First of all, as any experienced veteran of internet debates will tell you, according to Godwin’s law, the debate on global warming must be nearly over, and Al Gore has lost, because of this latest outburst in England, so that’s good news…
But the bad news is, he has set himself up as some sort of ‘green’ Winston Churchill, which is beyond disturbing:
Al Gore invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill yesterday when he urged political leaders to follow the example of Britain’s wartime leader in the battle against climate change.
The former US Vice-President accused governments around the world of exploiting ignorance about the dangers of global warming to avoid taking difficult decisions.
Speaking in Oxford at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment, sponsored by The Times, Mr Gore said: “Winston Churchill aroused this nation in heroic fashion to save civilisation in World War Two. We have everything we need except political will, but political will is a renewable resource.”
Mr Gore admitted that it was difficult to persuade the public that the threat from climate change was as urgent as that from Hitler.
“The level of awareness and concern among populations has not crossed the threshold where political leaders feel that they must change,” he said. “The only way politicians will act is if awareness raises to a level to make them feel that it’s a necessity.”
Actually, I think that the level of awareness is increasing…but not in the direction Al Gore would like…People are becoming increasingly aware that he’s full of crap, but that ‘s okay, if Cap and Tax passes, he’ll be too rich to care about it.
Moonbattery also has a good photoshop of “Goracle”.