In 1990 Internet Lawyer and writer Mike Godwin gave the world Godwin's law, stating that:
As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.The rise and rise of Internet Climate 'sceptic' nonsense means it's time for an update.
As an online climate change debate grows longer, the probability that denier arguments will descend into attacks on Al Gore approaches one.Have a look. This Hot-Topic thread begins to Gore after about 21 comments. While this Poneke thread is Gored badly almost from the start. There's plenty of Goring going on in this thread too. And some organisations, such as the Competitive Enterprise Institute have grabbed both horns, so to speak, and Gore right from the outset.
Here's a hint. Al Gore could be short, evil and fond of child sacrifice. He could emit more CO2 snoring at night than Christopher Monckton does all year. And his movie could be even more inaccurate than the Great Global Warming Swindle. But this wouldn't change a thing. What matters is not Al Gore's character but science. And, in the case of climate change, it's awfully compelling.
[Update: And, not willing to wait until the comments box, David Farrar Gores hard right at the outset in his latest piece of climate blather.]