Monday, January 29

Al exaggerates

A while back, Stuart had a post about about a piece written by Bjorn Lomborg, author of 'The Skeptical Environmentalist', in the Wall Street Journal. It addressed 'An Inconvenient Truth' and is entitled 'Will Al Gore Melt?'. Three brief points:

1) Al Gore backed out of an interview with the paper at the last minute despite the paper acceding to his conditions showing us that Mr. Gore is unable to defend his positions and answer critics.

2) The economic cost of countering global warming is devastating with the world's poor bearing the brunt.

3) The claims in "An Inconvenient Truth" are at the very least an exaggeration.

Also on this topic An Inconvenient Truth, Gore as climate exaggerator by Reason.com, who cannot be dismissed as anti-science, global warming deniers. A quote that they quote:

"The scientific base for a greenhouse warming is too uncertain to justify drastic action at this time."

What's my point? It's not as simple as Al makes it. But it seems like many, many people have drunk the Kool-Aid, err, free trade coffee ;-)

[Insert Al Gore exaggerated about inventing the Internet joke here ;-)]

Are Kyoto and compact fluorescent bulbs really the answer? What's Al's carbon footprint like nowadays?
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