Fifteen years on, Al Gore's ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, the former VP's Oscar-winning film, has proved to be largely inaccurate tripe | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Fifteen years on, Al Gore's ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, the former VP's Oscar-winning film, has proved to be largely inaccurate tripe

Al Gore's climate change movie was hailed as revolutionary a decade and a half ago when it was released to much fanfare but, in the intervening years, the truths have, inconveniently, turned out to not be truths at all.
Fifteen years ago today, failed US presidential candidate, Al Gore, released what can be best described as a scare movie called ‘An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming And What We Can Do About It’. The movie was a global hit and Gore won an Oscar; he also received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Gore had succeeded in making global warming sexy. Everyone wanted to get in on the act to show how eco-friendly they were, particularly celebrities. And everyone else had to sign up to the agenda because, as we still hear so often today, “the science is settled.”

I remember that when I became a member of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, over a decade ago now, I was sent a copy of both the DVD and the book. I think it was designed to be our Bible, especially when fear-mongering about global warming…which the committee did over and over again. I then stopped going.

But the movie wasn’t just aimed at adults, or gullible MEPs, it was designed to scare our children. Schools around the world showed the movie and the complimentary book appeared in their libraries. As a result, children became terrified of the impending climate doom, which led to ‘climate anxiety’ and even now is giving our little ones sleepless nights.

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