Carol Platt Liebau: Gore: Global Warming More Serious Than Terrorism

Monday, November 14, 2005

Gore: Global Warming More Serious Than Terrorism

Unbelievable. According to Al Gore:

I don't want to diminish the threat of terrorism at all, it is extremely serious, but on a long-term global basis, global warming is the most serious problem we are facing.

What a profoundly silly remark. If some terrorist detonates a nuclear bomb in downtown Manhattan, it's going to be worse for the environment than a millennium of gas emissions or aerosol pumps -- not to mention, of course, the rather more immediately deleterious effects on human life (not that Gore seems to worry about human life all that much).

Global warming may (or may not) be a serious problem. But what Gore's saying is ridiculous. It's a little like President Bush arguing that, yes, Hurricane Katrina is "extremely serious," but what really matters is getting tax rates down so that the economy can grow.

Part of leadership is being able to evaluate and prioritize threats. Can you imagine if we were in the second term of a President Gore? We'd all have signed onto the Kyoto Protocol (so the economy would be headed into the ground), even as Osama bin Laden continued unimpeded his efforts to sneak WMD into this country.


Blogger eLarson said...

So does Al believe it was really some sort of high intensity storm that took down the WTC?

6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing that scares me the most about Al Gore is how close he came to being the President. Yikes!! In my opinion, Gore has the horrible trait of former Presdent Carter - a micromanager. And you combine Gore's passionate political convictions with his micromanager tendencies and you have a recipe for a disaster!

9:06 AM  

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