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35 Inconvenient Truths: The errors in Al Gore’s movie

35 Inconvenient Truths: The errors in Al Gore’s movie
Al Gore’s spokesman and “environment advisor,” Ms. Kalee Kreider, begins by saying that the film presented “thousands and thousands of facts.” It did not: just 2,000 “facts” in 93 minutes would have been one fact every three seconds. The film contained only a few dozen points, most of which will be seen to have been substantially inaccurate. Ms. Next, Ms. Ms. Ms. Ms. We now itemize 35 of the scientific errors and exaggerations in Al Gore’s movie. Gore says that a sea-level rise of up to 6 m (20 ft) will be caused by melting of either West Antarctica or Greenland. The IPCC says sea-level increases up to 7 m (23 ft) above today’s levels have happened naturally in the past climate, and would only be likely to happen again after several millennia. Ms. Ms. The report also mentions the possibility that there may be an unquantified further contribution in future from these two ice sheets arising from “dynamical ice flow.” Ms. Ms. Ms. Ms. Ms. Ms. Ms. Ms. Ms. Related:  non-scientific methodtous responsables

An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Proved: There is No Climate Crisis Christopher Monckton, who once advised Margaret Thatcher, demonstrates via 30 equations that computer models used by the UN’s climate panel (IPCC) were pre-programmed with overstated values for the three variables whose product is “climate sensitivity” (temperature increase in response to greenhouse-gas increase), resulting in a 500-2000% overstatement of CO2’s effect on temperature in the IPCC’s latest climate assessment report, published in 2007. Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered [ demonstrates that later this century a doubling of the concentration of CO2 compared with pre-industrial levels will increase global mean surface temperature not by the 6 °F predicted by the IPCC but, harmlessly, by little more than 1 °F. Lord Monckton concludes – “… Perhaps real-world climate sensitivity is very much below the IPCC’s estimates. Click Here For Full PDF Version

Catastrophe Denied: The Science of the Skeptic’s Position | Climate Skeptic I have repaired the overscan issues in the DVD files and am re-posting the links, which are all good now. Once upon a time, Al Gore had a PowerPoint deck. Several years ago, I came to the conclusion that Gore’s presentation was deeply flawed, so I made my own PowerPoint deck in response, and have been updating it ever since. Powerpoint presentation with notes pages (.ppt)Adobe Acrobat .pdf file Then, Al Gore made a movie from his PowerPoint deck. I have become a big fan of Vimeo because I don’t have to break videos up into 10-minute chunks as on YouTube. When I get the time to break this into 9(!) You can download the 212MB .wmv file here (link on the lower right). Download the .iso file (DVD disk image) to make you own playable DVD here (beware: 1.6GB). Finally, you can buy the DVD at cost, here, for $7.50 plus shipping.

Awareness of Climate Change and Threat Vary by Region Between 2007 and 2008, Gallup conducted the first comprehensive survey of global opinions about climate change, posing two questions to respondents in 128 countries: 1) How much do you know about global warming or climate change? and 2) How serious of a threat is global warming to you and your family? The following is excerpted from "A Heated Debate: Global Attitudes Toward Climate Change," which appears in the Fall issue of Harvard International Review on newsstands now. Gallup finds that a majority of the world's adult population is aware of the climate change issue, but a substantial minority is not aware. Regionally, people in Europe and the Americas (which includes North, South, and Central America) are the most likely to be aware of climate change. Lower awareness is evident in the Middle East/North Africa, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa regions. Perceived Threat Relatively Low in Most Vulnerable Regions Sign up for Gallup e-mail alerts or RSS feeds Survey Methods

An Inconvenient Truth An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 Academy Award winning documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate made in the film, he has given more than a thousand times. The idea to document his efforts came from producer Laurie David who saw his presentation at a town-hall meeting on global warming which coincided with the opening of The Day After Tomorrow. Laurie David was so inspired by Gore's slide show that she, with producer Lawrence Bender, met with Guggenheim to adapt the presentation into a film. Since the film's release, An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of climate change and reenergizing the environmental movement. Synopsis [edit] The former vice president opens the film by greeting an audience with a joke: "I am Al Gore; I used to be the next President of the United States

