Or: The 11 Lies of Al Gore – one more and we’ll have a white Christmas.
Plucked brutally from Muriel Newman…
Last Tuesday, a British High Court Judge ruled that school children need protecting from political propaganda like Al Gore’s creative film making. The Court action was taken by Stewart Dimmock, a lorry driver and school governor from Kent who argued that his 11 and 14 year old sons should not be subjected to political propaganda and ‘brainwashing’ in the classroom: “I wish my children to have the best education possible, free from bias and political spin, and Mr Gore’s film falls far short of the standard required”, he said.
So, Al Gores “documentry” has been ruled unfit for use in schools for the following reasons:
The eleven inaccuracies the High Court identified in the movie are:
1.The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global warming. The Government’s expert was forced to concede that this is not correct. (Looks like a LIE you say?)
2.The film suggests that evidence from ice cores proves that rising CO2 causes temperature increases over 650,000 years. The Court found that the film was misleading: over that period the rises in CO2 lagged behind the temperature rises by 800-2000 years. (Hmm sooo you’re saying its a LIE?)
3.The film uses emotive images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that this has been caused by global warming. The Government’s expert had to accept that it was “not possible” to attribute one-off events to global warming. (A LIE?)
4.The film shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims that this was caused by global warming. The Government’s expert had to accept that this was not the case. (So that was a LIE?)
5.The film claims that a study showed that polar bears had drowned due to disappearing arctic ice. It turned out that Mr Gore had misread the study: in fact four polar bears drowned and this was because of a particularly violent storm. (Not a LIE, just STUPID? I don’t know, on track record I’m going with LIE!)
6.The film threatens that global warming could stop the Gulf Stream throwing Europe into an ice age: the Claimant’s evidence was that this was a scientific impossibility. (A LIE is it?)
7.The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef bleaching. The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim. (So its a LIE?)
8.The film suggests that the Greenland ice covering could melt causing sea levels to rise dangerously. The evidence is that Greenland will not melt for millennia. (You saying this is a LIE?)
9.The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence was that it is in fact increasing. (Soooooo a complete LIE then?)
10.The film suggests that sea levels could rise by 7m causing the displacement of millions of people. In fact the evidence is that sea levels are expected to rise by about 40cm over the next hundred years and that there is no such threat of massive migration. (So a LIE then?)
11.The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain Pacific islands to New Zealand. The Government was unable to substantiate this and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim. (Would that be called a LIE?)
You know its funny, I would have thought something that big would have actually made the news but I haven’t seen a thing. Especially when you consider the drive is still on to force feed this money making making lie to our own kids.
Someone got TVNZ’s number? 0800 propaganda isn’t it?