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Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth": How True? How Inconvenient?
According to the climate scientists at Real Climate, Gore gets it right.
How well does the film handle the science? Admirably, I thought. It is remarkably up to date, with reference to some of the very latest research. Discussion of recent changes in Antarctica and Greenland are expertly laid out. He also does a very good job in talking about the relationship between sea surface temperature and hurricane intensity.
Pretty much so, judging by the reaction of the Right Wing spin machine. Since they are all pretty much the same, let's pick one because he shares my last name (but no relation as far as I know!), Glenn Beck.
His reaction to the films description of the threat of rising sea levels?
This is what would happen to Shanghai. Does anybody really care? I mean, come on. Shanghai is under water. Oh, no! Who's gonna make those little umbrellas for those tropical drinks?So much for morals. How about his take on the science?
Now, if Al Gore's projection is right about the CO2 level going as high as he says it will, then the temperature here on planet Earth will be about 400,000 degrees. We'll be the sun; we'll be the frickin sun. But that's a huge "if."
(It's huge alright, but I have another idea of just what it is...)
Since he proves to be no match for the message, what does he think of the messenger?
See, when you take a little bit of truth and then you mix it with untruth, or your theory, that's where you get people to believe. You know? It's like Hitler. Hitler said a little bit of truth, and then he mixed in "and it's the Jews' fault." That's where things get a little troublesome, and that's exactly what's happening.
Too bad the beltway pundits don't respect Godwin's Law, think of all the extra-strength aspirin we could save.
Of course, RC's endorsement is swamped by crap like Glenn Beck's, but for myself, until I can get to see it, I will take the vapidity and ad hominem nature of the attacks as evidence that this film does a good job.