UN IPCC: We Predicted Less Antarctic Ice and We Have No Idea Why It Is Increasing - Agenda 21 News UPDATE: Antarc­tica Set An All Time Record For Sea Ice Extent on Sept 14th. Read about it here. David Rose is get­ting a lot of hate for telling the truth about shoddy cli­mate models. But this quote from the leaked upcom­ing AR5 jumped out at me: “Most mod­els sim­u­late a small decreas­ing trend in Antarc­tic sea ice extent, in con­trast to the small increas­ing trend in obser­va­tions… There is low con­fi­dence in the sci­en­tific under­stand­ing of the small observed increase in Antarc­tic sea ice extent.” Read the full arti­cle here: “World’s top cli­mate sci­en­tists con­fess: Global warm­ing is just QUARTER what we thought — and com­put­ers got the effects of green­house gases wrong” by David Rose Source:

Al Gore Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician, advocate and philanthropist, who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States (1993–2001), under President Bill Clinton. He was the Democratic Party's nominee for President and lost the 2000 U.S. presidential election despite winning the popular vote. Gore is currently an author and environmental activist. Early life Albert Gore, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C., the second of two children of Albert Gore, Sr., a U.S. During the school year he lived with his family in The Fairfax Hotel in the Embassy Row section in Washington D.C.[17] During the summer months, he worked on the family farm in Carthage, Tennessee, where the Gores grew tobacco and hay[18][19] and raised cattle.[20] Marriage and family He met Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Aitcheson from the nearby St. They have four children, Karenna (b. 1973), Kristin Carlson Gore (b. 1977), Sarah LaFon Gore (b. 1979), and Albert Gore III (b. 1982).[2] Harvard

Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" Movie: Fact or Hype? Updated May 25, 2006 The message in An Inconvenient Truth, the new movie starring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, is clear: Humans are causing global warming, and the effects are devastating. Most scientists agree that the Earth is heating up, due primarily to an atmospheric increase in carbon dioxide caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum. But how accurate are some of the scientific claims made in the documentary? In an attemp to clear the air, National Geographic News checked in with Eric Steig, an earth scientist at the University of Washington in Seattle, who saw An Inconvenient Truth at a preview screening. He says the documentary handles the science well. "I was looking for errors," he said. "But nothing much struck me as overblown or wrong." Claim: According to the film, the number of Category 4 and Category 5 hurricanes has almost doubled in the last year. "This is true," Steig said. (Read "Is Global Warming Making Hurricanes Worse?")

An Inconvenient Truth All Critics (167) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (147) | Rotten (11) | DVD (28) It grabs you like a thriller with an ending that will haunt your dreams. November 24, 2006 Just because truths are inconvenient is no reason to suppose they are not real. It is utterly convincing, it's emotionally powerful and it makes Gore look more charming than he ever did as a presidential candidate. The film succeeds powerfully, even though it's short on practical solutions, makes some questionable statements of fact and, given Gore's current ambiguous position in public life, requires a tighter focus on the message than on the messenger. Frightening and timely, the smartly organized documentary is an urgent plea for responsibility and action as well as an impassioned call to heed the ominous warnings of science. A film that invests hard science with impassioned moral drive. Those attacking Al Gore as a misinformed prophet or political crybaby likely never watched the film. December 31, 2006

World's top climate scientists confess: Global warming is just QUARTER what we thought - and computers got the effects of greenhouse gases wrong Leaked report reveals the world has warmed at quarter the rate claimed by IPCC in 2007 Scientists accept their computers may have exaggerated By David Rose Published: 21:01 GMT, 14 September 2013 | Updated: 15:00 GMT, 19 September 2013 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has changed its story after issuing stern warnings about climate change for years A leaked copy of the world’s most authoritative climate study reveals scientific forecasts of imminent doom were drastically wrong. The Mail on Sunday has obtained the final draft of a report to be published later this month by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the ultimate watchdog whose massive, six-yearly ‘assessments’ are accepted by environmentalists, politicians and experts as the gospel of climate science. They are cited worldwide to justify swingeing fossil fuel taxes and subsidies for ‘renewable’ energy. Climate change sceptics are more outspoken. Mr Ward tweeted that the article was ‘error-strewn’.

