"Former Vice President Al Gore took aim at skeptics who doubt the reality of human-caused climate change, saying he wished it were an illusion but that the problem is real and urgent.
Gore, who has made the fight against climate change his signature issue since leaving the White House in 2001, specifically addressed challenges to the accuracy of findings by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
'I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion,' Gore wrote in an op-ed piece in The New York Times.
'But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes' in reports by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
Reuters had the story March 2, 2010. 
"Michael Mann -- Unprecedented Attacks on Climate Research" (Point of Inquiry)
"Push to Oversimplify at Climate Panel" (Wall St. Journal)
Phil Jones Faces Parliamentary Grilling (Guardian)
"Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Climate Scientist?" (NRDC Switchboard)