Wednesday, October 24, 2007

35 Inconvient "Errors" in the Goracle's Crockumentary

So according to the Goracle, the debate is over. But as John Stossel pointed out in his column today, it ain't over until it is over. Christopher Monckton put together a nice paper for the Science and Public Policy Institute highlighting 35 Errors in the Goracle crockumnetary.
A spokesman for Al Gore has issued a questionable response to the news that in October 2007 the High Court in London had identified nine “errors” in his movie An Inconvenient Truth. The judge had stated that, if the UK Government had not agreed to send to every secondary school in England a corrected guidance note making clear the mainstream scientific position on these nine “errors”, he would have made a finding that the Government’s distribution of the film and the first draft of the guidance note earlier in 2007 to all English secondary schools had been an unlawful contravention of an Act of Parliament prohibiting the political indoctrination of children.


Ms. Kreider says the IPCC’s results are sometimes “conservative,” and continues: “Vice President Gore tried to convey in good faith those threats that he views as the most serious.” Readers of the long list of errors described in this memorandum will decide for themselves whether Mr. Gore was acting in good faith. However, in this connection it is significant that each of the 35 errors listed below misstates the conclusions of the scientific literature or states that there is a threat where there is none or exaggerates the threat where there may be one. All of the errors point in one direction – towards undue alarmism. Not one of the errors falls in the direction of underestimating the degree of concern in the scientific community. The likelihood that all 35 of the errors listed below could have fallen in one direction purely by inadvertence is less than 1 in 34 billion.

We now itemize 35 of the scientific errors and exaggerations in Al Gore’s movie. The first nine were listed by the judge in the High Court in London in October 2007 as being “errors.” The remaining 26 errors are just as inaccurate or exaggerated as the nine spelt out by the judge, who made it plain during the proceedings that the Court had not had time to consider more than these few errors. The judge found these errors serious enough to require the UK Government to pay substantial costs to the plaintiff.

These "errors" that the Goracle made weren't inadvertent, the facts were distorted or outright fabricated, thus they are not "errors", they are LIES. The Goracle has delusions of grandeur as he hitches his bull to this cause and rides it, thrashing honest dissenters aside, to win an Oscar and the Nobel Peace Prize. But at whose expense has he done this? Yours and mine, and our children's. We are going to pay the price, through higher cost consumer goods, energy costs, psychological hysteria and a weakening of our economy. All for nothing, all for the fantasy of an egotist and a bunch of bought off junk scientists.

And how has the Goracle handle those that honestly and with factual data repute his claims? As a typical Donk would, with ridicule, disdain or denying that they exist. He has been asked numerous times to debate his "facts", and has rejected the idea every time.

There has been no honest debate on this subject, not will there ever be, because those that embrace the myth are true believers, brain washed at the feet of the Goracle, or those that make money off perpetuating the lie.

Will the Goracle respond to this article? Don't hold your breath.

Mr Minority