What’s the highest and best use of Al Gore’s books? The Freedom Action organisation has a pretty shrewd idea:
Gore’s Books cause Warming in Britain
“Washington, DC., January 8, 2009 – It has been reported in the London press that poor old-age pensioners are having to resort to buying books at thrift shops to burn to keep warm during the prolonged bitterly cold weather in the United Kingdom. In response to this humanitarian crisis,Freedom Action is calling on former Vice President Al Gore to join an effort to collect and airlift copies of his science fiction bestsellers to British people in dire need.
“ ‘We are collecting copies of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, Our Choice, and Earth in the Balance and will send them to Oxfam in the UK to distribute for free to vulnerable people trying to survive the cold weather,’ said Myron Ebell, Director of Freedom Action. ‘We call on Mr. Gore to co-operate in our effort to relieve human suffering by providing copies of his books for burning in stoves and fireplaces.’
“ ‘It is appropriate that Al Gore’s books should be used to help keep poor people warm,’ Ebell explained, ‘since the principal reason the British government is totally unprepared to deal with the brutally cold weather is because they have fallen for the global warming myths propagated by Gore himself in his bestselling books. Burning Gore’s otherwise worthless books to keep people from freezing is their highest and best use.’ ”
Thanks to Owen McShane for spotting the story.
And not incidentally, if you’d like to than Owen for all his work with the Climate Science Coalition and elsewhere—and have a Great Day Out in the process—then why not join him on 28 February at The Great Day Out at the Farm. The farm in question being Alan Gibbs’s—so if you get bored you can laugh at the sort of stuff con artists have got him to buy.