notices? It's sad to think of all the school kids who have already been made to watch this, it's kind of like all the kids who years ago had to watch a movie called "Reefer Madness" isn't it?.


Link to full story in an Australian paper:,21985,22559777-25717,00.html