Moron Global Warming
With his usual impeccable timing, Al Gore is pushing his global warming theory harder these days. Indeed, according to some accounts, Gore is planning on skipping the 2008 elections, in which he would have to be considered one of the frontrunners, in order to concentrate on climate change. Gore's movie, An Inconvenient Truth
, picked up a couple of Oscar nominations
. Gore's giving the film away
to Australian high school students.
After viewing it last year, Prime Minister John Howard said it showed "a degree of a peeved politician".
The new federal Environment Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, said the film was a "very compelling dramatisation of the climate change issue", saying he had no problems with it being distributed in schools.
Education Minister Julie Bishop said it was up to each school to decide whether it used the film, but it should be made clear to students that the film did not represent the only opinion on the issue of climate change.
When the film was released last September, Industry and Resource Minister Ian Macfarlane said "it's just entertainment, and really that's all it is".
The environuts panned President Bush's State of the Union speech last night on the basis that it didn't mention climate change more prominently
"While the expectations were high for this speech as speculation swirled of a change in policy in the White House, the rumors were inaccurate," Greenpeace USA Executive Director John Passacantando said. "The international community should abandon all hope, once and for all, that President Bush will ever really change course on climate change."
Bush did repeat his previous warnings against America's dependency on foreign oil and urged Congress to "reform and modernize fuel economy standards for cars," but he painted the issue as one of protecting national security more than saving the environment.