Since retiring from ‘public service,’ former Vice President Al Gore has made a name for himself as a leading advocate for global warming, which was later renamed climate change. (Hey, did you hear Boston set an annual snowfall record this year?) Gore’s most famous achievement after leaving the Clinton White House was his movie, an Inconvenient Truth. The film was an Oscar winner and shed light on global warming, er, climate change, in 2006, at the beginning of the hysteria over the scientific theory.
Climate change, despite the claims of its proponents, is just that: a theory. That’s not enough for Mr. Gore, however, and at an appearance at the conference SXSW in Austin, Texas this week Gore took his advocacy to the next level, with the environmental website EcoWatch reporting,
Predictably, the uber-liberal website Vox decided the next day that Gore should run for President again. How utterly laughable that possibility is aside, it’s important to keep in mind just how close Gore came to defeating President George W. Bush in 2000. If he had been successful in the Florida recounts, where would those who still keep an open mind on the scientific theory of climate change be today? It’s a chilling question which we thankfully do not have an answer to. For the benefit of all who value the freedom of expression and opinion, let’s hope Mr. Gore remains a private citizen with waning influence in the political sphere.
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