From the comments:
FWIW, Taubes’ first book is the best on this whole fat stuff, if you can wade through it, and has many interesting facts and anecdotes as well (eg: guess who gave Ansel Keyes his first big boost … Al Gore–are you surprised?)
I read the book, but I’d forgotten that particular factoid until reminded.
So Al Gore has been integral to both of the biggest junk science scams of the past 100 years. Pretty amazing.
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