I recently finished reading The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism, which I highly recommend, and coincidentally received an email from a good friend with a very inconvenient truth. In what is evidently old news, a comparison of Al Gore's home in Tennessee to George W. Bush's home in Texas illustrating some surprising differences. I didn't believe them at first since they are so striking, but after some Internet research I found several corroborating sources.
And now PETA is after Al because he's a meat eater. According to PETA eating meat is worse on the environment than driving cars or flying in jets. Poor Al just can't catch a break.
The average surface temperature of the earth has gotten a little warmer over the last 10 years, just as it has done for millions of years in a repeating cycle. However, as the P.I.G. discusses in abundant detail, there is no evidence or scientific consensus that the warming affect is anthropogenic. Meanwhile in response to the media hype, our government and many others are throwing money at this mythical problem with no hope of "stabilizing the climate". The majority of green house gases (GHG's) are emitted from naturally occurring sources, so even if GHG's cause warming and we stop manmade GHG's completely, the climate will continue to fluctuate as always. There is a much greater correlation between the sun's temperature cycle and a warmer earth than rising GHG's and rising temperature.
Al should stop spinning the truth and causing us to waste money chasing political footballs. There are too many other worthy causes for us to pay attention too, rather than feeding the ego of a failed politician.
##That's my opinion##