A scientist is outselling Al Gore’s book which accompanies his new film An Inconvenient Sequel at the Amazon Kindle store. Roy Spencer, a climatologist and former NASA scientist, rips global warming alarmism in his new e-book An Inconvenient Deception, which is aimed at the “bad science, bad policy and some outright falsehoods” in the former vice president’s followup to An Inconvenient Truth.
Though Gore’s first film was widely heralded and won an Academy Award, the sequel has had little fanfare. The Daily Caller reports that since the film premiered in August, “ticket sales have lagged, and even left-wing reviewers have harshly criticized the film.”
As for rankings, the e-book An Inconvenient Sequel rests way down the list at #51,031. Spencer’s e-book, An Inconvenient Deception, is much further up at #1,201.
The Daily Caller spoke with Spencer, who said, “There are three big weaknesses in Gore’s new movie: science, economics and energy policy.” He also said Gore is wrong about the weather being like scenes out of the Book of Revelation, “It’s wrong because everything Gore shows in the new movie happens naturally.”
Gore loves touting how man’s carbon footprint has caused sea levels to rise. But as Spencer notes, “Sea level has been rising steadily at about 1 inch per decade for over 150 years, long before CO2 emissions could be blamed.”
Also in the movie, Spencer adds, Gore claims he rightly predicted the flooding of the 9/11 memorial in New York City by 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. He blamed it on melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise, However, Spencer disagrees:
“[T]hat was due to storm surge, not sea level rise. So in the new movie he lied about the storm surge explanation being mentioned in the first movie.”
Spencer has also been critical of all the voices on the Left calling Hurricane Harvey a disaster made worse by man-made pollution. He pointed to the “many flood disasters in the Houston area… dating back to the mid-1800s when the population was very low.” Case in point, 1935, when downtown Houston was also under water. The population then was two million less than now. Now, that’s an inconvenient truth!
Alarmism used to sell books, but unfortunately for Gore, people are more interested in facts these days.