You’ve got to give it to the left. They never allow themselves to be weighed down by the kind of self-awareness that burdens normal people. They are not the least bit troubled by their own obvious, spectacularly inverted logic.
Antifa fights fascism by employing fascist tactics. Liberals who have always demanded free speech are trying to shut down free speech. The left decries tax increases in a reform that reduces taxes for the overwhelming majority of Americans. And now, famed climate scientist, uh I mean, former Vice President Al Gore says the bitter cold wave that swept the land this week is exactly what we should expect from…global warming.
It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis. https://t.co/6UfJ9Xxpq6
— Al Gore (@algore) January 4, 2018
Actually, please forgive me for using that outdated term, global warming. I meant climate change, the all-encompassing expression chosen by environmental extremists to cleverly explain away every instance of extreme weather – heat waves, cold waves, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornadoes, snow, rain, dark of night.
They made the (bait and) switch as they came to realize the planet has experienced zero warming in this entire century, and that their apocalyptic predictions of catastrophic heat which would all but melt the Arctic ice cap by 2016, wipe out coastal regions everywhere and turn the world into a one yuuge wasteland were completely wrong. But it doesn’t bother them for a moment. What a way to go through life.
I mean, who are you going to believe, the environmental doomsday crowd, or your lying eyes?
The Ill-Thought Predictions
Let’s review the bidding on the man who evidently had some sort of psychotic break after losing the 2000 presidential election. In his famous – read infamous – 2006 film, An Inconvenient Truth, Gore warned of a true planetary crisis, adding that we would reach the point of no return in ten years. That same year, he told the Washington Post that he believes “humanity may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan.” And now, the record cold we’ve seen over these last days is, I guess, further proof.
See, this is “settled science.” No debate is either necessary or allowable.
Not to nitpick or anything, but let’s take a quick glance at Gore-tex’s predictions and the ensuing results
- Rising Sea Levels – inaccurate and misleading. Al was even discovered purchasing a beachfront mansion!
- Increased Tornadoes – declining for decades.
- New Ice Age in Europe – they’ve been spared; it never happened.
- South Sahara Drying Up – completely untrue.
- Massive Flooding in China and India – again didn’t happen.
- Melting Arctic – false – 2015 represents the largest refreezing in years.
- Polar Bear Extinction – actually they are increasing!
- Temperature Increases Due to CO2 – no significant rising for over 18 years.
- Katrina a Foreshadow of the Future – false – for 10 years, no F3 hurricanes; “longest drought ever!”
- The Earth Would be in a “True Planetary Emergency” Within a Decade Unless Drastic Action Taken to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses – never happened.
But surely, Al-Gore-ythm believes this stuff deeply and personally. Pay no attention to the fact that he consumes 34 times more energy than the average American. Just heating the pool adjoining his sprawling, 10,000 square foot estate in Tennessee (the home state he lost in 2000) uses more energy in a year than it would take to run six average homes. He flies all over the world to meet with countless environmental alarmists on his carbon-rich private jet, but hey, no worries about carbon footprints in his life.
The Real Historical Record
But let’s take a quick step back to those halcyon days of the 1970’s when Time Magazine devoted one of its covers to the threat of….drum roll, please….a new ice age. Seriously. See for yourself:
Taking one further step back to 1970, on the first “Earth Day,” when this same crowd of environmental extremists – and their intellectual forbears – forecast the end of civilization in 15-30 years, 100-200 million deaths to starvation yearly for 10 years, and…Another drum roll please…a new ice age by 2000.
Sometimes, perhaps most of the time, it’s not even necessary to understand the intricacies of a particular issue, but only to know the people who are promoting it. Ice age one day, global warming the next. Whatever contrived planetary crisis it takes to shut down those evil fossil-fuel industries will do.
Nevertheless, while not a single one of Mr. Gore’s doomsday predictions have come true, now that it’s 2018, two years past the end of the world as we know it – and just to be safe since we’re talking about the unimpeachable Al Gore here – here at Liberty Nation, we recommend that you sell everything you own and give the money to charity.
No, wait. There’s no reason to do that because your favorite charities – not to mention your family and friends – won’t survive the climate crisis anyway. Any day now, there will be no one left in this Godforsaken world to inherit your hard-earned fortune (if you’re on the left) or your excessive ill-gotten gains (if you’re on the right).
So eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we will die. We know this to be true because Al Gore said so.