Daniel Kessler, Senior Press Officer for Greenpeace, writes for Treehugger:
Have you heard the good news? There is no global warming. Sean Hannity said so. On his Fox News show last night, Hannity covered a confrontation between a journalist and Al Gore at the Society of Environmental Journalist conference in Madison, WI. The journalist went after Gore over inconsistencies in his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Never shy, Hannity, let loose with, “The debate’s over. There’s no global warming.”
A Britain High Court judge issued an opinion that Gore’s movie about global warming should come with a warning that it features “partisan political views” and numerous serious errors.
The case was brought by a British truck driver, Stewart Dimmock, who said the British government was “brainwashing” children by mandating that Gore’s movie be shown in schools.
Hannity’s pronouncement goes against the findings of almost every prominent climate scientist. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that global warning is a major threat the planet and that only strong policies that move us away from carbon based economy will keep global temperature rise below dangerous levels. They recommend that advanced economies cut their emission by 40 percent by 2020 relative to 1990 levels.
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