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The Paradox of Al Gore

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyOctober 18, 2007 6:50 PM


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I've been running around crazy busy again, so I haven't had time until now to comment on Gore's Nobel, which I believe was richly deserved. However, there is what I would call a "paradox" about Gore and his recent achievements, the nature of which I try to outline in my latest DeSmogBlog weekly item:

Gore is our top mass media communicator on climate change, and yet Gore turns off many audiences that we definitely need to reach.

As I then elaborate at DeSmogBlog:

This fact puts anyone who cares about the climate issue in an awkward position: On the one hand, we must applaud Gore for drawing dramatic new attention to the crisis; and yet at the same time, we must lament that too many Americans distrust Gore and simply won't listen to him.

You can read the full piece here.

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