In his new book, The Assault on Reason, Al Gore pleads, “We must stop tolerating the rejection and distortion of science. We must insist on an end to the cynical use of pseudo-studies known to be false for the purpose of intentionally clouding the public’s ability to discern the truth.” Gore repeatedly asks that science and reason displace cynical political posturing as the central focus of public discourse.
If Gore really means what he writes, he has an opportunity to make a difference by leading by example on the issue of global warming.
No kidding! I thought the title of Gore’s new book was autobiographical.
Many of the assertions Gore makes in his movie, ”An Inconvenient Truth,” have been refuted by science, both before and after he made them. Gore can show sincerity in his plea for scientific honesty by publicly acknowledging where science has rebutted his claims.
I don’t know what is more scary. The fact that the left needs to promote lies to remain popular (Michael Moore, Al Gore), or the fact that we as nation have become so atomized, fragmented, and unschooled that large numbers of ostensibly smart people believe their claptrap. Perhaps scariest of all is the fact that the right does not even attempt to compete in the sphere of the full legth ‘documentary.’