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“The judge identified nine aspects of An Inconvenient Truth, nine core errors, where Al Gore either misstated the IPCC or prejudicially exaggerated what they found.” John Day is the lawyer for a British parent who sued the British Department
of Education when they tried to distribute An Inconvenient Truth to schools.
UK Lawyer Slams Gore Over Court Case Claims
Written by Ann McElhinney & Phelim McAleer   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 11:06

lawyer_slams_Al_GoreJohn_DayA leading UK lawyer, who represented the parent that sued Al Gore in the British High Court, has laughed off claims by the former vice-president that the judge ruled in his favour.

Speaking from London John Day, a senior partner in Malletts Solicitors, said Mr Gore was misrepresenting what the judge had found. Mr Day represented a British parent who sued the UK Ministry of Education when they wanted to distribute and show Mr Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth to every British school child. In the 2006 documentary Mr Gore claimed humanity is in danger because of man made Global Warming. He also claimed flooding and disease would increase with the destruction of most of the world's major cities including New York, London and Shanghai. As a result Mr Gore was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and the documentary won an Oscar.

However, after a lengthy hearing a High Court Judge, Mr Justice Burton, found that An Inconvenient Truth contained significant scientific errors in nine key areas.

But questioned about the embarasing High Court decision during a current trip to Australia Mr Gore stated on ABC Australia "Well, the ruling was in my favour".

However, this has been rejected by Mr Day who said Mr Gore's latest claims are "difficult to square with the reality of the judgement".

"The judge found there were nine serious scientific errors in the film."

He said the court ordered that the film was "not suitable to be shown in British schools without a health warning".

"Mr Justice Burton said an Inconvenient Truth wasn't fit to be shown in British schools without suitably corrected guidance which drew attention to the errors in the film and its political partisanship."

Among the errors listed by Mr Justice Burton were Mr Gore claims that rising sea levels would destroy cities in the near future, that the polar bear was endangered and that the snows of Kilimanjaro were melting all because of Global Warming. The judge found these to be scientific errors.

He also dismissed Mr Gore's claims that Hurricane Katrina was caused by Global Warming.



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ExZonie said:

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The Q&"A" with algore at Big Hollywood was very revealing. No Dissent Allowed!!
 
October 11, 2009
Votes: +9

Brendan said:

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Liberals are all for freedom of speech, unless you're disagreeing with them.
 
October 11, 2009
Votes: +9

Greg Zotta said:

Global Warming
Man made global warming is a hoax, being sold to the American people by snake oil salesmen. There are scientists who have debunked the theory of man made global warming, but no one is listening because it is all about the money. The corporations that are pushing for it are making money from it. They are making green from going green.

There are laws on the books regarding pollution to keep our air, land and water pristine. The government sets certain standards on the amount of pollution. However, clean air credits can be purchased from other companies if your company is more of a polluter. (Emissions trading) This does nothing to reduce the amount of pollution it just balances it out. Those credits are then traded (bought and sold) for money.

Companies are being formed to sell carbon offsets, wherein people pay the company money to offset their use of carbon vehicles. In turn the company is supposed to plant some trees.

The incandescent bulb is being outlawed; in its place are the compact fluorescent bulbs that contain mercury a hazardous material. There are reports about mercury in the water supply and in certain fish and it is deadly. (Mercury poisoning) Thomas Edison has to be rolling in his grave.

Al Gore, Chairman of Generation Investment Management LLP, has been making money from this hoax and just recently had Gnewt Gingrich do a commercial with Nancy Pelosi about Global Warming. Gingrich stated he had to get on the stage in order to discuss it, but by getting on Al Gore’s stage he accepted the premise of man made global warming. He should have had Al Gore come onto his stage with the scientists who could debunk this hoax. Again it is all about the money.


Greg Zotta
 
October 11, 2009
Votes: +11

Greg Zotta said:

Cap (crap) and Trade (Tax)
Obama campaigned on the platform of “Hope and Change” throughout his race for the presidency. I stated if he gets elected all we will have left is change. At the rate Obama and the Democrats are going we will not even have the change left.

