The inconvenient truth about Al Gore is that he's to climate change what Michael Moore is to cinematic authenticity.
He's a mockumentarist.
If he were not a former U.S. vice-president, as well as a Democrat representing the loud left, Gore's docu-fictional film on climate change, An Inconvenient Truth, would not have added millions to his portfolio, enlarged his own carbon footprint to hypocritical proportions, but would have instead been taken with a grain of salt.
Without the big name, he would have long ago been dismissed for lack of credibility.
In an interview with the Globe & Mail, however, America's answer to Canada's enviro-dollar exploiter David Suzuki, was allowed to pump the garbage that the oilsands of Alberta represents a "reckless spewing of pollution into the Earth's atmosphere as if it's an open sewer."
Forget the fact that Gore's statement that the oilsands are a "resource curse" to Canada and remember instead that it will put billions into Canada's annual economy virtually ad infinitum and reduce stress on beleaguered taxpayers.
As for which oil source is dirtier, well, this, of course, is splitting hairs.
There is no such thing as "undirty" crude but, even if the European Union presently buys very little oil from Canada, this directive already dividing Europe must be challenged by Oliver as a little too precious to peddle when the truly "dirtiest" oil comes from the Middle East, home of some of the most horrendous human-rights abusers on the planet.
The left hates this argument, of course.
Why? Because it's an inconvenient truth.
And they can't handle it.