Al Gore Tells Australians To Stand Against Outlaw Politics

"The former US vice-president Al Gore says a change of policy by Australia to support the Kyoto Protocol would be the final nail in the coffin of the Bush Administration's opposition to the climate change treaty."

"Addressing a $1000-a-head business lunch at Darling Harbour, Mr Gore used one of his favourite lines - describing Australia and the US as "Bonnie and Clyde" environmental outlaws - as he launched a passionate attack on the climate policies of John Howard and George Bush."

"He called on Australia to change course, saying if it did, "it would be impossible for the United States to withstand the pressure" to join the rest of the world in ratifying Kyoto."

"One observer said the former vice-president spoke with "missionary zeal.""

"Raising his voice almost to shouting, Mr Gore said: "It's about survival.""

Go Al. The struggle he points to reminds us of one of those TV Westerns where the wealth ranch owners (oil and coal companies) hire outlaws to bust up the poor farmers competing for space and changing the market economy. A mysterious stranger thenwanders into town, kicking out the bad guys...

Via:: Sydney Morning Herald Image credit:: Photo: Jon Reid, Sydney Morning Herald