By now, I’m sure every reader of this blog knows about Al Gore’s movie on global climate change, An Inconvenient Truth. Reputable scientists have generally given the movie excellent marks on the accuracy and reliability of the information presented.
Of course, that hasn’t completely stopped the few remaining global change skeptics from maintaining their positions. The Competitive Enterprise Institute is one of the clubhouses where the willfully oblivious gather and continue to spout spurious and misleading arguments based on selective facts and other half-truths.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
I am beginning to see that the media is finally tiring of the charade. In May, Vanity Fair exposed that many of the same players who long denied the linkage between smoking and lung cancer are now being employed in the current misinformation campaign denying global climate change.
And, I was really pleased to see an account of this exchange on NBC, as reported by Fortune:
“The chief science correspondent for NBC News, had a great line Thursday night when Brian Williams asked him if it was fair to say the debate had ended on whether or not global warming exists and if human beings are the cause.
“You could find someone who believes the earth is flat and put them together with another person and have a debate on it, Bazell said. But that wouldn’t make the earth flat.”
Well put indeed.