Quote Of The Day: Goring Gore Edition
-- Weather Channel founder John Coleman
John Coleman founded the Weather Channel in 1982, and he's not at all happy with its current persona as evangelist for global warming hysteria, which reached a crescendo in December 2006, when the channel's climate expert, Heidi Cullen staked out ground worthy of the Inquisition: That weather-casters who had questioned that humans influence global warming should be decertified by the American Meteorological Society.
The quote above comes from a talk Coleman made at The Heartland Institute's 2008 International Conference on Climate Change -- a hang-out for deniers whom Cullen would burn at the figurative stake, were it not for the figurative carbon emissions such an act would generate.
I'm not sure how one would show harm or prove standing, which of course you would have to do to keep the lawsuit from being thrown out of court. Here's one possible scenario, though: You are a tax-paying resident of a city or state that is purchasing carbon credits from one of Gore's minions, so the fact that you are unwillingly a part of the purchase may provide standing, and that a portion of your income taxes are paying for the credits may prove harm.
Alternatively, a local or state prosecutor looking to walk into a dangerous buzzsaw of publicity could certainly gain it by charging Gore and the Gorettes with fraud -- if said prosecutor could get a Grand Jury to go for it.
But let's leave the gore-y details to the lawyers who live and die by the details and just fantasize for a quiet moment about what fun it would be to watch this spectacle unfold.
Ah, that was nice.
Unfortunately, the pleasant thoughts of Al sweating as the klieg lights burn through fossil fuel by the motherload seams were dimmed by the fearsome thought that Gore could win the lawsuit, which would forever cement (no, not cement; it emits nasty greenhouse gases) ... forever ice his rule as the King of Global Warming Exploitation.
Is there no justice?
Hat-tip: Jim; Gore image: The Steel Deal