Don’t take it from me; take it from Mr Justice Burton of the High Court in London (h/t National Newswatch – Canada’s best news web site). Al Gore’s Oscar-Winning “Documentary” is riddled with errors, exaggerations, and inconsistencies. My favorite debunking moment by the Judge – the Polar Bear myth, which is the favorite battering ram of Canada’s pro-Kyoto humanity-haters:
Gore: Referred to a new scientific study showing that, for the first time, polar bears were being found that had actually drowned “swimming long distances – up to 60 miles – to find the ice”.
Judge: “The only scientific study that either side before me can find is one which indicates that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a storm.” That was not to say there might not in future be drowning-related deaths of bears if the trend of regression of pack ice continued – “but it plainly does not support Mr Gore’s description”.
A review of the Judge’s nine proven “Inconvenient Truths” can be found here, in the October 10, 2007 Times of London. The Judge also ruled that “An Inconvenient Truth” may be shown in UK classroms “only if it was accompanied by new guidlines to balance the former US vice-president’s ‘one-sided’ views.”