posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 09:04 AM
Here is a link to this article, currently included as a free item in the Scientific American web site:
This scientist was finally persuaded of the reality of climate change by one of Al Gore's more recent in-person presentations.
His frustration with some of the environmental movement's dysfunctional contributions to the "spin" on climate change certainly has the ring of
"An Inconvenient Truth" (movie and book of same title) by Al Gore documents the uncanny resemblance between the current disinformation campaigns by
ExxonMobil et. al. and the documented spin campaigns of the tobacco industry following the U.S. Surgeon General's report on health problems of
tobacco users in 1964: The goal was not to deny the problem, the disinformation goal was to cast doubt.
Further information on "An Inconvenient Truth" plus news updates, carbon calculators, etc., is available online at:
The book should now be available at public and college libraries as well as in bookstores. I just saw the paperback book edition on sale ($21.95) at
Barnes & Noble, in a standalone case by the cash registers.