Global Warming and Racism

by Victor Davis Hanson

Al Gore has employed a lot of widely reported expletives in damning opponents who he suggests are not just wrong, but immoral and dangerous. In that vein, he recently compared those with growing doubts about man-made global warming — doubts arising from serial exposés about questionable scientific ethics in a few global-warming studies — with racists.

But perhaps a better way of making the comparison between racism and heating the planet would be to invoke the metaphor of the career of his distinguished father, the late Sen. Al Gore Sr., who voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and, once out of office, was a well-compensated chairman of a coal company.

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