The Anti Global Warming Movement
There is a strong negative reaction to Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
It is not a surprise. Kristol to Krauthammer, Fox News, the usual suspects depict the prize and the topic to be absurd.
The following article from the Washington Post, Krauthammer's home base, gets at the global warming is hogwash crew.
It is a planet where global warming isn't happening -- or, if it is happening, isn't happening because of human beings. Or, if it is happening because of human beings, isn't going to be a big problem. And, even if it is a big problem, we can't realistically do anything about it other than adapt.
The skeptics don't have to win the argument, they just have to stay in the game, keep things stirred up and make sure the politicians don't pass any laws that have dangerous climate change as a premise. They're winning that battle. The Senate had hearings on climate change this spring but has put off action for now. The Bush administration is hoping for some kind of technological solution and won't commit itself to cuts in emissions.
The skeptics have a final trump in the argument: Climate change is actually good. Growing seasons will be longer. Plants like carbon dioxide. Trees devour it. This demonized molecule, CO2, isn't some kind of toxin or contaminant or pollutant -- it's fertilizer.
"Gore believed in global warming almost as much as Hitler believed there was something wrong with the Jews."