Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Inconvenient Truth, Indeed

It seems that a number of climate researchers are going to bat against Al "the world is about to end" Gore. It seems that in Gore's triumphant movie he interviews mostly researchers that have nothing to do with climate change, but rather study the supposed affects of such change.

Although I haven't seen the movie (and I won't until I find away to do it for free) it seems that Gore's movie is the same old junk science, which is being more and more strongly contested by climatologists everywhere.

Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia gives what, for many Canadians, is a surprising assessment: "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention."


Carter does not pull his punches about Gore's activism, "The man is an embarrassment to US science and its many fine practitioners, a lot of whom know (but feel unable to state publicly) that his propaganda crusade is mostly based on junk science."

In April sixty of the world's leading experts in the field asked Prime Minister Harper to order a thorough public review of the science of climate change, something that has never happened in Canada. Considering what's at stake - either the end of civilization, if you believe Gore, or a waste of billions of dollars, if you believe his opponents - it seems like a reasonable request.

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