Environmental journalist: Al Gore “just seems to be hard-wired to exaggerate — to his own detriment, as well as to the cause of reining in climate change.”
from Gore Lied
Well, it seems that even some of Gore’s supporters are waking up and smelling the proverbial coffee. Tom Yulsman, environmental journalist at the University of Colorado Boulder, writes:
I really do want to give former Vice President Al Gore the benefit of the doubt when it comes to global warming, since he has accomplished so much to raise awareness on the issue. But he just seems to be hard-wired to exaggerate — to his own detriment, as well as to the cause of reining in climate change.
And in this case, the failure of a journalist to challenge Gore’s assertion that all polar ice will be gone in a few years just makes the problem worse.....
...Welcome to the club, Tom. Better late than never. Tom Yulsman also has this blog and other skeptic blogs figured out:
I’m also sure the mistake will be used against Gore by those who deny the reality of climate change to make the case that he, and all people who are working hard to do something about climate change, are “global warming alarmists” who can’t be trusted.
Tom, “the mistake”? Gore has up to 35 mistakes in An Inconvenient Truth depending on who you are listening to. And yes, we will use this lie against Al Gore, as we’d be fools not to. I find “Al Gore science” to be unpersuasive to say the leaset, and if Al Gore is making false statements you can bet your sweet bippy that I’ll be pointing it out as far as this blog will reach.
Tom, I think you are ready to hear this: Al Gore has admitted that he lies as his modus operandi. To wit, Gore was interviewed by David Roberts for Grist (May 9, 2006) and was asked:.......