An interesting two days for Gore. About twenty minutes ago he won the Nobel prize, making him the high priest of the church of Global Warming - not even this Pope has won an Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Nobel Prize.
Yesterday, the UK High Court ruled that his film An Inconvenient Truth contains nine errors of scientific fact. These are:
The ruling follows a challenge the the UK Government's decision to ask that the film be shown to every student in a UK school. The judge ruled that this could occur only if these errors of fact were drawn to the attention of every student.
Reaction to Gore's global warming Nobel prize is very mixed. The UK's Daily Telegraph has leaders today indicating that he has done so little for peace that the award makes a mockery of the prize. This is what Damian Thomson says:
"The former US Vice-President has already taken over from Michael Moore as the most sanctimonious lardbutt Yank on the planet. Can you imagine what he'll be like now that the Norwegian Nobel committee has given him the prize?More to the point, can you imagine how enormous his already massive carbon footprint will become once he starts jetting around the world bragging about his new title?"
- and there will be more like this throughout the day. Many speculate that he may now consider a run for President, but given his status as the head of a religious order (The Church of Global Warming) and superstar who is also now a very wealthy man, why would he bother?