It's been an interesting week for Al Gore. He started it being 'convicted' by a UK judge for having 'nine errors' in his film, An Inconvenient Truth, although the judge ruled that the film could be shown in schools on the proviso that children were given both sides of the argument for each of the nine facts under dispute. Then later in the week he was the proud receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change, awarded jointly with the IPCC.
What is clear, despite some looseness with the facts, is that Al Gore has done a great deal to raise awareness of climate change. Having said that, we suggest, for a better, more accurate, grounding in the facts, a read of Pocket Issue, Global Warming...and then watch the film.
Pocket Issue - the blog
Welcome to the Pocket Issue blog. Our latest issue looks at Al Qaeda, how they have regrouped since being expelled from Afghanistan. Are they linked to the latest ourage in Mumbai. Not sure of your facts? Buy a copy of any of our backgrounders at www.pocketissue.com.