19 March 2007

Why is Al Gore Mortally Afraid of Bjorn Lomborg?

Al Gore is supposed to be a courageous voice speaking truth to power, to save the environment from powerful industrial interests who hide behind their own deceit. But it seems that it is Mr. Gore who is doing most of the hiding. Why did Gore first demand that Bjorn Lomborg be excluded from an interview with a Danish newspaper, then later cancel the interview without explanation--even after the paper had agreed to his terms?
The interview had been scheduled for months. The day before the interview Mr. Gore's agent thought Gore-meets-Lomborg would be great. Yet an hour later, he came back to tell us that Bjorn Lomborg should be excluded from the interview because he's been very critical of Mr. Gore's message about global warming and has questioned Mr. Gore's evenhandedness. According to the agent, Mr. Gore only wanted to have questions about his book and documentary, and only asked by a reporter. These conditions were immediately accepted by Jyllands-Posten. Yet an hour later we received an email from the agent saying that the interview was now cancelled. What happened?

One can only speculate.

If Al Gore will not even consent to be interviewed by reporters with just a casual relationship with Bjorn Lomborg, Al Gore would certainly not debate Michael Crichton, writer/producer/director in the US entertainment media. What is Mr. Gore so afraid of? Gavin Schmidt, climatologist and founder of the orthodox CAGW website realclimate.org, was brave enough to debate Crichton publicly.

Schmidt lost, but at least he had to cojones to take a chance. Al Gore has nothing but false bravado.

As long as the genuine skepticism of true scientists could be suppressed, people such as Al Gore were free to speak loudly and brashly, without fear of contradiction. Those days are long past, however. It is unlikely that the world will soon be as kind to him as it has been.

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Blogger chuckatmain said...


Friday, 23 March, 2007  
Blogger al fin said...


Friday, 23 March, 2007  
Blogger al fin said...

And more interesting yet.

Saturday, 24 March, 2007  

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