Friday, August 10, 2007
Al Gore: Poltroon
If Al Gore is so sure that he's right and global warming skeptics are wrong, why is he so afraid to debate the issue? From the Patriot Post:
"Labeling opponents of his global warming crusade 'an organized campaign, financed to the tune of about $10 million a year from some of the largest carbon polluters to create the impression that there is disagreement in the scientific community,' Al Gore recently rehashed his claim that big-oil interests are 'trying to manipulate opinion.' The AP headlined the story: 'Gore: Polluters Manipulate Climate Info.'
"But who here is the real manipulator? Gore has consistently refused to debate the merits of his global-warming campaign. Recently, the self-designated environmental expert -- whose climatologic education includes a degree in government from Harvard and studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity and Law Schools (what unique qualifications) -- rejected a challenge from author Dennis Avery, a trained agricultural economist and former agricultural analyst for the U.S. Department of State. According to Avery, 'If global warming truly is the most important public policy issue of our day, then it is high time the public got to hear the arguments from both sides matched up against each other.' Not so, according to Gore, who lives in his own world where 'there is very little disagreement' on the issue." [Emphasis mine]