Via Fox News:
[…] Al Gore’s award-winning global warming film “An Inconvenient Truth,” socked two years ago by a British court ruling that found several errors, is facing additional scrutiny with the release of a new documentary that seeks to rebut many of Gore’s claims.
Buoyed by the ruling, two Irish journalists — Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney — released a documentary in which they gather evidence outlining the damage of global warming hysteria. In “Not Evil Just Wrong,” they challenge the claims made in Gore’s film and conclude that the film is not worth screening in schools because it is shown there as “an article of science, not faith.”
“I wouldn’t like our documentary to have nine significant errors and if it did, I certainly wouldn’t be showing it to school children across America, and that’s the important thing,” McAleer told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Friday.
[Gore’s] film went on to win Academy Awards for Gore and Guggenheim and to re-energize the environmental movement.
But in 2007, a British High Court judge ruled that Gore’s film contained nine significant errors and should no longer be screened in schools unless accompanied by guidance notes to balance Gore’s “one-sided” views.
The film’s “apocalyptic vision” was not an impartial analysis of climate change, High Court Judge Michael Burton said, adding that the film is “substantially founded up scientific research and fact” but that the errors were made in “the context of alarmism and exaggeration.”
Just last month, McAleer publicly confronted Gore in an contentious exchange at an environmental journalist conference, where Gore was the keynote speaker and took questions from the audience.
When asked by McAleer whether he would do anything to correct the errors found by the British court, Gore said he wouldn’t go through each of the errors but added that the ruling was in favor of screening the film in schools.
“There’s been such a long discussion of each one of those specific things,” he said. “One of them for example was that polar bears really aren’t endangered. Well polar bears didn’t get that word.” The audience laughed.
Phelim countered that the number of polar bears has increased and is increasing.
“You don’t think they’re endangered?” Gore asked.
“The number has increased,” McAleer repeated, prompting the same question from Gore. “If the number of polar bears has increased, surely they’re not in danger.”
Before McAleer could say anything else, he was interrupted by environmental journalists who said it wasn’t a debate and shut off his microphone.
You can watch the full Fox interview here.
Cross-posted to Right Wing News, where I am helping guestblog for John Hawkins on Sundays.