‘How [else] do they get the attention of policy-makers around the world?’
(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) Former vice president and climate change activist Al Gore recently warned that climate change is an “existential threat” and that President Donald Trump’s pragmatic approach is a dangerous “outlier reaction,” while confessing that a major U.N. climate report was sensationalized to get people to take notice.
In a wide-ranging interview with PBS’s Judy Woodruff, Gore weighed in on Hurricane Michael, why he thinks Democrats will do well in the midterm elections and the Trump administration’s EPA deregulation proposals—which he considers “literally insane.”
But the most unpredictable portion of the exchange occurred when Woodruff brought up the latest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report—the gold standard among climate change alarmists.
In an odd admission, Gore said the report was artificially enhanced in order to cause a stir—and rightly so, from his point of view.
“The language that the IPCC used in presenting it was torqued up a little bit, appropriately—how [else] do they get the attention of policy-makers around the world?” he said.
The causal acknowledgment of misleading information is stunning considering the scope of economic and political actions Gore and others say is necessary to stem an oncoming global warming crisis.
The IPCC report calls for “urgent and unprecedented changes” that would begin at the high-end of what the Paris Climate Agreement demanded—before President Trump withdrew the United States—which in part was billions of dollars from U.S. taxpayers annually, and sacrificed U.S. sovereignty to global organizations like the U.N.
If not, the IPCC authors predict a climate catastrophe by 2040.
That deadline, however, is 24 years after Gore himself said the world would reach a “point of no return.”
In Gore’s 2006 Oscar winning climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth, he said the earth was in a “true planetary emergency” that would end in disaster in 2016 if the Bush administration didn’t take “drastic measures.”
It didn’t, but the goalposts have now moved to 2040. Gore would be 93 years old.