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Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth

Welcome to 2007, ‘The Year of the Liar’


By —— Bio and Archives--October 12, 2007

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Al GoreWhen historians record 2007, it will likely go down as ‘The Year of the Liar’.

Here at home, Ontarians returned to a second majority government, Premier Dalton McGuinty, who first came into power by promising no taxes, but who after election called a series of new taxes anything but the truth. Mind you, it didn’t much help that Opposition Leader John Tory declared that taxpayers should fund Islamic, Hindu, Jewish and other faith-based schools just like public and Catholic ones.

But the Premier of Ontario (thank Heaven) has less influence on the world than Al Gore, last night awarded by the Nobel Committee in Norway the Peace Prize for being “probably the single individual who has done most to create a greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted” to climate change.  Joint winner of the prize was the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  Make that the arm of the same UN, never brought to justice for the world’s largest corruption, the Saddam Hussein-enriching Oil-for-Food scandal.

Before choking on your morning coffee, Yassar Arafat and Kofi Annan were recipients of the same “Peace” Prize.

Al Gore was picking the lint off his tuxedo when a British judge, ruling on a challenge from a school official who did not want An Inconvenient Truth shown to students, concluded that some of the assertions in his Oscar-winning environmental documentary, An Inconvenient Truth are not supported by scientific evidence.

But who cares about details like scientific evidence when it comes to pushing Hollywood style global warming?

A pretend world is much easier to live in when the real one is so difficult to face.

High Court Judge Michael Burton’s decision included the rider that teachers should supply written guidance when showing the film.

Burton said that he had no doubt the points raised in An Inconvenient Truth about the causes and likely effects of climate change are broadly accurate, but he found they were made in “the context of alarmism and exaggeration”.

“Broadly accurate” is a term that politicians and journalists are bound to take under advisement.

BBC Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin, who spent much of the last two decades of his journalistic life warning about the potential dangers of climate chance, got a dressing down after posing questions to Gore.

Harrabin recounts how when interviewing Gore in an interview for the BBC’s Newsnight program in March, “he responded, accurately, that scientists believe that C02 is now driving climate change—but that was not what his misleading historical graph showed.

“And after the interview he and his assistant stood over me shouting that my questions had been scurrilous, and implying that I was some sort of climate-sceptic traitor”  (BBC News. Oct. 11, 2007).

Harrabin got a taste of what all scientists who want global warming debated on scientific fact rather than politics get from the Gore-loving side.

But pulling a fast one on the scientific community only got Gore an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize.

No one should have the audacity to bore Gore with scientific fact.

While the distinction of the Nobel Peace Prize is becoming ever more dubious, the glowing Gore seems to have become a major inconvenience for Mrs. Bill Clinton.

“And so, after the obligatory spasms of celebration and the equally obligatory gnashing of Rush Limbaugh’s teeth, will Americans finally get to enjoy one of the great spectacles in political history, as Gore’s ultimate honor levitates him beyond his leading rival, Hillary Clinton, and into the Oval Office, asks Time (In Partnership with CNN) scribe Eric Pooley.

Americans who rue Hillary’s rise in presidential election polls will sleep sounder nights when hearing that Pooley said, “If Al Gore gets into the presidential race, I’ll eat my copy of An Inconvenient Truth.  (The paperback, not the DVD).”

If the book-eating Pooley is wrong and Al Gore dives into the presidential race as Savior of the Planet, there’ll be no peace on earth by this Christmas.

Meanwhile, welcome to 2007, the Year of the Liar.



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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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