Al Gore now proving to be correct

Too bad they didn't listen to Al Gore in the first place!

Editor, The Times:

Recently I decided to wade (and I mean 'wade') through Al Gore's first major work, Earth in the Balance.

Though rich in detail this is not a riveting read. Gore the Bore is heavy on facts, not much for excitement.

Having said that, Senator Al Gore makes some interesting observations. He speculates on what would happen to New Orleans with rising ocean levels in the event of a super storm that broke down the levees.

Also Gore points out that New York city would be especially vulnerable to a tidal surge. The subways could be flooded. The good citizens of the Big Apple could be without power for days on end. There could be millions, indeed billions of dollars in damages.

Remember this was all written in 1993! Al Gore was obviously way ahead of his time.

Here one has to speculate what would have happened if Al Gore had taken his rightful place as 43rd president of the United States. How much better would the United States, indeed the world, have been with Gore as president?

Instead, a combination of chicanery and outright fraud gave the election to possibly the worst president (and that's up against some pretty stiff competition) in the history of the US of A!? George Dubya Bush Jr.

Eight years of chasing weapons of mass destruction phantoms and giving huge tax breaks to the needy wealthy has put the U.S. on a 'financial cliff' (that cliff was there when Barak Obama began his first four years). It just got worse instead of better.

His critics have tried to discredit Al Gore – he lives in a mansion – yuk yuk! Now that George Bush he's a man of the people – yuk yuk, yuk.

Wading through Earth in the Balance is somewhat akin to tackling a novel by Thomas Mann – ponderous and slow, but worth it in the end.

Unfortunately this present economic 'on the cliff' crisis can only be solved (according to those who discount everything that Al Gore has to say) by, to quote Gore again, further strip mining of the Garden of Eden.

Too bad they didn't listen to Al Gore in the first place!

Dennis Peacock

Clearwater, B.C.

 

Just Posted

Incumbents and acclaimed mayors win elections all across B.C.’s north

Fraser Lake saw their first female mayor elected

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

Editor, The Times

Democracy is fragile, needs tending

Trekking Tales

Trekking with a difference—Part two

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

Delivery of cannabis could be impacted by postal strike

BC Liquor Distribution Branch look at alternative third-party delivery services

Around the BCHL: Chilliwack Chiefs snag spot in CJHL national rankings

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the BCHL and the junior A world.

Rural regions get priority for B.C. referendum mail-out

Ballot security measures aim to protect against voter fraud

B.C.’s natural gas supply could see 50% dip through winter due to pipeline blast

It’s been two weeks since the Enbridge pipeline ruptured near Prince George on Oct. 9, sparking a large fireball

Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

Biggest myth: The advertised $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize and $620 million Powerball prize aren’t quite real

2 Canadians advance to finals at world wrestling championships

Olympic champion Erica Wiebe just missed joining them with a loss 3-1 to three-time world champion Adeline Gray of the United States in the 76-kg event

VIDEO: Fire destroys historic small-town B.C. restaurant

Two people were injured as fire ripped through the Hedley restaurant around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday

B.C. town’s mayoral race a tie, come down to luck of the draw

Harry Gough led incumbent Cindy Fortin by one vote on election night Saturday

Most Read