First of all, someone should let Al Gore know that, unfortunately, he is winning. He continues to spout his mantra regarding Global Warming and continues to escalate the rhetoric even though he has much of the scientific community, many politicians from both sides, and almost all of the media on his side. With such a following of heavy-hitters, why would he constantly be ratcheting up his speech?
He obviously is terrified of the prospect of having to defend his views on either political of scientific grounds. Any time a person, no matter their credentials or facts, comes forward with an argument or evidence contrary to the dogmatic views held by Al Gores and his supporters, they are greeted with the statement that ‘the science is settled’ on this issue. That is perhaps the biggest load oxymoronic of crap to ever be foisted on the scientific community and the world in general. It is referred to as the ‘Global Warming Theory’, not the ‘Global Warming Fact’. By definition, the Global Warming Theory is debatable, and as a scientific theory, it is the responsibility of scientists to test the veracity of the ideas that it proposes. Al Gore knows there are serious problems with the theory and the data that is used to back it up. He, therefore, refuses to have any part of the theory debated or his data challenged. Al Gore sees his best tact to be to destroy the credibility of anyone who questions his ‘facts’.
This all brings me to this article. Here, Gore uses another popular tactic that is most often used by those whose arguments are weak, attempting to give their position more weight by tying it to WWII and the fight against Fascism. I’ll give him credit for not invoking Holocaust imagery in this speech, but that and slavery can not be far off. This is the political side if the same argument that he uses against the scientists mentioned above. Any scientist who argues against Global Warming has no credibility, and any politician who does might as well have supported the Fascists in WWII. In the speech, Gore tells the students that their generation has the ability to be heroes on the level of those heroes of WWII who delivered the world from the Fascists.
Al Gore may have already won the battle, but he is not taking any chances. He does not want to let any issues like, the fact that the globe is actually cooling or world hunger to get in the way of his political and social agendas. I, personally, would just like to see the debate occur, but as it is right now, I doubt that will happen. To use my own hyperbolic analogy, the Global Warming proponents’ tactics most often remind me of those employed by the Inquisition.