Al Gore/global warming
Gore has been a powerful and consistent advocate for action to mitigate global warming; his documentary film An Inconvenient Truth is a well-known, reasonably accurate (and much-derided by denialists) popularization of the issues.
Due to this advocacy, he has in many ways become the go-to figure for global warming denialists to attack, since many people have not heard global warming advocacy from any other source. This has resulted in the creation of Gore's Law: "As an online climate change debate grows longer, the probability that denier arguments will descend into attacks on Al Gore approaches 1."
- 2007-10-18 The Real Al Gore by Alexander Cockburn, largely based on claims about the supposed utter erroneousness of global warming
- This article is now behind a paywall but has been partly reprinted on a Democratic Underground discussion forum.
- 2007-10-11 A Newly Orchestrated Right-Wing Lie Unmasked About Al Gore and Global Warming by Jackson Williams