Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I'm Not the Only One Noticing, Al Gore

Looks like I'm not the only one noticing that Al Gore is ignoring his own stupidity...but he's doing so for the sake of his bank account, so maybe he's not so dumb after all (he hopes we are all dumb).

In a long op-ed piece for The New York Times the other day, Gore cranked up the doomsday rhetoric. Human beings, he warned, “face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.’’ His 1,900-word essay made no mention of his financial interest in promoting such measures - Gore has invested heavily in carbon-offset markets, electric vehicles, and other ventures that would profit handsomely from legislation curbing the use of fossil fuels, and is reportedly poised to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire.’’ However, he did mention “global-warming pollution’’ no fewer than four times, declaring that “our grandchildren would one day look back on us as a criminal generation’’ if we don’t move decisively to reduce it.

[From Gore still hot on his doomsday rhetoric - The Boston Globe]