Talk about the politics of fear — Al Gore’s Armageddon speech yesterday served no purpose but to remind people what they don’t like about Al Gore.
Suddenly we have only five years until we’re swallowed by the oceans. While I’m no flat-earther when it comes to global warming, now is not the time to get hysterical. Gore’s “solutions” — or at least his time frames — are impractical and counterproductive.
Let’s stick to reality. And let’s hear from the scientists, not their self-appointed spokesman.
**To be clear, which I wasn’t, I support Gore’s call to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels. Climate change is a serious problem. Eh … never mind.
Honestly, I don’t know enough about global warming to opine. Most scientists say it’s occurring, and I believe them. Al Gore, on the other hand, is a politician, and while his crusade is admirable, he still gets on my nerves.
As P.J. O’Rourke once observed, if Gore had not been the son of a senator, he’d be working for some local government agency conducting sting operations on residents who mix paper and plastic in their recycling bins. Bush, meanwhile, would be the VP of the Crawford Kiwanis Club in charge of pancake breakfasts.