Al Gore has returned once more to scare us all with yet another film chalked full of doomsday prophecies and dire warnings. An Inconvenient Sequel is yet another reminder that nobody is making original films these days, opting instead for contrived and unwanted sequels. Gore’s new movie is bombing at the theaters, but that’s not his only problem. Now a leading climate scientist from NASA is taking aim at the former vice president and his shoddy scientific documentary.
Gore’s new movie is bombing at the theaters, but that’s not his only problem. A leading climate scientist from NASA is taking aim at the former vice president and his shoddy scientific documentary.
Climatologist Roy W. Spencer, an award-winning senior scientist for NASA’s climate studies and principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, derided Gore’s film as “bad science.” In fact, Spencer has published an 81-page ebook on Amazon entitled, An Inconvenient Deception: How Al Gore Distorts Climate Science and Energy Policy.
The Washington Times reports:
Mr. Spencer said the sequel, like its 2006 predecessor “An Inconvenient Truth,” implies repeatedly that naturally occurring weather episodes are the result of human-caused global warming — for example, a shot in which the former vice president stands ankle-deep in a flooded Miami street.
“That flooding is mostly a combination of (1) natural sea level rise (I show there has been no acceleration of sea level rise beyond what was already happening since the 1800s), and (2) satellite-measured sinking of the reclaimed swamps that have been built upon for over 100 years in Miami Beach,” said Mr. Spencer.
Gore has faced similar criticism before, even from those concerned about global warming. When it comes to environmentalism, Al Gore seems to be more interested in cashing in on hysteria than documenting the truth.