AL GORE’S SPEECH ON GLOBAL WARMING got a rather cool response, not least because of the unfortunate weather when he delivered it, producing headlines like this one: “GORE TALKS GLOBAL WARMING WHILE CITY SHIVERS.”

Of course, a cold day in January is no more proof that global warming theories are bunk than a hot day in July is proof that they’re correct. But I do wonder why the Clinton Administration didn’t try harder — which is to say, at all — to get Kyoto ratified, if things are as urgent as Gore is saying now.