Feb 26, 2007

All Too Convenient [LINK]

At the 79th Annual Oscar ceremonies, Vice President Al Gore's global warming polemic An Inconvenient Truth was awarded an Oscar for Best Documentary. While Gore and the filmmakers strode to the stage to accept the award, a voice-over stated that the film crew had been in New Orleans the day before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, and that seeing the storm's destruction helped convince them to go ahead with the project.

Question: If they mean to suggest that Katrina was evidence of global warming, does the following year's near absence of hurricane activity suggest the opposite? Or if they are unsure there is any connection between the two and make such decisions about which project to pursue based on evocative spectacles, are they really thinking all that clearly?

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