The Really Inconvenient Truth

According to the Los Angeles Times two Hollywood conservatives have asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rescind the prestigious profitable gold Oscar statuette it gave to ex- Vice President Al Gore two years ago for the environmental movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Hollywood’s academy sanctified Gore’s cinematic message of global warming in 2007 with it’s famous statue that enriched his earnings by $100,000 per 85 minute appearance and helped to elevate the man from Tennessee’s profile to win the Nobel Peace Prize despite loosing the election for president in 2000 to a Texan named Bush.

Before getting into politics Gore was a newspaper man who lived in a big house with lots of energy driven appliances and was beaten by Bush in his own state of Tennessee in the presidential race. When someone running for the most powerful job in the world cannot carry his own home state that should tell us about all we need to know about him.

News Busters reported that Al Gore had cancelled a high priced speaking engagement during the recent climate change conference in Copenhagen. They reported that the Nobel Laureate had been chosen to lecture about his new book “Our Choice” where those who attended would pay $1,200 a ticket for the right to meet the Global Warming-in-Chief and have their picture taken with him.

According to the Danish newspaper Berlinske the speaking engagement was cancelled due to unforeseen changes to Gore’s schedule. Around 3,000 Danes had already purchased a ticket for Gore’s talk that had been planned since August and should have taken place two days before the climate summit held last December. The unforeseen changes in Gore’s schedule probably had something to do with what could be called Climate Gate.

Before the above occurred the Washington Times had reported that NASA could be hiding important climate change information. The fight over global warming was about to cross the Atlantic with a U.S. researcher poised to sue NASA demanding the release of the climate data that had landed a lending British Center in hot water over charges that it skewed its data.

The Times went on to report that a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute said that NASA had refused to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act for two years that would show that the agency had shaped its climate data and would explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its information going back as far as the 1930’s.

In addition to the above the director of the British Climatic Research Unit stepped down pending an investigation and a scientist at Penn State University came under fire for their involvement in the British e-mail exchanges that occurred. The Penn State scientist was asked to resign from the outer governmental panel on climate change due to suspicions of the doubtful veracity of their findings.

Forget Gore’s financial misfortunes, forget that Miami might be 20 feet under water soon, and forget the thought of polar bears floating around on ice cubes. What is really important is the effect that all those inconvenient truths are having on the image of the one that matters.

President Barack Obama has got to be stewing in his juice. First those would be crazies busted his party thrown supposedly for the prime minister of India and grabbed the spotlight. Then Tiger Woods flees his mansion barefoot, jumps into his Escalade and tries to knock down a tree with the media not seemingly able to report enough of the story. Then Obama has to go to Copenhagen in the middle of a big controversy over Global Warming. It makes one want to cry for him.