"the power to change the world"

That’s what Al Gore is promising those who would join his effort to spread the word about “dirty weather.” Given that power, to be felt, has to hurt, he’s proposing to use power against power and the irony seems to be lost on him. If human activity has already changed the climactic patterns, then the proposal that man can change them back is really hubristic.

Sometimes it seems like Al Gore is the slogan man. His slogans sound good and probably test well, but they have no substance behind them.

“Balanced Budget”

“Reinventing Government”

“An Inconvenient Truth”

“Dirty Weather”