Mr. Albert Gore, the former straight-man for Bill and Hillary, has been whizzing around the world on his larger-than-a-small-town carbon footprint advertising a movie he invented. No one is yet sure if this is Gore’s attempt to begin a political comeback, or if it just his normal manic lunacy saying hello to some badly needed Prozac. Naomi Wolf could not be reached for comment.
An Inconvienient Truth is intended to scare the methane out of everybody. The trailer has music straight from Boris Karloff with an Al Gore voiceover. It could only get scarier if Al dressed up as the title character from Alien. If his movements had been fluid enough to bring off a comparison with a computer generated monster, I’m sure he would have tried it.
This piece of, um, video is a documentary in much the same sense as Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine was a documentary, but with better production value and more subtle omissions.
Questions for Al Gore
By Dr. Roy Spencer
Dear Mr. Gore:
I have just seen your new movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” about the threat that global warming presents to humanity. I think you did a very good job of explaining global warming theory, and your presentation was effective. Please convey my compliments to your good friend, Laurie David, for a job well done.
As a climate scientist myself — you might remember me…I’m the one you mistook for your “good friend,” UK scientist Phil Jones during my congressional testimony some years back — I have a few questions that occurred to me while watching the movie…
The Media’s Know-Nothings
By Duane D. Freese
Nothing isn’t what it used to be.
Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby recently reviewed Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth.” He argued that President Bush “refused to let his administration do anything about climate.” And last month New York Times columnist Paul Krugman made the same claim: “most governments have done little to curb greenhouse gases, and the Bush administration has done nothing …”
One is tempted to ask whether they are being Clintonesque, with nothing depending upon their definitions of nothing. But assuming they were being honest, one can only wonder where they gathered their evidence that the Bush administration was doing nothing.
Obviously it was not from reading Gregg Easterbrook in The New Republic, who in February last year, wrote: “[T]he notion that Bush has done nothing at all about greenhouse gases can only be sustained if you ignore what he has done.” …
Inconvenient Truths Indeed
By Dr. Robert C. Balling Jr.
Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” opens around the country this week. In the film Gore pulls together evidence from every corner of the globe to convince us that climate change is happening fast, we are to blame, and if we don’t act immediately, our Earth will be all but ruined. However, as you sit through the film, consider the following inconvenient truths:…
The only clear fact presented in this movie is that Al Gore believes humans are ruining the planet. The evidence for this, as you will have seen if you clicked the links above, is very much in dispute.
The question, then, is whether we should undertake our own certain ruination through actually implementing knee-jerk reactions like Kyoto, or whether we should wait for the facts. Al Gore is telling us the facts are in, and that we must act immediately. I do not think he has proven his case, and I do not think he has a solution even if he is correct. If he is right, the solution will not be abandoning technology but using it.
It’s a horror flick. If you like such fiction, go see it.