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October 29, 2007

Al Gore and His 35 Lies

It's been established that Al Gore's hysterical An Inconvenient Truth is riddled with politically motivated errors (i.e., lies). The British government ruled that it was unlawful to force-feed the schlockumentary to school kids without giving a disclaimer, since an Act of Parliament prohibits the political indoctrination of children.

The British court cited nine major lies passed off as science in the Goracle's movie:

1. The film claims global warming is responsible for the gradual retreat of the alpine glacier atop Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro. Scientists have conclusively demonstrated no such link exists.
2. The film presents graphs indicating that fluctuating carbon dioxide levels have always preceded and caused global temperature fluctuations. In fact, temperature changes have always preceded carbon dioxide changes.
3. The film suggests global warming caused Hurricane Katrina. Few hurricane experts believe this, and substantial scientific evidence indicates global warming is having no impact on hurricane frequency or intensity.
4. The film asserts global warming is causing Central Africa's Lake Chad to dry up. In fact, land use practices are causing the drying up of Lake Chad, and Central Africa is in an unusual and prolonged wet period.
5. The film asserts global warming is leading to polar bear deaths by drowning. Yet the only documented drowning deaths occurred due to a freak storm, and polar bear numbers are growing substantially.
6. The film claims global warming threatens to halt the Gulf Stream and initiate a new ice age. The vast majority of scientists who have studied the issue have determined such a scenario is implausible.
7. The film asserts global warming is causing the destruction of coral reefs through bleaching. Scientists have identified other causes for coral bleaching and have additionally noted bleaching is a natural process by which coral continually selects ideal symbiotic algae.
8. The film asserts Greenland is in danger of rapid ice melt that will raise sea levels by 20 feet or more. The scientific consensus is that any foreseeable Greenland ice melt will be gradual and will take centuries to substantially raise sea levels.
9. The film asserts the Antarctic ice shelf is melting. In fact, only a small portion of Antarctica is getting warmer and losing ice mass, while the vast majority of Antarctica is in a prolonged cold spell and is accumulating ice mass.

But finding nine lies barely scratches the surface with the Goracle, who can tell that many before opening his eyes in the morning. The Science & Public Policy Institute reviewed A Convenient Lie and uncovered a staggering 35 falsehoods.

It's not easy to pack so many fibs into a single movie, but if anyone could do it, you just knew it would be Prince Albert. Move over, Michael Moore — you've met your match!

The Goracle's nose does grow.

On a tip from Scott.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 29, 2007 8:59 PM


CNN is repeating the lies all over again in their series Planet in Peril. Do they have no shame?

Posted by: Boots at October 29, 2007 10:20 PM

Actually CNN has never had any shame. I almost must add that Ron Paul must have no shame either, because he advertises here even though he's been slammed here on many occasions...he must want his name to be associated with the word "moonbattery"

Posted by: Ludwig Van Beethoven at October 30, 2007 2:05 AM

Hat tip from me toSean who informed me of the SPPI expose and his review of the 35 criticisms levelled at Gore's schlopaganda film.

Posted by: Scott at October 30, 2007 3:55 AM

Moonbat Historial Revisionism: Nuclear Freeze Hippies Ended the Cold War.

Posted by: V the K at October 30, 2007 5:17 AM

For anyone interested in more enlightening information on the scientific side of "global warming", I highly recommend the speeches of Michael Crichton. For those who think he's just the author of the Jurassic Park books, read his bio.

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at October 30, 2007 7:48 PM