An interesting interview with Bjorn Lomborg, author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist." If we follow Gore's advice on climate change, how will the future judge us?:
So if we stand back, as Al Gore asks us to do, and look at it from the coming generation's point of view, they are going to ask "what were they thinking?' They tried to do a tiny little bit about climate change at a fairly high cost, but have done very little good, whereas there are many other problems that they could have tackled that would have left a much better world behind.
Put differently, they pursued their emotional passions at the expense of real improvements.
In other words, do we want to make things better or do we want to punish people.