A Simple Exaggeration

I have to wonder if anyone really takes Al Gore seriously. Yes, it seems that the weather is getting warmer, and yes, there are studies that show that putting certain elements into the atmosphere can contribute to a rise in temperature, but there are other studies showing that the earth passes through phases of warm and cool. To call his film “An Inconvenient Truth” when he is taking a side of a contested issue is, at best, disingenuous.

Additionally, his attempts to attribute changes in weather and the melting and evaporating of snow and water to global warming reek of propaganda. Long before our current time there were droughts and floods, hurricanes and temperature spikes, so why is it that all of a sudden it’s global warming? Is “global” warming contributing to colder temperatures in some places too, and harsher winters? Does science even indicate that humans can significantly affect global warming?

Perhaps tree-huggers and anti-industry people hail this man as a hero, but by narrowing one’s vision no real progress will be made. Perhaps the former vice president watched "Waterworld" too many times, and that’s how he came up with his idea, but on such a divisive issue we should wait for a scientific conclusion.

Meanwhile, what bothers me is the claim that there's been a 20-foot-plus rise in the sea level. Where did that come from? Even if the sea level were to rise by that much, which is doubtful, there probably wouldn’t be much land loss. In addition, the warmer air is, the more moisture it can hold, so rather than having a flooding effect there would be more clouds and humidity rather than water covering the earth’s surface. So, should this video full of propaganda be shown in schools? I think that any intelligent human being should know the proper response to that question, but to avoid any ambiguity, the answer is: absolutely not.