Friday, October 12, 2007


Inconvenient Timing

Congrats, Mr. Gore, on your Nobel Peace Prize win -- though it is something of a stretch to call "global warming awareness" an effort for "peace," as it is traditionally understood. (Madscribe delivered appropriate RT hosannas below).

But, before you give away all your prize money to further the cause, you might want to keep some in reserve to address this legal judgment on the accuracy of "An Inconvenient Truth," delivered on Thursday.
Judge Michael Burton ruled at the High Court of London that the movie is biased
and contains "nine scientific errors."
The film depicts a bleak future in which the world is threatened by climate change, which it claims is already responsible for everything from Hurricane Katrina to the disappearance of snow from atop Mount Kilimanjaro.
But Burton said the scientific community doesn't buy those claims.
The film dramatically warns that polar bears are drowning as they try to swim up to 60 miles to find rapidly disappearing Arctic ice.
But the evidence that came out in court says it's just not true, said the judge.
"The only scientific study that either side before me can find is one which indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a storm," he said.
The film also claims the world's sea levels will rise up to 20 feet "in the near future."
The judge said scientists dispute this "Armageddon scenario" and say that the sea levels would rise that much "only after" thousands of years.

I'm sure you'll be jetting to London to appeal this finding on your way back from Norway!

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