The recent revelations about over exaggerations of the true extent of our global warming has now reached Hollywood. Back in 2007 Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore was awarded an Oscar for his piece, "An Inconvenient Truth" that looked at global warming and the carbon footprint we are causing. According to Fox News
, two conservative screenwriters are demanding that Gore return his Oscar. Gore later went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts as well with "An Inconvenient Truth" and to expand awareness of global warming.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are demanding hearings on the topic, after e-mails were leaked from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit that showed scientists appearing to discuss manipulating climate change data.
The Climate Summit will be starting in Copenhagen, Denmark next week. Digital Journal
noted that the top researcher for global warming admitted that anything that comes out of the summit will be off base and wrong. DJ reporter Chris Dade noted that James Hansen is actually looking for failure at the summit. James Hansen is the 68-year-old director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University
stated publically took shots at both Former U.S. Vice President Gore and current U.S. President Obama saying, "We don't have a leader who is able to grasp it and say what is really needed".
Climate-Gate will continue as leaked e-mails and reports of distortion of information continue and will overshadow the meetings in Denmark next week. Republicans on Capitol Hill will continue to demand hearings while screenwriters Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, both members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, who issued the statement demanding the Academy request the Oscar back will have their requests fall on deaf ears. It marks the latest effort by conservatives to draw attention to the controversy in the run-up to an international climate change conference next week in Copenhagen, where Gore was supposed to speak before canceling due to a scheduling issue.