Al Gore Compares Climate Change Skeptics to Anti-Abolitionists, Racists And Alcoholic Families


goreIs it reasonable to compare those who don’t think that there is significant man-made global warming to those who support apartheid?  How about to an abusive alcoholic father?  If the reverse was true, would people object?  From the Washington Post:

AG: Well, I think the most important part of it is winning the conversation. I remember as a boy when the conversation on civil rights was won in the South. I remember a time when one of my friends made a racist joke and another said, hey man, we don’t go for that anymore. The same thing happened on apartheid. The same thing happened on the nuclear arms race with the freeze movement. The same thing happened in an earlier era with abolition…

The conversation on global warming has been stalled because a shrinking group of denialists fly into a rage when it’s mentioned. It’s like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage every time a subject is mentioned and so everybody avoids the elephant in the room to keep the peace. But the political climate is changing. . . .

Read the full interview at The Washington Post.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. well jr. should certainly know all about civil rights and racism after all sr. voted AGAINST the civil rights bill of 1964.