Al Gore delivered “An Inconvenient Truth,” with its alarming message about climate change. Unfortunately for the former Vice President, the most inconvenient thing about the film may be that it’s not true at all.
A quote from Gore’s book, An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It, promoted in conjunction with his film hits the mark, but not in the Gore may have intended:
As for why so many people still resist what the facts clearly show, I think, in part, the reason is that the truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one that means we are going to have to change the way we live our lives.
The misleading 97% statistic was even promoted by the White House, in apparent support of a variety of extensive and expensive government measures to spend the country’s resources to halt or reverse climate change.
On top of those “inconvenient truths,” the White House’s assertion that 97 percent of scientists agree that global warming is real has been completely debunked. Several independently-researched examinations of the literature used to support the “97 percent” statement found that the conclusions were cherry-picked and misleading.
More objective surveys have revealed that there is a far greater diversity of opinion among scientists than the global warming crowd would like for you to believe.
From the National Review:
“A 2008 survey by two German scientists, Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch, found that a significant number of scientists were skeptical of the ability of existing global climate models to accurately predict global temperatures, precipitation, sea-level changes, or extreme weather events even over a decade; they were far more skeptical as the time horizon increased.”
Other mainstream news sources besides the National Review have also been courageous enough to speak out against the global warming propaganda – even the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece in 2015 challenging the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) pseudoscience being promulgated by global warming proponents.