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Al Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize with UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
British judge orders guidance notes to counter Gore film’s ‘one-sided’ viewpoint
By SHELLEY EMLING
Cox News Service
LONDON | It was the third-highest-grossing documentary film of all time and raised awareness of global warming around the world. But a High Court judge in Britain has criticized former Vice President Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” as being both “alarmist” and “exaggerated.”
In a written judgment Wednesday, Justice Michael Burton said the film was riddled with nine scientific errors as he considered whether it should be shown to British school children.
For example: he said Gore’s suggestion that the Gulf Stream would one day stop warming up the Atlantic Ocean, thus plunging Europe into an ice age, runs foul of the International Panel on Climate Change’s assessment that it was “very unlikely” to happen.
While the judge declined to ban the film, he ordered that it could be shown in schools only with guidance notes to counter the film’s “one-sided” viewpoint.
The case came to court after Stewart Dimmock, a truck driver and father of two in Kent, England, objected to the British government’s plan to send DVDs of the film to more than 3,500 secondary schools in England and Wales in an effort to demonstrate the need to combat global warming.
Dimmock accused the government of trying to “brainwash children with propaganda.”
A spokeswoman for Gore said he was gratified that the court upheld the fundamental thesis of the film and the scientific consensus behind it — that global warming is real and caused by man-made activity.
Gore pointed out that the judge took issue only with a handful of assertions out of the thousands of facts presented in the film, according to his spokeswoman Kalee Kreider.
In his judgment, Burton highlighted the film’s claim that polar bears were drowning while “swimming long distances — up to 60 miles — to find the ice.”
He said there’s no evidence of this, only that four polar bears have recently been found drowned because of a violent storm.
Burton also called claims that sea levels could rise by 20 feet in the near future “distinctly alarmist.”
He said it could happen “only after, and over, millennia.”
For his part, Dimmock said he was elated with the ruling.
“If it was not for the case brought by myself our young people would still be being indoctrinated with this political spin,” he told reporters.
Actually, there is alot of controversy as to the source that is causing the global warming.
I think that the variations in the Suns solar wind and magnetic activity is a major contributor to global warming.
As well as, my chile.
congratulations Mr. Gore. Few believe that man is the ONLY cause of global warming. Few believe that there are NO man-made contributions. Al Gore has given much to create awareness re: the latter. Nicely done.