In an ardently articulated op-ed published last Saturday in the New York Times, Al Gore strikes back at climate deniers, mustering a host of facts and reasoned arguments behind him.

It's a good read. Check out the first two paragraphs below, then head over to the NYT for the full article.

"It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.

Of course, we would still need to deal with the national security risks of our growing dependence on a global oil market dominated by dwindling reserves in the most unstable region of the world, and the economic risks of sending hundreds of billions of dollars a year overseas in return for that oil. And we would still trail China in the race to develop smart grids, fast trains, solar power, wind, geothermal and other renewable sources of energy — the most important sources of new jobs in the 21st century."