USA Today Ignores Inconvenient High Court Ruling
The November 6th USA Today has an article by Dan Vergano titled, Gore’s book a toolbox for fixing climate crises, on former Vice President Al Gore’s new book, Our Choice, A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis. Included in the article is the following paragraph:
The book resulted from two years of ‘Solutions Summits’ with scientists, economists and engineers, and lists four pages worth of contributors as well as 25 independent reviewers. The fact checking follows jibes over small errors in An Inconvenient Truth, the documentary that turned Gore into an icon of climate change.
In fact, that film’s errors were not small and the criticisms of them were not mere jibes. For example is the opinion of the U.K. High Court which explains how not one of the eleven highest-profile claims from the movie on which the Court sought evidence could be supported.
The U.K. High Court, for example, found that the movie’s claims “arise in the context of alarmism and exaggeration in support of his political thesis,” that “there is a view to the contrary, i.e. (at least) the mainstream view,” and the signature, calamitous claims to massive sea level rise “distinctly alarmist.”
The defendant in the case was Her Majesty’s Government (HMG), against a father concerned about his children’s education, of which compulsory viewing of the film was a required part. HMG had every resource, opportunity, and motivation to present a defense of something it had required as educational material for children. After three days of evidence, to its extreme embarrassment, it was unable to support a single claim.
The media should dismiss a judicial inquiry reaching such conclusions as mere “jibes” about “small errors”.