Posted by: Tony Carson | 15 October, 2007

Gore, driving the Right insane

It is shameful that even global warming can be politicized, but it is, as Paul Krugman points out in his NY Times column, Gore Derangement Syndrome.

On the day after Al Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize, The Wall Street Journal’s editors couldn’t even bring themselves to mention Mr. Gore’s name. Instead, they devoted their editorial to a long list of people they thought deserved the prize more.

And at National Review Online, Iain Murray suggested that the prize should have been shared with “that well-known peace campaigner Osama bin Laden, who implicitly endorsed Gore’s stance.” You see, bin Laden once said something about climate change — therefore, anyone who talks about climate change is a friend of the terrorists.

And his conclusion …

Which brings us to the biggest reason the right hates Mr. Gore: in his case the smear campaign has failed. He’s taken everything they could throw at him, and emerged more respected, and more credible, than ever. And it drives them crazy.

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  1. I beg to differ about his being more respected. Gore included in his “Inconvenient Truth” a lot of invalid conclusions and exaggerations that have actually hurt the efforts of those sincerely concerned about global warming. His contention that the scientifc debate is over is wrong, and most people know it. Yet most people also believe that there is reason to investigate the impact of human activity on climate change. He would have done better for his cause had he addressed the grounds for skepticism (rather than villifying the skeptics) and acknowledged the difficulty of identifying the extent of human causation in scientific studies of this phenomenon.

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