Gore’s Law

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.