How embarrassing for Al Gore!
A British court has determined that Al Gore’s docudrama, “An Inconvenient Truth” contains at least eleven material falsehoods, and schools will have to issue a warning before they show pupils the movie. This means that teachers will have to inform pupils that there are other opinions on global warming and they should not necessarily accept the views of the film.
Newsbusters wonders if the Tuesday morning news shows are going to be covering this little tidbit of news. Nobody’s betting on it.
The court was deciding a case brought on by a British truck driver who filed the lawsuit to prevent Gore’s propaganda film from being shown in England’s public schools. The court decided:
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 list of inaccuracies can be found at Newsbusters.
ManBearPig makes an appearance at Ed Gruberman’s.
Newsbusters is now reporting that the ruling by the judge, Michael Burton on Wednesday listed nine (not eleven) key scientific errors.
Still problematic for a motion picture marketed as a documentary.
According to the British Telegraph, Burton claimed these “errors had arisen ‘in the context of alarmism and exaggeration’ in order to support Mr Gore’s thesis on global warming.”