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Badly informed Al Gore should stop blowing hot air

Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is turning out to be a “You just can’t make this up!” happening.

Gore is unwilling to admit that water vapor is responsible for 99.96 percent of all heat wave absorption in the atmosphere.

But this is only one of his omissions.

Mr. Gore says, “The controversy is all over. Global warming is a fact. We have 928 peer-reviewed studies in which all the summaries agree with us.”

A study in the journal Science by social scientist Nancy Oreskes said a search of the ISI Web of Knowledge Database for 1993 to 2003, using key words “global climate change,” found 928 articles all supporting the view that global warming was caused by man.

However, British social scientist Benny Peiser repeated the work and found that only 13 of the 913 abstracts actually in the set endorsed the claimed consensus.

Only 1.4 percent were as claimed by Oreskes. Her report was 98.6 percent in error.

Mr. Gore has vociferously called President Bush a liar for having repeated claims Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction,” yet all leading Democrats made such claims through the Clinton years.

Among them were George Tenet, the CIA director.

We can give Mr. Gore the benefit of the doubt on having been badly informed, but will he now admit it and stop promoting the lie?

Rarely do we see someone hoist himself by his own petard, but funnier it gets.


Lakeport, Calif.

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