Calgary Sun | 05Feb2011 | Orest Slepokura


Re: “Al Gore’s snow job,” Lorrie Goldstein, Feb. 03, 2011.

Al Gore’s one-size-fits-all brand of intellectual monomania isn’t new. Like the Freudian who sources all human behaviour to sex, Gore reflexively blames man-made “global warming” for manifestations of extreme weather. I can sympathize. A fetish for French existentialist literature in my late teens moved me to label all man-made institutions as “absurd.” Unlike Gore, however, I never managed to translate my teen fixation into a lucrative enterprise founded on hoodwinking the masses by plying them with fear of future weather-related devastation. But I can still confidently claim the spectacle of a weather prophet of doom, impressing on us a need to reduce our carbon footprint as he kicks back in his baronial mansion, is the essence of absurd.

Orest Slepokura

(You mean the sky isn’t falling?)