Planet Gore

New York Times on Climate Hyperbole

The Times goes after both sides for stretching the truth, focusing on Al Gore and George Will — but I thought this was funny:

In a paper being published in the March-April edition of the journal Environment, Matthew C. Nisbet, a professor of communications at American University, said Mr. Gore’s approach, focusing on language of crisis and catastrophe, could actually be serving the other side in the fight.

“There is little evidence to suggest that it is effective at building broad-based support for policy action,” Dr. Nisbet said. “Perhaps worse, his message is very easily countered by people such as Will as global-warming alarmism, shifting the focus back to their preferred emphasis on scientific uncertainty and dueling expert views.”

“Serving the other side in the fight?” Like naming a blog after him?

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