23 April 2008

More Inconvenient Truths

Just when I worry that the “Global Warming / Climate Change” crowd has really gained significant influence among everyday folks, a Gallup poll comes out to suggest otherwise. From Fox News: “On this Earth Day 2008, a new Gallup Poll finds that only about one-third of Americans say they worry a great deal about global warming — roughly the same percentage as in a similar poll 19 years ago.” So much for all of the movie madness, IPCC papers, and celebrity appeal.

And just for the record, the number one environmental problem according to poll respondents is water pollution. Didn’t I just mention that in a recent post? Alas, water pollution doesn’t have the far-off apocalyptic appeal of “climate change”, so it doesn’t warrant Gore’s millions.

And speaking of Mr. Gore, it seems that his “documentary” has at least one demonstrable bit of fiction in it. His “documentary” used computer generated shots right out of the movie The Day After Tomorrow (which is itself a preposterous film). Of course, the Oscar for a documentary will not be taken away despite the fact that Mr. Gore’s movie is not a documentary at all. A documentary, by definition, should “[recreate] an actual event, era, life story, etc., that purports to be factually accurate and contains no fictional elements.” Now, that definition doesn’t seem to fit Mr. Gore’s bit of fiction, does it?

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