A British court was forced to fully assess Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" after the government decided to distribute it widely as an "educational" film. The verdict is .. how shall I say it ? ... rather inconvenient, I suppose. There were 11 major inaccuracies, from polar bear deaths to sea level rises to Hurricane Katrina. In short, all of the most notable points in the film were knocked down.
Although a full ruling has yet to be given, the Court found that the film was misleading in 11 respects and that the Guidance Notes drafted by the Education Secretary’s advisors served only to exacerbate the political propaganda in the film.
In order for the film to be shown, the Government must first amend their Guidance Notes to Teachers to make clear that 1.) The Film is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument. 2.) If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination. 3.) Eleven inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.
The eleven are listed at the link. Remember this the next time someone lauds Mr. Gore's work, particularly if it's the Nobel Prize committee.
Hat tip: Curt.