The Great Global Warming Debate
Who to Believe:
BBC Channel 4 -
Or Al Gore?
Gore's "Inconvenient Truth"
wins documentary Oscar
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:17am ET
Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? -- $30,000 utility bill
(2/27/07 - NASHVILLE, TN) - Armed with Gore's utility bills for the last two years, the
Tennessee Center for Policy Research charged Monday that the gas and electric bills for the former
vice president's 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, more
than 20 times the national average of 10,656 kilowatt-hours.
"If this were any other person with $30,000-a-year in utility bills, I wouldn't care," says the Center's 27-
year-old president, Drew Johnson. "But he tells other people how to live and he's not following his own
Are we killing the Polar Bears?
Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe
Polar bears drowning in an Alaskan sea because
the ice packs are melting—it’s the iconic image of
the global warming debate.
But the validity of the science behind the image—
presented as an ignoble testament to our
environment in peril by Al Gore in his film An
Inconvenient Truth—is now part of a federal
investigation that has the environmental community
Special agents from the Interior Department’s inspector general's office are
questioning the two government scientists about the paper they wrote on
drowned polar bears, suggesting mistakes were made in the math and as to
how the bears actually died, and the department is eyeing another study
currently underway on bear populations.
The "stranded polar bear" photo continues to grab headlines, even after yet another
thorough debunking. In what has become the furry, cuddly symbol of all that is wrong
with the climate change debate, the now ubiquitous photo was splashed across news
pages worldwide, with captions such as this from the
(click for article and
They cling precariously to the top of what is left of the ice floe, their fragile grip the
perfect symbol of the tragedy of global warming.
The student who took the photograph, however, gives a slightly different account:
They were on the ice when we found them and on the ice when we left. They
were healthy, fat and seemed comfortable on their iceberg
.’ Amanda Byrd, an
Australian graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), says she took
the picture around three years ago - in the summer. The photograph was not ‘taken by
environmentalists’ but as part of a field trip with the university.
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