Robert Bryce reviews An Inconvenient Truth. It’s not a positive review.
It is the nature of civilization to use energy and it’s the nature of liberalism to feel bad about it. That’s my conclusion after finally sitting down to watch “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Oscar-winning documentary that has turned Al Gore into a rock star (and rock music promoter). Here’s my review: it is an overly simplistic look at a complex problem and it concludes with one of the single stupidest statements ever put on film. Yes, that’s harsh criticism. But it’s the right one, given that just before the final credits, in a segment addressing what individuals can do about global warming, the following line appears onscreen: “In fact, you can even reduce your carbon emissions to zero.”
We breathe out carbon dioxide with each and every exhalation. The only way one could reduce one’s carbon footprint to zero would be to die. Maybe Gore’s secretly a member of the voluntary human extinction movement?
Or he’s just not terribly bright.
Or he thinks everyone else isn’t as smart as he is.