Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday, takes on former Vice President, and Global Warming “expert”, Al Gore on his 2006 claim that the Earth and humanity would face a “true planetary emergency” unless drastic action was taken. A claim he said would happen within a decade. Well, that time has come and gone and now some people want Al Gore to answer for it.
“Unless we take drastic measures the world would reach a point of no return within 10 years,” which Gore said would precipitate a “true planetary crisis” due to man-made global warming.
Wallace pointed out that it’s been over a decade, 11 years in fact, since Al Gore’s claim came to light in the 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth” and yet there seems to be no planetary emergency. I would also like to point out that while steps have been taken on that front, nothing anyone would categorize as a “drastic” has happened on a global scale.
Did Al Gore admit to being wrong? NOPE!
Here’s the answer he gave:
Well we have seen a decline in emissions on a global basis. For the first time they’ve stabilized and started to decline. So some of the responses for the last 10 years have helped, but unfortunately and regrettably a lot of serious damage has been done.
Greenland, for example, has been 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 rise now.
We are going to suffer some of these consequences, but we can limit and avoid the most catastrophic if we accelerate the pace of change that’s now beginning.