Commentary

Al Goreís Inconvenient Lies to come with a warning label

A judge at Britain High Court is poised to rule that Al Gore’s magus hokum on celluloid ââ?¬â?? The Inconvenient Truth ââ?¬â?? is “political propaganda” and “brain-washing.” Hence, British schools can only assign it with accompanying warnings alerting children that it is “one-sided” and “biased.” The judge, who will formally announce his decision next week, reportedly has identified 11 counts of flat-out lies and exaggerations in the movie. Among the lies: The snows of Mount Kilmanjaro are melting because of global warming. Among the exaggerations: Al Gore claims that sea-level rise of up to 20 feet would be caused by melting of either West Antarctica or Greenland “in the near future”. The judge found that, at best, this would happen after, and over, millenia. Let’s just hope that the opinion is not too late to derail Al Gore’s prospects of winning the Noble Peace Prize to be announced tomorrow. Read the full story here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2632660.ece

Shikha Dalmia is a senior analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank advancing free minds and free markets. The archive of her latest work can be found here at Reason.com.