Posted by Curt on 8 October, 2007 at 11:17 pm. 6 comments already!


Now this is funny: (h/t Newsbusters)

The decision by the government to distribute Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient
Truth has been the subject of a legal action by New Party member Stewart
Dimmock.  Although a full ruling has yet to be given, the Court found that the
film was misleading in 11 respects and that the Guidance Notes drafted by the
Education Secretary’s advisors served only to exacerbate the political
propaganda in the film.

In order for the film to be shown, the Government must first amend their
Guidance Notes to Teachers to make clear that 1.) The Film is a political work
and promotes only one side of the argument. 2.) If teachers present the Film
without making this plain they may be in breach of section 406 of the Education
Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination. 3.) Eleven inaccuracies have to
be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.

The inaccuracies are:

  • The film claims that melting snows on Mount Kilimanjaro evidence global
    warming.  The Government’s expert was forced to concede that this is not
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The film blames global warming for species losses including coral reef
    bleaching.  The Government could not find any evidence to support this claim.
  • 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
  • The film suggests that the Antarctic ice covering is melting, the evidence
    was that it is in fact increasing.
  • 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.
  • The film claims that rising sea levels has caused the evacuation of certain
    Pacific islands to New Zealand.  The Government are unable to substantiate this
    and the Court observed that this appears to be a false claim.

Now this could all be solved if the children were able to watch The Great Global Warming Swindle instead of Gore’s piece of propaganda, but hey….it’s better then nothing.  How much you wanna bet the MSM ignores this story?

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