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The UK goverment decreed that Gore' "inconvenient truth" propaganda be shown to all british students. However;
A judge in the UK has said that Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth promotes partisan views, and that teachers who show the film to their pupils must make it clear that there are opposing opinions on the subject
Even more important than Al's apparent indifference to his predicted 20 foot sea rise is the fact that he passed up a certified "Green" building that's going up about a block away: http://www.arterrasf.com/. I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that the green buiding is a mere 9 stories, is not the "trendy" place to live, and apparently does not have, "24-hour room service, butler service, a fitness center, spa, lap pool, even a world class restaurant that's been receiving rave reviews."
Hate to rain on the parade, but he bought a condo in a highrise in downtown San Francisco. Not oceanfront. Not even Bayfront. Furthermore, his apartment won't get wet even with a 40-foot rise in ocean levels, although he won't be able to land his private jet at any airport within 50 miles so he probably won't use it much....
Point well-taken on the location. I'm not intimately familiar with the topo data for downtown, but I know that much of it is at sea level. I do know city hall, which is a fair way away from Al's neighborhood, is listed as 60' elevation. So, even if Al's condo wouldn't get wet (judging from the article it is somewhere around the 38th floor), it still wouldn't be a very wise investment for someone who suspected that the first floor or 2 of the building would be permanently under water.
The sun still shines on this parade, Gwynnie - you're talking about yet another real estate purchase by the Gores. We're talking about the one in Montecito. http://www.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/05/how-green-is-al-gores-9-million-montecito-ocean-front-villa/1
2010: Now the facts do show what a sordid hypocrite and con man Al Gore really is. Is anyone going to claim the Los Angeles Times is a conservative paper?