Of course, CEI’s efforts at setting the record straight about the Gore DVD will be disparaged as “denial.” My friend Ken Green at AEI has the following to say about that:
It’s impossible to think of any other area of policy study where this kind of fundamentalist hate-speech is the norm. You can argue over the structure of retirement policy without being labeled a senior-killer. You can argue about medical-insurance policy without being labeled a “life-denier.” You can argue about the efficacy of ad campaigns to make people eat less without being a “fat denier.” But if there is any fundamentalism in the debate over climate policy, it’s on the part of the proponents of greenhouse gas controls who are morphing a once-beneficial movement to protect the environment into some kind of eco-taliban, slandering anyone who disagrees with them, and now threatening tribunals and re-education camps. These people should really be ashamed.
The trouble is, it appears they really do know no shame.