by Rod D. Martin
March 13, 2007
Hollywood has a thing for Al Gore…. But part of his scientific audience is uneasy. In talks, articles and blog entries that have appeared since his film and accompanying book came out last year, these scientists argue that some of Mr. Gore’s central points are exaggerated and erroneous. They are alarmed, some say, at what they call his alarmism.
Some of Mr. Gore’s centrist detractors point to a report last month by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations body that studies global warming…. It estimated that the world’s seas in this century would rise a maximum of 23 inches — down from earlier estimates. Mr. Gore, citing no particular time frame, envisions rises of up to 20 feet and depicts parts of New York, Florida and other heavily populated areas as sinking beneath the waves, implying, at least visually, that inundation is imminent.
Shades of “inventing the internet”?
Check out the article, definitely a production of the all-global-warming-all-the-time crowd, not of any so-called “skeptics”. And then watch this documentary, which sheds more light on the issue (from more highly-recognized scientists) than anything I’ve ever seen. And decide for yourself. This is one where getting it right is really going to count.