The Paradox of Al Gore When Al Gore won the Nobel Peace prize last Friday–along with the very deserving U.N.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change–the fulminations predictably followed. Previous victims of what Paul Krugman calls “Gore Derangement Syndrome
” had new flare-ups of the disease, often in the most embarrassing of places. There was a rash of bad science reporting
, suggesting that Gore's An Inconvenient Truth
(the film version) is somehow much more inaccurate than it actually is.
And then came the powerful defenses of Gore, the skewerings of the Gore deranged, and just general voicing of reason. Alas, the Gore defenders, while being broadly accurate about Gore's “broadly accurate” film, also seem to have missed some key matters that bear addressing.
So let's add some needed perspective here.A DeSmogBlog exclusive weekly column by best-selling author and science writer, Chris Mooney.