16 Apr '11, 8pm

Muller Misinformation #3: Al Gore and polar bears

Al Gore, when he talks about the polar bears being killed by the receding glaciers, no basis for that . In fact, let me jump ahead and tell a little story. Ralph Cicerone, head of the National Academy, said there are lots of things wrong in his movie , and Al Gore asked him to come and explain this to him, and he did come. And he said, “Well, what’s wrong with my movie?” “Well, lots of things, like the polar bears. We track polar bears. Not a single polar bear has died because of retreating ice .” And Al Gore turned to his movie producer and said, “So, why did we put that in?” The movie producer said, “Well, it really gets people emotionally involved.” See, this is what politicians do . They put in things that they consider a real danger that represents what they consider to be reality. Doesn’t matter if it’s technically true or not . So, there’s so much misinformation on ...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/Muller-Misinformation-3-A...

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