William Kininmonth examines Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth

By | July 19, 2007

It is claimed that the looming Armageddon is of our own doing because of the burning of fossil fuels that are causing a build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The more developed a country’s economy then the more it is to blame, and the more it behooves that country to change its profligate ways. An Inconvenient Truth is a call to arms for government and community action to fight a perceived emergency.

The planetary emergency is presented as a logical extension of recent climate change. Dramatic photos of glacier retreat and other graphics conjure up an image that the earth is changing as it has never changed before. It is claimed that the impacts of climate change are already being felt in biosphere responses that are leading to species loss, disease explosion and landscape destruction. Much of Al Gore’s evidence for his claims lacks credibility when examined without the emotive baggage of impending disaster, blame and simplistic political solutions.

The entire paper can be found here:

http://ff.org/centers/csspp/pdf/20070330_kininmonth.pdf