I forgot to remember
An article in The New York Times helped jog my feeble mind about "An Inconvenient Truth".
During one of the "non political" rants against Republicans, Al Gore criticizes a one time Bush Administration official for not being a scientist.
He complains that this official is editing information about "Gore Bull" warming and insinuates he's in the pocket of Big Oil.
How is it possible for a non scientist to be so deeply involved in how scientific information is provided to the public?
That's right, it's ok if you're a Fiberal Dummycrat!
Although Mr. Gore is not a scientist...
“I am trying to communicate the essence of it in the lay language that I understand.”
Bought and paid for by Big Oil?
Not Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University...
I don’t want to pick on Al Gore,”...Easterbrook... told hundreds of experts at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.
“But there are a lot of inaccuracies in the statements we are seeing, and we have to temper that with real data.”
He hotly disputed Mr. Gore’s claim that “our civilization has never experienced any environmental shift remotely similar to this” threatened change.
Nonsense, Dr. Easterbrook told the crowded session. He flashed a slide that showed temperature trends for the past 15,000 years. It highlighted 10 large swings, including the medieval warm period. These shifts, he said, were up to “20 times greater than the warming in the past century.”
Getting personal, he mocked Mr. Gore’s assertion that scientists agreed on global warming except those industry had corrupted. “I’ve never been paid a nickel by an oil company,” Dr. Easterbrook told the group. “And I’m not a Republican.”Al Gore has admitted that he fudges the facts...
"Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an overrepresentation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is..."
What does "overrepresentation" mean?
“Nowhere does Mr. Gore tell his audience that all of the phenomena that he describes fall within the natural range of environmental change on our planet,” Robert M. Carter, a marine geologist at James Cook University in Australia, said in a September blog. “Nor does he present any evidence that climate during the 20th century departed discernibly from its historical pattern of constant change.”
I guess it could mean that!
A couple of other things that came back to me about the schlockumentary.
You see Al Gore an quite a few shots either driving, being chauffeured and flying.
There's also his interest in strip mining, which reminded me of this August 2006 USA Today commentary...
Gore's home in Carthage is sitting on a zinc mine. Gore receives $20,000 a year in royalties from Pasminco Zinc, which operates a zinc concession on his property. Tennessee has cited the company for adding large quantities of barium, iron and zinc to the nearby Caney Fork River.
Is that the same river that runs through the movie?
I little too ironic, don't ya think.