Al Gore, in yet another reference to the dire consequences of global warming, said that "global warming is the most serious problem we are facing." Obviously we are facing a terrible threat from something that hasn't been proven and certainly hasn't claimed a single life worldwide. In the last decade alone, global terrorism has accounted for tens of thousands of deaths and there is no dispute there. Nevertheless, Gore figures he can drum up support by using the ultimate scare tactic: fear of death.
Well it is my belief that our old pal Mr. Gore invented this "global warming" crisis himself. It isn't beyond the realm of his intelligence, I mean he did invent the internet so obviously he could manage to create a phenomenon of global proportions.
All ridiculousness aside, there are so many things in today's world that pose a threat to our very livelihood that we know of. Do we really need to invent catastrophes and scare people into believing that their SUV will cause the world to be flooded? It's been proven that throughout the history of the world, the current temperature of the earth isn't anywhere near the highest it's ever been. The evidence suggesting an impending doom is so farsical it makes me laugh.
In the most recent episode of Boston Legal on ABC, Alan Shore says in his closing argument that "the polar ice caps are melting at a rate of 9% every year." If this is the case, how can we possibly expect to prevent a global flood in under a decade?! Throwing out random statistics is the oldest trick in the book for liberals. "100,000 dead Iraqi civilians" or "10,000 women dead from back-alley abortions", rarely are these statistics accompanied by studies from reputable sources, and never are the findings corroborated.
Scare tactics like telling senior citizens that Bush is coming to take away their precious Social Security (which would really help our deficit problem and easily fund the rebuilding of New Orleans) are simply childish and prove a very valuable point. Liberals find it increasingly difficult to win on the issues using established fact and precedent, so they must resort to the bully's principle: give me your lunch money (or vote) or you'll suffer! Somehow they've managed to convince their faithful base that the Republicans are the cause of their suffering, but soon enough the public will open their eyes and see the truth.