"Scientists OK Gore's Movie for Accuracy" NOT

June 27, 2006  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

"Scientists OK Gore's Movie for Accuracy," declares the title of an AP story run by the Washington Post and countless other newspapers and news websites. The film, "An Incovenient Truth," tries to document both the actuality of man-made global warming and the incredible harm it will cause in the near future.

Yet you hardly have to read between the lines to find that the assertion is false. "The AP contacted more than 100 top climate researchers by e-mail and phone for their opinion. Among those contacted were vocal skeptics of climate change theory," said the writer. Problem is, only 19 responded; 81 of the scientists (that means 81%, AP), apparently weren't eager to comment. I wonder why not? I wonder why AP didn't wonder? Which again brings up the question: If man-made global warming is so very real and so very terrible, why do its proponents have to keep lying about it?