Hypocritical Al

Fun quotes in a new piece by Steve Hayward of the Pacific Research Institute about Al Gore’s speech on global warming. An excerpt:

…in 1998 the National Environmental Trust blasted the Clinton administration for its “intransigence,” for “abandoning the core principles of the [Kyoto] global warming treaty” and for “abandoning any pretence of living up to its rhetoric about cutting global warming pollution.”

And in a speech in April 2002 Eileen Claussen of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, one of the leading advocacy groups for urgent action on the issue, had harsh words for the Clinton administration: “Finally, I’d like to offer a special posthumous award to the Clinton administration. For talking big about climate change on the international stage but doing next to nothing about it at home, I present the Clinton White House with the award for best costumes.”

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