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Gore’s Law

By Joe Romm on April 15, 2008 at 4:51 pm

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Here is Gore’s Law:

As an online climate change debate grows longer, the probability that denier arguments will descend into attacks on Al Gore approaches one.

It is modelled after Godwin’s Law from 1990, which states:

As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

Although in fairness, Godwin’s law applies to most heated political debates, including global warming. In fact, famed meteorologist and global warming denier William Gray told the Washington Post last May:

Gore believed in global warming almost as much as Hitler believed there was something wrong with the Jews.

Hat tip to Grist, which hat tips to Deltoid, who got it here.

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6 Responses to Gore’s Law

  1. simp says:

    I had to laugh at this one!!

    The funny thing: my dad recently sent me an article (in austrian ress) which quoted William Gray (my dad is not a “believer” of AGW) – what a small world… of deniers and delayers

    “it should be obvious, but it’s not”

  2. simp says:

    oh i forgot: William Gray said: “there will be a cooling trend in 5-10 years” and that “it’s ridiculous to blame humans/CO2 for the recent warming trend”

  3. amully says:

    Ahhhh, Gore. Thanks for the laugh. I get so weary of this being indentified as a ‘political’ issue.
    Gotta laugh, or wind up in tears…….

  4. Robert says:

    amully – whatever sort of issue you call it, the solution will be politically engineered (or more likely never happen).

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hitler is soooo 2000. It’s all about the climate ‘jihadis’ now.

    9/11 changed everything.

  6. Bud says:

    Hitler is soooo 2000. It’s all about the climate ‘Jihadis’ now.

    9/11 changed everything.

    http://thebreakthrough.org/blog/2008/04/misinformation_campaign.shtml see solitary comment.