Dear Editor,

Former Vice President Al Gore has produced a new motion picture warning the world of an impending calamity known as global warming. Claiming that mankind is causing the problem, An Inconvenient Truth is an expensive production that is chock-full of the type of dire predictions Gore supplied in his 1992 book, Earth in the Balance. Completely ignoring the many atmospheric and environmental scientists who insist that weather phenomena occur in cycles - some warmer and some cooler- Gore has become the premier spokesman for the doomsday crowd that wants to curtail economic activity, reduce the population, and grind the world to a veritable halt.

Within all of the absolute nonsense in his 1992 book, Gore targeted automobiles, claiming that “their cumulative impact on the global environment is posing a moral threat to the security of every nation that is more deadly than that of any military enemy we are ever again likely to confront.” In very clear terms, he posited “the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine over, say, a twenty-five-year period.” We can be absolutely certain, however, that Mr. Gore has, himself, never ceased to use the “deadly” automobile during these past 14 years. Nor can he be expected to cease using one while he works to force the rest of us out of ours.

Phyllis Chapman

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