The Inconvenient Truthteller: Al Gore captivates Montreal

Al Gore strode into Montreal Friday evening and the city embraced him as one of its own. In fact, I can’t quite imagine that he gets quite this kind of welcome anywhere else.

First of all, his visit was sponsored by La Presse, which guaranteed a pretty compelling advance. And if the front page coverage wasn’t impressive enough, the full-colour special section on climate change would have to turn your head.

An inspirational kickoff from David Suzuki

In search of Al Gore: First comes a speech from his disciple.

A room, bursting with 250 Inconvenient Truth trainees gathered in Montreal Friday afternoon for the opening of the first Canadian (and the first bilingual) Al Gore Bootcamp.

And if they weren’t already excited by the prospect – and convinced of the necessity – of learning how to engage Canadians in a climate change conversation (and plainly there were), David Suzuki would have made all the difference.

Matt Drudge Links His Way to Global Warming Fantasy Land

Right-wing webman Matt Drudge has an interesting group of links on the front page of Drudge Report today, as first reported (and thoroughly debunked) on the Wonk Room blog.

The Wonk Room writes:

Drudge has strung together a climate-denier myth, a poorly reported story about the financial crisis, and a report about how developing nations are under the threat of climate change to give support to his right-wing fantasy world. The rest of us, however, live in the real world.”

Global Warming Deniers Favorite "Sunspot" Theory Refuted... Again

If one were to reach into the grab bag of global warming deniers' favorite theories, one might pull out any number of speculation-laden papers and editorials regarding the supposed effect of solar activity on the Earth's climate.

For example, here's an excerpt from an October 2007 presentation given by a member of the Exxon-funded Heartland Institute:

How long will the global warming alarmists be able to sustain the public hysteria without strongly rising temperatures?

Day 5: Back on the Rails

This is Day 5 in the series “In Search of Al Gore: A Climate Pilgrimage.”

1:00 p.m., EST: If you can read this, that's proof that VIA wireless works between Toronto and Montreal.

I am back on “track,” sitting in the first class VIA 1 car having just finished a lunch of hot snapper. It was, in fact, so good that it might inspire someone to complain about airline food (if airlines still served food).

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