I’ve never been a fan of the whole global warming issue. At least not in the sense that mankind is the main cause of the earth’s warming. Is the earth warming? I believe it is. But nothing out of what I, non-scientist that I am, would perceive is ordinary. I believe the warming we’re seeing is cyclical, and the number of scientists saying this seems to be on the increase.
I’ve not seen Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”, but I have seen clips. Those were enough to convince me I won’t be wasting my time or money on the entire production. I’m no fan of exaggeration, and Gore’s film seems to be quite a piece of it. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mind the occasional Bruce Willis-saves-the-world type movie. Heck! I still cry when he has the father-daughter exchange with Liv Tyler in “Armageddon”, but that’s entertainment! Al Gore’s portraying his work as science.
Well it seems I’m not the only one who’s fed up with Al Gore’s claims. The Viscount Lord Monckton of Brenchley has flung down the gauntlet and challenged Al Gore to an internationally televised debate from the famous library of the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Lord Monckton says,
"A careful study of the substantial corpus of peer-reviewed science
reveals that Mr. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is a foofaraw
of pseudo-science, exaggerations, and errors, now being peddled to
innocent schoolchildren worldwide." (Read more)
He sounds like a man among men to me. And if any word defines the current global warming debate, I believe foofaraw (“a great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor matter”) would be it.
It’ll be interesting to see how Al Gore responds to this white-gloved smack. I’m guessing he’s going to choose to try and make Lord Monckton look like an old buffoon instead of accepting the challenge. I’ll be keeping my ear to the ground on this one, and I don’t think I’ll be the only one.