He talks at length about his university teacher an environmental scientist
I'll look into it
I have had a cursory look on the web and it looks as though he took courses in science but did not graduate in it. I will change the wording on the Online article asap then try to unpick the full details when I have finished the other stories I am chasing. Thanks very much for pointing this out - really valuable feedback.
Harrabin has now altered his article to read thusly.
Remember that Al Gore, who first studied climate science when he was at university, has been trying to alert the public to climate change for a quarter of a century.
Except that there is no evidence for this either. As Wikipedia says, Al Gore first majored in English at university, not climate science or, indeed, any kind of science.
I have emailed Roger Harrabin again.
Thank you for your quick response and the alteration to your article. However, the paragraph now reads that Gore "first studied climate science when he was at university" but he actually first majored in English (before moving to a Government major).
[I know that Wikipedia is not utterly reliable, but one would have thought that -- given his current career -- any reference to Gore having any meaningful qualifications in this area might be a priority.]
Is it possible that he studied climate science at some elementary level, such as at high school? In which case, I am afraid that I do not consider that to be worth mentioning in a credible comment piece: there is a substantial difference between school-level and degree-level science.
I appreciate that you are busy, but I think that it is important get the facts right.
P.S. It is worth remembering that Gore is known for being a little... um... flexible with the actualite.
But my favourite Gore memory lapse is his account of being sung to sleep with the lullaby Look for the Union Label, written in 1975. How sweet: being sung to sleep by your parents at the age of 27.
You see, this is why we need the MSM: because they have armies of researchers and conscientious journalists to check the facts...