In the New York Times, John Tierney's first column of the year gets off on the right foot, rebuffing some of the abject lunacy surrounding the subject of climate change. Hopefully this is the first sign of a changing of the tide, with the celebrity of the moment, Al Gore, cast adrift in his ship of fools, preaching his ego-driven environmental evangelicalism into the gentle breeze.
Last year, it was distressing to read and listen to the constant rhetorical allusions by Gore and others of their climate agenda to the horrors of the Holocaust. This blinkered dogmatism of the environmentalist herd can be charted back to 1989, and yes, to Al Gore when he wrote an article for the New York Times entitled "An Ecological Kristallnacht", in which he used Holocaust tragedy to defend his contentious scaremongering.
Last year's award to Gore of the Nobel Peace Prize was especially grating because one of the many deserving candidates was Irena Sendler, a 97-year-old Polish woman who personally saved around 2500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw concentration camps. Having stood up against the fascist state, she continued to suffer suspicion under the communist one, devoting herself to looking after children, a life truly deserving of the Prize.
To put Gore's position in context one only needs to look at his argument. The 1989 article mentioned above rests upon his assurance to us that temperatures would rise by five degrees within our lifetimes. This doomsday prediction was as preposterous then as the current apocalyptic revelations are now. To compare such unsubstantiated nonsense with the devastating events of the holocaust is nothing short of inhumane.