Former Vice President Al Gore said his conscience is regularly challenged by a consumerism that contributes to the global warming he has made it his mission to reverse.
O! Woe! It's that darned consumerism again. At least he has a humble approach to solving the problem of anthro-centric global warming: controlling the weather:
He pointed to the melting of glaciers and mountain ice caps, bleaching of coral reefs, strengthening of hurricanes and record numbers of tornadoes.
"We're playing with fire here and we have to act quickly," he said. "The good news is we can."
Whew! I'm glad there's good news!
I don't mean merely to stick pins into the world's most visible weather change advocate. My conscience is, indeed, regularly challenged by a sardonicism that does nothing to contribute to world peace ... I mean to global warming ... no! Wait! I mean it doesn't contribute to a carbon-neutral lifestyle! ... but it's so much fun!
You know, I just wish there were someone traveling around the world giving talks about free enterprise and liberty that got even an eighth the amount of press that Mr. Gore gets.