The House of Representatives just passed the Cap and Trade (i.e. Cap and Tax) bill because of the Hoax of global warming. This law will cause our energy prices to rise and make it more difficult for you to sell your home among other things. Obama stated under cap and trade he will bankrupt the coal industry and energy costs will necessarily skyrocket. Under a cap and trade system, government sets a cap on the total amount of carbon that can be emitted nationally; companies (like Goldman Sachs) then buy or sell permits to emit CO2. The cap then gets cranked down over time to reduce total carbon emissions, increasing costs. Remember ENRON? That was a company that traded in CO2 offsets.

This was another bill that was voted on by our Congressman without being read. Is it too much to ask our politicians to at least read the bills before they vote on them? What happened to Obama’s promise of “transparency,” and the bills being on the government’s website for five days for the citizens to review?

Immigration reform (amnesty) and healthcare (Nationalized Medicine) are also on the table. Obama and the Democrats are on the fast track towards Socialism, and that is why they are trying to rush these bills through before the public realizes the harm it will cause this country. What they are doing is not in the best interest of this country, it is about “control.” If they pass these things we will have to endure the results until the 2010 and 2012 elections, when we can get a chance to fire them, and roll these laws back.


Greg Zotta
 
October 11, 2009
Votes: +9

Harry said:

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Global warming/ climate change/ man made global warming/ whatever.... These are all red herrings. The real game in town is the transfer of wealth to the underdeveloped countries.
 
October 11, 2009
Votes: +6

David Schultz said:

Al Gore / backstory
Why does anyone listen to Al Gore in the first place.
His rantings about global warming and his championing as an
"eco-warrior" only came about as a result of his not being
actively employed in the federal government. It's all about
the money. Al gore and the democratic party in America are
only interested in 2 things. Money and the power it buys.
Al Gore should shut up and just go home and count the royalties
he receives from the copper mining operation on his property
in Tennessee!
 
October 12, 2009
Votes: +4

Mepluribusunum said:

Scary
The whole AGW scam, cash for clunkers, cap and trade, national health care, take over of the housing market and auto industry and forced volunteerism isn't about those issues...it's ALL ABOUT GOVERNMENT CONTROL.
 
October 12, 2009
Votes: +3
Global Warming, Low-rated comment [Show]

Peter Nick said:

Yes - Evil - not just wrong
You are too nice to algore. He is evil !!!!
 
October 12, 2009
Votes: +3
I can ride my bike with no handle bars!, Low-rated comment [Show]

BJ said:

Jo
You are an ignoramus. Wake up! Controlling the production of carbon, the most abundant element on Earth, is the easiest way to control your lifestyle! Read the dissenting scientists (man of whom have actually left the IPCC), make up your own mind, but don't buy Gore's hysteria. Sure, the climate is changing--the climate is ALWAYS changing. AGW hysteria is the greatest scam ever perpetrated on human kind. In order to fully effect a significant change on the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by mankind, nearly 1/3 of the population of the Earth would have to die. Are you going to volunteer? Are you going to volunteer your children? Moreover, if we were even able to reduce CO2 emissions, or even remove CO2 from the atmosphere (CO2 is a "trace gas" in the atmosphere--but Gore wouldn't want you to know that), the cyclical warming and cooling of the atmosphere would occur anyway. It is the zenith of human hubris to assert that we can control the atmosphere. Does anyone know where the thermostat for this rock is anyway?
 
October 15, 2009
Votes: +2

TLDear said:

70's Hysteria
Doesn't anyone remember all the Green hype in the 70's about "Global Cooling"? I was only in grade school but I remember all the hysteria going on then too. According to the Greenys back then, we were heading into the next ice age. What happened to that? Amazing how we can go from the next ice age to melted polar caps in about 30 years!? Everything in nature has cycles and we puny humans are disillusioned if we think we can change it.
As for major cities disapearing if the icebergs melt, just remember your Junior High Physics: Ice takes up more space than water; and the majority of an iceberg is below the waterline.
 
October 15, 2009
Votes: +2

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