This made me laugh. Because of the absurdity of it all.
Remember, Mr. Gore owns a big chunk of the carbon offset business. No wonder that he's calling for increased use of carbon emissions trading: if he gets his way, he'll be another Rockefeller. He stands to make not millions - he's already done that with his gloom-and-doom dog and pony show - but rather billions.
But this is what made me laugh:
He also brushed aside questions over the reliability of climate science that have followed the publication last month of leaked e-mails between climate experts. He claimed that the scientific consensus around climate change "continues to grow from strength to strength". He added: "The naysayers are in a sunset phase with a spectacular climax just before they subside from view. This is a race between common sense and unreality."
The race is over, Al. You lost. The unreality is yours, and it is rapidly unraveling.
After all, one of the most practical, pragmatic and realistic countries on this planet - Australia - cut off the grandstanding of their leader just a few days ago, refusing to don hair shirts and tear their clothes in repentance for the fact of their existence (metaphorically speaking).