Sunday, February 07, 2010
Where in the world is Al Gore?
From Michael Barone ...
"The global warming movement as we have known it is dead," writes Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations in The American Interest. "The movement died from two causes: bad science and bad politics."
Some decades hence, I suspect, people will look back and wonder why so many government, corporate and media elites were taken in by propaganda that was based on such shoddy and dishonest evidence. And taken in to the point that they advocated devoting trillions of dollars to a cause that was based on flagrant dishonesty and dissembling.
I can't be the only one who's noticed that former-Veep, Nobel Laureate Al "The Earth Has a Fever" Gore has been very, very quiet as of late. Is his silence 'cause of Climategate? Or did he decide to zip his lip when cities from Houston to Baltimore got buried under inches of snow?
Either way, Big Daddy Gore's not saying nothing is indicative of where the "consensus" on global warming, er, climate-change now stands.
To borrow a line from Chet in Weird Science, I wouldn't give a squirt of piss to be in Gore's shoes right now. And with that said, I'm pretty sure that the "science" in Weird Science is more solid than anything in Gore's ballyhooed books ... indeed.