Thursday, March 29, 2007

Gore To Receive Emmy. Sheesh.

From WENN News:

Former US Vice President Al Gore to set to receive an honorary International Emmy Award for his contribution to television. Gore, 58, whose documentary An Inconvenient Truth won two Oscars last month <despite being loaded with bad science - PT>, will accept the Founders Award at a ceremony in New York City in November. The organization's president Bruce Paisner says, "We in the media industry are honored that one of the world's leading political figures has joined our global community of broadcasters."

One is forced to wonder if he will also receive a "Webby" award; having invented the thing, after all...

3 comments:

Patty said...

Not having read the book, this is a totally uninformed opinion; I do think it's a good thing that someone out there with some clout is actually concerned about the environment and what we're doing to it. As for being award-worthy, I dunno...

digitalpen said...

I also have not read his book or seen the movie. I understand there is bit of a dispute regarding some of the movie claims. If I take out these facts I am happy that someone has said something about the state of our planet on a large scale. However, I can't help but wonder if the Earth is not in one of its cycles. I also wonder if an award sends the right message - and will his reward be made out of recycled materials? lol

Llarion said...

It's definitely a great thing that someone with clout gives a crap about it. But, if the information given ends up being seriously flawed, then it's just another hairdo sending the wrong message. It's right to be concerned, it's right to conserve and recycle and live clean. And yeah, the earth is warming up. As it has been doing for roughly the last 100,000 years. But there's just so much more to it than evil industry being the sole cause, as some would have you believe. I prefer to look at science from both sides of the political spectrum and figure out the issue sans agenda. People just blindly follow things like this, like they did Micheal Moore, and that's never a good thing. We need to be thinkers and questioners, as well as good stewards of the planet.