Eleven years ago, Al Gore — the Democrat Party standard-bearer in the 2000 presidential election and all-around environmentalist wacko — released a film called “An Inconvenient Truth.”
That film was dedicated to the idea that global warming was the chief sociopolitical issue of our time. Gore’s argument, which was a pretty nuanced one, went something like this: “OMG OMG if you don’t listen to me we’re all going to die why aren’t you listening to me?!” Perhaps unsurprisingly, not a lot of what the movie predicted came true.
In the intervening eleven years, Gore has faded into the background, but not before becoming the first man to pick up a Nobel Peace Prize for a movie. (Well, they claimed it was for his “efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”)
Now that Donald Trump has pulled out of the Paris Agreement, however, Gore is experiencing another moment in the spotlight, haranguing the president over his decision. However, during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace challenged one of the most outrageous claims Gore made in the film — and asked him to back it up.
“After your movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ came out in 2006, you made the following comments as part of our publicity for the — the movie,” Wallace said. “You said unless we took, quote, ‘drastic measures,’ the world would reach a ‘point of no return’ within ten years and you called it a ‘true planetary emergency.’ We’re 11 years later.”
“Yeah,” Gore deadpanned.
“Weren’t you wrong?” Wallace asked.
Of course he was. And of course he denied it.
“Well, we have seen a decline in emissions for the first — on — on a global basis for the first time they’ve stabilized and started to decline. So some of the responses of the last ten years have helped,” Gore said. And all without the U.S. being part of a global warming treaty, too!
However, he made sure to sound the alarm just so everyone knew we should be part of a climate change treaty, saying that “a lot of serious damage has been done.”
“Greenland, for example, is losing one cubic kilometer of ice every single day. I went down to Miami and saw fish from the ocean swimming in the streets on a sunny day. The same thing was true in Honolulu just two days ago, just from high tides because of the sea level rising. Now, we are going to suffer some of these consequences, but we can limit and avoid the most catastrophic consequences if we accelerate the pace of change that’s now beginning.”
According to KHON-TV, that Honolulu flood was based because of an established phenomenon known as “king tide,” where high tides combined with “incremental sea rise, plus a Pacific-wide upwell hanging around since the last El Nino, plus eddies — currents caught in a swirl — that are pushing up, too.”
In other words, the sea rise was “incremental” and it was dependent on a number of other factors. But why let that get in your way? Al Gore didn’t.
Gore, it is worth pointing out, is currently producing a sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth.” Most sequels are exponentially lamer than the movie that spawned them. In Gore’s defense, though, after eleven years of failed predictions, I’m not certain it could get any worse.
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