(Paul Chesser, Liberty Headlines) As former Vice President Al Gore tours to promote the sequel to his 2006 global warming warning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” he has provided a few remarks that are inconvenient to the case he is trying to make for impending catastrophic climate change.
Foremost, contrary to past predictions Gore has made, he told the New York Post‘s Cindy Adams that “there’s still time to avoid catastrophe.” Of course part of his recommended solution to the “crisis” is to “buy (his) book” and “see the movie.”
The 2000 presidential popular vote winner (but election loser) predicted in 2006 “the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years” if “drastic measures” were not taken to stop global warming. Now he says “there’s still time,” which is probably what he needs to say in order to maintain his status as the “world’s first carbon billionaire.” “It’s too late, forget it” could never work as a rallying cry for green-minded financiers to invest in Gore’s causes or pay to see “An Inconvenient Sequel.”
Among the false prophecies foretold in the original “An Inconvenient Truth” was Gore’s claim that “within a decade, there will be no more snows of Kilimanjaro.” Yet snow forecasts are still issued for the mount in Tanzania. So “there’s still time” wins out over we’re at the “point of no return” on that.
He also said in the original film that “temperature changes are taking place all over the world and that is causing stronger storms,” and “this is creating weather-related disasters that are completely unprecedented.” Yet no such increase in intensity or frequency in hurricanes, flooding or droughts have materialized since. “There’s…still…time….”
Another inconvenient-but-wrong failed forecast by Gore is his 2008 prediction that the “entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years.” Another point scored for “there’s still time.”
It remains to be seen how long Gore will stick with “there’s still time,” when an imminent “it will be too late” is what drives his revenue stream. He will likely keep the fear mongering just within view, in order to keep his sales pitch viable.