Apparently this UofP Professor is not part of the 100% consensus of scientists out there that we are told elitists-and certainly not working for the oil companies as is normally said of the naysayers.
Though Giegengack may have pulled the lever for Gore, he is not shy about dismissing Gore's activism and says that his movie, An Inconvenient Truth is nothing more than "a political statement timed to present him as a presidential candidate in 2008. The glossy production is replete with inaccuracies and misrepresentations and appeals to public fears as shamelessly as any other political statement that hopes to unite the public behind a certain ideology. What he's doing is no less than the scare tactics used by people like Karl Rove."
Some other quotes of interest from Philadelphia Magazine's piece on Giegengack entitled, "Al Gore is a Greenhouse Gasbag":
At the University of Penn, Giegengack’s "Environmental Analysis" course often attracts "students who want to be environmental activists and carry picket signs outside the offices of the bad guys in the military-industrial complex" --I'd love to see their looks of disappointment after the first lecture...
I’ve been posting about this issue a lot because it’s all we will be hearing in the run-up to the ‘08 election. Republican candidates will feel the pressure and jump right into the fray. I have never been firmly in one camp or another, but the latest batch of articles has helped shed some light -especially this one.