… is from page 87 of Julian Simon’s posthumously published 1999 volume, Hoodwinking the Nation:
Al Gore Jr.’s book is called Earth in the Balance. But it is truth that is in the balance, rather than our very durable planet. The book is as ignorant a collection of clichés as anything ever published on the subject. And there is much tough competition for that abysmal bottom spot.
DBx: In the book pages that follow this quotation, Simon reveals Gore’s appalling sloppiness with statistics and sources.