brewcrew4you wrote:My issue with Gore is this - do you really think that his championing this cause is making a significant difference to national awareness of global warming?
Wouldn't matter who "championed" the campaign to make people aware of global warming. We've got a planet that's billions of years old, and people find it hard to believe that a couple hundred years of mankind has made that big of an impact. The Earth has survived much worse than us, the poles shifted, yadda, yadda, yadda. Plus the environment isn't at the front of most people's priority list. Solve the financial problem in the country, get the "war" situation taken care of an over with, get social security and medicare figured out and taken care of, and get health insurance taken care of, and then, maybe, maybe people will care a bit about the environment.
So if I'm reading that right and you blame Gore for people not really caring about global warming, well, I think that's putting the blame in the wrong place. I'm not a Gore fanboy or anything, I just don't believe it would make any difference as to who tried to make people more aware. People still wouldn't give it the time of day, which is where it sits right now.