It’s been a tough couple of days for Al Gore. Anthropogenic global warming — his cash cow since leaving the White House — has been discredited thanks to leaked e-mails which show leading climate-change scientists merrily manipulating data. His chances of tiptoeing back to his solar-powered mansion to wait out the fracas, however, are small. Phelim McAleer won’t let him.
McAleer, as you may remember, is the Irish filmmaker who challenged the science behind Gore’s 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth during a question-and-answer session with the former vice president in early October. Later that month, McAleer threw another dart Gore’s way — his film Not Evil Just Wrong. The documentary takes aim at Gore’s role in ginning up global-warming hysteria. McAleer tells NRO that he was spurred to make the film after a British High Court judge ruled in 2007 that Gore’s film contained several errors.
McAleer tells us that he finds it amazing that many members of Congress are still hoping to pass cap-and-trade legislation. “That’s the longest and least-read suicide note in American history,” he says.
“There is so much pressure to follow the European model,” says McAleer. “So, let me tell you about the European model of green jobs: It’s based on high taxes and high unemployment. Americans need to know this and think twice before they head down that road.”
An Inconvenient Truth, McAleer worries, “has flawed science, yet it’s shown to schoolchildren every day and pushed in classrooms.” Being Irish, he says, makes him skeptical of the British judicial system, but on its ruling against Gore’s film, “they got it right.”
The close-knit movement advocating for anthropogenic global warming — which, as we see in the leaked e-mails between top climate researchers, attempts to enforce its climate catechism on the rest of the scientific community — “has a lot of the elements of a religion,” says McAleer. “It’s bizarre. They have generated all this evidence about how the world is going to end.”
With more and more people raising their eyebrows about the science behind climate change, McAleer says he’ll continue to work on making skeptics out of true believers. “We need to get society to acknowledge the truth and get that truth into popular culture.”