Sunday 7 November 2010

Gore blimey!

He had asked his distinguished guests to attend the event by public transport in order to minimize CO2 emissions.

However, environmental website Climate Depot alleges that he arrived in a rental car from the airport and did not shut off the engine while he spoke.

Despite his active environmental campaigning, the former U.S. Vice President Gore has been criticised by other environmental campaigners in his career. On this occasion he was accused of 'stupidity and hypocrisy' by Marc Morano, Executive Editor of the Climate Depot website.

Now it might be true. It is also true that Greens have often been critical of Al Gore. But those last two sentences are deeply dishonest journalism because what the Daily Mail fails to tell its readers is that ‘Climate Depot’ is NOT a green organisation but, on the contrary a Greenwash outfit. Calling Climate Depot an environmental organisation is as misleading as calling Safe Speed a road safety campaign group (which is what the Express, Mail and BBC do all the time).

Marc Morano has become one of the leading conservative figures speaking out against the idea of global warming -- at least, the idea that oil companies, mining firms, etc., should not be held accountable for making products that contribute to global warming.

There’s more on Morano and what he truly represents here.