Gore’s downfall over the past few years has been epic, like something out of a Shakespearean tragedy. How did it happen?
The answer, I fear, has to do with a larger crisis of faith in climate change. Skeptics (both duplicitous and sincere), the GOP, Big Coal and Big Oil, and the IPCC and Climategate scandals have successfully commandeered the debate, so much so that a recent poll revealed belief in global warming has hit a new low. Gore is an easy scapegoat for people attempting to convince the public that global warming is a massive fraud. And those who once believed in climate change but are now doubtful consider Gore a false prophet.