Carbon Dioxide irrelevant in climate debate says MIT Scientist - Portland civil rights In a study sure to ruffle the feathers of the Global Warming cabal, Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT has published a paper which proves that IPCC models are overstating by 6 times, the relevance of CO2 in Earth’s Atmosphere. Dr. Lindzen has found that heat is radiated out in to space at a far higher rate than any modeling system to date can account for. Editorial: The science is in. the scare is out. The pdf file located at the link above from the Science and Public Policy Institute has absolutely, convincingly, and irrefutably proven the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming to be completely false. Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT’s peer reviewed work states “we now know that the effect of CO2 on temperature is small, we know why it is small, and we know that it is having very little effect on the climate.” The global surface temperature record, which we update and publish every month, has shown no statistically-significant “global warming” for almost 15 years. Graph A Graph B Graph C ?

Persuasion and Influence: An Inconvenient Truth In 2006, Al Gore released a documentary film, called 'An Inconvenient Truth,' in which he outlined the dangers of global warning, aiming to educate the public about the climate crisis and the potential consequences of our behaviour. It was considered to be a very influential documentary and throughout his presentation he used many persuasive techniques to change the opinions of his audience. One way in which he does this, is by arousing a feeling of fear into the public. With the use of shocking images that are believed to have exaggerated the extent of the problem, he makes his audience believe the situation is far worse and more real than anyone imagined. The use of ‘fear appeal’ is argued to be successful in changing attitudes when the plea invokes fear and outlines a plausible way to overcome this fear by changing behaviour; in this instance, by doing something as simple as recycling (Pratkanis, 2007). Dahl, D.

Prof Richard Tol wants his name removed from “exaggerated” IPCC report The IPCC Working Group II report is due out next week. As is the way, the summary is leaked in advance so the media can slaver over the ghastly possibilities, while the irksome details and accountability are held back so they don’t get in the way of the media pump. But alas, like Paul Reiter, and Christopher Landsea, another lead author wants his name removed from the IPCC document. UK professor refuses to put his name to ‘apocalyptic’ UN climate change survey that he claims is exaggerating the effectsProf Richard Tol said UN academics were exaggerating climate changeComes as a blow to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangePanel to publish its first update in seven years on the impacts of climate changeBy Ben Spencer, Daily Mail He said: ‘The message in the first draft was that through adaptation and clever development these were manageable risks, but it did require we get our act together. The BBC writes this up as well and apparently Richard Tol is missing the point.

How “An Inconvenient Truth” Contributed to Partisan Polarization on Climate Joe Romm of Climate Progress misrepresented polling data in his critique of our recent New York Times op-ed when he claimed Al Gore and An Inconvenient Truth did not contribute to partisan polarization of public attitudes toward global warming. Gallup and Pew both find that partisan polarization increased significantly over the two years following the release of An Inconvenient Truth across a range of measures. Between 2006 and 2008, the split between Democrats and Republicans reporting that they personally worry a great deal or a fair amount about global warming rose from 24 percent to 35 percent and on the question of whether the rise in temperatures was primarily due to human activities or natural causes, the split went from 36 percent to 41 percent. Beyond Pew and Gallup, many scholars have concluded that Gore’s movie did in fact drive increasing polarization. "We actually studied this: What was the impact of An Inconvenient Truth? But that’s not actually the chart that Romm posted.