Climate Progress Person of the Year

gore-superman.jpgUntil last week, this long-beloved annual traditional of Climate Progress seemed to be a lock for one person — Nobel laureate, itinerant educator, and media superstar Al Gore. Sadly, he only makes first runner up this year. Similar to Time magazine, our Person of the Year is awarded to the person or group whofor better or for worse … has done the most to influence the events of the yearin the climate arena.

bush-dumb.jpgBy single-handedly stopping any international action on climate at Bali, by stopping California from regulating tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions, by forcing Congress to drop almost all non-oil-related provisions to cut GHGs from the energy bill — all in one week! — one man proved his unchallenged high-impact misleadership on the issue of the century: Dick Cheney George Bush.

[Note to future historians: Curiously, Gore seemed to have gotten more actual votes than Bush did for the honor, but the judges awarded it to Bush anyway.]

In a related story, the FHS (Future Historians Society), having previously named Bush the Worst President in American History, awarded him one of their rare Worst Leaders of All Time Awards, alongside such notables as Neville Chamberlain and Nero, for his tireless efforts to destroy the health and well-being of the next 50 generations.

Bush spokesperson, Dana Perino, said the President always believed he deserved as much recognition for his global warming efforts as Al Gore.

4 Responses to Climate Progress Person of the Year

  1. Ronald says:

    My vote would have gone to Australia and that new Prime Minister. I watched Sen. John Kerry on c-span say in a speech at the Center for American Progress that we have to have an Australia moment next year. It’s all about the big Mo. (momentum)

  2. Ron says:

    I would have voted for Britney Spears.

    More people have seen her c-section scar than all the people who can spell Valdimir Putin, and all the people who have NOT seen Inconvenient Truth, and all the people who hate George Bush combined!

  3. Beefeater says:

    I would vote for Pat Sajak and his 10 questions about the “Global Warming” scam.

    I know he isn’t a scientist, but neither is ALGORE.

  4. Bud says:

    Pat Sajak is actually asking for an perfect average temperature? Jesus Christ on a Yamaha…

    I would point out how many things are obviously wrong with that question – if I thought he was, as he continuously claims, “just asking”. But since he obviously isn’t ‘just asking’ (judging by the legions of semi-literate lackeys that have shown up in the comments section), I’ll leave him to educate his own damn self.