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A blog on a site promoting Al Gore's climate change documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, has been hacked by penis pill-promoting spammers. Links on the blog portion of the climatecrisis.net site point to websites hawking online pharmaceuticals in an apparent bid by miscreants to promote their search engine rankings. The links, …

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Pirate

an inconvenient problem then!

That so inconveniently, the site for a most inconveniently blatantly propagandistic movie (now inconveniently supported by a mis-awarded Nobel Prize) made by an inconveniently second-placed has-been, also-ran former vice president has fallen victim to a spam attack.

Most inconvenient indeed. But contrary to the film, it -is- a truth ....

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Anonymous Coward

Will someone tell them

I would but I have to go to work, I am so sick of Al Gore and the whole global warming issue it's got a solution it's coming just wait it's called peak oil and it's nearly here.

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Hai

re: an inconvenient problem

Was that climaxcrisis.net?

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He didn't win the Nobel by himself

Every news articles boldy states that he won the Nobel but it was a team of people that won it, one of whom was Al. However, since nobody knows any of the others, or don't care, they don't get any mention. Al was just a face they put to the movie to be heard. Now whether they deserved it at all is an entirely different matter. It seems they won this one like how some people win Oscars, solely based on popularity.

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Happy

Nothing more recent than 2006

Nothing on the blog is later than 2006. Maybe the penis pills really did help to roll back the years.

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EJ
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Urban Legend

Why must people continue to spread the lie that Al Gore claimed to invent the Internet? Never let the facts get in the way of a good story, huh? What Al Gore did claim is that the Clinton-Gore administration was responsible for providing the environment under which the Internet blossomed into the success it was at the time. At least that was the way I understood it - I was groggy after waking up in a hotel bath tub filled with ice and my kidneys removed.

It's certainly debatable whether the Clinton administration had any impact on the growth of the Internet, but that's the extent of the controversy.

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Happy

Excelsior!

It was manbearpig that tried to sell the Viagra, I'm super serial.

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A pity

Al Gore never claimed that he invented the Internet; he said:

"During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system"

Jeroen: Having a bit of a strop about facts you don't like? Go have some more of your happy pills, then ask someone to explain what 'science' is all about, in words of one syllable.

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Sigh.

Actually, it doesn't matter whether people believe (or not) that humans contribute to global warming. The science tends to say it does, but heck, why let science get in the way of a good opinion?

Question is: does it really matter at this point who or what is at fault? Only the most delusional (yet surprisingly vocal) would disagree that we are seeing a period of rapid global climactic change. So what matters is finding solutions to the very real threat these changes pose. Of course, the poorer countries are going to get hit the hardest - as usual. Which means the richer countries probably won't give a flying rats arse, as they'll just be able to plunder the other nations more easily.

Ah, screw it. Everyone for themselves, let the rest drown or starve or get buried in sand. That seems to be the general gestalt of what I'm hearing in this and other comment areas. Seems http://www.vhemt.org/ (or even the involuntary movement) is picking up steam - like it or not.

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Anonymous Coward

Al gore climate change site hacked

So the site hasn't actually been hacked at all, it's just been linked to by a blog with a dodgy source code? Headline is slightly wrong then, no?

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@ Peter

Whatever science is about, it sure ain't was not what "inconvenient truth" was about. Hello? Not a scientist in the whole movie?

Like Michael Moore, Al Gore may be saying the truth, but he's got he's very special way of presenting it... And he's no scientist.

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Stop

But surely...

man made global warming is a myth, the climate is driven by the sun and there's naff all we can do about that.

Other than buy more overpriced designer sunglasses with flashy names made by brown hands for low wages in poor countries while we ignore some of the world's real problems (which seems to be what the man made global warming debacle is designed to detract our attention away from...)

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ummmmmm

Am i the only one who thought it read Climateclitoris.net?

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Coat

OK, I know I'm going to hell

But this is just funny... Global warming or "Groinal" warming, followed by a happy ending?

As for the argument over global warming... who cares, we're all going to die anyways and eventually the sun is going to go super nova and destroy the earth...

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Gates Halo

About the sun becoming a super nova

offtopic for sure, but in response to the above poster: The sun will produce a planetary nebula at best. Not even close to a super nova. It's too small for that.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/sun/fate.html for more

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You swine!

I just got a mental image of Al Gore on Viagra.

<shudder>

Now I've got to go and wash my mind out with alcohol........

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