Al Gore's global warming film, An Inconvenient Truth, is doing reasonably well, but naturally has its share of critics. And not the Roger Ebert kind, either.
According to hurricane expert Bill Gray of Colorado State University, Gore "believed in global warming almost as much as Hitler believed there was something wrong with the Jews."
Gray's another ass who didn't get the moratorium memo: No more Hitler or Nazi analogies in public comments for at least a century or two. They're mostly incorrect and always offensive, whatever side they come from.
But Gray's lack of tact is not the topic here, it's global warming, a dismissive attitude toward which he shares with President Bush and many, many others.
Some say there's no evidence mankind is to blame for global warming, or that the jury is still out, or that global warming doesn't even exist.
Many on the "skeptics" side seem to have a vested interest in global warming being a hoax, like people connected to the petroleum industry. That's a little suspicious.
There is some evidence to support that many of man's "habits" are eating away at the earth's protective barrier and changing climates worldwide. The results could ultimately be catastrophic for all living things.
Here's how I see it: If we're wrong about global warming, what do we have to lose by developing alternative fuels, good conservation habits and strong anti-pollution policies?
If we're right about global warming and we don't change our direction, what then? When it comes to breathing, I'd prefer to err on the side of caution.