Live Science reports that Al Gore is in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” Though the British courts have discovered some inconvient truths that might shoot down his nomination if some one tells the Nobel committee.
British Law prevents presenting partisan political propaganda to students. A concerned parent filed a suit and won. The court ruled "An Inconvenient Truth" is a political presentation not a science presentation, and determined there were at least eleven Material Errors of Fact.
Gore presents Mt Kilimanjaro's melting snows as proof of global warming. In fact, the snows are vanishing thanks to local factors, including deforestation.
Gore suggests Antarctica's ice cover is melting. Most studies says it is increasing or stable.
Gore shows scary graphics of cities drowning in seas that rise 7m, causing millions of refugees. But the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the seas will rise at worst by 59cm this century.
Gore uses images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests it was caused by global warming. The Government's expert in this case admitted such one-off events can't be blamed on warming.
Gore suggests ice-core evidence shows rising CO2 caused temperature rises, which ended the past seven ice ages. In fact, the CO2 rises followed temperature rises by 800 to 2000 years.
Gore claims global warming could stop the Gulf Stream, causing an ice age in Europe. Recent studies deny it.
Gore blames global warming for species losses and coral reef bleaching. The Government couldn't show evidence to back this claim.
Gore claims a study showed polar bears had drowned because of vanishing ice. The study actually said just four polar bears drowned, and only because of a bad storm.
Gore suggests Greenland's ice could melt, causing a dangerous rise in sea levels. In fact, Greenland's ice won't melt for thousands of years.
Gore shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims this was caused by global warming. The Government's expert agreed this was not the case.
Gore claims rising seas have forced people to flee Pacific islands to New Zealand. There is no record of any such warming-caused evacuation.
Only eleven, the judge most have wanted to get home for dinner on time.
Soruce” Melbourne Australia Herald Sun
But then even a High School Student can demonstrate “An Inconvenient Truth” isn’t.
But I do have an idea on how Al Gore can make a genuine contribution to peace. He can go to Iran and teach physics. That should put their nuclear program back at least twenty years.
UPDATE Oct 14 2007: The final decision of the court modifed the numger of errors to nine, coming two of them and deleting the third. See A very Inconvient Court Ruling
HT” Watts Up With That
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