The Global Concern
By Mr. Shadi Badawood
Marketing & Administration Manager
Okaz Organization For Press & Publication
The global warming phenomenon is one of the most controversial global issues in globalization era, and it has changed the world’s agenda, it has made scientists and many others to predict, undertake research and explore facts which might be inconvenient.
PMarlo Lewis, a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, wrote a critique of “An Inconvenient Truth”, which states that Al Gore, former vice president of the United States of America, has exaggerated the need for renewable energy as a solution for global warming by saying that “ Al Gore forecasts an increase in U.S. renewable energy production during 1990-2030 more than twice that projected by the U.S. Energy Information Administration” (Lewis, 2006). Lewis also claims that Al Gore was wrong when he said that people in some areas would evacuate their homes due to the rising of sea level, especially in Tuvalu. Lewis described the Kyoto Protocol as an unhelpful treaty which would increase problems rather that creating effective solutions for nations around the world and most policies in long term would be a “cure” worse than the alleged disease in the issue of global warming.