Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Cool for me, but not for thee

Al Gore, in an interview with Grist magazine, doesn't see a problem for overstating a case ... when he's doing it.

Q: There's a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What's the right mix?

Gore: I think the answer to that depends on where your audience's head is. In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.

Wow. Isn't that excactly what he and others have accused Bush of doing over Iraq?

Crazy, no?

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