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A Skeptic's Guide to An Inconvenient Truth (Scientific Rebuttal to Gore's Fantasy Film)
Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | November 21, 2006 | Marlo Lewis

Posted on 02/03/2007 4:40:01 PM PST by CedarDave

Executive Summary

An Inconvenient Truth ( AIT ), Vice President Al Gore's book on “The planetary emergency of global warming and what can be done about it,” purports to be a non-partisan, non-ideological exposition of climate science and moral common-sense. In reality, AIT is a colorfully illustrated lawyer's brief for global warming alarmism and energy rationing. It is a J'Accuse hurled at fossil-energy-based civilization, especially the USA, and above all the Bush Administration and its allies in the U.S. oil and auto industries.

We do not expect lawyers to argue both for and against their clients, nor do we expect balance from party men. However, although Gore reminds us (in the film version of AIT ) that he “used to be the next President of the United States,” and concludes the book and movie with a call for “political action,” he presents AIT as the work of a long-time student of climate science, a product of meditation on “what matters.” He thus asks us to expect more from him than the mere cleverness that can sway juries or win elections.

This reasonable expectation is unmet. In AIT , the only facts and studies considered are those convenient to Gore's scare-them-green agenda. And in many instances, Gore distorts the evidence he cites.

The present paper, a running commentary on AIT , finds that nearly every significant statement Gore makes regarding climate science and climate policy is either one sided, misleading, exaggerated, speculative, or wrong. An extensive summary of AIT's distortions is provided in Appendix A. Below is a list of 25 of egregious examples.

(Excerpt) Read more at cei.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; aninconvenienttruth; climatechange; convenientfiction; convenientlie; globalwarming; globalwarmingfraud; gwvideo; junkscience
A detailed rebuttal of Gore's AIT. Included are related links to videos and Powerpoint presentations:

Inconvenient Truths for Al Gore

1 posted on 02/03/2007 4:40:05 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave
Bears repeating:

The present paper, a running commentary on AIT , finds that nearly every significant statement Gore makes regarding climate science and climate policy is either one sided, misleading, exaggerated, speculative, or wrong.

2 posted on 02/03/2007 4:41:29 PM PST by CedarDave (California wants to ban light bulbs. If passed they will never have a bright idea.)
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To: CedarDave
Real Title:

"Al Gore: Incontinent Boob"

3 posted on 02/03/2007 4:51:39 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: CedarDave

The real inconvenient truth is that the whole film is BS.


4 posted on 02/03/2007 4:52:57 PM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: CedarDave

Is it true that CO2 increases followed warming periods, not the other way around?


5 posted on 02/03/2007 4:54:32 PM PST by uscabjd ( a)
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To: CedarDave
www.cei.org, a good web site to keep book marked.
6 posted on 02/03/2007 4:56:27 PM PST by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: uscabjd
Is it true that CO2 increases followed warming periods, not the other way around?

So it appears.

7 posted on 02/03/2007 4:59:22 PM PST by CedarDave (California wants to ban light bulbs. If passed they will never have a bright idea.)
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To: CedarDave
Bears repeating:

1986 and 2007.

GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!

8 posted on 02/03/2007 4:59:47 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Sergio

Don't know why this rebuttal and link was not previously posted. I did a search on a couple of key words in the title and nothing came up. It's a good reference thread.


9 posted on 02/03/2007 5:01:03 PM PST by CedarDave (California wants to ban light bulbs. If passed they will never have a bright idea.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

PING!


10 posted on 02/03/2007 5:01:28 PM PST by CedarDave (California wants to ban light bulbs. If passed they will never have a bright idea.)
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To: CedarDave
Oh boy! I can't wait to see the MSM headlines about this!! (/sarc)
11 posted on 02/03/2007 5:01:39 PM PST by GoldCountryRedneck ("Idiocy - Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers" - despair.com)
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To: CedarDave

12 posted on 02/03/2007 5:12:06 PM PST by Gritty (Spending trillions to mitigate global warming using error-prone approaches is a risky investment-IBD)
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To: Gritty

Great cartoon!!


13 posted on 02/03/2007 5:14:53 PM PST by CedarDave (California wants to ban light bulbs. If passed they will never have a bright idea.)
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To: CedarDave

Thanks. Why would this be?


14 posted on 02/03/2007 5:27:33 PM PST by uscabjd ( a)
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To: CedarDave

And that same lying, snot-nosed idiot is a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.... As if we already had zero confidence in that "award"...


15 posted on 02/03/2007 5:50:27 PM PST by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: uscabjd
It's explained this way in the rebuttal:

In reality, global temperature changes preceded changes in CO2 levels by hundreds to thousands of years. The causality is very nearly the opposite of what Gore insinuates. When ocean temperatures fall, seawater retains more dissolved CO2, and the expansion of polar sea ice further limits sea-to-air CO2 flux. Conversely, when the oceans warm, more dissolved CO2 outgases into the air. At most, changes in the air’s CO2 content had an amplificatory effect on climate changes already under way.

16 posted on 02/03/2007 5:53:46 PM PST by CedarDave (California wants to ban light bulbs. If passed they will never have a bright idea.)
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To: CedarDave

Ping


17 posted on 02/03/2007 7:11:01 PM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: xcamel

"Real Title:
"Al Gore: Incontinent Boob"

Appropriate Title:
Al Gore: Incontinent Twit


18 posted on 02/03/2007 7:11:29 PM PST by JSteff
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To: BuffaloJack

This film is gospel to my co-workers and supervisor. They go all gaw-gaw when talking about it.Nothing will dissuade them.


19 posted on 02/03/2007 8:08:20 PM PST by Americanchild (..and deliver us all from Islam! Amen!)
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To: CedarDave

Bump


20 posted on 02/03/2007 8:35:56 PM PST by Darnright
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To: sauropod

review


21 posted on 02/03/2007 8:36:27 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: CedarDave

Thank you. I am not a scientist, as you can tell. What other event(s) would cause the earth to warm? Obviously, we emerge from ice ages for reasons unrelated to CO2. But in the late Paleozoic and late Cretaceous flood volcanic activity for thousands of years pumped huge quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere which did cause warming.


22 posted on 02/04/2007 8:46:16 AM PST by uscabjd ( a)
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To: Sergio

That "executive summary" is only part of a tremendous article debunking algore's film and that whole global warming crowd.


23 posted on 02/04/2007 10:17:51 AM PST by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: SirKit

Here's another one about "An Inconvenient Truth".


24 posted on 02/04/2007 10:45:19 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: CedarDave

The True Believers refer to non-believers as Cynics.


25 posted on 02/04/2007 10:46:19 AM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: CedarDave

BTTT


26 posted on 02/27/2007 7:03:12 AM PST by syriacus (6 months into Truman's Korean War -- CENSORSHIP imposed; 11,000 US DEATHS; thousands more DRAFTED.)
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