Carol Platt Liebau: Where Gore's Got It Wrong

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Where Gore's Got It Wrong

After Al Gore testified on Capitol Hill last week, only one Democrat stayed around to hear the opposing view from Bjorn Lomborg, a professor. Why hear the facts, after all, if one's mind is already made up?

Here's Lomborg's piece in the NY Post explaining where Gore's got it wrong.

4 Comments:

Blogger Marshall Art said...

Gore, and his disciples, are not about to let facts stand in their way.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

In January 2002, Scientific American ran a series of articles from four well-known environmental specialists that lambasted Lomborg's book for "egregious distortions," "elementary blunders of quantitative manipulation and presentation that no self-respecting statistician ought to commit," and sections that were "poorly researched and ... rife with careless mistakes."

2:05 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

Marshall,

Yet another projection.

It's the other way around. Republicans, Bush and Right wingers are denying scientifically proven facts.

10:57 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Perhaps, OSO. But it isn't the GW deniers who are ducking debate.

But just how do those "specialists" counter Lomborg's assertions? Are they supplying indisputable fact, or just their interpretation of data? I see more of the latter from the GW believers. In any case, ETC's offering sounds just like opinion to me. I'll try to find the articles to see for myself.

One last thing to consider, Jan 2002 is a while ago. Lomborg's book had to have come out, obviously, no more recently than 2001. The Gore bore was quite recently. Is it possible Lomborg has refined his position in a manner that the gentlemen in 2002 can't dispute?

4:54 PM  

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