Special Thanks to Canada Free Press which has not been assimilated, yet.

This will highlight a scientific review of Al Gore’s Oscar winning movie “An Inconvenient Truth”.

“Gore’s circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention.” . . . “The man is an embarrassment to US science and its many fine practitioners, a lot of whom know (but feel unable to state publicly) that his propaganda crusade is mostly based on junk science.”

Professor Bob Carter of the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University, in Australia.

Just one man’s opinion, right?

No; Carter is one of hundreds of highly qualified non-governmental, non-industry, non-lobby group climate experts who contest the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are causing significant global climate change. “Climate experts” is the operative term here. Why? Because what Gore’s “majority of scientists” think is immaterial when only a very small fraction of them actually work in the climate field.

Some of these people working in the climate field only look at a very narrow slice of climate change, like the impact of the climate on certain insects. Of the ones who take a global view, many of them spend their time working on computer models of potential climate change. According to former University of Winnipeg climatology professor Dr. Tim Ball:

“These models have been consistently wrong in all their scenarios,” asserts Ball. “Since modelers concede computer outputs are not “predictions” but are in fact merely scenarios, they are negligent in letting policy-makers and the public think they are actually making forecasts.”

Hmmmmm. But CO2 emissions are still a problem, right? Wrong.

Appearing before the Commons Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development last year, Carleton University paleoclimatologist Professor Tim Patterson testified, “There is no meaningful correlation between CO2 levels and Earth’s temperature over this [geologic] time frame. In fact, when CO2 levels were over ten times higher than they are now, about 450 million years ago, the planet was in the depths of the absolute coldest period in the last half billion years.” Patterson asked the committee, “On the basis of this evidence, how could anyone still believe that the recent relatively small increase in CO2 levels would be the major cause of the past century’s modest warming?”

Patterson concluded his testimony by explaining what his research and “hundreds of other studies” reveal: on all time scales, there is very good correlation between Earth’s temperature and natural celestial phenomena such [as] changes in the brightness of the Sun.

The “brightness” of the sun is commonly measured by the number of Sunspots and yes, the brightness of the sun does change with time. But what about the ice shelves in Antarctica?

Dr. Boris Winterhalter, former marine researcher at the Geological Survey of Finland and professor in marine geology, University of Helsinki, takes apart Gore’s dramatic display of Antarctic glaciers collapsing into the sea. “The breaking glacier wall is a normally occurring phenomenon which is due to the normal advance of a glacier,” says Winterhalter. “In Antarctica the temperature is low enough to prohibit melting of the ice front, so if the ice is grounded, it has to break off in beautiful ice cascades. If the water is deep enough icebergs will form.”

It would seem that people from Finland would know about ice.

There is not even sure evidence that the world is warming.

Concerning Gore’s beliefs about worldwide warming, Morgan points out that, in addition to the cooling in the NW Atlantic, massive areas of cooling are found in the North and South Pacific Ocean; the whole of the Amazon Valley; the north coast of South America and the Caribbean; the eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, Caucasus and Red Sea; New Zealand and even the Ganges Valley in India. Morgan explains, “Had the IPCC used the standard parameter for climate change (the 30 year average) and used an equal area projection, instead of the Mercator (which doubled the area of warming in Alaska, Siberia and the Antarctic Ocean) warming and cooling would have been almost in balance.”

Gore’s point that 200 cities and towns in the American West set all time high temperature records is also misleading according to Dr. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. “It is not unusual for some locations, out of the thousands of cities and towns in the U.S., to set all-time records,” he says. “The actual data shows that overall, recent temperatures in the U.S. were not unusual.”

Well, that probably explains why the terms of debate have changed from “Global Warming” to “Global Climate Change”.

This Article has several quotes from knowledgeable scientists that refute claims of new diseases, ice melting in Greenland, rising ocean levels, the Clean Air Act being visible in the ice of Antarctica, and other such nonsense spewed by “An Inconvenient Truth”. For additional scientific de-bunkery of Global Warming, read this article. Just a quote or two from it:

. . . Gore persists, labeling future CO2 rise as “deeply unethical” and lectures the audience that “Each one of us is a cause of global warming.” Not satisfied with simply warning of human-induced killer heat waves – events in Europe this past year were “like a nature hike through the Book of Revelations”, he says – he then uses high tech special effects to show how human-caused climate changes are causing more hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods, infectious diseases, insect plagues, glacial retreats, coral die-outs, and the flooding of small island nations due to sea level rise caused by the melting of the polar caps. One is left wondering if Gore thinks nature is responsible for anything.

And this gem:

In their open letter to the Canadian Prime Minister in April, 61 of the world’s leading experts modestly expressed their understanding of the science: “The study of global climate change is an “emerging science,” one that is perhaps the most complex ever tackled. It may be many years yet before we properly understand the Earth’s climate system.” It seems that liberal arts graduate Al Gore, political champion of the Kyoto Protocol, thinks he knows better.

Institut Pasteur (Paris) Professor Paul Reiter seemed to sum up the sentiments of many experts when he labeled the film “pure, mind-bending propaganda.” Such reactions should certainly cause viewers to wonder if Nobel Prize winning French novelist Andre Gide had a point when he advised, “Believe those who ar
e seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.”

While it is good to know that we should probably not believe a single assertion presented by the film, Al Gore is pressing on spread the bad word. As of Fall, 2006 Al Gore scheduled seven two-day training seminars to recruit 1000 people to work nationwide to speak to groups and spread the message.

Global Warming as a message is wrong. According to at least 60 leading experts in the study of global climate change, we don’t know enough to say one way or the other but at least the earth and the sun have more to do with it than man’s puny impact.

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UPDATE: There is a new documentary coming out soon to counteract the Goracle’s movie.