Global Warming 'Goes Up to Eleven'

by | Apr 30, 2007

Spinal Tap are to reform and join Al Gore’s line up of bands playing at the Live Earth “Concert for a Climate in Crisis”. You can watch the promo video here. It’s actually quite funny. But that’s because the jokes are not written by Sheryl Crow, and there’s not much about global warming in it. Perhaps the irony of a bunch of clueless rock stars lecturing us about climate change is lost on Gore.

They’re not that environmentally conscious, but they’ve heard of global warming,” said Reiner, whose other films include “When Harry Met Sally” and “Stand By Me.” “Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing — that if he just took his jacket off it would be cooler.”

No less ironically, Media Matters for America want you to believe that “The media dialogue on global warming is infected with conservative misinformation”. Well, we agree, but feel that their plan to “…embark[ed] on a campaign to educate and inform members of the media and the American people with the facts” isn’t as likely to stop the rot as much as add to it.

Among the common conservative myths and falsehoods advanced in the media about global warming are unsubstantiated claims that human activity is not a substantial cause of global warming; Antarctic ice is increasing, not decreasing; former Vice President Al Gore is exaggerating; and carbon dioxide is not bad for the environment.

The truth of the matter is that you do not have to be a conservative to recognise that Al Gore is exaggerating. This characterisation of the debate is as misleading – and the campaign is likely to be as conservative – as any “conservative lies” you can find. We non-conservatives at Climate-Resistance confidently predict that the new, and aptly titled Misinformation Action Center will live up to their name, and continue to actively misinform.


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