Thursday, June 15, 2006

Scientists Discredit Gore Movie

From The Canada Free Press comes this article.
"Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it," Al Gore sensibly asserts in his film "An Inconvenient Truth"..

..With that outlook in mind, what do world climate experts actually think about the science of his movie?

This ought to be good.
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."

(Emphasis is mine)

Well, that pretty much sums it up. You can read the rest, if you want.

The trouble is, there are countless other scientists that are of the same opinion. Yet, they rarely (if ever) get an audience with the MSM. They saturate us with the threat of global warming and anything that would point us in that direction. They focus on one side of the argument. They don't want you to form an informed opinion, they will tell you what you need to know.

How arrogant is that?

Let me modify Al's opening statement:

The media has an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it.


G_in_AL said...

I got this one up too. What I usually get when i put one of these up is a lefty who says "you found one outcast scientists"....

How about 7, and with reference to hundreds more?

we'll see how much this hurts thier cause by how forcefully they try to refute it.

Always On Watch said...

A friend of mine tipped me off to this article in the Canada Free Press.

Despite what this article says, my friends who've seen An Inconvenient Truth rave about the film. I'm guessing that the movie is well made; if so, it will have impact. In my experience, people are more interested in being entertained and in crying "The sky is falling!" than in scientific studies.

VARepublicMan said...

Science cannot persuade those who choose not to listen to the facts.

What I find most appalling is that eco-nuts take a perfectly reasonable position (i.e. We are stewards of the earth and need to treat it fairly.) and blow it all out of proportion. Their ranting a raving only serves to…

1. turn off the reasonable minds of those that would actually respond to responsible viewpoints that we need to protect what we have..

2. create more eco-nuts from the ranks of those too naive to formulate their own position.

Both responses are bad.