Comes a stirring and clearly convincing rebuttal to “An Inconvenient Truth.” The 50 minute film, titled “An Inconvenient Truth…or Convenient Fiction?” is the product of Steven F. Hayward, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. AEI is, of course, home to many of the neocons who brought us that other, oh-so-popular and factually based production: the Iraq War. Some of their more (in)famous scholars and fellows include: John Bolton, Richard Perle and Michael Ledeen.
Recently, AEI was caught trying to bribe scientists into undermining the recent IPCC Report on Climate Change. AEI received more than $1.6 million from Exxon-Mobil. So, clearly, they are what you would call an unbiased authority on climate change.
The NYT captures some moments from the film’s premiere in, of all places, San Francisco:
According to the movie’s star, Steven F. Hayward, there was only one thing missing from what could have otherwise been a typical Hollywood opening: liberals.
“I don’t know how much of the enemy we have here tonight,” said a smiling Mr. Hayward, a resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, based in Washington. “San Francisco is usually a target-rich environment.”
“I agree that we’re warming,” he told a reporter, “and I agree that we’re playing a role in it. What I disagree with is his overall pessimism.”
Mr. Hayward spends more than a little time in his film attacking Mr. Gore, whom he calls “an environmental extremist,” and poking fun at the style of “Inconvenient Truth,” including its hand-held camerawork, its arresting charts and its attention-grabbing props. At one point, for example, he mocks Mr. Gore’s dramatic use of a cherry picker to illustrate potentially soaring global temperatures.
“I’m going to save some energy,” Mr. Hayward says, “and use a ladder.”
Yup, sounds like it’s filled with hard-hitting, objective analysis.