In 2006, Al Gore spearheaded the environmentalist doomsday documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
The film made several alarmist predictions, and eleven years later, almost none of them have come true, which is quite inconvenient for Gore.
Now he’s back at it again.
Gore, armed with tens of millions of dollars in his pocket from selling the network Current TV to Al Jazeera (a news network owned by the royal family of Qatar, a country guilty of human rights violations), is releasing the follow-up film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.
If the sequel is anything like the first film, it will be rife with unfounded doom-and-gloom scenarios. Here are just a few inaccuracies from Gore’s first film.
From The Blaze:
In his movie Gore predicted that sea levels could rise six meters (20 feet) with the melting of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets.
Now, we know that the South Pole is gaining more ice than it’s losing. Also a great amount of the losing is due to underground heat. As for Greenland, its melting cycle doesn’t seem to have changed much. In fact, it seems to be quite regular. And sea level has been increasing… at a steady level since we started recording them.
But if the rising sea level is so catastrophic, why has Gore bought a beachfront mansion?
Like most climate cultists, Al Gore firmly believes that carbon dioxide – what you are exhaling – is what controls temperature. And climate models have constantly reflected that reality.
Unfortunately, “it’s the sun, stupid” to paraphrase Bill Clinton. Indeed satellite data shows no increase in temperature for nearly 19 years, despite a constant increase in CO2. The sun, on the other hand, might have a much larger role in the Earth’s climate. So much that some scientists are talking about a significant cooling because the sun is “quieter.”
And, of course, climate models have miserably failed even compared to the (very probably) tampered NASA data.
Environmentalists crying wolf is hardly a new phenomenon. It’s been their modus operandi for a century.
In 2000, climate researcher David Viner told The Independent, a British newspaper, that within “a few years,” snowfall would become “a very rare and exciting event” in Britain. “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said. “Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past.” In the following years, the U.K. saw some of its largest snowfalls and lowest temperatures since records started being kept in 1914.
In 1970, ecologist Kenneth Watt told a Swarthmore College audience: “The world has been chilling sharply for about 20 years. If present trends continue, the world will be about 4 degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11 degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
Also in 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson wrote in Look magazine: “Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian (Institution), believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
Scientist Harrison Brown published a chart in Scientific American that year estimating that mankind would run out of copper shortly after 2000. Lead, zinc, tin, gold and silver were to disappear before 1990.
In 1939, the U.S. Department of the Interior said American oil supplies would last for only another 13 years. In 1949, the Secretary of the Interior said the end of U.S. oil supplies was in sight. Having learned nothing from its earlier erroneous claims, in 1974 the U.S. Geological Survey said that the U.S. had only a 10-year supply of natural gas. The fact of the matter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, is that as of 2014, we had 2.47 quadrillion cubic feet of natural gas, which should last about a century.
Hoodwinking Americans is part of the environmentalist agenda. Environmental activist Stephen Schneider told Discover magazine in 1989: “We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. … Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” In 1988, then-Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-Colo.) said: “We’ve got to … try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong … we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.”
Americans have paid a steep price for buying into environmental deception and lies.
The environmentalist cause is not helped by persistent scare tactics that continue to produce duds.
Ironically, the inconvenient truth of Gore’s films is that the science has been co-opted by politicians to push a progressive agenda.