Asked by Phelim McAleer of Investors Business Daily of the prophet himself, Al Gore.
Last week at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Wisconsin, former Vice President Al Gore took questions from journalists about global warming for the first time in years. I attended to ask him about factual errors in his movie, "An Inconvenient Truth."
You wouldn't know it from the sparse media coverage, but the British High Court found so many errors in Gore's movie in 2007 that British schools no longer can show the film without the equivalent of a health warning.
I asked Gore if he intends to correct the record. He dodged the question, and the so-called reporters defended his right to be evasive by shutting off my mic.
He points out that these questions are increasingly important, what with the Waxman-Markey Bill waiting in the wings, and with the CBO recently reporting that the bill would drag down job and economic growth.
A House-passed bill that targets climate change through a cap-and-trade system of pollution credits would slow the nation's economic growth slightly over the next few decades and would create "significant" job losses from fossil fuel industries as the country shifts to renewable energy, the head of the Congressional Budget Office told a Senate energy panel Wednesday.
You would think a scientist with a broad grasp of the facts and issues would be pleased to dispense with such questions by answering them firmly and definitively. They do seem to be important questions.