Picking sides, Gore, (not) tackling the AGW problem
October 17, 2007
Gore’s Nobel prize win was an opportunity to tackle again some AGW issues. It was a much better opportunity to rally the troops again, and divide the world again into the pro-Gore camp and anti-Gore camp. It turns out that seeing AGW as a top priority issue puts you in the pro-Gore camp, at which point you have to justify anything Gore does – from Gore’s personal behavior (namely, what appears to be the Gore household’s high energy intensity), to Gore’s approach to tackling AGW (namely, what appears to be a purely technological approach, with an emphasis on Carbon-offsets).
My attempt to disentangle the bundle of positions associated with the pro-Gore camp, and to elicit responses on substantive issues concerning AGW mitigation policies remained unaddressed. As always, the points made by members of the anti-Gore camp were discussed at length (albeit, with hostility).