This is an old news item from September 2007, but for those of us fairly new to the GW agenda, this article titled, “Gore Dodges Repeated Calls To Debate Global Warming”, is highly enlightening and bears reading again and again. Vaclav Klaus is the Czech President and challenged Al Gore to a debate about his alarmist theories, which he refused.
An excerpt from Klaus:
“As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning.”
From the article:
Gore’s reluctance to go toe-to-toe with global warming skeptics may have something to do with the – from the standpoint of climate change alarmists – unfortunate outcome of a global warming debate in New York last March. In the debate, a team of global warming skeptics composed of MIT scientist Richard Lindzen, University of London emeritus professor of biogeology Philip Stott, and physician-turned novelist/filmmaker Michael Crichton handily defeated a team of climate alarmists headed by NASA scientist Gavin Schmidt. Before the start of the nearly two-hour debate, the audience of several thousand polled 57.3 percent to 29.9 percent in favor of the proposition that global warming is a “crisis.” At the end of the debate, the numbers had changed dramatically, with 46.2 percent favoring the skeptical point of view and 42.2 percent siding with the alarmists.
This piece at tcsdaily.com was penned by Bonner R. Cohen, a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C. and author of “The Green Wave: Environmentalism and its Consequences”, published by the Capital Research Center.