The failure of Al Gore

This is a great blog article by Walter Russell Mead.? Sums up the whole reason the climate change religion will collapse under the weight of its leaders own inability to practice what he preaches.

This passage is gold

But while some forms of inconsistency or even hypocrisy can be combined with public leadership, others cannot be.? A television preacher can eat too many french fries, watch too much cheesy TV and neglect his kids in the quest for global fame.? But he cannot indulge in drug fueled trysts with male prostitutes while preaching conservative Christian doctrine.? The head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence.? The head of the IRS cannot be a tax cheat.? The most visible leader of the world?s green movement cannot live a life of conspicuous consumption, spewing far more carbon into the atmosphere than almost all of those he castigates for their wasteful ways.? Mr. Top Green can?t also be a carbon pig.

You can be a leading environmentalist and fail to pay all of your taxes.? You can be a leading environmentalist and be unkind to your aged mother.? You can be a leading environmentalist and squeeze the toothpaste tube from the middle, park in the handicapped spots at the mall or scribble angry marginal notes in library books.

But you cannot be a leading environmentalist who hopes to lead the general public into a long and difficult struggle for sacrifice and fundamental change if your own conduct is so flagrantly inconsistent with the green gospel you profess.