I don’t think Al Gore would agree with this statement.
Global warming is not a controversal theory in the scientific community. The scientific consensus is that global warming is taking place and will have serious repocussions if we do not act quickly. As our models of the climate get more complex and more accurate, due to better computers, the evidence shows that global warming is a serious threat. Don’t be fooled by companies who are more interested in profit or politcians who exploit supposed “doubt” to get themselves elected. It is in your own interest to act.
“ursus bogus” fake image used in a Science magazine article - click for story
According to AP/Anchorage Daily News, he’s on leave pending results of investigation. It seems everywhere you look, there’s some sort of fakery going on with the polar bear issue. For example, the image at left [above], where Science magazine used this fake image to hype the issue. And of course, everyone remembers the scene from the 2005 Al Gore science fiction movie An Inconvenient Truth, where Gore had an animated clip of the polar bear in danger of drowning, trying to get onto a tiny ice flow made smaller, presumably by global warming. Gore cited this study about drowned polar bears.
This 2008 World Climate Report essay shows why an investigation is needed:
Where Are All The Drowning Polar Bears?
The Interior Department just announced its decision to list the polar bear as “threatened” under the U.S Endangered Species Act (ESA). The justification behind the decision is that polar bears are highly dependent on sea ice in the Arctic for their livelihood—hunting, mating, birthing, family rearing, etc.—and thus if sea ice declines, so will the overall health of the species.