Friday, October 12, 2007

Inconvenient Timing for Al Gore

Perhaps someone should have told the Nobel comittee that a lawsuit filed in Britain, by a truck driver concerned over the political indoctrination of school children, has recently resulted in a decision by the High Court against "An inconvenient Truth" (Al Gore's "Man Made Global-Warming" propaganda film). Had they known (and are we sure they didn't), would it have made any difference in their decision to award Gore the Nobel Peace Prize? This is especially relevant, since the prize was awarded to Gore and his co-recipient for "efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change."

The ruling of the High Court cites nine of Gore's supposed truths as such egregious "inaccuracies", that they must be "specifically drawn to the attention of school children" in Britain, before being shown the film. Otherwise, educators showing it "may be in breach of section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination." (The list originally included eleven entries, but was later condensed.)

My personal favorite, among the revealed inaccuracies is:
I find it doubly ironic that the truck driver who brought the suit, Stewart Dimmock, is a member of "The New Party". I found that fact, along with the actual quotes of "inaccuracies" from the ruling, in following my original source for this story to "The New Party" website. This UK group describes itself in it's "manifesto" as "a party of economic liberalism, political reform and internationalism." Doesn't this sound like the kind of group that would welcome Al Gore? Apparently even they were not willing to sit still through such intellectual dishonesty and/or bad science; much less give Gore an award for it.

Of course, it may be easier for the British to understand the misleading nature of Gore's film, since they have had easier access to the BBC's "The Great Global Warming Swindle", which thoroughly refutes many of the points on which the "Man Made Global-Warming" house-of-cards is built. For some reason, the type of visual media outlets in the USA which show similar programming, have (at least to my knowledge) declined to add this to balance the seemingly never-ending stream of MMGW alarmism they run between the latest nature-based reality TV freak-show of the week and those of the UFO Secrets/Bermuda Triangle/Bigfoot variety.

To me it seems that the acclaim Al Gore has received over "An Inconvenient Truth", from Hollywood to Stockholm, is clearly another case of Just Crazy Politics!

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