Soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore is now encouraging citizens "to engage in peaceful protests to block major new carbon sources" stating that he "‘can't understand why there aren't rings of young people blocking bulldozers, and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants.'''
I kid you not.
Yet, as amazing as it might seem, these weren't the most absurd statements penned by the New York Times' Nicholas D. Kristof yesterday in a column available only to TimesSelect subscribers.
Some of the real inanities included (emphasis added throughout):
If we learned that Al Qaeda was secretly developing a new terrorist technique that could disrupt water supplies around the globe, force tens of millions from their homes and potentially endanger our entire planet, we would be aroused into a frenzy and deploy every possible asset to neutralize the threat.
Yet that is precisely the threat that we're creating ourselves, with our greenhouse gases. While there is still much uncertainty about the severity of the consequences, a series of new studies indicate that we're cooking our favorite planet more quickly than experts had expected.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, anthropogenic global warming now represents a bigger threat to the planet than terrorism. That's how far liberal media members are willing to go to elicit public hysteria on this issue.
Of course, as Kristof cited recent alarmist reports about global warming, he conveniently ignored last week's changes to the historical climate record by NASA which now demonstrate that the warmest year in recorded American history was 1934, or am I splitting hairs?
Regardless, no truly alarmist piece of detritus would be complete without hearing from the Global Warmingist in Chief himself:
I ran into Al Gore at a climate/energy conference this month, and he vibrates with passion about this issue -- recognizing that we should confront mortal threats even when they don't emanate from Al Qaeda.
''We are now treating the Earth's atmosphere as an open sewer,'' he said, and (perhaps because my teenage son was beside me) he encouraged young people to engage in peaceful protests to block major new carbon sources.
''I can't understand why there aren't rings of young people blocking bulldozers,'' Mr. Gore said, ''and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants.''
So, folks like Gore and his ilk successfully forced American electricity companies to totally abandon nuclear power generation in the '70s thereby moving towards coal. Now, these same folks want to prohibit the use of coal.
Isn't it clear that they just don't like energy, and that whatever we power our houses with, it's bad?