By Jeff Jacoby | Globe Columnist Dec. 04,2013
Back in 2006, around the time Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” was released, I started a file labeled “What Climate Consensus?” Gore was insisting that “the debate among the scientists is over,” and only an ignoramus or a lackey for the fossil-fuel industry could doubt that human beings were headed for a climate catastrophe of their own making. But it didn’t take much sleuthing to discover that there was plenty of debate among scientists about the causes and consequences of global warming. Many experts were skeptical about the hyperbole of alarmists like Gore, and as I came across examples, I added them to my file.
The thicker that file grew, the more shrilly intolerant the alarmists became.
2 thoughts on “Majority rules on climate science?”
Is this the same Al Gore that invented the internet.
Yes, that is him. That is the same algore. What he meant to say was that he was one of the first politicians to realise the future impact or importance of the internet. But maybe that means the same thing as inventing.