Gore’s “Gloom and Doom”


Slate’s Emily Yoffe is not thrilled by Al Gore’s message of gloom and doom, and warns that climate hysteria may be unsustainable.

In his new book, “The Assault on Reason,” Gore denounces what he sees as today’s politics of fear. Yet his own campaign of mass persuasion — any such campaign — is not amenable to contradiction and uncertainty. It’s about fright and absolutes. But just because something can be plotted on an X and Y axis does not make it the whole truth.


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