Wednesday, October 10, 2007

British Court Finds 11 Inaccuracies in Gore's Movie

A British court found that Al Gore's movie Inconvenient Truth contains 11 inaccuracies that must be reported to school children by their teachers before they view the movie.

The 11 inaccuracies are:


  • The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government’s expert was forced to concede that this is not correct.
  • The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years.
  • The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government’s expert had to accept that it was “not possible” to attribute one-off events to global warming.
  • The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government’s expert had to accept that this was not the case.
  • The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned and this was because of a particularly violent storm.
  • The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream throwing Europe into an ice age: the Claimant’s evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility.
  • The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
  • The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia.
  • The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence was that it is in fact increasing.
  • The film suggests that sea levels could rise by 7m causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40cm over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration.
  • The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government are unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.

5 comments:

  1. Actually, it’s somewhere between nine and 11 outrageous lies, depending on which UK article you read. (Hey, liberal media, let’s get on this story!) Of course, the rest of Al Gore’s “science” is disputable, but that’s too hard for school children to understand—and for the average liberal blogger in Montana.

    Anyway, it was nice to see a socialist state such as Britain was willing to pass legal judgment on Al’s sci-fi thriller. But on the other hand, since the British taxpayers are footing the bill for this video slush, the courts had no choice.

    I suppose the movie now has what we would call a PG-13 rating. But it really should be rated R for Retarded.

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  2. Colby Natale10/12/2007 7:16 AM

    Leave it to you to just cut and paste someone else's arguments against something instead of articulating your own.

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  3. Regardless of where the comments came from, I see no refutation of them by you Colby.

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  4. Hey, give Colby a break. He’s still working on a refutation. He just has to borrow a dictionary and find out what that means.

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  5. Sometimes I'm just lazy and will cut and paste. Big deal.

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