As reported by Media Matters:
New York Times science writer William J. Broad reported on criticism of former Vice President Al Gore’s portrayal of the threat of global warming in the documentary An Inconvenient Truth by citing scientists who “argue that some of Mr. Gore’s central points are exaggerated and erroneous.” Broad wrote that “scientists are sensitive to [the film's] details and claims” and that Gore has received criticism not “only from conservative groups and prominent skeptics of catastrophic warming, but also from rank-and-file scientists.” But of the sources cited in the article, at least four have records of misinformation on the issue.
It’s pretty amazing to see the claims made by this article in the NYT. This article by Media Matters exposes the falsehoods of the article and the disreputable backgrounds of the “experts” quoted in the article. The remaining question is why the NYT would publish such a piece.