I have written on SUMP before that I actually appreciated much of what Al Gore wrote in his book "The Assault on Reason". I've also written here that I think he is 'up in the night' about global warming. But as ABC News is reporting, a recent development couldn't have come at a worse time for Al Gore. The British High Court has ruled that
Gore's global warming film, "An Inconvenient Truth," while "broadly accurate," contained nine significant errors.I'm not sure that the Nobel peace guys and gals are scientists, but their designation of Mr. Gore and the completely impartial, unbiased, honest, and unbeholden Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as recipients of the Nobel peace prize comes at a pretty embarrassing time, too.
By the way, I would like to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize next year for my study of black holes. Here's are the likely results that my study has yielded--if we get sucked into a black hole, the following will likely happen (do they sound familiar?):
1.) The sea level will rise up to 20 feet...Well, at least if we got sucked into a black hole, I'd be right with my list of nine things. Which is more than can be said for Al Gore.
2.) Some low-lying Pacific islands [will have] to evacuate...
3.) [Black holes] will shut down the "ocean conveyor," by which the Gulf Stream moves across the North Atlantic to Western Europe...
4.) There is a direct coincidence between the rise in [black hole forces] and the rise in temperature...
5.) The disappearance of the snows on Mount Kilimanjaro is expressly attributable to [the black hole we got sucked into].
6.) The drying up of Lake Chad is a prime example of a catastrophic result of [us getting sucked into a black hole].
7.) Hurricane Katrina and the consequent devastation in New Orleans is because of [yes...black holes].
8.) Polar bears are drowning because they have to swim long distances to find [light, due to our having gotten sucked in a black hole.]
9.) Coral reefs all over the world are bleaching because of [black holes] and other factors.
So, yes, I think we should take away his Oscar. Either that or transfer it to the proper category--the one the British High Court placed it in--science fiction.