It was in honor of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the release of Al Gore's idiotic documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ that a group of enterprising young reporters recently sat down to re-watch that which was the very lucrative propaganda film to see just how closely Gore’s fearmongering about climate disaster actually matches up with reality. Those who might have been paying attention at the time will remember how it was that Gore warned increasing carbon dioxide emissions would spur catastrophic global warming that would cause more extreme weather, wipe out cities and cause ecological collapse. To stop global warming, humans needed to ditch fossil fuels and basically change every aspect of their lives.
To sit down and watch Gore’s work of pure fiction would be like hopping in a time machine and taking a trip back in time and would be about as enjoyable as having a sharp stick jabbed in your eye. You journey back to that time when flip phones were considered cool and “Futurama” was still putting out new episodes and to a world where a bitter presidential candidate was trying to rebrand himself as being some sort of an environmental crusader. And in looking back at Gore’s many apocalyptic warnings, which were alarming to many back in 2006, how many have actually come true? Just how well have Gore’s warnings of future climate disaster lined up with reality? Was he truly the climate change Nostradamus of his time?
Gore’s been harping on climate change since at least the late 1980s, but it wasn’t until 2006 that he was finally able to strike it rich with the success of his propaganda film. Gore opened his little film by first talking about nature before jumping to a presentation that he’s giving, one where he shows the first image ever taken of the Earth from space. And it’s from that image that he then proceeds to jump to all sorts of unproven conclusions and begins making all manner of alarmist claims about global warming. Not one of which has any basis in any actual science. He simply makes everything up! It’s really quite amazing. Below are the highlights, or lowlights perhaps, regarding Gore's convenient untruths:
1) Kilimanjaro? Still Snowy:
Gore claimed that Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest peak, would be snow-free “within the decade.”
Wrong. There’s still snow there year-round, and ecologists monitoring Kilimanjaro’s snowpack found that it may have shrunk a little, but they are confident it's not going anywhere soon. “Preliminary findings show that the ice is nowhere near melting,” said Imani Kikoti, an ecologist at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. “Much as we agree that the snow has declined over centuries, but we are comfortable that its total melt will not happen in the near future."
2) Global Warming? Not Happening:
Gore claimed that a rise in temperature due to man-made carbon dioxide emissions was “uninterrupted and intensifying.”
Wrong. Global temperatures showed little-to-no warming after Gore released his film. In fact, as the Daily Caller notes, "surface temperature data showed no significant global warming for a period of about 15 years, starting in the early 2000s. Satellite-derived temperature data showed, until the recent El Niño, no statistically significant warming trend for more than 21 years."
3) Storms Aren't Stronger:
“And of course when the oceans get warmer, that causes stronger storms,” Gore said in the film. “That same year that we had that string of big hurricanes, we also set an all-time record for tornadoes.”
Gore’s film came out just after Hurricane Katrina. He mentions that the U.S. was hit with a string of severe storms in the early 2000s and that Japan saw a record number of typhoons. “The insurance industry has actually noticed this,” Gore said. “Their recovered losses are going up.”
But even findings from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the organization with which Gore shared the 2007 Nobel Prize, show that storms aren’t more extreme since 2006. The IPCC reported in 2103 that 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.”
4) North Pole? Still Cold:
Gore claimed that the Arctic could be ice-free “within the next 50 to 70 years,” threatening extinction of polar bears and other Arctic animals.
But Chip Knappenberger, a climate scientist at the libertarian Cato Institute, states that the Arctic is almost completely surrounded by land, so the ice that forms there tends to stay there. Arctic ice coverage has shrunk in recent decades, but “I doubt the Arctic will be free of all ice in any summer, although the total area may well be greatly reduced in the future if it continues to warm there... Such a situation should not be overly worrisome, as there is ample evidence that it has occurred in the past and clearly, polar bears, and everything else up there managed to survive.” Polar bears are actually thriving despite the slightly shrinking ice coverage.
5) New Ice Age? Also Not Happening:
Gore warned that “At the end of the last ice age, as the last glacier was receding from North America, the ice melted and ... an ice dam on the eastern border formed and one day it broke.” Fresh, cold water bled out into the North Atlantic, he claimed, causing the Gulf Stream to stall and sending Europe into another ice age. Gore then suggested that another Ice Age could begin if Greenland’s ice sheet melts and brings more cold water into the North Atlantic. Australian scientists have since totally debunked this theory that the Gulf Stream, or AMOC, is weakening. “Claims of strengthening or reducing of the AMOC are therefore pure speculation,” they wrote in a paper published in March.
So the bottom line is that global warming isn't exactly swelling the seas, but alarmism about it has certainly swelled Gore's bank account. And while the movie was nothing short of a complete work of pure fiction, based on nothing more than bogus science, Gore was able to make for himself a rather considerable fortune from it. Real science has never required fascism for its support, just solid theories with enough tangible signs and evidence that no legal force or bribed "consensus" was necessary. The Spanish Inquisition was the last time legal powers forced people to swear an oath to their religion. History will record Democrats as being the instigators of the 21st century Democrat Inquisition.
But you must admit that old Al comes by his sleaziness pretty honestly, you might even say that it’s kind of a family tradition. After all, his father was a crook, not to mention someone who was a hardcore racist as well, but that’s a-whole-nother story, for anther time. But make no mistake, the bottom line here is that Gore is nothing but a shifty shit. He’s the ‘Doug Neidermeyer’ of modern day climate change alarmists, and the dopes that have supported, and continue to support him, are nothing but empty-headed imbeciles. Not one of the claims that he touted anywhere in his bizarre little movie ever materialized, not one. And yet despite that fact, it’s we the nonbelievers of this farce who are the ones called names.