Planetary warming continues unabated (see “It’s the oceans, stupid!“), so the deniers are shouting even louder in their efforts to stifle genuine discussion.
The latest disinformer raising his voice and making headlines on Drudge is Phelim McAleer. We’ve all been at major speaking events where some jerk tries to hog the microphone, asking a series of questions that seem pointed — but are in fact just rude and nonsensical. In this case, however, the forum Gore was speaking at was a major gathering of journalists, so the refusal to give up the microphone was the equivalent of blocking other (i.e. real) journalists from asking Gore questions:
“We’re very close to that political tipping point,” Gore said at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference at the Madison Concourse Hotel. “Never before in human history has a single generation been asked to make such difficult and consequential decisions.”
You can watch McAleer’s version of events here in what the NYT‘s Andy Revkin (who was there) describes as a “whiny video.” But while McAleer’s a clever filmaker, he’s a bad liar. He asserts of Gore, “He never takes questions.” Not.
Take a look at this press conference in New York City on September 24 with Mayor Bloomberg, with extended Q&A: