As proof that he must spend a great deal of his time living in own special kind of denial, ex vice president and everyone’s favorite leftwing global warming scam artist, Al Gore, recently told The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that his 2006 exercise in climate propaganda, “An Inconvenient Truth,” was not only far from being an exaggeration when it came to any of its claims, but actually underestimated just how serious global warming would turn out to be. Even though such a claim ignores completely the fact that NONE of the predictions made throughout the film came about.
So it was then that just says before the 10th anniversary of his epic boondoggle, it was in the interview with THR that Gore said, “I wish the film had over-estimated the seriousness of the crisis, but unfortunately it actually underestimated how serious it is,” Gore told THR in an interview Thursday, just days before the 10th anniversary of his film. Gore added, “But on the positive side, solutions are now being developed so quickly that there is real cause for hope and optimism.” I’d be curious to know just what specific solutions he might be talking about.
Gore’s 2006 film made the claim that global warming was the greatest challenge facing mankind, and that human-produced carbon dioxide emissions were pushing the Earth towards an ecological disaster. The film even won Gore and his crew two Oscars in 2007, and the movie revitalized Gore’s political relevance. But did Gore’s film actually “underestimate” the seriousness of global warming? A group of reporters re-watched “An Inconvenient Truth” in early May to see just how well Gore’s predictions fared after a decade. I’m afraid old Al didn’t fare too well.
It has been pointed out by any number of sources just how far off the mark Gore’s top five predictions really were. Some of his more famous predictions, including that Mount Kilimanjaro would have no snow by 2016, turned out to be hilariously incorrect, and, yes Al, Kilimanjaro still has plenty of snow. But that didn’t stop Gore from playing up his film’s success when interviewed by THR. For example, Gore actually bragged about his expertise on the connection between global warming and extreme weather. His expertise? He’s kidding, right?
Gore said, “All 50 of the state insurance commissioners were meeting in New Orleans and had invited me to make a presentation on the linkage between hurricanes and the climate crisis.” And he went on to say, “It was scheduled for the very day that Hurricane Katrina ended up slamming into New Orleans.” I’m wondering if those insurance commissioners regret paying Gore to explain global warming to them since there’s not a lot of evidence global warming has caused the weather to become more extreme. Is Al simply delusional, or just plain dishonest?
For crying out loud, even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) data doesn’t support Gore’s idiotic claim. The IPCC found in 2013 there “is limited evidence of changes in extremes associated with other climate variables since the mid-20th century.” The IPCC also found “no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century” and “[n]o robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin.”
What we have here, from old Al, what we have here is really nothing more than another example of repeating a lie over and over again until it’s seen as being the truth. And when you take into consideration the fact that the left has been telling what is essentially the same lie, going first from global cooling in the 1970s to now where the greatest thing we have to fear, even more the Muslim terrorists, is global warming. And still the vast majority of Americans simply don’t buy. But I’m pretty sure that Al will keep working to sell his climate nonsense.