Al Gore: Arguments Fail, Will Insults Succeed?

By March 28, 2008Global Warming

From CBS, “60 Minutes“:

Confronted by Stahl with the fact some prominent people, including the nation’s vice president, are not convinced that global warming is man-made, Gore responds: “You’re talking about Dick Cheney. I think that those people are in such a tiny, tiny minority now with their point of view, they’re almost like the ones who still believe that the moon landing was staged in a movie lot in Arizona and those who believe the world is flat,” says Gore. “That demeans them a little bit, but it’s not that far off,” he tells Stahl.

That’s not quite as bad as comparing people who disagree with the climate models to Holocaust deniers, but Gore’s comments are still a bullying attempt to shout down people who disagree with him. Probably because he can’t carry the day on the basis of arguments alone…

From the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: “U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007.”

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